Wild Horse Golf Course

4.6823529412 4.7 stars from 5 (14)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6955 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6955 yards 73.6 134
Black 72 6335 yards 71.1 126
Silver 72 5354 yards 66.1 110
Silver (W) 72 5354 yards 71.4 118
Green 72 4688 yards 67.5 109

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 14 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 14 reviews


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"Great course"


Jcarl9215's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Maybe it's hard to call a course that is ranked in the top 100 in the US a hidden gem, but after playing here I feel like I've been let in on a secret. I played here as part of a 2 day Play the West mini trip when I was in Lincoln visiting family. I wasn't sure what to expect in the middle of Nebraska, even as someone who spent the first 20 or so years of my life there I was skeptical.

Driving up to the course it is pretty unassuming, the clubhouse follows along, not spectacular but very well kept. Checking in everyone was very friendly and helpful. The range was well kept with nice balls laid out for us to use. The practice green I thought was interesting, donut shaped with a nice slope and lots of flags so you could easily practice any putt you'd like. The greens were quick and the practice green was consistent with those on the course.

The course was in fantastic condition. I would put it up with any of the myrtle beach, Pinehurst, or Scottsdale courses I have played. The fairways were in great condition, I think I had one shot during the whole day that was on a slightly bare lie. The greens were quick but rolled very true, just needed to be aware of the wind affecting the speed more than I'm used to. The most memorable thing to me was the fringe and fairways leading up the greens, absolutely flawless and perfect for putting, chipping or whatever you need to do .

I loved the course design, there were a few holes that it wasn't obvious where the hole was going, and some shots you can't see land and with the wind wreaking havoc on the ball it did create some confusion on where your ball might be. There is a good mix of short and long holes so with the wind you'll have some easy holes and some holes where you're coming in with pretty long clubs.

Pace of play was good. It's a course with generous fairways but if you are in the rough you will have a hard time finding your ball. So if you or the group in front of you are struggling the pace could get slow. That said even with a few extended searches in our twosome we played in about 4:10.

Back in clubhouse after the round every person there was friendly and ready to chat about the course and other courses in the area.

This was a fantastic experience and there is no doubt I'll be back next time I'm in Nebraska, and probably every time after that as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Prairie Golf at its Finest"


KLKettle's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I made a point of driving through Gothenburg specifically to play this track, and it didn't disappoint.

I teed off as a single at 7:30, and was finished by 10:15. There's nothing finer than walking a great course, and WH is designed to be walked. No long walks from green to tee ... in most cases, it was a few steps to the next tee box.

The greens were as pure and true as I've seen anywhere. The variety of holes was excellent.

I think the SSE wind was coming in the opposite direction of the prevailing wind ... all of the short par 4's were downwind, and all of the long par 4's were upwind. Still, a great track.

This course is for golf purists. If you're looking for cart paths, go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Brilliant & Fun"


TroyShenanigans's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Superb course! prairie-links, in a gorgeous setting, and a steal at the price! awesome design- looks hard but plays easy; and short holes have interesting features. this course rocks! absolutely worth the trip!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Incredible condition. Great links course."


Jason8633243's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nicest fairways I've played in all year, which was impressive considering it was the end of August. Greens are hard and fast, so bring your spin game and slow putter. The fairways are nice and wide, but good luck if you do find the rough. A must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unfortunately cannot go back"


Scratchbowler's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course 10-12 times over the last 7 year, the last time being last summer with a good friend that lives in Western Nebraska. Unfortunately, no more. I see now what some notoriety and success can do. They have raised their rates from the mid-$40 range to $78.00 with a cart. What bothers me the most though is that although they have absolutely NO SPECIALS FOR SENIORS they have no problem giving juniors a special rate of $37.00 for anyone up to 22 years old. Since when is a 22 year old a junior. In addition to that, who do you suppose is going to treat the course better when it comes to fixing ball marks and divots? Me at 73 years old or a 21 year old. Sorry but I am on a fixed income and although the course is absolutely wonderful to play and the facilities are excellent, I can't see going back here to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Best Value Ever"


quinkilgore's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Wild Horse is a must play for every golfer in a 500 mile radius. I would challenge you to find greens that roll better than Wild Horse. Fairways are wide because if you miss them then you have a lost ball in the tall grass. Love the layout of this course.

