Destinations, Golf

Golf the Remote Dismal River Club Links

December 1, 2013 by

Dismal River Links

Dismal River Links

Dismal River Club links features unadulterated golf in its purest form. This remote course located in the sandhills of Nebraska features rugged, windblown, terrain that plays hard and fast. The grand scope of the land makes each hole a world of its own with magnificent views in every direction.

The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus with fairways and greens unearthed au natural amid the sand dunes.

Dismal River Cabins

Dismal River Cabins


Dismal River club’s 18,000 square foot lodge style clubhouse welcomes guests with warm natural wood and high open ceilings. It features billiard and poker rooms, horseshoe pits, an entertainment theater with 16 leather recliners and a western-style bar that features premium food including steaks and a beverage service.

Outdoors they’ll find ponds stocked with bass, and a driving range situated on a hill to help you practice your more difficult shots.

Thirty-two on-site cabins and four four-room cottages are also available for long-term stays. The cabins pay homage to the earliest settlers who once occupied the area with Native American d├ęcor.

While they may look rustic, the amenities are anything but. Cabins offer Wi-fi, large screen plasma TVs and a variety of floor plans.

Dismal River Golf

The Links

This remote course has fairways of fescue and greens of bentgrass, but you can still putt from well off the green if the shot calls for it. Dismal River golf course grabs your attention from the first hole. It features an inspired dogleg left and leaves you with a couple of choices. Decide whether to carry the fairway bunkers or lay up.

The challenge goes on from there with a second hole nicknamed “Trust your caddie” because you’ll need a guide to help show you the way over hill and dale. This is a rugged, challenging, course you’ll want to play again.

Photo credits: dismalriver

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