City of Omaha Public Golf Courses

Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha, is dotted with several championship municipal golf courses, as well as some nine-hole courses. All of the city’s courses are open from dawn to dusk and offer discounted green fee rates that are usually cheaper than the rates at private courses. The city recommends calling seven days in advance to reserve a tee time. All quoted prices were current as of February 2010.

Benson Championship Golf Course (18 Holes)

Warm up on a putting green before swinging away at the 6,651-yard, par 72 Benson Championship Golf Course. An on-site refreshment bar serves cold beer and basic snacks for postgame celebrations. Green fees are $21 on weekdays and $27 on weekends. Golfers ages 55 and over and those 17 and under pay $14 on any day.

Benson Championship Golf Course

5333 N. 72nd St.

Omaha, NE 68134


Elmwood Golf Course (18 Holes)

Challenge yourself with numerous sand traps at the par 68, 5,003-yard Elmwood Golf Course. A putting green and a snack bar are available. Weekday prices are $20, which increases to $26 on weekends. Junior golfers ages 17 and under pay $13, and seniors ages 55 and older pay $13.

Elmwood Golf Course

6232 Pacific St.

Omaha, NE 68134


Johnny Goodman Championship Golf Course (18 Holes)

The Johnny Goodman Championship Golf Course was named after the 1933 amateur winner of the U.S. Open who was also an Omaha native. Enjoy 6,928 yards of par 72 game play. Afterward, grab a beer at the course’s refreshment center. Weekday and weekend fees are $21 and $27, respectively. Fees for juniors 17 and under and seniors 55 and over are $14.

Johnny Goodman Championship Golf Course

6111 S. 99th St.

Omaha, NE 68134


Fontenelle Golf Course (Nine Holes)

The 2,530-yard Fontenelle Golf Course has been providing a par 35 game since it opened in 1927. Beginners will enjoy the lack of water hazards and sand traps. A snack bar is available, though no alcoholic drinks are served. Weekend prices are $11, and weekday prices are $10.50. Seniors and juniors pay $8.50.

Fontenelle Golf Course

4575 Ames Ave.

Omaha, NE 68134


Spring Lake Golf Course (Nine Holes)

Hit up the Spring Lake Golf Course for an 1,873-yard challenge. A putting green is available on-site, as well as a snack bar that serves chilled beer. Weekday price is $10.50, which goes up by $0.50 on weekends. Seniors ages 55 and over pay only $8.50, as do juniors ages 17 and under.

Spring Lake Golf Course

4020 Hoctor Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68134


Westwood Heights Golf Course (Nine Holes)

Practice on the putting green before hitting the 1,246-yard, par 3 Westwood Heights Golf Course dotted with sand traps. A nonalcoholic snack center is on-site, and hand carts are available. Weekend and weekday prices are $10.50 and $10, respectively, and juniors and seniors pay only $8.

Westwood Heights Golf Course

12929 W. Center Road

Omaha, NE 68134


Warren Swigart Golf Course (Nine Holes)

Grab a snack at the refreshment bar after playing a round of nine holes on this par 3 course. Weekday green fee rates are $10, which ups to $10.50 on weekends. Juniors and seniors are $8.

Warren Swigart Golf Course

3865 Parkview Drive

Omaha, NE 68134



  • “Nebraska Off the Beaten Path, 6th Edition”; Hannah McNally; 2007
  • City of Omaha: Public Golf Courses


  • Omaha Tourism

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