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4.7
15
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
1
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0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.9
Value
5.0
Layout
4.9
91.6%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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15
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4 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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15
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.9
85.7%
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6 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6955
Slope 134
Rating 73.6
Type Semi-Private
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
Scorecard for Wild Horse
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.7/135 405 478 537 171 367 548 364 451 185 3506 408 126 442 208 559 342 445 548 418 3496 7002
Black M: 71.1/126 328 414 494 160 339 527 345 433 143 3183 382 113 393 191 490 307 418 474 384 3152 6335
Silver M: 66.1/110 W: 71.4/118 277 356 439 119 297 484 244 343 132 2691 290 79 327 126 454 280 380 390 337 2663 5354
Green M: 67.5/109 250 305 375 114 238 433 209 308 71 2303 249 74 311 109 416 234 313 390 289 2385 4688
Handicap 11 3 17 7 9 5 15 1 13 6 16 14 8 18 10 2 12 4
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 36 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - October
Architect Dave Axland (1998) Dan Proctor (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.7
15

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 2
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Watching the Game 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 4
Undulating Greens 4
Forced Carries 2
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 4
Advanced Golfers 4
Locals 4
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 4
Near Local Attractions 1
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Prairie Golf at its Finest

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Prairie Golf at its Finest

As part of a golf and sightseeing trip that spanned from Kansas City to Rapid City, Wild Horse was my second golf stop on the trip. Having read about Wild Horse being one of the best value golf courses in the country, my expectations were sky high. After you turn of the enter the property, you know you are at a unique place. For as far as the eye can see, prairie lands with with absolutely stunning sand blowouts that are quite common in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. Although the clubhouse isn't anything large or flamboyant or anything like a clubhouse you would see in the pretentious northeast, it is what you expect and want from a public course in Gothenburg, Nebraska. In sum, the vibes this place gives off are incredible. Finally, after warming up on the all grass practice facilities, we headed for the first tee. Our twosome virtually had the course to ourselves. We took our time weaving through the dunes, playing a wide variety of low and high shots that had to avoid deep, penal, linksy bunkers while taking into account the harsh winds and fast and firm soil. Although Wild Horse is appealing to the eye and, what makes this course a gem is the playability combined with the amount of fun shots at your disposal. As a 9 handicap who was playing more like a 15 at the time, I carded a 77 while hitting many mediocre shots that ended up being excellent due to the contours of the course. Modern golf course architecture is moving in the direction of being more fun and playable, and Wild Horse is a great example of this, and should be played on any trip to the Sand Hills.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Brilliant & Fun

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Incredible condition. Great links course.

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unfortunately cannot go back

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Best Value Ever

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best bargain in America

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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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

Sandhills Links Fun

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A stellar golf course in rural Nebraska

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

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