HISTORY

Firethorn takes pride in our commitment to golf at the local, state and national level. Firethorn is the preferred course of the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan’s men’s and women’s golf teams. Firethorn has hosted both the men’s and women’s Nebraska State Amateur Championships, along with the men’s State Match Play Championship numerous times. 2016 marks a return of the men's State Match Play tournament. On a national level, Firethorn has been the venue for the NCAA Division III Men’s National Championship on three separate occasions, the Women’s Western Amateur Championship, and numerous qualifying rounds for the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, the USGA Mid-Am, and U.S. Women’s Open. Finally, the 1996 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2002 Women’s Trans-National Championship were played at Firethorn.

Our annual events for members include: The Champions (our Senior Member-Guest); “The Quest”, our traditional Member-Guest tournament; a Pro-Member event featuring the top professionals in Nebraska, and our Team Championships (The Member-Member), the most popular event of the year. Both men and women compete in team matches throughout the year against other private clubs, and “Championship Weekend” determines our Men’s, Women’s and Junior Club Champions.

As you can tell from the long list of women’s championship events, Firethorn supports women’s golf. Firethorn was on the leading edge by having one of the first female head professionals in the country. The Firethorn Women’s Golf Association (FWGA) has several events each summer specifically designed for the ladies. Firethorn is also committed to junior golf. Our junior programs offer a learning experience for all age groups, from the “Little Linkers” all the way through high school. Course access for our junior players is rarely a problem.