About the Course

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History
The golf course was designed by Frank Hummel and construction started in 1976. The course was named Grand Island Municipal Golf Course and it open for play on July 1, 1977. The course was funded by 50 percent federal funds, 25 percent state funds and 25 percent local funds. The local funds were raised by the City of Grand Island from the sale of some City owned land. The 175 acres of land that the course is located on is leased from the airport including the clubhouse and the driving range. When the course first opened, the clubhouse was an old trailer home located directly behind the #1 tee.

Course Improvements
The clubhouse was built and moved in the fall of 1977. In 1985 approximately 30 feet was added to both ends of the building to form the current clubhouse. In 1995 a short game practice facility was added to the south of the parking lot including an extra putting green, chipping green, and a bunker. The Golf Course has three acres of greens which were seeded with Pencrose creeping bent grass. The two acres of teeing surface is bluegrass and ryegrass. The 30 acres of fairways also include bluegrass and ryegrass. The 70 acres of rough is bluegrass, ryegrass, and a few small areas of buffalo grass. The six acres of wildflower and native grass areas were started in the spring of 2005 behind the #15 green. Expansion continued in the spring of 2006 to the right and behind the #6 tee and to the south of the parking lot in the spring of 2007. These beautiful areas include over 20 varieties of wildflowers. The flowers are in full bloom from mid May through mid July. The magnificent beauty of this nature is enjoyed by both golfers and non-golfers.

Superintendent: Doug Sweeney
Head Professional: Don Kruse
Tee Times: We accept tee times up to one week in advance however you can usually call the day you want to play and get a time close to what you want. To reserve your tee time call the Golf Shop at 385-5340. If calling after hours, leave your requested tee time on the answering machine. Please call during business hours to confirm your tee time.
Large group outings can be arranged many months in advance.
Dress Code: Soft Spikes Only; Shirts Required; No Cutoffs or Tanktops
Course Type: Championship
Holes: 18
Slope: 110
Rating: 71.1
Date Opened: 7/1/1977
Course Architect: Frank Hummel