Thursday, December 23, 2010


Friday, December 17, 2010

Tis the season of the ugly sweater!

This past  Monday we hosted our first annual Member's Ugly Sweater Party at The Grill. We had live music, free appetizers and sandwiches from the new Grill menu, and LOTS of ugly sweaters! I don't think there is anything more fun than seeing grown men with embellished sweater vests on! (Chris Thomson I am talking about you here, that sparkling sweater vest was awesome! Please see photo HERE)

We had a contest for the ugliest sweater on a male and female and it was tough choosing a winner. Congrats to Dave Reifschneider and Bonnie Warren who won prizes just as ugly as their sweaters. Personally I was voting for Lowell Warren (see photo below)

Those are giant yarn skiers and his wife brought this sweater back all the way from California! If I could find a replica my dad would be getting one of those bad boys for Christmas this year.

Thanks to all the member's who came out to The Grill and got dressed in their ugliest attire! We had a blast decorating for the party and hope you enjoyed getting together during the holiday season. We plan on having plenty more member get-togethers so stay tuned.....

For more photos from the night CLICK HERE!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thanks to Spilker's Pineridge Tree Farm!

The next time you are out to The Lodge you will notice three beautiful pine trees on either side of our grand entry doors. Don and Linda Spilker, from Spilker's Pineridge Tree Farm, were kind enough to donate these trees to us to help decorate for the holiday season! If you are still looking for the perfect Christmas tree visit the Spilker's on 1201 Fletcher Avenue just 1 mile north of 14th and Superior!

You can also contact them at (402)477-0387 or!

Thanks again Don and Linda, The trees are absolutely magnificent!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pancakes, Elves, Cookies and Santa!

Wilderness Ridge was overflowing with Christmas cheer during Breakfast with Santa this past Saturday. Santa Clause was in the house taking wishes, we had two merry elves running around The Lodge and the spirit of Christmas was everywhere you turned. What a wonderful way to start off December!

We had a pancake buffet complete with sausage links a lots of assorted donuts. Each table was set up with coloring pages, crayons, stickers and wish list for the children to fill out and place in Santa's mailbox. I had such a great time asking all the kids what they were asking for this Christmas and if they thought they had been bad of good this year.

CLICK HERE to see more photos from the day. If you would like to have any of the photos sent to you please Email Brandi with the photo number or numbers. We had so much fun putting on this event and hope you enjoyed your morning as much as we did!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chico's brings fashion to The Lodge.

This past Wednesday The Lodge hosted a ladies tea and fashion show by Chico's and Naturally Yours Salon and Spa. We had a wonderful turnout with just under 100 ladies. It was such a fun holiday atmosphere and a great start to the month of Decemeber. All the ladies were dressed to impress and The Lodge was decked out in seasonal reds and greens.

Below are just a few photos from Ladies Tea. To check out more CLICK HERE!

Holiday Decor in the dining room for ladies tea
Some of the magnificent ladies we had enjoying their holiday tea!
Just one of the outfits from the style show.
Thanks to Chico's and Naturally Yours Salon and Spa for helping us to put on this wonderful event!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A little weekday holiday cheer

The sales office at Wilderness Ridge as been working hard on a new dance for the holiday season! Be sure to make your reservations for Breakfast with Santa to see two of the elves in living color at The Lodge!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday far do you go?

I have been gushing with extra holiday cheer these past few days....and for those of you who know me that's really saying something. I was even smiling as I was out in the drizzling cold yesterday hanging up holiday lights on our house. The Lodge is in Christmas overhaul right now and the decorations are looking fabulous! (photos to come) The trees along our drive to The Lodge are all lit, the mantle in our dining room is beautiful and the grand Christmas tree in our lobby is receiving it's finishing touches today!

So that leads me to the question.....Do you go all out on holiday decorations at your house? Any unusual holiday traditions that cannot be forgotten? Let us know by responding in our comments section below!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Santa Clause is coming to Wilderness Ridge!

This is my absolute favorite time of the year; Christmas music is begining to play, Holiday decorations are going up and there are multiple days filled with yummy homemade dinners and desserts! I know we can't skip over Thanksgiving all together but let's be honest, the real fun starts in December!

Here at Wilderness we are starting off the season with a "fun for the whole family event" December 4th!

One of the children's activities is going to be a sugar cookie decorating can bet your Santa hat that I will be one of the first in line to decorate my cookie! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Got Coats??

This year the weather has been a welcome change from the snow and cold we had last year but warmer weather isn't as reassuring for the folks at the People's City Mission.

The People's City Mission is short on winter appearal this year and much of that has to do with the beautiful weather we have been experiencing. However, snow is just around the corner and without enough coats in stock those staying at the People's City Mission could use our help.

If you have any new or gently used coats, gloves, and winter hats bring them to The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge where we will be collecting items to donate to the People's City Mission. The mission supports a great cause and it just feels good to give to those in need! Santa is watching after all!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Steak and Lobster Weekend at The Lodge

The Lodge is kicking off the start of the Holiday season with a Steak and Lobster weekend! Who says you have to wait until the holidays to enjoy amazing food and great company! Call up your friends and family and invite them out for dinner the first weeekend of November. We'll have the fireplace roaring and the wine glasses ready all you need to do is provide the company and conversation. Click the image below for the full menu and more details.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Eat Bevo" Tailgate provides fun for everyone!

We may not have won against Texas but we sure had fun at our "Be-Vo-Que" tailgate party Friday night! Check out the photos below from the evening and visit our Facebook page for even more photos!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Golf Hall of Fame Induction a Family Tradition

LINCOLN, Neb. – When Mike Schuchart’s name was called for induction to the Nebraska Golf Association Hall of Fame it wasn’t the first time many in the crowd of 80 family, friends and fellow golf professionals had heard that last name. Both Schuchart’s father and grandfather had earned the distinction previously, a unique family distinction in the state of Nebraska.

