I thought to share with you a very promising golf club business news, just right before the weekend. Landmand Golf Club has sold out its membership offering 6 months before its planned opening!
The Landmand Golf Club will be located just north of Homer in northeast Nebraska, about 90 minutes north of Omaha.
The developer Will Andersen (from Dakota City) said that the 100 memberships on offer (the course will primarily be public, but the memberships give their holders unlimited free golf and golf cart hire) sold in a matter of weeks.
He also added
“Landmand Golf Club is rooted in our philosophy for building Old Dane, our previous course: deliver an enjoyable and architecturally interesting public access golf experience. We estimate that around 10% of our play will be from members, who we hope will be advocates for the golf course.”
The memberships have sold almost equally to golfers from the local area of East Nebraska and its surrounds, and those from further afield. The owners are expecting around 60% national and 40% local will play here.
Landmand Golf Club will be the first eighteen-hole course built by the design team of Tad King and Rob Collins, who gained wide notice with the acclaim given to Sweetens Cove, the nine-hole course they built in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, and which is ranked number sixty in Golfweek’s list of the best modern US courses.
The course will be a 7,075-yard par 73 with plenty of variety, occupying around 200 acres of the 580-acre site.
The greens are certain to cause some shock and awe, with the smallest estimated at 2,500 square feet. That’s the par-3 eighth hole, which measures in at just 110 yards. Compare that to the behemoth 17th green, which will stretch across 40,000 square feet.
The main motivation of the developer is to make Landmand Golf Club a golf haven, where playing the game is the main focus. Thus the clubhouse will be very modest. It will feature only a small golf shop and a bar.
From the clubhouse, you will be able to see 3 different states: Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. To some extent, Landmand Golf Club is reminiscent of Bandon Dunes.
Landmand Golf Club’s course is expected to open for preview play in late summer/fall 2021, with a full opening to follow in summer 2022.