Quality Inn & Suites
9505 South 142nd St.
Omaha, NE 68138
Phone: (402) 896-9500
Fax: (402) 896-9813
This championship course features 27 challenging holes. With 10,505 yards in play, the fairways are long and prove difficult for even the most experienced golfers. Designers Dave Barrett and Larry Hagewood built the bent grass course in 1989. A driving range, putting green and chipping area offer plenty of practice space. The clubhouse features a full bar and a restaurant.
Variety is the name of the game. Try your hand at a miniature golf course filled with sand traps and water hazards, scale the 24-foot climbing wall or perfect your swing in the batting cage. Boulder Creek caters to both children and adults with an emphasis on family entertainment. The center can also be reserved for birthday parties and corporate outings, complete with catered meals.
Nestled amid a growing suburb, this lake and recreation area sits on more than 1,000 acres of land. You will find baseball fields and a soccer field, features not available at similar city lakes. Of course, fishing and boating are the main attractions. Visitors also make good use of the biking and walking path. No matter the weather, bring along something to eat. Covered picnic areas ensure not even a rain shower will ruin your lunch or supper. Admission is free.
If you love to work on your short game, this course is for you. Long fairways give way to greens that prove challenging to even the best putters. The 18-hole, par 72 stretches 6,928 yards from the championship tees. Greens fees run higher than some public courses, but these grounds are well kept. An on-site putting green and driving range make warm-ups easy. No credit cards are accepted.
Since opening in 1981, Tara Hills Golf Course is been a favorite among Omaha's golfing community. Mid-size fairways stretching 6100 yards make this a good course for players of all skill levels. However, the tough greens and mature trees add a few challenges along the way. Experienced golfers will find shooting an even par 70 within reach on a very good day. Amenities include a putting green and a snack bar.
This short course sits just to the east of a busy shopping center. Any long balls may put passing drivers at risk. The par 3, 9-hole course totals 1,246 yards and welcomes beginners who may be working on their games. No driving range or electric carts are available. You can rent a pull cart. No credit cards are accepted.
If you are looking to explore West Omaha, take some time out to use the West Papio/Zorinsky Trail. This is a paved 7.5-mile path that meanders through the neighborhood. The path starts at West Papio Creek, and it eventually connects to Ed Zorinsky Lake and its 7-mile trail that follows its shoreline.
Do not let this par 31, executive course fool you. The fairways are long, totaling 2200 yards. Even strong drives do not guarantee a good score because the greens may be more challenging than they appear. A putting area is available to help players prepare for the round, but there is no driving range. Inexpensive greens fees make this course stand out.
Experienced golfers will find this par 70, 18-hole course very challenging. A thick rough borders its narrow fairways, while natural water hazards add to the difficulty level. Players may choose to warm up at the driving range or take a pre or post game break in the clubhouse. Another amenity here is a complete 18-hole, grass putting green, where you can practice to your heart's content.
Omaha's largest water park and ride complex features a variety of games and activities. Take a ride down the Typhoon water slides, float around in the Lazy River, or ride the waves of the Motion Ocean. Land-lovers may choose to zip around the go-cart track, ride the state's only roller coaster, or enjoy a classic ride on the Carousel. Fun Plex offers many other attractions to please any member of the family, big or small.
Designed by well-known golf architect, Floyd Farley, this course helps golfers fine-tune their skills. Players can warm up on the driving range or practice their short game on a small putting green. You can rent an electric cart for $11 per person. Indoor tennis courts sit near the course. Even on busy days, there is plenty of parking available. This place opens daily at 7am.
This is one of the top golf courses in the metro area. The outstanding care and meticulous greens set Indian Creek apart. The 27-hole, championship layout means golfers can play one of three different 18-hole courses. Water hazards and bunkers add to the challenge, while young trees may cut golfers a break. Tee times can be made seven days in advance.