Dismal River Club (June 22, 2010)

 

Dismal River Club (June 22, 2010)

Jack Nicklaus eased toward the end of his nine-day, nine-city tour with a stop at the Dismal River Club in the Sandhills region of Nebraska. The spectacular Nicklaus Signature Course, which four years ago became Jack's 250th design, is the centerpiece of this destination club, which includes up to 78 beds and an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, complete with a "saloon" lounge, billiards, poker room, and world-class dining. The Sandhills region consists of 20,000 square miles of grass-covered sand dunes, the largest such formation in the Western Hemisphere. The natural, undulating hills rise sometimes more than 450 feet higher than their sloping valleys. Below the Sandhills is the Ogallala Aquifer, the world's largest underground water supply. Shown: Some of the Nicklaus team and club guests gather around the fire pit behind the clubhouse.