There is literally nothing else to do in Gothenburg so you might as well stay on the course and play as much golf as you possibly can. We are heading back as a 16 man group to play in April 18 because you can't beat this golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best bargain in America"


Tschraeder's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Hard to find a better deal. Feels like I was stealing from the course with the low rate I was paying. Was lucky to be the only one on the course for one of the two rounds we played. Doesn't feel like Nebraska at all, greens are FAST. Will be back again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sandhills Links Fun"


JeffArenson's avatar
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Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is as close to links golf as one can get in the heartland. At least, for a public course it is. Fairways are firm and fast. There is plenty of run and approach shots need to take bounce into play. Fairways are very wide and rightfully so; if you miss one then consider the ball lost in tall grass. You need to hit the correct side of the fairway or your approach is much more difficult. Not a lot of bunkers but they are well placed. The greens are contoured so that aiming at the flag is not always the best option.

This course is not a pushover and if you choose the correct tees you will have appropriate challenge. I played a mix of silver and black. It is also very walkable. Out of the two courses at the Prairie Club and here; this was the closest to links style golf. That's not even taking cost into consideration. This is a great value at under $70 with cart or under $60 walking:

The staff was very nice. All of the necessities are there; driving range, putting green, restaurant, etc.

If you find yourself on I-80, you really owe it to yourself to find the time to enjoy this course. It is a quick and enjoyable round in the heartland.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A stellar golf course in rural Nebraska"


jwalsky24's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Possibly the closest thing you'll find to renowned Sand Hills that is accessible to the public, this course is a gem in the town of Gothenburg. Rugged cavern-like bunkers, fast undulating greens, rough topography, manicured fairways. Be careful if you venture far from those fairways though--sagebrush and tall grass await. The course is a great example of why tracks built on sand are so often successful: good drainage (which minimizes water usage) and firm/fast turf. No wonder most golf courses aerate with sand.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The best course under $50 and its not even close"


u00000681412's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have played at least half of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the US and this course holds a special place in my heart.

Put it this way...if this course had a view of the ocean it would be in the Top 5 on everyone's Top 10 list...it's that good.

It is an astonishingly beautiful golf course with great everything...layout, privacy, quiet, bunkers, greens you name it this course has it. It is the epidemy of golf's version of Field of Dreams.

Interesting tidbits...it's one of the hardest golf courses to find, it is literally surrounded by corn fields on a gravel road (Field of Dreams?).

It is unbelievably quiet. I have played the course 5 times and when I have played alone I swear I could have heard my heart beat in the quiet. No cars, no planes flying over and the way the course is laid out you really don't see other groups.

I don't hand out 5 stars often but this one is a no brainer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Heaven in the heartland"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Not many die-hard golfers will randomly seek out Wild Horse in the middle of nowhere Nebraska several hours west of Omaha. Those who do will cherish the experience. Wild Horse keeps its fescue grasses lining the cart paths at least four feet high. Trying to find the next tee box feels like getting lost in a maze. The reward is one cool hole after another. Wide fairways help keep most shots out of the long grass. Wild greens and rugged bunkers fend off scoring attempts. The value for playing such a nice layout is off the charts. This is definitely a bucket-list worthy stop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course is one of the best in Nebraska!"


Tony8279646's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Staff friendliness has declined, but it did not stop us from enjoying the amazing course! Just a joy to play, hit any shot you want to, wide fairways, challenging greens, amazing views, and one of the best Nebraska golf courses!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A GEM along I-80!"


davefitz's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

One of the Best Courses in America!<br/> Perfect Greens (fast!) and fairways!<br/> The Most walkable course I've ever played.<br/> I LOVE THIS PLACE!

DO NOT PASS GOTHENBURG WITHOUT PLAYING THIS COURSE!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wide fairways, super fast greens, lots of tee boxes."


j72hendrickson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wild Horse is a great course, but not for the true beginner, nor for the golfer who plays from tees too far back for their ability. If you play from the proper tees using the guide on the score card, you will experience one of the best golf courses in Nebraska. I am a 10 handicap and I played using the hybrid tees (great idea) that is a mixture of the black and silver tees to give you yet another yardage total for the golf course that is between the black and silver tee yardages. The separate yardage card is a very handy to figure out how far everything is from the tee and from the green. If you play Wild Horse in the wind, I recommend moving up to the next closer set of tees. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Clubhouse is beautiful with retail, large grill\bar, and great views of the golf course. This is a true dunes style golf course with no housing bordering the fairways. There are some houses, but they are not very close to the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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