The history of golf in the United States traces back, almost unbelievably, to a six-hole round in 1887 on a remote course in Nebraska. It took until 1895 for the sport to make its way to Omaha. Once it did, the game gained popularity on courses carved from pasture and timber land by some of the greatest names in U.S. golf. Legends like Johnny Goodman, the last amateur to win the U.S. Open, are part of Nebraska’s golf legacy. But what changed the scope of golf in the state – and the country – was Sand Hills Golf Club in 1995. Omaha World-Herald sports writer Stu Pospisil chronicles Sand Hills — and the state’s courses old and new – along with the people behind them who have made Nebraska a national-caliber destination for one of the greatest games on earth.
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