Kearney To Get New Championship Track

The Nebraska city of Kearney has enjoyed a recent boom in new golf courses. On the heels of Meadowlark Hills (1995) and the executive-length Loper Links (2000), the Links at Craneview will be the third golf course to open in the past six years. The backer of the project is still in the process of receiving final building permits, but hopes those can be obtained soon so construction can begin later this spring.

Golf LLC of Omaha will design and build the new 7,000-yard layout. The company’s Kip Edmonds will be the architect for the Links at Craneview. The project will begin with nine holes, which may be ready to play in 2002, with the second nine to be completed by ‘04. Golf LLC will operate the course after it opens.

In addition to the golf course, the project features 170 single-family homes in the new Craneview Community. The site for the new development is five miles south of the Kearney Exchange on Interstate 80. The land is owned by Carlton Noyes, proprietor of the Noyes Feed Yard, who will phase out the feed yard in preparation for the new course and housing development. Noyes predicts that the Links at Craneview is “going to be one of the leading courses in the area.”