The turf has greened up but has yet to start growing. We have mowed greens once-fairways and tees probably will be due next week. As expected the greens survived the winter without incident and are looking good. Also as anticipated there is some ice damage in the low areas of fairways. Much like last year’s damage-some areas are better than expected and some are worse. Thinning occurred in many areas but those spots will recover on their own. Other spots like near 2 exit path and 6 exit path are complete kills. To remedy those situations we will double aerate and throw ryegrass seed into those holes. After that we will run the slit-seeder across those same areas with bluegrass seed. Then we wait-unfortunately cold soil temperatures hinder quick establishment so please be patient and when possible avoid running carts over those damaged areas as the new seedlings will be quite tender. Also to aid in recovery the damaged areas will be juiced up with extra fertilizer to encourage lateral growth and density.

 

We have just begun the aerification of fairways and that will continue into next week. Here again is the
spring aerification schedule:

April 1-12 Fairways (one or two holes per day)
April 15-16 Greens surrounds
April 22-23 Tees
May 6-7 Greens (mini tines)
May 8 Topdress Greens

 

Our prescribed burn will probably take place next week if we get the right conditions to execute it. We will be working on the outside permiter of the course and hope to make it all the way around if all goes well. Despite our mowing and burning, the rough is likely to be very lush considering the ample soil moisture available this spring.

We consider April the set-up month for good conditions to come in the summer. Much of what we do now pays off during the prime summer golfing season. Aerification, fertilizer applications, weed control, and rough management by burning of the “wooga” all are accomplished in this month. As we move into May our focus shifts to better playability in a more regular mowing routine, improved green speeds, more bunker maintenance, and daily course setup.

We are excited to see green grass again and are looking forward to a great year. You can always email me at jmahar@live.com if you have comments or concerns.

Our prescribed burn will probably take place next week if we get the right conditions to execute it.  We will be working on the outside perimeter of the course and hope to make it all the way around if all goes well.  Despite our mowing and burning, the rough is likely to be very lush considering the ample soil moisture available this spring!

We will be open for play on Friday, March 22!

To celebrate our 2019 opening, we will be having $40 green fee rate thru the end of March!

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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.

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*NOT valid with any other promotions. $3.00 Handling Fee will be charged per person.

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  • 2 Full XL beds in 6 bedrooms
  • 1 Queen bed in 2 bedrooms
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club updates:

Starting March 1st, the clubhouse will be open daily from 10-5pm. Once we are open for golf, those hours will change!

We are hoping to be open by March 15th weather depending!

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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 click below or call us at (308) 537-7700. We look forward to hearing from you!

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golf experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. The Wild Horse Golf Club will challenge you while at the same time providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop!

To learn more about what our lodging has to offer and each golf course involved, click below!

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We are now booking reservations for lodging! If you want to make reservations for lodging, you may make a tee time more than 2 weeks in advance!

STAY AND PLAY SPECIAL!

Book a Stay & Play with Us any time from March 1st to the 31st, and receive 20% OFF Golf & Lodging!

To receive this special, you do not have to stay in March, but you must book your stay by March 31. This special is ONLY valid on stays from Sunday-Thursday. 

*NOT valid with any other promotions. $3.00 Handling Fee will be charged per person.

So, How Do You Reserve Your Spot?

You may only make reservations via email through Shellie, our Director of Guest Operations, at lodging@playwildhorse.com or by phone at 308-537-8772.

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golf experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. The Wild Horse Golf Club will challenge you while at the same time providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop!

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Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Jan. 28.

Rose continues historic tear
Justin Rose became No. 1 for the first time in his career last season. Don’t expect the Englishman to cede the title anytime soon.

The 38-year-old turned in a three-under 69 to win the Farmers Insurance Open by two over Adam Scott.

 

It was far from a Sunday stroll on the front, with Rose stumbling to the tune of three bogeys in the first five holes, and a par on the par-5 fifth did little to alleviate concerns. However, he righted the ship with birdies on the seventh, ninth and 10th holes, subtracting any drama from Torrey Pines’ closing stretch.

“A couple things that didn’t go my way and then it starts to look and feel a bit shaky for sure,” Rose said. “But I always felt somewhat in control. I did a good job today of staying patient and never panicking. I think that was probably a bit of experience coming through that wouldn’t have been the same.”

Experience is putting it lightly. This sounds bombastic, but the numbers back it up: Rose has been downright Woods-ian since the end of 2017. Torrey Pines marked his 15th top-3 finish in the last two years, and his 13th top-10 finish in his last 17 starts. The only thing missing from his 24-month tear is a major, his 2013 triumph at Merion enduring as his lone victory on the big stage.

