The new Landmand course in Nebraska, which opened for public play last September, has commenced its first full season of operations. The course, voted the best new public venue of 2022 in America by Golf Digest, made its 2023 bow on May 15.
Landmand, which was designed and constructed by the team of Rob Collins and Tad King, currently golf architecture’s hottest names, is located in the far east of Nebraska, just west of the Missouri river to the south of Sioux City. Public tee times for 2023 were made available for sale at the end of December, and 80 per cent of them sold out within a few hours.
“It is a real delight to see golfers back at Landmand,” said Will Andersen, the representative of the family that owns and developed the course. “The course is looking fantastic, and we are hugely excited for players – whether they have seen Landmand before or not – to come Up Top and experience our fantastic golf course and hospitality.” General manager Adam Fletcher said: “Although public tee times for 2023 sold some time ago, there are always going to be cancellations, so if golfers want to play the course, it’s always worthwhile giving us a call to check availability. We can’t promise anything, but if we can get you out we will do!”
Pronounced ‘Landman’, ‘Landmand’ is the Danish word for a farmer. The eighteen year old Karl Andersen came to the US from Denmark in the early 1920s, and settled in eastern Nebraska. Over four generations, the Andersen family has become a major farming operation in the area. The family developed the Old Dane golf course in 2012, and Landmand will be its second such operation. Despite this move into the golf business, farming will remain the backbone of the Andersen operation. The family is wholly committed to the area and community of eastern Nebraska, and hopes this new endeavor will bring it to new heights.
About King-Collins Golf Course Design
King-Collins Golf Course Design was founded in 2010 with the vision of creating bold, timeless, strategic, and artistically inspired golf courses at a below market price. Sweetens Cove GC in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the firm’s first project, is ranked 63 on Golfweek magazine’s list of the best modern courses in America. The firm is working on projects across the United States; Landmand its its first eighteen hole course to open.