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June 11, 2019

Sandhills Golf Day — A Day to Celebrate Pure Golf in Nebraska

Former Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman declared June 11 to be Sandhills Golf Day back in 2010.

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June 11, 2019—

Back in 2010, then-Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman announced June 11 to be Sandhills Golf Day throughout the state of Nebraska. Heineman, through the state’s Division of Travel and Tourism, believed that Nebraska had the best offering of destination golf in the Midwest — something that could draw people to our great state.

Declared at The Prairie Club’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sandhills Golf Day honors a truly special land supplying some of the best golf courses on Earth.

The land is a never-ending masterpiece, sprawling millions of acres across the plains of Nebraska. Much of it remains some of the last undiscovered land in America.

Combine the rolling dunes and diverse landscape with the fact that its fertile, sandy soil provides nearly perfect conditions for links-style grasses to grow, and it’s no wonder how the Sandhills has become a dream location for course designers around the world.

Some in the golf world refer to the region as “Scotland in America.”

But perhaps even more significant to the world-class golf found in the Sandhills is the pure seclusion each golfer experiences here. Nowhere else in America can one enjoy the beauty of the game without a city light in sight for miles and miles. It’s an intentional journey to get here, and the one who makes it is rewarded with an unforgettable experience.

Since the day Governor Heineman declared the first Sandhills Golf Day, The Prairie Club’s mission has remained: “To touch the soul of all who journey here.”

This land is our home, and we are honored to call it such.

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