How can Dismal River Club improve if it is operated by KemperSports?

By: January 23, 2023

You know how much of an admirer I am of Tom Doak’s work. Last week, KemperSports won the full management of the Dismal River Club, a private golf club in  Mullen, Nebraska.

That’s why I couldn’t ignore the news. The Dismal River Club has got two golf courses:

  • The Red Course (Par 71, 6994 yards) – designed by Tom Doak & his Renaissance Golf Design team. Doak said, Dismal River Club is one of the most natural we’ve built, with literally half its greens just laying there waiting to be smoothed out and planted.”
  • The White Course (Par 72, 7353 yards) – designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The club is offering – hunting, outdoor adventures, dining, and lodging experience – beyond the golf experience. Its ambiance reminds me of Landmand Golf Club, in Homer, Nebraska.

The Dismal River Club is an excellent club for those who are looking for a great life refresh (including mental wellbeing). It is all about recharging the body and relaxing the mind.

I am expecting wellness travel will be a major wellness trend in 2023. People are prioritizing health. They want to follow their values.

Dismal River Club Tom Doak designed Red golf course air view

Dismal River Club selected KemperSports

KemperSports will focus on strengthening Dismal River Club’s reputation as one of the Midwest’s most premier private destination clubs while enhancing the member and guest experience through a continued commitment to delivering unrivaled service and unique offerings.

In 2017, proud Mullen native Joel Jacobs – Founder & Operator, 93 Capital Group – took the helm of the club and expanded its offerings to include

  • 80 rooms,
  • 17 guided hunting, and fishing experiences,
  • an array of outdoor excursions such as horseback riding, kayaking and mountain biking,
  • rustic-inspired lodging amenities and
  • several different dining options.

In addition to the 80 rooms currently on the property, Dismal River Club will be adding 20 more to open later this year, which will be situated in four-bedroom luxury cabins.

Dismal River Club close view