Four Winds Golf Course
Opening March 27
Four Winds Golf Course was designed to be enjoyed by the individual golfer regardless of his or her ability, and to be as challenging as one desires. With five sets of tees, 5,400 yards (Red) as the shortest, and 6,903 yards (Silver) as the Championship course, the golfer may make his or her own choice. If one selects the Silver Course, please keep in mind that not only the distance is greater but accuracy also becomes a factor.
Once the ball is on the green, the speed and slope of the green's surface becomes the immediate problem. The entire 320 acres on which the course is built slopes, by nature, from south to north, from Interstate 80 toward Historic Lincoln Highway. The highest elevation of the Tees is at Hole 6, which is 4,800 feet above sea level. Directly north of #6, all the way across the golf course, the Tee for Hole 10, which is east of the Pro Shop, beyond the Scoreboard, just east of #9 Green, the elevation at this point is 4,706 feet above sea level, a drop of 94 feet from #6. Therefore, there is always the tendency for the greens to roll to the north, unless they have been built to do otherwise. The surfaces of our Greens will test the golfer's ability to read greens. The Bent Grass is mowed for a speed of about 10 on the Stimpmeter. If you are accustomed to greens with less speed than ten, our greens will seem fast to you. On the positive side, faster greens allow you to putt better, because of the shortened back stroke of the putter to achieve the same distance.
Golfers may call (308) 235-4241 for tee times, but normally, during the week, there is little delay in getting on the course. Four Winds Golf Course is aptly named, it is not uncommon for the golfers to experience breezes from all four directions during an eighteen hole round, caused by the natural hills and trees. While the course was under construction, over 5,000 trees were planted which are now fully grown and help define the individual fairways. There are four water hazards on the course, Holes 3, 4, 10 and 13, none with forced carry.
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Four Winds Golf Course
4530 Gilliland Drive, Kimball, NE 69145
The pro shop is closed from November 1 to mid March every year, but the course is only closed from January 1 to mid-March each year. In addition to the golf course, a driving range, a practice putting green, carts and clubs are available. A recreation area offers wholesome good natured fun with tennis courts, shuffle-board, field archery range, trap shoot range, four grass ball diamonds, and plenty of room for picnics. A junior practice and playing area, complete with gazebo, was made possible by a grant from the United States Golf Association. The Junior Golf Program, financed by a local foundation, provides an instruction and playing program available to children ages 4 to 18. This area is always free to the public.