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Niobrara Valley Golf Course

40 Hackberry Height, Niobrara, Nebraska, 68760
Type: Public
No. Holes: 9
(402) 857-3412
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Niobrara Valley Golf Course, is a Public, 9 hole golf course located in Niobrara, Nebraska.

Niobrara Valley golf course first opened for play in 1984.

Niobrara Valley golf course is built on predominantly flat terrain. The fairways are wide with a few trees coming into play. There are no water hazards or sand bunkers in the design. The greens are small, sloped and fast. The course is located near the Missouri River.

The Niobrara Valley Golf Course plays to a maximum 9-hole distance of 2,791 yards and a par of 32.

As a side note, and a salute to 3 fellow Navy men from the Vietnam era, here is a bit of history that memorializes the sacrifice of a family and the town of Niobrara, Nebraska. Three of their sons...THE SAGE BROTHERS

On the night of June 2, 1969, while on maneuvers in the South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne was in collision with the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans. The impact cut the Evans in two, the bow section sinking almost immediately. Seventy-four American seamen were lost, including three brothers from Niobrara, Nebraska; Gary, Gregory, and Kelly Sage. The brothers, 22, 21, and 19 years of age respectively, were the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sage, and had been stationed together aboard the Evans at their own request. This tragedy was perhaps the greatest single loss suffered by any Nebraska family of the many who have contributed their sons to the service of the Nation.

At memorial services in Niobrara on June 11, 1969, the Governor of Nebraska eulogized the brothers saying that "Every generation of Americans has answered the call to the colors. . . So it was with the Sage brothers who were serving in the finest tradition of the American fighting men. In the truest sense, they gave up their lives that we might continue to enjoy the fruits of freedom . . ."

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