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766 Road 1400
Red Cloud, NE  68970
United States
P: (402) 746-2567
Red Cloud Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,168 yards | 122 slope

35.7 rating | Blue grass

Red Cloud Golf Course

The 9-hole "Red Cloud" course at the Red Cloud Municipal Golf Course facility in Red Cloud, Nebraska features 3,168 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 35.7 and it has a slope rating of 122 on Blue grass. Designed by Harry Obitz, the Red Cloud golf course opened in 1987. Jim Zimmerman manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed August 20, 2009

I play this course with my brother every time I'm in town to visit him. The staff is friendly and it's a great atmosphere. I highly recommend it for a fun challenge. I'm only a casual golfer, and my best score on it is about a 42, but I thoroughly enjoy it.

Reviewed February 26, 2008

We drive about 60 miles round trip to this course and play it about 6 times each summer. It is a nice little 9 hole course and with the raised greens and rolling hills gives a little challenge for everyday golfer.

Reviewed June 27, 2007

Great, Hidden Gem Small Town Course

A disclaimer before I begin, I lived in Red Cloud and started golfing on this course as a kid. I did not fully appreciate it until I moved away and learned how rare it is for a public course in a small town to be as challenging or well-maintained as Red Cloud's course.

The course in Red Cloud will come to many as a very pleasant surprise. You do not expect a town of 1,000 people to have a professionally designed course, but that is exactly what Red Cloud has. Harry Obitz, an editor of Golf magazine, former PGA Tour member, and golf instructor to several U.S. Presidents married a woman from Red Cloud and made his home there. Apparently, when Obitz arrived, the local course was a sand green course in someone's cow pasture. Obitz changed all that and designed an absolutely beautiful course that has to be considered one of the better 9 hole courses in Nebraska. It also helps that the locals take a lot of pride in the facilities. I've always been impressed with the maintenance and course condition.

Highlights are holes 2, 6, 7, and 9.
#2 is a 350 yd dogleg right with an elevated green well-protected by a large tree that splits the fairway on the approach.
#6 can be played as either a 350 or 280 yard par 4 with an elevated tee shot. From the tee you have the option of playing "low" (right) or high (left). From the low approach, you again have an elevated, and very narrow green. From the high approach, you approach the long narrow green with little room for error to your right or left.
#7 is a deceptively difficult 140 yd par 3. Tees are elevated, as is the green. Very deceptive as each time I play this hole, I find myself over shooting with a very difficult second shot and depending on the pin placement, a difficult put to save par.
#9 is my favorite hole on the course. A 535 yd par 5, you have OB territory (and both deep rough and trees) to your right off the tee. The tee is elevated and big hitters may be able to take advantage of the down hill. A stand of trees on the left comes into play on the approach to a relatively benign green--one of the few greens on the course that is not elevated.

Beautiful course, even though I suppose I'm a bit nostalgic about it.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Paul S. N/A 41 41 06/11/08
2 Micah H. N/A 42 42 08/10/09
3 Nate A. N/A 45 45 06/03/08
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About Red Cloud Municipal

Red Cloud Municipal Golf Course

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

9 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Jim Zimmerman, General Manager
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