Sand Hills Golf Club
Voted Nebraska’s #1 Course, the Sandhills Golf Club is located near Mullen. The golf course wasn’t so much designed as discovered. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw trudged back and forth over a thousand acres of rolling sand hills in central Nebraska, flagging out naturally-occurring fairways and greens. By moving just 4,000 cubic yards of earth, and letting the winds shape (and reshape) the bunkers, the duo created what is undoubtedly the most natural golf course in America. Although minor adjustments are made each year, the course design seems timeless and unchanged.
If you have been lucky enough to play at the Sandhills Golf Club, you’ll agree with the earlier sentiments of Golf Digest who has had the course ranked as high as 9th in its annual “100 Greatest Courses,” rankings. One of the panelists from Golf Digest used these words to describe what he saw:
“The naturalness and serenity given back to the golfer is unlike any other course I’ve played. This was like visiting the Sistine Chapel of Golf. And in Nebraska? More people need to know how good Sand Hills is.”