Pioneers Golf Course

4.4509647059 4.5 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6478 yards
  • Slope: 105
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $17.00
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6478 yards 68.8 105
White 71 6176 yards 67.5 104
Red (W) 74 5871 yards 72.7 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

9 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


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Recommended
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Type of Golfer
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"No sand"


u00000111492's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

There are grass bunkers instead. Many bumps and depression around these re-built greens. This is the oldest course in Nebraska.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u1430348's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

I love this course. Played it when I was in high school 40 years ago and still playing there. It has character!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play this one."


Haymker's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great public course. It gets a ton of play so call to get a tee time. Because it gets so much play, The greens get a little beat up. The fairways in general are in good shape, although early season standing water has left some sparse areas on several holes.

The course has only one water hole and no sand, but it challenges the players with tree lined fairways, long par fours, and side hills lies, The greens are fair, but there is plenty of break in them. Down hill putts can be touchy.

I really recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1430348's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really nice course"


Haymker's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape. They have had a mild August and plenty of rain, so the greens were outstanding. The layout does not require a lot of decisions so if you keep it in the fairway you can score. The #4 is over water, which is about it for hazards. There were a ton of people playing, but it didn't seem crowded.

I really was impressed with how clean and well maintained this course was.

I will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"EXCELLENT DESIGN"


trashman367's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Nebraska Advisor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I disagree with the other reviewer. First this course is a city owned Muni. It is not a resort course. So yes there is clover and some weeds. But the greens are excellent condition.

It has NO sand bunkers and for some reason the course can play easy. Yet very enjoyable. Fun round every time.

I find it impossible to believe that this is the only course MW Tucker designed. Wish I knew that story.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good City Golf Course"


u8238376's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

Overall a very good city course. The condition of the course is always good. The lack of bunkers is odd, but the undulation around the greens compensates for that and makes chips difficult in their own way. Off the tee this is probably the most challenging of the city courses because each hole has trees to account for.

Pro shop staff is always polite, but not the friendliest guys you will run in to. Nice driving range (although it is uphill) as well as chipping/putting practice green.

Only 3 par 5's to go with 4 par 3's which means par 71. You get a drive-able par 4 on the back 9 as well. The back 9, as you approach the edge of the course, offers the most scenic views as you overlook the open fields of Pioneers Park.

This is almost always the most busy of the 4 city courses, so pace of play is going to be the slowest, but you always know what you are going to get. A moderate/easy course, in good shape, that will reward you if you hit good shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Horrible Course Conditions - August 2015"


Chad611's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played Pioneers numerous times since moving to the Lincoln area 2 years ago. The layout and setting are very nice. However, as of August 2015, the course conditions are deplorable. Large sections of fairways and greens are completely dead. Really no excuse for this with the weather we've had so far this summer. It just looks like the city has decided not to maintain the course at all.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Best City Course In Lincoln"


Flounder13's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is absolutely beautiful. By far the most well maintained city course. If you like variety, this is the course for you. Not a lot of tree trouble, and no bunkers, but there are plenty of places to find trouble if you're not careful. The staff is always well trained and very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great public course"


chipnputt9586's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Really fun track to play. Fairways are made for the average player, but you can end up with plenty of side hill shots if you don't pay attention. The course was full, but pace of play was very good. The course was in excellent shape for the number of rounds that it has to handle. Outstanding beverage cart personnel.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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