Activities at Dismal

Choose your adventure

  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Adventure


The course is calling.

Dismal River is links golf in its purest form. With the White Course and the Red Course each having their own personality, the diversity of play is unlike anything you've ever experienced. The tees provide magnificent views in all directions and the scope of the land makes each hole seem like a world all its own. Both courses have been named “Best New Course” by Golf Magazine and are nationally ranked in a number of top publications.



Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the White Course offers elevated championship tees with magnificent views in every direction. Playing at 7,353 yards from the tips, this Par 72 features 18 unique holes. Experience it for yourself.

“The experience of arriving at the Dismal River site was like stepping back in time and seeing what the dunes of Northeast Scotland must have looked like a hundred years ago. In every direction I looked, I saw great golf holes.” ~ Jack Nicklaus



The Red Course was discovered and designed by world-renowned architect and friend, Tom Doak, and his team at Renaissance Golf Design. The 18th hole delivers breathtaking vistas of the clubhouse, cabins and 400-foot sand dunes overlooking the river itself.

"The best designs of all are organic, evolving from the subtleties of the ground they inhabit." ~ Tom Doak






The thrill of the hunt.

A membership to Dismal River grants you exclusive access to our private hunting grounds with up to 17 guided hunting and fishing experiences, trained dogs, cleaning and packaging facilities and shotguns and shells if needed. Looking to perfect your shot? Skeet shooting, long-range shooting (up to 1,000-yard targets), five shooting stations and other skill training events are all included.

Dismal River Club has partnered with John Howell at Dismal River Outfitters to provide a world-class hunting experience. Packages for groups and corporate outings available. Please inquire for details. 

Hunting packages include:
  • BIG GAME: Buffalo, elk, trophy, mule deer and whitetail deer
  • BIRD: Pheasant, chukar, grouse, quail, dove and turkey
  • FISHING: Bass, perch, crappie and trout
  • TARGET: Skeet shooting, 1,500-yard long-range shooting facility, five-stand sporting clays, trap shooting

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Ride, row and hike on the wild side.

Just as the hunting and fishing is amazing, the horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking is too. Every outdoor excursion includes professional guides and equipment to ensure that you are fully immersed in the wilderness and, most importantly, return safe and secure.

  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking, tubing and tanking on the Dismal River and Middle Loup
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Photography
  • Star gazing
  • Buffalo tours
  • UTV rentals
  • Skeet shooting
  • 1,500-Yard, long-range shooting facility
  • Five stand sporting clays
  • Trap shooting 
*Coming Summer 2017

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