Named after the civil war general Edward O.C. Ord, this vibrant city in Nebraska is filled with a multitude of recreational activities. Its population, which reached more than 2,200 people during the 2000 census, comes from all walks of life. Despite the diversity, almost all of them share one thing in common and that's their love for golf. It's no wonder this scenic place in Loop Valley, Valley County is dotted with golf courses, the most popular of which is the Ord Golf Club. Here's a closer look at the Ord Golf Club and other courses nearby, which you should definitely visit during your stay at an Ord inn.
Ord Golf Club
324 North 27th
Ord, NE 68862
The Ord Golf Club is one of the oldest courses in the city. Built in 1915, this golf facility is a 9-hole municipal course that has undergone various changes over the years. Originally, the course was made of sand greens but it was upgraded to grass greens in 1964. Its 2,390 yards, par 33/36 was the venue of the 1958 Nebraska Sand Green Tournaments for both the men's and women's division. Despite the changes, the course maintained some of its original features like the elevation levels, mature trees, Dane Creek in the shot-makers course and so on. There was an added pond for irrigation, giving the golfer some water to negotiate on eight of the nine holes.
This golf course offers varied challenges that even the most skilled player will find exhilarating. Apart from the golf itself, it's wonderful as a park and relaxation area. It's no wonder people flock to this course for family or group outings and corporate team building activities. The features of the golf club include bent grass greens, a practice putting green, practice chipping green, practice bunker, soft spike only facility and more.
Calamus Golf Course
82796 Whitetail Ln
Burwell, NE 68823
Calamus Golf Course is located in nearby Burwell, a few minutes away from your Ord Bed and Breakfast. It's a 9-hole course that features 2,845 yards, par 35. It was built in the early 1990s and was opened in 1994. Fully watered fairways of blue grass and grass greens fill the course. You'd love the challenge of the deep grass bunkers and the large water hazards.
Riverside Country Club
2820 Riverside Dr
Grand Island, NE 68801
Another popular golf course is the Riverside Country Club. It's a bit of a drive from Ord, but the golf course is worth it. This 18-hole course features 6,692 yards of golf, the longest tees for a par of 72. The course is rated 71.6 while the slope rating is 119. The club is also known for its rich history, having been built in 1919. It is currently managed by Randy Wieges.