Forthcoming Nebraska course is hot ticket; buyers are 50/50 local and national.
HOMER, NEBRASKA (APRIL 20, 2021) – Almost six months before its planned opening for preview play (expected to include nine holes), the forthcoming Landmand golf course in Nebraska has sold out its membership offering.
Developer Will Andersen says 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.
“We are not going to be an exclusive private club, but I do get regular calls about membership,” said Andersen, who is the fourth generation of his family to farm that land. “Landmand is rooted in on our philosophy for building Old Dane, our previous course: deliver an enjoyable and architecturally interesting public access golf experience.
“We estimate that around 10 percent of our play will be from members, who we hope will be advocates for the golf course. We will hold back a few tee times each day for members, to make sure they have the chance to access the course.”
The name of the course is the Danish word for ‘farmer’, honoring the family’s agricultural background along with its Danish heritage.
The memberships have sold almost equally to golfers from the local area of east Nebraska and its surrounds, and those from further afield. Andersen says this is not far from the balance he anticipates in the total usage of the course.
“Our current projections expect around sixty percent national and forty percent local play,” he said. “There are a lot of golfers in the area, and we are getting a ton of interest from them, but word about the course is spreading far and wide.”
Landmand 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 No. 60 sixty in Golfweek’s list of the “Best Modern US Courses.”