ArborLinks Golf Club — Hole No. 18
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ArborLinks Golf Club | Hole No. 18
Location: Nebraska City, Neb.
Course Architect: Arnold Palmer
Yardage | Rating | Slope: 7,190 | 75.3 | 143 | Scorecard
About The Signature: This Arnold Palmer Signature golf course was built on the rolling hills and former cornfields in Nebraska City, Neb., which was the first American city to hold Arbor Day — April 10, 1872. An estimated 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska that day. With conservation in its DNA, ArborLinks was built near Arbor Day Farm. Holes were routed in such a way to take advantage of the existing terrain and minimize the movement of land. Native grasses are used to define and separate holes, each of which tells a story of conservation. For example, the first hole features field windbreaks that provide shelter from the wind and help prevent soil erosion. The course also pays homage to the “organization’s conservation efforts through a number of ongoing initiatives, including the planting of native plant and tree species.” … The course routinely has been ranked as one of the 10 best in Nebraska. … The par-4 18th hole is deceptively pretty. A forced carry is required to reach the fairway, but the approach requires a precision play as the angled green is guarded by a wide bunker on each side. The bunkers, not just on 18 but throughout the course, are reminiscent of an earlier era in that they feature irregular and jagged contours. … For a point of reference, Nebraska City, which has a population of about 7,500, is 44 miles due south of Omaha, 50 miles slightly southeast of Lincoln and 144 miles northwest of Kansas City.
Other ArborLinks Signature Moments: Hole No. 4 | Hole No. 11
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