If you’re looking to hit the links on your trip on the Lincoln Highway, there are a ton of great options. Some of them are better known than others, but the North Bend Golf Course is a hidden gem that not many people know about. Now let me be clear, this is not Pebble Beach. It’s a nice little 18-hole course with very reasonable greens fees and the perfect way to fine tune your golf game and kill an afternoon. The North Bend Golf Course opened in 1994 with the back nine opening in 2001. The course is a Marty Johnson design and features the large greens he’s known for. NBGC isn’t overly long but it has some unique and challenging holes. Par is 35 for both the front and the back nines. There is water on several of the holes but sand on only one. Out of bounds comes into play on many holes and there are very few flat lies if you can’t keep the ball in the fairway. The fairways are very well maintained and the rough is lush.
North Bend Golf Course is located on the west end of North Bend, Nebraska and is just south of Highway 30. The grass is very well established throughout the course. The front nine measures 2,760 yards from the blue tees, and 2,566 yards from the white tees. The back nine is longer, measuring 3,103 yards from the blue tees and 2,928 yards from the white. Although the course is on the short side, there are many challenges. Water comes into play on seven of the holes. The greens are large and very well maintained. The fairways are in great shape and the rough is lush. The 100, 150 and 200 yardage markers are easily seen, and NBGC uses the Laser Link yardage system. This course is a walkers delight. It is very flat and the distances from green to the next tee is minimal. The course rating is 67.2 with a slope rating of 108 on the blue tees.
So if you want to get out and play a few holes make sure you stop in North Bend and check out their course. For more information go here.