Of course, he’s currently the Masters favorite. You better believe Jim Nantz is practicing, “A Rose blooms at Augusta!” victory calls.

Tiger finishes with strong Sunday in first 2019 start
There was rust, which was to be expected. And his putter didn’t get the memo that hibernation was over. But Tiger Woods’ first outing of the 2019 season, while not memorable, was constructive, highlighted by a final-round 67.

“I think this whole week was good, very positive,” Woods said. “I didn’t quite start out the way I wanted to this week, wasn’t as sharp as I wanted to be, but each and every day it got a little better.”

On the surface, a T-20 finish for Woods should be of little consequence. This was Torrey Pines, after all, Tiger’s de facto stomping grounds, and off that breathtaking finish to 2018, the 43-year-old’s continued comeback is past the point of moral victories.

In that same breath, save for the flat stick, his performance was impressive (10th in strokes gained/tee-to-green), especially so given he had new sticks in the bag. That he hit over 55 percent of fairways on the week, versus 30 percent in his return last year (worst in the field), underlines he’s coming out of the gates in a more formidable fashion than a season ago.

Besides, as Woods noted, the goal is to build towards a certain tournament in the spring.

“If you look at where I was Thursday and look at where I’m at now, Sunday, I got a little bit better,” Woods said. “I drove the ball better, hit my irons a litle bit cleaner. Again, I hit some good putts. Just continue with the track. I have a couple more months of prep before April [and the Masters], so things are heading in the right direction.”

Woods is off the next two weeks before his next scheduled start in the Genesis Open at Riviera.

Spieth, Reed squash beef
Fans were expecting—perhaps even hoping for—an icy exchange. At minimum, it promised to be awkward.

Instead, the tension quickly surrendered to a show of détente.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed were paired together on Saturday, the first time they’ve teed it up since the reigning Masters champ took a flamethrower to the three-time major winner in a post-Ryder Cup interview. The strained relationship, with an origin story straight out of a comic book, ostensibly gave golf something it hasn’t had in quite some time: a genuine villain, and discord between two of its stars.

While the former holds, the latter was distinguished by Spieth, who greeted his former American teammate with a hug on the first tee:

Frazier-Ali, this is not.

“Yeah, I laughed,” Spieth said. “I think he did, too. It was more sarcasm towards y’all (media). We’ve seen each other plenty of times at Sony and here and everything’s been the way it normally is. We knew the cameras were on and we knew people were interested in that, so I just thought it would be kind of funny.”

Added Reed: “Literally when we got off the plane (from Paris) it was old news and we all moved on from there.” Granted, that doesn’t jive with what Reed said in December—he told the New York Post that if Spieth wanted to smooth things out, “He has my number”—but hey, all for revisionist history in the name of love.

In one sense, probably for the best that this strife, real or imagined, was defused. It makes for a juicy narrative, yes, particularly in a sport that’s guilty of being overly neighborly. But a player of Spieth’s prestige doesn’t need to be riddled with such nonsense, the acidity outweighing any possible benefits to the rivalry.

And rest assured, a potential Spieth victory at Augusta National—remember, Reed would be the one awarding the green jacket—remains just as tantalizing.

Bryson wins for fourth time in nine starts
On Saturday, Bryson DeChambeau claimed he was “just not 100 percent with my golf game.” This after acknowledging on Friday he didn’t have the right sensations and “proprioception”—for those sans dictionary, that’s the the sense of the relative position of one’s own parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement—over his shots.

That lack of symphony matter nada.

The World No. 5 cruised to his fifth victory in the last eight months—and fourth in his last nine starts—in Dubai, dropping a Sunday 64 to win the Omega Desert Classic by seven shots. A display even the Mad Scientist had to appreciate.

“Today I was happy with my game. I executed a lot of great shots,” DeChambeau said. “It’s a lot of hard work with my caddie, really grinding and trying to figure out how to take account of all the variables out there—air pressure, firmness values, mile-per-hour on the speed, putts and ball speed, spin rates. We’re trying to figure out as much as possible so I can be as successful as possible, and obviously it’s shown.”

Has it ever. This time last year DeChambeau was barely inside the top 100, his curious ways mostly ridiculed. Now he’s one of the game’s biggest names, a marquee attraction for all the right reasons.

His detractors, of which there are many, still deem his divergent methods fit for a looney bin. Or maybe they’re just blinded by the glare off DeChambeau’s ever-growing trophy case.

