Bayside Golf Club
About Bayside Golf ClubThe rugged, natural Bayside Golf Club in Brule was designed by Dan Axland and Dave Proctor, opening the front nine in 1999, followed by a true grand opening celebration in 2001. The course’s accommodations were added as the property matured. All of the lodging sports views of the course and Lake McConaughy, the state’s largest lake. Accommodations range from newly remodeled cabins within walking distance to the beach to four-bedroom suites complete with mini-kitchens and full homes loaded with multiple bathrooms, kitchens featuring granite counter tops, patios/decks and laundry facilities. All units come with WiFi and satellite TV.
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Not Up To Its Own Expectations
I played this course 15 yrs ago on a guys' trip and had some misgivings. Given the fact it was chilly and windy that day, I felt I should give it another chance.
First, let me say. This is worth a visit. The layout is very interesting and it's certainly challenging. There's a lot of potential here, it just feels like there needs to be a bit more attention in all areas.
The areas around the clubhouse are even a bit confusing in terms of where you can or can't drive the golf carts, etc. I like the rustic look and sandy cart paths, but some of them were super rutted out. Conditioning was just OK overall.
Again, this is a nice layout, but at the price point and what it seems to want to shoot for it feels like there's a bit more attention to detail needed here. Little things like no GPS on carts (only 50 yd increment sticks on the sides of the fairway) and empty sand/seed bottles on the carts are the little things that matter when you're shooting to be a premier-ish course. Even the little things like lack of choice in food and beverage makes a difference.
My first visit I came away feeling the front was short and the holes were too close together while the back was sprawling and long. I felt the front 9 was less confined than I'd first figured and the back 9 wasn't as much of a bear as I'd remembered. Nice weather and reasonable winds surely helped my impression this time around.
Again, if you're out here and you want to play an interesting course and have a good test of golf, by all means play here. It's worth a visit. But my perspective still remains, if I'm coming from the East I'm gonna stop and play in Gothenburg at Wild Horse every time over this place. Not gonna make the extra drive to come this much further out.
Great greens, unique bunkering and scenic layout
Not sure about other reviews, but I highly recommend this course for a unique well kept golf course! One of my favorite courses played on an out west trip. I preferred this course to Wild Horse.
Difficult, but a must-play.
Played at the end of August, and it seemed the greens had taken a bit of a beating throughout the season. A bit spendy considering the condition. Expect a few blind shots and bunkers protecting everything. Don't expect a flat green or to find your ball in the rough! Otherwise, beautiful and challenging course.
Bayside is AWESOME!!!! Very unique golf course. Top 5 BEST courses in Nebraska, back 9 is without a doubt the HARDEST 9 in the state!!! Every single hole is hard, but it's also Beautiful and fun!!! You will not be disappointed!!! If you play "The West" you have to start/end with Bayside, Wildhorse and Awarii Dunes, for the money you can't beat it. If you get a chance to go to "The Prairie Club" in Valentine I highly recommend it, as good as any place I've been, including Bandon Dunes, Whistling Straits, Arcadia Bluffs and Quarry at Giants Ridge!!!
Played here the day before Ballyneal as a kind of warm up. The course was very good, some think the front nine to be the weaker, I would argue it's the better nine. The back nine is a bit tricked out with pretty holes, but the front nine is more fair and fun, but the whole experience was great. Greens were excellent and fairways also. Would return again.
Great course with a unique layout with awesome views of the lake. Course is in excellent condition. Front nine eases you into your round and the back nine will challenge all skill levels.
Great course, back nine steals the show. Staff was very friendly. Condition of course was very good, greens at the time I played were smooth and healthy with good consistent speed.