The Sandhills of Nebraska is a place that remains an undiscovered treasure of land where the solitude of nature’s cathedral and inspiring beauty allow you the opportunity to experience a little known part of the world that is simultaneously beautiful and rugged.The unparalleled expanse of the Sandhills is rich with beauty, history and unspoiled nature, with glorious days and incredible nights.
Here in the Nebraska Sandhills lies a special place created for those who appreciate natural wildlife, natural beauty and natural golf. Dismal River Club is not only the timber and nails of our spacious western style clubhouse but a “haven of refuge” for our members. Pure, Breathtaking, Extraordinary and Real all come to mind when thinking Dismal River.
We are a destination club that affords the best way to spend time with friends while sharing the undisturbed natural environment. As soon as you set foot on the property, you know you are at an extraordinary location. Although in the middle of nowhere, you are able to forget the rest of the world.
The “White Course” at Dismal River, a Nicklaus Signature design, opened in 2006. Golf at its purest, it is rugged, windblown, hard, and fast. Elevated tees provide magnificent views in every direction. No two holes are alike, and the grand scope of the land makes each hole seem a universe unto its own. The ever-changing wind blows from every direction, shaping the contours of the bunkers and the shots of the golfers. A morning 9-iron may be an afternoon 3-iron!
The “Red Course” was discovered and laid upon the land by world-renown architect, Tom Doak, and his team at Renaissance Golf Design. Finishing alongside the Club’s namesake, the Dismal River, the 18th hole is unparalleled in its breathtaking views of the clubhouse, cabins, and 400-foot sand dunes looming above the river. The Red Course continues our commitment to firm and fast fescue fairways and bent grass greens in an otherworldly environment for golf.
Both courses preserve the rustic charm and natural beauty of the Sandhills with panoramic vistas creating a unique experience for those who wish to enjoy nature’s backyard. If you listen closely, you’ll swear you hear the echoes of the buffalo grazing, the Native Americans making camp along the river, the grasses swishing in the wind…you may even hear the deafening sound of silence.
The rustic charm of the clubhouse and surrounding cabins allows you to comfortably enjoy the breathtaking views of wildlife and the stillness and solitude of the Dismal River valley. At night, sitting fireside on the expansive porch, stories of the day’s shots on the courses are shared and enjoyed while gazing up at the Milky Way, clearly visible from horizon to horizon...an experience that is at once both awe inspiring and tremendously humbling. Camaraderie, fine food, exceptional service and relaxation await you.
As a member of Dismal River Club you will escape to this hidden gem – the perfect destination where peacefulness abounds and great golf is complimented by phenomenal food and amenities to match. Share in the history, nature and beauty of this undisturbed, amazing place that is a treasure not only for Nebraska, but the world.