A costly, and dubious, rules controversy
Even by the notorious rigidity of the Rules of Golf, this is cold-blooded.

In his final round in Dubai, Haotong Li was hit with a two-shot penalty on the final hole because…his caddie was lined up behind putt. A new rule specifies that from the time a player “begins to take a stance for the stroke” until the stroke is made, a caddie “must not deliberately stand on or close to an extension of the line of play behind the ball for any reason.” As Ryan Herrington notes, Li could have avoided the penalty had he backed off the stroke and retaken his stance.

However, video puts the validity of that penalty into question, as Li is barely into the stance in question:

And you thought the Saints-Rams refs were bad.

The penalty dropped Li from a T-3 to a T-12 finish, which translated to loss of $100,000 in earnings. Li did not speak to reporters afterwards. Not that he needed to; that replay idiotically speaks for itself.

 

Source: golfdigest.com

We are now booking reservations for lodging! If you want to make reservations for lodging, you may make a tee time more than 2 weeks in advance!

STAY AND PLAY SPECIAL!

Book a Stay & Play with Us any time from March 1st to the 31st, and receive 20% OFF Golf & Lodging!

To receive this special, you do not have to stay in March, but you must book your stay by March 31. This special is ONLY valid on stays from Sunday-Thursday. 

*NOT valid with any other promotions. $3.00 Handling Fee will be charged per person.

So, How Do You Reserve Your Spot?

You may only make reservations via email through Shellie, our Director of Guest Operations, at lodging@playwildhorse.com or by phone at 308-537-8772.

ABOUT OUR ROOMS

Wild Horse Golf Club – Lodging Rates and Policies

Cabins (1500 sq. ft.)

  • 4 Bedrooms, each with private bathroom & 32” flat screen satellite TV
  • 2 Full XL beds in 6 bedrooms
  • 1 Queen bed in 2 bedrooms
  • Twin Roll-Away available upon request
  • Large living room area with 58” 4K Ultra HD flat screen TV
  • Dining area and kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave & coffee area
  • Free Wi-FI
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November 23-26.

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Only NEW reservations!

Think ahead and save! Pay $100 now (which will go towards your package when booked).  The $100 deposit will guarantee you 20% off when you book your package on a Sunday thru Thursday.

Only valid on stays Sunday through Thursday. This special is only available for purchase November 23-26.

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Pro Shop Sale

Begins Monday, November 19 and ends November 30.

ENJOY 30-60% Off all in-stock Merchandise!

 

Pro Shop Hours:

We are closed Thanksgiving, but we will continue our regular Pro Shop Hours 10am-5pm after the holiday.

GOLF LIVES: HOME COURSE

Upon stepping foot on Wild Horse golf course, you can’t help but feel like you’ve arrived at golf’s field of dreams.  Without a building in sight, lush fairways lined with native knee-high “Wooga” grass canvass the Central Nebraska prairie and create an atmosphere so serene and quiet that it almost feels surreal.

A product of the tight knit farm community in which it sits, Wild Horse has grown to become the heartbeat of Gothenburg, Nebraska and the people that made it a realization.

From the friendly and hospitable staff to the outrageously affordable green fees ($51), the “open to all” aura of Wild Horse resonates throughout the golf course.  One trip to Wild Horse will leave no doubt as to why it’s the pride and joy of the locals and ranked one of the top 100 golf courses nationally year after year.  A loop at Wild Horse is far more than your typical round of golf…it’s an experience.

The Wild Horse club house is perched on top of a hill at the center of the property and is visible from any hole on the golf course.

Avoid the rough at all costs.  Finding your ball is one accomplishment…getting it out is another.

When asked why they call the native knee high grass “Wooga”, club pro Don Graham noted that it is “the nicest thing that they could print.”

Turnout for Monday night’s mens league never disappoints.

Composed of a little over 3,500 people and home to Nebraska’s original Pony Express, Gothenburg prides itself on working together and collaborating for the betterment of the community…something they like to call “the Gothenburg Way.”

Nothing is more representative of that than Wild Horse.  In 1997, using 1.6 million dollars raised by local residents, ground was broken on what would turn out to be a world-class golf course. Designers set out to build the course without disrupting the natural contours of the prairie and make players feel like they were truly experiencing the land.  They accomplished exactly that.

Take a closer look at what makes Wild Horse such an incredibly unique destination and watch our Golf Lives: Home Course here.

Cinematographer and composer, Jeff Melanson, battles the Nebraska elements for the perfect shot.

Welcome to “Carnoustie of the Corn Belt”

Source: callawaygolf.com/