Membership with Benefits

Membership with Benefits

Wilderness Ridge, a KemperSports property, is Lincoln's Newest Private Country Club which features an 18-hole championship golf course, a 9-hole executive golf course, an upscale-casual restaurant, as well as private banquet spaces for events of varying sizes, all in a rustic lodge setting.

We invite you to come in for a tour and to discuss membership opportunities for individuals, families and businesses.
 
Contact Tami Nagle at 402.434.5113 to learn more about our membership options and apply today.
Championship Course

Our 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, at just over 7,100 yards, has played host to some of the most prestigious events in Nebraska; including the United States Open Qualifying, Nebraska Section PGA Championship, Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship and numerous collegiate championships. Weaving its way through the Wilderness Ridge housing development, the course is famous for its outstanding greens, fairways and unique water features.

Talon Course

The Talon Course is a 9-hole, par-32  course with challenging holes throughout. This course meanders through Wilderness Ridge Business Park and makes for an enjoyable round in the morning, afternoon or evening and is a great course for a quick nine, small outing or golf league. 

New Aquatics Center
Completion is expected Spring of 2022.

 

New Pro Shop & Nebraska Golf Academy

We are proud to present the images and layout of the New Wilderness Ridge Pro shop and Nebraska Golf Academy! This facility will be located just West of first tee on the Championship Course, facing South. The new facility will feature a premier off-season indoor putting green, and the best hitting bays in the market. The New Wilderness Ridge Pro shop and Nebraska Golf Academy is the first of the new upgraded amenities offered to members of Wilderness Ridge as we move forward to provide the finest private club benefits.
 
Completion is expected Summer of 2021.
 

Practice Makes Perfect

When you’re not on the course, polish your game at one of our many practice areas. We offer some of the largest and best conditions for practice in Lincoln, including a driving range with over 30 grass stations, ten target greens and two fairways, as well as a chipping and pitching green to work on your short game and a large putting green to hone your putting skills. Golf year-round at the Nebraska Golf Academy. The Academy is a unique indoor golf training facility that offers over 2,000 square feet of indoor putting and chipping surface. The Academy includes seven covered, heated hitting bays and two teaching bays fully equipped with video and equipment analysis. 

Home Course of the Huskers

Wilderness Ridge is proud to call our course the home of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Men's and Women's Golf Programs.

Golf Staff

Mike Schuchart, PGA, Head Golf Professional

Schuchart is from Lincoln, NE and has transitioned into the role of Head Golf Professional at Wilderness Ridge. He previously served as the Director of Instruction at the Nebraska Golf Academy at Wilderness Ridge for over twenty years. A 30-year Class A member of the PGA of America, he currently serves as the secretary for the Nebraska PGA Section. Mike was recognized as the Nebraska Section Golf Professional of the Year in 2016. He is a Golf Digest top teacher in the state of Nebraska, and Teacher of the Year for the Nebraska PGA Section in 2003-2006, and 2019. Mike is the former Assistant Golf Coach for the UNL Women’s Golf Team, a position he held for 15 years from 2002-2016. In 2010, Mike was inducted into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame. In the years 1990 & 1993 Mike played on the PGA Tour. He is a third generation golf professional along with his father, Bob, and grandfather, Bill.

Jake Burling, PGA, Assistant Golf Professional

Jake Burling is a Lincoln native where he attended both Lincoln East High and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been part of Wilderness Ridge for over 10 years. He started working his way up from outside services & washing carts during his high school and college career, to now being a PGA Assistant Golf Professional at Wilderness Ridge for the past five years. During that time, Jake received his PGA membership in February of 2019 and continues to grow and promote the game of golf bringing his own creative twists.

Sarah Pravecek, PGA, Assistant Golf Professional

Pravecek is from Omaha, NE and is returning to our team for her third year as a PGA Assistant Golf Professional. In May 2019, Sarah became a Class A PGA Professional. Sarah was crowned Champion for the Nebraska PGA Women's Section Championship in 2020. She also was recognized as the 2020 Nebraska PGA Section Player Development of the year. Previously, she played golf four years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women’s golf team, where she received her bachelor degree in Marketing. She specializes in teaching and golf operations while still competing competitively.

Jaxon Clouse, Assistant Golf Professional

Jaxon is from Friend, NE and has been working as a PGA Associate towards his PGA Membership at Wilderness Ridge since April 2019. Jaxon has been around golf all his life and has been working at golf courses since he was in high school. Jaxon comes from a strong family background in golf where his father has been a two time Nebraska Amateur Champion. Jaxon claims he learned to read greens before he could read a book.

Kelley Welton, Assistant Golf Professional

Welton is from Lincoln, NE who will receive his PGA membership in the Spring of 2021. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program. Kelley joined our team after previously interning at Yankee Hill Country Club and Ashland Golf Club. He is very passionate about membership relations and helping grow the game. You will find Kelley inside the golf shop and out on the range tee serving your needs.

Jim Danson, Assistant Golf Professional

Jim Danson is from Spencer, NE and returning to our team for his 10th season. Currently Jim serves as the Head Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Coach at Southwest High School. He grew up on a farm and attended Spencer High School and participated in football, basketball, baseball, and track. His favorite hobbies are traveling to historical site and golfing. Jim is an energetic individual here to help make your golf experience enjoyable. He specializes in club repairs.

Tom Athy, Director of Grounds & Maintenance

Tom Athy is from West Des Moines, IA and has served as our Director of Grounds & Maintenance for 10 seasons. Previously he was Head of Grounds at Omaha Country Club for 24 years and Fremont Golf Club for 8 years. Favorite part of his job is interacting with the membership and staff. He brings an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge. He loves spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Graduated from Midland College in Fremont, NE with a Bachelor in Education. Past President of the Superintendent Association and Nebraska Turf Grass Association. Tom brings to work every day his most loyal sidekick, Remy.

 
"Speaking as a member, the staff at the Pro Shop have been extremely accommodating, open to new suggestions and always friendly. Quite frequently, I invite guests to play golf and the most common word I hear them say after the round is "awesome". Having lived and played golf in four states, I feel the fees at Wilderness Ridge are a bargain for this quality golf course. Lincoln is fortunate to have such a great facility."
Dave Hillman
"It’s obvious to see the great facilities at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course. Great clubhouse, practice facilities and the golf course is well-maintained and challenging. What people don’t see but will experience is the friendly people that work and run Wilderness Ridge. They truly want you to have a great experience, whether it’s dining or playing golf."
Dick Krapfl
"Wilderness Ridge is a piece of paradise for me! I retired and joined Wilderness several years ago. It has provided me with a championship course that challenges my golf at every level. Provides me with a 9 hole executive course that can be played in an hour. Indoor and outdoor practice facilities among the best in Lincoln. A restaurant that provides my group fine food and drink. Like I said, paradise!"
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