OPEN FOR PLAY! Come tee it up.

Please call in or book your tee time online.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have canceled the 2020 Central Nebraska Seniors golf tournament that was scheduled to be played at Wild Horse. This cancellation has led to some unfounded rumors circulating regarding Wild Horse and COVID-19.

We want to assure you that as of this time, NO staff member at Wild Horse has tested positive for Covid-19. As we are navigating unprecedented times, we are continuously evaluating our operating procedures and taking necessary precautions to remain open for play.  We are not closing and with the exception of increased cleaning and sanitizing, things remain business as usual at Wild Horse.

De-Stress at the Course!

Golf is a great distraction in stressful times.  Come spend some time & enjoy the great outdoors!

Concerning COVID-19 & Golfer Safety

Wild Horse Golf Club – June 22, 2020 Covid – 19 Update

Temporary COVID – 19 Policies​ – June 22, 2020 Update

  • The Clubhouse will open to 100% capacity.  We will still not be able to have buffet style meals.
  • Patrons and staff will still practice “Social Distancing”.
  • The driving range and other practice areas are back to normal use.
  • You may touch the flag stick but we would prefer it if you left it in the hole.
  • We have rakes in bunkers.  Still no water coolers available on course.
  • Member bag storage is back to usual.
  • We are using and sanitizing after each use our cart coolers.
  • We will be using golf carts.  Each cart will be sanitized after the round.  Walking will be the preferred way of play.
  • You can take your own cart if you are concerned but if you drove here in the same car, you probably don’t need to.

During this time, please try and remember that this is a fluid situation and we will be monitoring the situation daily. We understand some may be frustrated with the changes we have had to temporarily adopt and hope to get back to business as usual as soon as possible.                                                                                                

De-Stress at the Course!

Meanwhile, golf is a great distraction in stressful times.

Come spend some time & enjoy the great outdoors!

Click the button below to book your tee time.

2-Man Scramble: Sign Up Now!

April 20th, 2020

 

We are excited to get you all back on the green! We will be having a 2-Man Scramble on April 20th.

Please make note of the important information below that is crucial in allowing us to play.

  1. 5:45 Shotgun start – you may show up no earlier than 5:30
  2. Driving range and practice area are closed
  3. 2 – Man scramble – try and carpool out with your partner or even your foursome
  4. Signups by email only to gm@playwildhorse.com.  NO PHONE OR TEXT SIGNUPS ALLOWED.  ( I am doing this so I can email all players back that get signed up to let them know more rules as they might come up).
  5. First 18 two man teams to sign up, please try and sign up as a foursome.
  6. Your golf carts will be parked In the parking lot with your names and starting hole on them.
  7. Email in your beverage order, it will be placed in the sweater basket of your cart.  Bring your own cooler and ice.  No mixed drinks.
  8. The clubhouse is CLOSED BEFORE AND AFTER PLAY.  You may stop at the clubhouse when turning from #9 to #1 to use the bathroom or get more beverages.
  9. Upon completion of play park your carts in the parking lot where you picked them up.
  10. When you are done with 9 holes you need to come in.  NO EXTRA HOLES.  We need to have time to sanitize and put away the carts.
  11. We will not have any cart kids put bags on carts.  Hopefully you have your clubs at home.  If you need to come to the clubhouse to get your clubs you will be allowed to do so.
  12. We will have a beverage cart out.
  13. Just a fun event – no entry fee.

Concerning COVID-19 & Golfer Safety

Wild Horse Golf Club will be open for golf on Monday, March 23rd.  Until further notice, we will have temporary policies in place for the protection of our customers and staff during this challenging time.

AT RISK PLAYERS SHOULD STAY AT HOME. IF YOU ARE OLDER, HAVE A WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM, HAVE FELT SICK OR BEEN AROUND ANYONE SICK – YOU ARE AN AT RISK PLAYER.

