Highlands Golf Club of Lincoln, The

3.3333333333 3.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7021 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7021 yards 72.5 119
Black 72 6523 yards 70.2 115
Blue 72 6022 yards 68.2 111
White 72 5280 yards 69.4 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Nice course if it's not windy"

u8238376's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

This course I believe was originally designed to be a "links-style" course. The layout is open and suggests that was the idea. The way the course is maintained does not imitate "links-style" at all though. The fairways are always very soft and green even in the driest parts of summer. The greens, while a little more firm from the wind drying them out all the time, are fairly soft as well. What that means is in the right conditions you can really shoot a good score out there. The fairways are very wide, though if you miss you are almost guaranteed to be in fescue grass, which does provide a challenge should you miss the fairway.

What the course is dependent on to make it challenging is the weather, and specifically the wind. The course is very open and exposed so you consistently are going to have to account for the wind off the tee and into the greens.

The staff is always pleasant, and they always tend to be running on time no matter how busy they are. The practice facilities are the best the city courses offer. There is a very large driving range, that has many targets to work on various aspects of your game. You can even practice fairway bunker shots to the right of the driving range. They have a practice green dedicate to putting, and another one dedicated to chipping so you have more separation between others that are warming up or practicing.

On a calm, or not overly windy day, I highly recommend this course, but if the wind is above 15 or 20 mph it can be a lot to handle.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course


mtlong4's avatar
Age:  Under 25

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pace of play was terrible. 2 and a half hours for 9 holes walking by myself. This was on the course's least busy day of the week. They have a league every single day so it is somewhat hard to get on depending on timing. Nobody lets anybody play through and its full of a bunch of scrubs who wear cut offs and jorts and play with colored golf balls. The course is in great shape. That is one thing I will give it. The grounds crew does an excellent job. The layout is very easy but you can't complain too much for paying $17 for 9.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy

I recommend this course

"Golf on the Plains"

trashman367's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Nebraska Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Golf in the Wide open Nebraska Plains here. Hard to lose a ball the course seems windy all the time.

It is a fun layout and easy to walk because it is mostly flat. Really surprised that no one else has written a review. Very popular place in Lincoln Area.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

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