Cambridge Municipal to Unveil New 18

Construction on a nine-hole expansion and practice facility is nearly complete at the municipal golf course in Cambridge, Nebraska. Seeding took place last September, and all 18 holes are slated to debut this spring. The Shoemaker Foundation of Cambridge financed the expansion project.

In addition to nine new holes, the project involves lengthening the 1st hole into a 420-yard par-4. A new practice facility will feature a 325-yard-deep range with target greens and two large putting and chipping greens. Part of the practice area will be dedicated to instruction and for use by the local golf teams.

Marty Johnson, the architect of Cambridge Muniís original layout, designed the second nine as well. When completed, the course will occupy 110 acres and stretch 7,100 yards from the back tees. There were concerns about adequate water for the new holes, but a new well was found. As a result, the expanded course will have two wells pumping into the same irrigation system at a rate of 900 gallons a minute.

For a tee time at Cambridge Municipal, call 308/697- 4768.