The Prairie Club - Pines Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 73
Length 7403
Slope 135
Rating 75.0
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 73 7403 yards 75.0 135
White 73 6824 yards 74.2 133
Gold 73 6080 yards 75.4 133
Red 73 5346 yards 72.0 126
Scorecard for Pines
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.6/129 419 548 168 479 416 159 616 462 314 3581 173 602 443 422 345 581 460 183 595 3804 7385
Blue M: 71.9/123 400 489 154 434 379 148 530 427 299 3260 161 558 410 381 326 562 417 168 549 3532 6792
Blue/White M: 69.8/115 400 441 154 400 343 148 519 384 299 3088 161 484 362 381 326 511 417 168 488 3298 6386
White M: 68.4/111 327 441 142 400 343 130 519 384 251 2937 141 484 362 336 276 511 384 113 488 3095 6032
White/Green M: 66.1/106 327 441 142 351 298 130 442 347 251 2729 141 430 362 336 276 445 334 113 422 2859 5588
Green W: 69.7/116 285 384 121 351 298 116 442 347 214 2558 125 430 309 313 253 445 334 104 422 2735 5293
Handicap 3 7 17 5 11 13 9 1 15 16 6 2 10 18 12 4 14 8
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 3 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 37 73

Course Details

Year Built 2010
Greens Fescue & Collonial Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Graham Marsh (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Cold weather
Used cart

Finishes in second by a lash

The Pines course is almost five-star good, but I gave it four to balance out the overall rating from reviewers so far. I played the course in late October in 2013, a day before a fierce snowstorm cancelled my rounds and closed the resort for the season.

The views of the canyon are nice, although I feel like an opportunity was missed. I was hoping to interact with the cliffs more. How about a thrilling shot over a chasm? Alas, it never comes during the round. Nitpicking aside, between the conditioning and scenery of the course and the secluded vibe of the resort, playing the Pines is a special experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Denver Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Resort of the Sandhills

The Pines is the easier of the two courses at the Prairie Club but is still enjoyable. I would give the course 4.5 stars and the resort 5. This course has two drivable par fours; however, there are long fours or par four and a halves to balance it out. This course is also a par 73 and the par 5s are different enough to make that work.

The course is strategically bunkered and will reward drives to the correct side of the wide fairways.

Another difference between this course and the Dunes, besides length, are the holes by the Snake River canyon. This is where the course gets its name.

I must mention that the club has everything that a golfer could want. The amenities are top notch as is the service. Between the golf, food and accommodations this place is well worth the drive. Do take advantage of the stay and play packages. If you play 36 a day, then it is a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Golf resort done near perfection

The pines course is only one of two championship quality courses at this golf destination. The course conditions were excellent. The greens are near perfection. The cabins are a dream for a foursome. The staff took care of us from the moment we arrived. Jesus, the chef, has an incredible menu. If you want a perfect 3 day destination fo your foursome, look no further. It's located south of valentine Nebraska. There is nothing to do but play golf, eat, and play more golf. Perfect for a vacation with your favorite golf partners. If you can go during the week, you'll rarely see other golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

OUTSTANDING

Been coming to the Prairie Club going on 7 years, its as good as any place I have played/stayed at. Once you go you will make it a yearly trip. They have 2, soon to be 3, Gil Hanse is signed up for another 18 across the Snake River, courses, The Dunes and the Pines, the Dunes is suppose to be the best of the two, however, I think they are both outstanding. really not "one better than the other" the last 4 or 5 holes on the Pines course are fantastic wouldnt think you were in Nebraska, Once you go you will make it a yearly trip, I know i do.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Valid dates: Nov 08, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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