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Teeing It Up At NCAA Men's College World Series

Golf Around Omaha

By Brian Weis


Since baseball is America's pastime and golf is one of the country's favorite hobbies, travelers who combine these two sports by attending the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, then playing the area's stellar courses, will likely experience the perfect road trip.

Top Area Track


Quarry Oaks
Nebraska's top-rated public course is located halfway between Omaha and Lincoln off Interstate 80 (exit 426). The 40-minute drive from Omaha to this surprisingly hilly course becomes well worth the trip once golfers play along the Platte River and hit shots to the gorgeous par 3s carved out of the abandoned quarry. Since opening in 1997, the course has earned many accolades, including being ranked among Golf Digest's Top-100 Public Courses from 2003-2011. While the scenery and elevation changes are breathtaking, the greens fees will leave you speechless. Playing a Top-100 course usually costs $100 plus. Quarry Oaks' peak weekend rate with cart, however, is less than $75.

Quarry Oaks Golf Club
16600 Quarry Oaks Drive
Ashland, NE 68003
402-944-6000
www.quarryoaks.com

Other Notable Courses

Tiburon Golf Club
If time is at a premium, Tiburon is within a 20-minute drive from the stadium, just on the outskirts of Omaha, also off I80. The Lee Trevino-designed course is semi private, so the public is welcome. Tiburon, Spanish for shark, at first glance appears open and undemanding, but the 27-hole property has plenty of bite. With more than 12 acres of lakes and natural wooded areas, accented with grassy mounds and strategically placed bunkers, the course will challenge every golfer.

Tiburon Golf Club
10302 South 168th Street
Omaha, NE 68136
402-895-2688
www.tiburongolf.com


Tregaron Golf Course
Tregaron's rolling rye-grass fairways, with their well-placed mounds and pot bunkers, lend a true "links style" look to the course. Natural wetlands, winding creeks and four scenic lakes further complement this Craig Schreiner design. Water comes into play on nine of 18 holes. Tregaron is an enjoyable and challenging test of golf for players of all skill levels.

Tregaron Golf Course
13909 Glen Gary Circle
Bellevue, NE 68123
402-292-9300
www.tregarongolf.com

Food and Entertainment

No road trip is complete without soaking up some nightlife and great food. The Old Market District is the happening section of downtown Omaha. The cobblestone streets are lined with vibrant steak houses, cigar bars, jazz clubs and brew pubs.

Upstream Brewing Company
State law requires every visitor to sample Nebraska's very own Omaha Steaks. Okay, that statute is not on the books, but it should be. Yes, it's possible to sample the state's famous beef in this downtown beer pub, but this large, fun establishment is known for its barley pops. At any one time, the Upstream Brewing Company features 12 handcrafted beers, from a light lager to a seasonal dark, and everything in between. If you cannot decide which pint to get, order a row of tasters. For those craving something non-alcoholic, the house-brewed Root Beer is legendary.

Upstream Brewing Company
514 South 11th street
Omaha Nebraska 68102
www.upstreambrewing.com

Other Links and Resources

TD Ameritrade Park - Omaha.com
College World Series
Visit Nebraska
Omaha CVB


 


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Revised: 06/25/2011 - Article Viewed 21,630 Times


Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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