Golf Courses

The Nebraska Golf programs practice and compete at the top courses in the Midwest. Not only are there a wide variety of courses in Lincoln, but the Huskers also have access to the world class golf courses around the region and state. This along with state of the art off-season facilities including unlimited access to the new Trackman Training Facility in the Hawks Championship Center on campus, the Hawks Indoor wedge facility, and the Nebraska Performance Lab all combine to create an off-season Husker advantage. 

Firethorn Golf Course

Firethorn is a private membership, Pete Dye designed golf club. As one of two home golf courses to the Huskers, Firethorn plays host to the Husker men's annual 12-team collegiate invitational, the “Git R Done Husker Invitational.” The golf course is a challenge at any length featuring risk/reward golf at its finest, small driving zones, flourishing shrubs and prairie grasses and signature Pete Dye water par 3’s. Firethorn has played host to many elite level events in the past including the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship, the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship and has been rated as high as 36th among the top 100 Modern Courses in the country. Excellent range facilities and an indoor-to-outdoor hitting facility make Firethorn one of the top private clubs in the state.

ArborLinks Golf Club

Newly acquired by the Dormie Network, ArborLinks offers one of the finest destination golf experiences in the Midwest. The foundation of ArborLinks is its highly rated Arnold Palmer Signature Design, high-end practice facilities including an exclusive wedge range, two putting and chipping greens and driving range featuring Titleist ProV range balls. The newly built and renovated clubhouse and pristine conditioning of the golf course make this links-style golf course surrounded in ample fescue grasses and bunkering, a truly championship experience for the Huskers.

Wilderness Ridge

Wilderness Ridge is a 7,100-yard championship course that plays host to some of the most prestigious amateur and professional events in Nebraska and the U.S. Currently, the Home of the Huskers, is the site of PGA Tour Qualifying Stage 1. The golf course has also hosted U.S. Open Qualifying, U.S. Amateur Qualifying, the Nebraska Section PGA Championship, the Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship and numerous collegiate championships. Wilderness Ridge is also home to the Nebraska Golf Academy - featuring (9) indoor-to-outdoor hitting bays off of inline tee surface, a large indoor putting and chipping green, Husker teaching bay, team room and lockers. The back of the driving range is designated for team members and continues to provide an opportunity to practice any day of the week. Famous for it’s outstanding greens, new “billy” bunkers and a full bunker renovation project was just completed in 2020. Wilderness Ridge also has a nine-hole par-32 executive course that the Huskers utilize for their short game and scoring clubs.

Hillcrest Country Club

One of the most tradition-rich courses in Lincoln, Hillcrest Country Club features large, established trees, which help create an outside-the-city feel. The 18-hole course boasts a nearly 600-yard par 5, a challenging pair of short par 3 holes and practice facilities that include a 500-yard driving range, along with beautifully manicured putting and chipping greens.  In 1929, U.S. Open champion Walter Hagen and French Open Champion Horton Smith were among the first golfers to compete on the course designed by William A. Tucker Sr. In its competitive lore, Hillcrest was the site of a match between legends Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.



Trackman Training Lab - On Campus

The Trackman Training Lab is located in the Hawks Championships Center next to Memorial Stadium, athletic training table and Hendricks Student-Athlete Academic Center. Two full simulation units and hitting bays, utilizing Trackman technology allows Husker golfers to work on their swing anytime, day or night, in-season or out. Each player has full access with a key card to the Lab, 6 am – 11 pm. The facility also includes a Perfect Platform putting system with adjustable putting platform to move and emulate all breaks and putting speeds. A team locke rroom is also located on site, adjacent to the Husker Indoor Wedge range. Trackman technology is utilized by the leading coaches and teachers in the game. Team members utilize the facility for practice, swing recording, data analysis, club fitting and anything else that is emerging in the field of golf data and practice. Only men’s and women’s golf team members have access and the ability to practice any day, any time - making it a real advantage for all Husker golfers.

Golf Team - Mercedes Sprinter Van