Membership with Benefits

Membership with Benefits

Wilderness Ridge, a KemperSports property, is open to the public and includes an 18-hole golf course, a 9-hole executive course, an upscale-casual restaurant featuring steaks and seafood, as well as private banquet spaces for events of varying sizes, all in a rustic lodge setting. While Wilderness Ridge offers daily fee play and dining open to the public, membership opportunities await for the avid golfer.

We invite you to come in for a tour and to discuss membership opportunities for individuals, families and businesses.

27 Holes of Golf

Our 18-hole Championship Course, at just over 7,100 yards, has played host to some of the most prestigious events in Nebraska golf. Weaving its way through the Wilderness Ridge community, the course is known for its outstanding bent grass greens, fairways and impressive water features.

Our Talon Course is a well-conditioned 9-hole, par 32 golf course with challenging holes throughout. This course meanders through our executive business park and makes for an enjoyable round in the morning, afternoon or evening, and is a great venue for a small business outing or evening league. The Talon Course also serves as our AFGL accreditted FootGolf course.

New Wilderness Ridge 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 Winter of 2020.

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. 

PGA Professionals

Director of Golf, Chris Thomson, PGA 
Chris, a 29-year PGA Member, served on the National Board of Directors for the PGA of America from 2011-2016 and is a Past President of the Nebraska Section PGA, receiving their highest honor of Golf Professional of the Year on two occasions. Chris has also won awards for Player Development, Youth Player Development and was twice named Merchandiser of the Year. Most recently, Chris was named Golf Professional of the Year by KemperSports. Chris has a passion for growing the game for adults and juniors alike, which is evident through the success of his programs such as Get Golf Ready and junior camps and leagues. 

Director of Instruction, Mike Schuchart, PGA 
Mike has been the Director of Instruction at the Nebraska Golf Academy at Wilderness Ridge for over twenty years. A 29-year Class A member of the PGA of America, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2003-2006, and 2019. He is a Golf Digest top teacher in the state of Nebraska, and was the Nebraska Section Golf Professional of the Year in 2016. 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. 

Membership Packages Available

Individual and Family Memberships

Contact Chris Thomson at 402.434.5109 or to learn more about our membership options and apply today.

Corporate Memberships

Contact Chris Thomson at 402.434.5109 or for more information about our exclusive corporate membership opportunity.


"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!"
Dennis Seaman

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