#3 in Nebraska
The Prairie Club – Dunes Course
Yardage: 5,752 – 7,583 Yards
The Prairie Club, located just outside Valentine, NE has two 18-hole championship courses (Dunes and Pines). The Dunes course checks in at #6 in our rankings of top courses in the state. A true links-style course, the Dunes can stretch to 8,000 yards from its secret back tees!
Featuring dramatic elevation changes and incredibly scenic views of the surrounding Sandhills, the Dunes requires attention on every shot. One of our favorite things about The Dunes Course is its large greens that allow the golfer to get creative with short game shots. Large fairways offer relief for the golfer, but taking the proper angle is a must if you want shorter approaches.
NebraskaGolf.org Notes (credit to ThePrairieClub.com):
Course Architect Tom Lehman has this to say regarding The Prairie Club: Without question, in the words of Old Tom Morris, “Eh Mon! The Almighty had Golf in his eyes when he made this place!”
“There is a word in the Sioux language, Wakanya, which means sacred. When I first stepped foot on the grass-covered dunes of The Prairie Club, that was exactly my first impression. The overwhelming presence of the Creator was evident in a way that is nearly impossible to put into words.”