Sand Hills Golf Club, Mullen, Nebraska : Brief Glimpse
This 7,000 yard classic was an instant hit when it opened for play in 1995. It’s a Ben Crenshaw – Bill Coore design that takes full advantage of the Sand Hills’ natural contours, native grasses and profound beauty.
The hills are actually the largest unbroken region of sand dunes in the U.S., termed the “Great American Desert” by emigrants in the 19th century. It is a geological phenomenon that resembles closely the linksland of Scotland and Ireland, a similarity which Coore and Crenshaw used to full advantage, moving very little earth to define its character. Winding through the hills, prairie grasses and natural sand bunker “blowouts,” this course provides all the challenge even low handicappers could hope for, and players from around the world have enjoyed its scenic, uncluttered vistas. “The challenge there was to create a course equal to the potential of the land…,” said Coore. Upon viewing this stunning private course, all one can say is: mission accomplished.