About Dismal River

You aspire to be more, make more, golf more, hunt more; you enjoy luxury but not at the expense of comfort; you crave meaningful connections with friends, colleagues and nature. As in rugged land, lavish fairways and vivid sunsets. We know just the place.

About Our Club

Welcome to Dismal River, Your Retreat From Everyday Life

Nestled among the Sandhills of western Nebraska, we boast a mix of sporting, lodging and dining that’s both rustic and refined, fascinating avid golfers, big game hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Like you.

Established in 2006, Dismal River Club has attracted fervent golfers from across the country and around the globe to the hills of Western Nebraska.

Welcome to Dismal River!

Our world class club offers the perfect escape from everyday life. Connect and reconnect with friends and colleagues in all that nature has to offer; and most importantly, make yourself at home.

Revered for our golf, hunting and outdoor excursions, our Red and White courses are designed by world-renowned architects Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak, offering a diversity of play, and our professional guides boast more than 17 hunting and fishing experiences. Not to mention, there’s a number of recreational activities including hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking. Enjoy a drink poolside or unwind in our full service spa.

As for membership, we feature a variety of packages – and one that is perfect for you. We’re sure of it. Please take a moment to browse through all we have to offer. You’ll fall in love.


Golf Courses

Two Masterfully Designed Courses

Featured on: Golf Channel, ESPN, Golf Digest, LINKS Magazine, Golfweek, The Wall Street Journal, Omaha World-Herald.

The course is calling. At Dismal River Club, we offer links golf at its purest level. Our championship caliber courses feature fescue fairways, bent grass greens and tee boxes with sweeping views that promise to challenge and reward even the most seasoned golfer.

White Course

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the White Course offers elevated championship tees with magnificent views in every direction.

Red Course

The Red Course was discovered and designed by world-renowned architect and friend, Tom Doak, and his team at Renaissance Golf Design.


Get exclusive access to our private hunting grounds with up to 17 guided hunting and fishing experiences. We provide trained dogs, cleaning and packaging facilities as well as shotguns and shells.


Looking to perfect your shot? Trap shooting, long-range shooting (up to 1 mile targets), five stand shooting stations and other skill training events are all available while you stay at Dismal River Golf Club.


We offer an array of outdoor excursions including horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking. Every excursion includes professional guides and equipment.

Lodging & Amenities

Where Big Sky
Meets Big Screen

Because every sporting enthusiast requires down time, we’ve designed our indoor amenities to rival the beauty of the outdoors. You’ll find that our rugged yet lavish cabins, available as single, double or luxury-four bedroom, blend seamlessly into the scenery. Each room is designed with rustic, rough-hewn timber and furnished with TVs, Wi-Fi, cozy upholstery and amazing views.