Willow Lakes Golf Course

Location:
Bldg. 9950 Offutt AFB, NE 68113
(402) 294-3530
DSN: 271-3530


Hours of Operation:

Golf Shop
November - February
*Dependent on weather
Mon - Sun. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

March - April and September - October
Mon - 8:30 a.m. - dusk
Tue - Fri - 7:30 a.m. - dusk
Sat - Sun & Holidays - 7 a.m - dusk

August
Mon - 8 a.m. - dusk
Tues - Fri - 7 a.m. - dusk
Sat - Sun 6:30 a.m. - dusk


The Grill at Willow Lakes
402-232-5087
March - April and September - October
Mon: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tue - Fri: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sat - Sun & Holidays - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

May - August
Mon: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tues: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wed - Fri: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Hours may be subject to change)
November - February
Closed for winter


Driving Range Hours of Operation:

November - February
Closed for winter

March - April and September - October
Daily - 8 a.m. - dusk with these exceptions:
Sun. & Wed - Closes at 5 p.m.
Mon & Thur - Opens at 10 a.m.

May - August
Daily - 7 a.m. - dusk with these exceptions:
Sun & Wed - Closes at 6 p.m.
Mon & Thur - Opens at 10 a.m


Manager:
Steve Ritz-Woller, PGA

Willow Lakes Golf Course is a Championship 18 hole layout designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones Sr. This challenging and picturesque course is located across the street from the Capehart housing area. The facility offers two practice putting greens, an outdoor driving range, club storage, full fleet of golf carts, lockers, club-fitting, golf instruction, and golf club rentals. In addition, the Willow Lakes Golf Shop offers a wide selection of the latest golf merchandise at very reasonable prices. The Grill at Willow Lakes features lunch weekdays as well as breakfast and lunch on weekends. A special function area can also be reserved for meetings, retirements, farewells etc. For Willow Lakes tee times, private lessons or more information, call the Golf Shop at (402) 294-3530 or (402) 292-1680.


Pricing & Rates

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The Grill at Willow Lakes

The Grill at Willow Lakes offers Golfers and non-golfers alike delicious daily lunches as well as weekend breakfasts and lunches. To go orders are also welcome. Call (402) 232-5087 for more information or to place an order.

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Grill at Willow Lakes Menu, call 232-5087 for details


Rules & Regulations

Dress Code:
- Males: No Tank Tops, Cutoffs, Muscle Shirts, Gym Shorts, Swimsuits or Spandex
- Females: No Spaghetti Straps, Halter Tops, Tank Tops, Cutoffs or Spandex
- All: Only Soft Spike Golf Shoes, Soft Soled Tennis Shoes or Golf Sandals Permitted (Boots, Dress Shoes or any Footwear with a Heel are Prohibited)

Safety:
- Due to safety factors, no Joggers, Casual Walkers, Bikes, Roller Blades, Roller Skates, or Baby Strollers are allowed on the Golf Course at any time
- Children 5 yrs old or younger are not permitted on either the Golf Course or Driving Range at any time
- Children 6 – 13 yrs old must be under Adult Supervision at all times
- No dogs are allowed on the course at any time

Golf Carts:
- 90 Degree Cart Path Rule is in effect unless otherwise posted.
- Only 2 Riders per Cart
- Persons not playing still pay the Rider’s Fee
- Must be 16 and possess a valid Driver’s License to operate a golf cart
- Children 6 – 13 yrs old must remain in the Golf Cart at all times when not playing.

Miscellaneous:
- Five-somes are only allowed on the Course at the discretion of the Golf Shop and only when play permits
- Unused Merchandise may be exchanged or refunded within 30 days of purchase with a valid sales receipt
- Required 25% deposit on all special orders
- Gift Certificates are for Pro Shop Merchandise only unless otherwise stated on the Certificate.
- Gift Certificates expire 1 year from issue date
- Rain checks expire 1 month from issue date.

Rules of Etiquette

Etiquette is defined on Merriam-Webster's OnLine dictionary as "the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life." In golf, it is the conduct and behavior that is expected by all players on the golf course. While it is important to know the Rules of Golf, one might argue that it is even more important to be familiar with the Etiquette guidelines provided in "Section I" of "The Rules of Golf" before playing the very first round. Following these standards will allow you and those around you to have maximum enjoyment of the game. The overriding principle of Etiquette is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.

The Spirit of the Game:
As golf is played without the supervision of an umpire or referee, the individuals participating are responsible for playing by the Rules. Regardless of how competitive a player may be, he should conduct himself in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times.

Safety:
While golf may not be considered a "contact" sport, there are safety guidelines that must be followed. Before making a practice swing or a stroke, players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club. Depending on the lie, the swing or stroke may result in stones, pebbles, twigs, etc. to fly and others should be clear of this potential hazard. In addition to those in the group, players should also be mindful of those on the course, whether in a group ahead, or on a different hole. Don't be embarrassed to shout "fore" if there is a danger of hitting someone.

Consideration for Other Players:
Whether on the teeing ground, the putting green or in between, players should be careful to not disturb other players by moving, talking or making unnecessary noise. Additionally, the player can make the round more enjoyable for those in his group by positioning himself in an area that will not cause a distraction, for example, on the putting green, standing away from another player's line of putt to avoid casting a shadow over his line of putt. Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out.

Pace of Play and Priority on the Course:
It is important to play at a good pace at all times, even during a casual round not in competition. It is a group's responsibility to keep up with the group in front, not in front of the group behind. A group is encouraged to invite the group behind to play through if it is falls a clear hole behind. There are many ways to improve pace of play without waiving or modifying the Rules of Golf, such as noting wind and yardage as others are playing, taking several clubs to the ball if riding in a cart, observing the line of putt while others are playing, and playing a provisional ball if the ball may be lost outside a water hazard or out of bounds. A group's pace of play determines its priority on the course. A faster group of 3 should have priority over a slower group of 2.

Care of the Course:
The superintendent and his crew work long hard hours to provide the best possible conditions for play. To preserve these conditions, players should avoid causing damage to the course throughout the round. Avoid removing divots when taking practice swings or by hitting the head of a club into the ground. Also, around the putting green use care when placing bags or the flagstick on the ground and removing the flagstick from the hole and properly replace it once play of the hole is complete. Observe local notices regulating the movement of golf carts. Always leave the course in better condition than you found it, and repair any damage you may have accidentally created. Examples include smoothing footprints in bunkers, repairing any divot holes and ball marks on the putting green.

Penalties for Breach:
A player is not penalized for a minor isolated breach of etiquette. However, if a player consistently disregards these guidelines during a round or over a period of time, and has an effect on others, it is recommended that the Committee consider taking appropriate disciplinary action. Such action may include prohibiting play for a limited time on the course or in a certain number of competitions. This is considered to be justifiable in terms of protecting the interest of the majority of golfers who wish to play in accordance with these guidelines. In the case of a serious breach of etiquette, the Committee may disqualify a player under Rule 33-7.

If players follow the guidelines in this section, it will make the game more enjoyable for everyone. As a player, you can be a leader following good etiquette yourself and provide a good example to those around you.