Temporary COVID – 19 Policies​:

  • Tee Times will be in 20 Minute Intervals.  You must have a tee time, no walk-ons.  We are adhering to the guideline recommending no more than 10 people in one place.
  • The Clubhouse is temporary access only for restroom use.  The on-course bathrooms are closed.
  • Patrons and staff will practice “Social Distancing”.
  • Only pre-packaged food will be sold.  Credit Card purchases only at this time.  We will start a charge account for members during this time if requested.
  • We will have a temporary outdoor food and beverage station. We will not be providing coolers but you may bring your own if you wish.  Due to our liquor license, alcohol must be purchased at the course. No ice service.
  • The driving range and other practice areas are limited to 10-minute maximum usage to allow all patrons to use safely.
  • Cup-on greens will be half in-half out of the hole. When the ball hits the cup it is considered holed out. Please do not touch the flagstick.
  • No rakes or water coolers available on course.
  • Members will need to get their own golf bags and should take them home at the end of the round.
  • We will be using golf carts.  Each cart will be sanitized after the round.  Walking will be the preferred way of play.

During this time, please try and remember that this is a fluid situation and we will be monitoring the situation daily. We understand some may be frustrated with the changes we have had to temporarily adopt and hope to get back to business as usual as soon as possible.                                                                                                

De-Stress at the Course!

Meanwhile, golf is a great distraction in stressful times.  Come spend some time & enjoy the great outdoors! Click the button below to book your tee time.

Whether you have been golfing your entire life, or have just begun to appreciate the game, Wild Horse Golf Club offers a membership option that suits you. Our challenging course and friendly staff ensures our members will enjoy bringing guests out for a drink, as well as perfecting their game.

We encourage you to request a tour of our facility, and welcome any questions you may have. For additional information about pricing and our application process, please fill out this form or call us at (308) 537-7700. We look forward to hearing from you.

Membership Dues and Fees

SINGLE MEMBERSHIP $527.50 |  FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $633.00 | COLLEGE STUDENT FEE $211.00

Learn More

Meet Todd Bubak, Golf Course Superintendent:

My name is Todd Bubak and I am the assistant Golf Course Superintendent of Wild Horse Golf Course. I will be starting my 12th season at Wild Horse in 2020. I graduated from Cozad High School in 1982 and started my love for the golf maintenance industry that summer. After graduating from Kearney State College in 1989, I began working full time at Cozad Country Club. In 2009 I left for Wild Horse and have loved it ever since.
My duties at Wild Horse are half maintenance and half mechanic. I mow, aerate, top dress, etc, and make sure mowers are ready to go everyday along with the other day to day duties. Our maintenance crew makes sure the course can be played any day of the week without the conditions changing. We take great pride in our crew making sure the conditions are perfect. I firmly believe that Wild Horse is one of the finest golf courses in Nebraska and the country. We have the best crew, members, stockholders and board of directors around.
I am married to Lisa Bubak who works for the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and also manages the Cozad Elks Club. We love to travel all over the country and the Caribbean in the winter. We also enjoy spending time at home and fishing in South Dakota in the summers. I can’t imagine my life being any different.

Meet Don Graham — General Manager

Learn more about Don below:

My name is Don Graham and I am the General Manager at Wild Horse Golf Club. I came to Wild Horse from the Norfolk, Nebraska area in the fall of 1999. I am a Certified PGA Professional in Executive Management. I will also be celebrating my 25th year as a PGA Professional in May of 2020.
I graduated from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Economics. I went to Wayne State to play baseball. My small hometown of Coleridge, Nebraska didn’t have a high school golf team, so my competitive spirit went to the baseball field. I am grateful that I choose to go to Wayne because I met my wife, Carrie there. We have four wonderful children that have all left the nest. Our daughter Elizabeth lives in Tarzana, California with her husband Jordan. Our oldest son Jackson lives in Fort Worth, Texas, middle son Nathan lives in Kearney, Nebraska and our youngest Thomas is attending college in Hastings, Nebraska.
I am passionate about giving back to the community. Raising our family in Gothenburg has been a blessing and I don’t take it for granted. Some of my best memories include being able to coach my children in basketball and golf and helping to bring the local YMCA to fruition through my involvement with the Gothenburg Health Foundation.

