Long before the bulldozer, there was golf. It was played over the most interesting parts of the terrain, the land creating the golf and not the other way around. Here in the Sandhills, eons have passed since the formation of this place.
The Golden Age of Golf Architecture has come and gone.
But through it all, pure golf has survived, waiting to be discovered once again.
18 holes | par 73 | 7,583 yards
Marked by dramatic elevation changes, endless views of the Sandhills in all directions and immense blowouts easily viewed by satellite, golfers face this wind-shaped landscape and massive rolling seascape of prairie grass, searching, hoping for a bright calm slick of green fairway.
Lovers of links-style golf will welcome the challenge of keeping the ball low in the wind and pressing on.
If your ball sails true, cutting the air like a rudder, you make rapid headway on the Dunes Course. On this course, the terrain was utilized to be a friend, not foe.
Architects: Tom Lehman & Chris Brands
18 holes | par 73 | 7,403 yards
A semi-protected 18-hole championship golf course that meanders through the pines on the edge of the canyon rim, The Pines Course features four sets of tees ranging from 5345 to 7403 yards.
The prevailing prairie winds are blocked by the western wall of the canyon and trees, making the warming sun and the canyon views stunningly beautiful.
The result is a silent reverie for the golfer.
But you will snap to your senses after hearing the first echoing crack of your golf ball against the unmoving trunk of a ponderosa pine. Trouble may find you here.
If you can thread the pines like a pro, you’ll end in full stride on classic risk/reward par 5 finishing hole with the clubhouse in the background.
Architect: Graham Marsh
Set just off the clubhouse and Lodge, this par 3 with 10 holes takes the game of “horse” to a whole new level. Grab a couple of clubs, a cigar and join your friends for a round that will challenge your short game and your imagination.
There are no tee boxes. The one with honors calls where you tee it up. Set right on the rim of Snake River Canyon, this course plays from 485 to 1125 yards, depending on your competitive spirit.
With dramatic undulating greens that give way to breath-taking blow-outs, this course will top off your day at the Prairie Club and is the geological equivalent of the phrase “double-or-nothing.”
Architect: Gil Hanse
The Prairie Club is much more than world-class golf. It’s an experience that we hope touches the soul of all who make the journey here. After you’ve hit the day’s final shot, we invite you to unwind in our lodge, eat your heart out, drift off into a deep sleep, and — we hope — leave a little better than you came.