Gorgeous Links, Good Times

The Ord area boasts two fantastic golf courses that provide challenges for golfers of any skill set. Below you’ll learn of two can’t miss courses that are sure to provide the best of the sport set amidst the beautiful Loup Valley and breathtaking Nebraska Sandhills.

Photo by Bobbi and Steve Olson

Ord Golf Club (website)
Built in 1915, the Ord Golf Club is a 9-hole municipal golf course that has seen many changes through the years. Originally sand greens, this 2379 yard par 33/36 city park course hosted the 1959 Men’s and 1962 Ladies’ Nebraska State Sand Greens Tournaments. The course was upgraded to grass in 1964. The course has retained many of the original features; large mature trees, elevation changes, with Dane Creek winding through and along five holes for a shot-makers course. The addition of a pond for irrigation gives the player water to negotiate on eight of nine holes.

This course offers the skilled player a true test of shot-making ability, along with the perfect distance for the senior or average golfer to test his or her skills in a beautiful park atmosphere. The Ord Golf Club is a perfect location for corporate, family, or group outings. The Ord Golf Club is owned by the City of Ord. While the course remains open year round, weather permitting the Clubhouse is open from March 1st through December 24th with exceptions made for private parties and meetings.

Photo by Tim O'Brien

Calamus Golf Course (website)
The Calamus Golf Course is located in the Calamus River Valley 6 miles Northwest of Burwell Nebraska 1 mile from the Calamus Reservoir. It features fully watered bluegrass fairways and bent grass greens. Other numerous challenges include large water hazards and deep grass bunkers.  The course is a 2845 yard, par 35/men, par 36/ladies; 9-hole course nestled in the beautiful Calamus River Valley among the Nebraska Sandhills.