Golfing Along I-80: 3-Day Trip

Golfers can experience some of Nebraska’s premier golf courses by simply traveling 2 hours of Interstate, but beware; this golf trip is not for the faint of heart (or handicap) and is anything but simple. With rolling hills, deep pot bunkers and acres of native grass, the unique landscape presents new and different challenges with each drive, chip and putt. What are you waiting for? Hit I-80 and head off on a Nebraska golfing trip like no other!

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Day 1

Wild Horse Golf Club – Gothenburg, NE

Don’t let the wide-open fairways and seemingly flat greens fool you, because this Golf Digest-ranked course is full of hidden bunkers and funneling greens. While four different tee boxes are offered to accommodate golfers of all skill levels, this links course still provides a fun and challenging environment.

Wild Horse Golf Club Gothenburg

                                                                                                                   

Indian Meadows Public Golf Course – North Platte, NE

This 9-hole course will deliver a different experience than most on this itinerary, with numerous trees and more than one water hazard to increase difficulty.

 

Head into town for dinner at one of North Platte’s many restaurants and settle down in a hotel for the night.

 

Day 2

Iron Eagle Golf Course – North Platte, NE

Set along the banks of the South Platte River, this course takes water hazards to the next level. With water coming into play on nearly three-fourths of the course, you’ll want to make sure to bring extra golf balls (you know, just in case).

Iron Eagle North Platte

Lake Maloney Golf Course – North Platte, NE

You may want to bring extra golf balls for this course too, but for a completely different reason. The native grass, blind shots, and narrow openings of Lake Maloney test even the most seasoned golfers.

 

Spend your evening exploring North Platte, or head over to Ogallala and call it a night, because you have an early morning ahead of you.

 

Day 3

Crandall Creek Golf Club – Ogallala, NE

The two distinct nines on this course make for a unique golf outing. The front nine has tree-lined fairways with thick rough and classic narrow shots, while the back nine offers moguls and rolling hills with wide-open views.

 

Bayside Golf Club – Brule, NE

This scenic course provides breathtaking views of Lake McConaughy as well as an exciting grassland terrain with bluffs and natural sand bunkers. Navigate through the challenging fairways and huge greens that would challenge Tiger Woods himself.

Bayside Golf Club Brule