Best Golf Courses Near Grand Island, NE
Grand Island, a city of 53,000 in a rich agricultural region of central Nebraska, is the home of the Nebraska State Fair. When you want to make a tee time, the highest-rated golf course in Grand Island’s orbit is in Hastings. Scenic Southern Hills Golf Course, regarded as one of the very best public courses in Nebraska, is a mix of old and new—it features a 1927-vintage front nine that plays beside a tree-lined creek and a wide open back nine that was added in 1991. In Grand Island itself, you may be able to score a tee time discount at Indianhead Golf Course, a challenging layout with several tough doglegs and a par 3 that features a horseshoe-shaped island green. At Jackrabbit Run Golf Course, you’ll find a wind-exposed layout with flat greens. For a quick nine, Fonner View Golf Course is a very short, laid-back executive-style facility. Back around 1870 Grand Island grew up around the Union Pacific Railroad. Nowadays the heart of downtown is the Railside District where you‘ll find shops, restaurants, breweries, and the historic art deco Grand Theatre. The Struhr Museum features exhibits on Nebraska’s prairie history, a railroad village, and the childhood home of Henry Fonda. From late February through late May, Grand Island also offers thoroughbred horse racing at Fonner Park.