 

 

Josh Mahar — Certified Golf Course Superintendent

Learn more about Josh below:

I am Josh Mahar, Certified Golf Course Superintendent at Wild Horse Golf Course. I helped construct and grow in the course and have worked here since its inception in August 1997. My start in golf course maintenance goes back 31 years to when I took a summer job at my hometown Chappell Golf Club. That experience eventually spurred a further interest in the golf course management field. After my sophomore year in college I realized that being a superintendent was the career for me. I went on to garner my BS in Horticulture-Turfgrass Option at University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Luckily my internship during college was at Sand Hills Golf Club. I was part of the team that constructed and grew-in that course in 1994. Upon graduation I returned to Sand Hills as Assistant Superintendent for two years before Dan Procter and Dave Axland asked me to come down to Wild Horse for a great opportunity. It has been a joy to manage this great property and I still love to see her
shine.

My team of 7-8 people during season is responsible for all groundskeeping duties here at Wild Horse. We take great pride in presenting the course to the golfer in its best possible condition for that day. We really enjoy that so many people come out to recreate and have fun away from the trials of everyday life. Seeing people enjoy their time out here is very rewarding for all of us. I am married to Amy and we have one son Eli, 14 and that beast beside me is Baylee. Her duty here at
Wild Horse is to keep all rabbits and gophers honest.

Justin Henry — Head PGA Professional

Learn more about Justin below:

I was born in Kearney, Nebraska in November of 1989.  I grew up and attended school in Cozad, Nebraska where I am still residing today.  I went to college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where I graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Golf Management and a minor in leadership and communications.  This will be my third year working at Wild Horse as a PGA Professional.  While in college I interned at several courses throughout the summer months.  Some of which include; here at Wild Horse, Meadowlark Hills in Kearney, Nebraska, Firethorn in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Lake Maloney in North Platte, Nebraska.  After graduating college, I took a Head Professional job in Woodward, Oklahoma at Boiling Springs Golf Club.  I was there for a little over a year before deciding to move back home to be closer to my family.  I then found myself working for the Cozad Community Hospital for three years, until this amazing opportunity of getting back in the golf industry came about.  I am blessed with having three beautiful boys, Emerson (9), Parker (6), and Braxton (3).  Tylyn and I also have another son on the way in March.  My family means everything to me, and I would not be where I am today or who I am today if it wasn’t for their unending support and love.  I am forever grateful for everything they do.

Some of my duties and responsibilities as the Head Golf Professional at Wild Horse include, assisting in the supervision of the clubhouse staff and cart kids.  I also help in the day to day performance of the golf course such as setting up and checking in tee times, keeping pace of play, all proshop and food and beverage operations, etc.  I assist with all aspects of tournament operations such as the set up, handicapping, scoring, flighting, and so forth.  Throughout the year I’m in control of the maintenance of our golf cart fleet.  I am responsible for the proshop merchandise inventory and help with the displays and restocking of our shop itself.  I also run both Monday and Thursday night men’s leagues, as well as Tuesday night ladies leagues.  Additionally to that, I oversee and teach a junior clinic in the summers, and also give individual and group lessons to both adults and children throughout the year.

I am truly blessed to be able to have the opportunity to be associated with this “one of a kind” golf course.  When I say “one of a kind” course I’m not just talking about the beautifully intelligent layout or the overall shape of the course each year, but also the amazing staff I get to work with everyday, the members and guests I get to be meet and be around, and the outstanding overall bond the entire Gothenburg community has as a whole.  I look forward to continue to help Wild Horse grow and succeed for many years to come.  I truly love the game of golf.  It has been a part of my entire life, and I cannot wait to continue to do my part in growing this game whether it is people learning, like my own children or people that have played for several years.

Wild Horse Golf Course Maintenance is looking to fill some positions on their staff. Work is seasonal starting in April through mid-October. Positions are listed below and can be applied for by contacting Josh Mahar at 537-4430 or jmahar@live.com.
Equipment Operator— Employee will be trained on various mowing equipment and will work from 3-5 hours per day. Flexible scheduling is available from 2-5 days per week (whatever amount suits your needs). Perfect job for retirees or someone in need of some extra work outside of their regular job.
General Groundskeeper-Employee will be trained on various mowing equipment. Will also be expected to maintain sand traps, string trim, fix minor irrigation issues, and various other basic greenskeeping duties. This position requires 5-8 hours per day 4-6 days per week. Flexible scheduling is available to fit your needs. Requires some hand labor. Perfect summer job for students.