Schuchart’s father Bob beemed with pride as he introduced him saying, “induction into this hall of fame is the result of one of three things, playing accomplishments, teaching skill or promotion of the sport. Mike has done all three.” A quick review of Schuchart’s resume verifies that assessment. He was a standout junior player in Nebraska, an all-Big Eight performer at the University of Nebraska and a PGA touring professional with numerous titles to his name including wins over top professionals including a young Tiger Woods.

His teaching resume is equally as impressive. The current PGA professional and Director of Nebraska Golf Academy at Wilderness Ridge Golf course is recognized as the top instructor in Lincoln and one of the best in the state of Nebraska. His record of awards and recognition documents this distinction.

Advancing the sport is a passion of Schuchart’s. He said, “I’m blessed to have the opportunity to teach the sport that I love so much and to share this great game with others.” But golf is not Schuchart’s only passion. He is a devoted family man who ended his professional touring career several years ago to spend time with his wife and young son. He held back his emotions as he praised his father for all that he meant to him growing up.

Despite his numerous golf playing and teaching accomplishments Schuchart remains humble saying, “I remember how proud of my father I was when he was inducted, I never thought I’d be here. ”

Along with his responsibilities as Director of the Nebraska Golf Academy at Wilderness Ridge, Schuchart assistant coach for the University of Nebraska Women’s Golf team.

For more information about Golf at Wilderness Ridge, visit or follow Wilderness Ridge on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Credit Card Update

Dear Wilderness Ridge Members and Guests:

As you know we have become a recent victim of credit card theft. This is an unfortunate and unpredictable situation and we can relate with those of you who have been impacted personally. With the help of a nationally recognized computer forensic team we are continuing to work to identify and prosecute the perpetrators. Until then, we have shifted to a secure over-the-phone credit card processing system. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to correct this setback.

Wilderness Ridge

Friday, September 10, 2010

A message from the Superintendent

If you have played golf this summer you are aware of the challenges that all golf courses faced with the extreme weather in the spring and the blistering heat during the summer. As a result we have used the weather as a learning tool and have been able to better understand what is happening with our grass and soil conditions at Wilderness Ridge. Below is a message from our Golf Course Superintendent, Derek Nicholson in regards to some of the measures that we will be taking to improve playing conditions not only for this year but for the future as well.

We want our membership and guests to be informed about our practices so that everyone understands what will be taking place to make Wilderness Ridge and even better golf experience.

Message from the Superintendent: Coming up from September 21, through September 24th, Wilderness Ridge has decided to subcontract out a cultural practice that I have wanted to do for a very long time. With the help of Dr. Terry Riordan retired professor from UNL, we are going to verti-drain aerify our fairways. Verti-drain aerification basically means deep tine aerifying. Brian Wood from Commercial Turf and Tractor will be coming in with three machines and punching holes in our fairways with solid tines anywhere from 8 to 12 inches deep. The purpose of such aggressive aerification is it creates incredible pore space, and it gives deep avenues for oxygen, roots, and water. We all saw what happened to our fairways this summer when it got extremely hot for a long time; verti-drain aerifying will help this condition. With deeper roots the plants will be able to handle environmental stresses much better. Also, the fairways should be drier. The water from irrigation or rain will go in to the soil down these channels instead of across. It should also help me not have to water fairways as often. All in all it is important for us to do at this time and since they are solid tines you should see minimal disruption while playing.

Now a quick note on fall projects going on the golf course. Seeding, seeding, seeding is our priority right now. We have already aerified our tees and greens so we will overseed throughout the month of September on tees, collars, fairways and the rough. We are also in full swing on sand trap renovations. It seems lately we have just been removing traps, but I do have a written plan detailing work to be done on every trap out here. We have several drainage projects going on and soon we will be into fall fertilization. It has been a tough year weather wise for turf on all golf courses. We are doing things to prevent future problems and I personally am looking forward to the fall season. I missed last years hunting season but I don’t plan on missing this one.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 11th Tribute Day

Join us this Saturday, September 11th as we say thank you to our firefighters, police officers and EMT personnel. Take advantage of these one day specials in the restaurant and golf shop! Please print and present coupons at the time of purchase! Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kitchen competition results in innovative new menu items

To get his staff inspired and excited for the new menu Executive Chef Paul Gregory proposed a little challenge to his team. Create a new dish worthy of the new menu and recieve $100. Not a bad incentive to get those creative juices flowing.

Salmon panzanella salad
"Each staff member has their individual strengths and styles and I wanted to showcase their talent," Chef Gregory said.

Gregory encouraged the staff to create lighter dishes for the late summer menu but allowed them plenty of room to get creative. The use of fresh ingredients, light sauces, and a minimalist approach is evident in each of the three winning dishes.

Alisha Knapp won for her middle eastern seared salmon dish with honey glaze on a bed of cous cous with a yogurt vinaigrette. Karel Polaceck for his ahi tuna and wasabi noodle entree with sauteed vegetables and pickled ginger, and Andrew Baldus claimed his prize for creating a classic salmon panzanella bread salad topped with grape tomatoes, onion, cucumber and red wine vinaigrette.

"I'm very proud of all the staff for their hard work and assistance in creating the new menu. I look forward to getting them all involved in recipe testing for the upcoming winter menu", Gregory said.

To see our full menu visit our website,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This Thursday ONLY $1.00 Golf! you're looking for a reason to get out and play golf this Thursday Wilderness Ridge is offering $1.00 golf for anyone walking our Executive Course! Make a tee time at any time on Thursday August 19th and you will only pay $1.00! Spots are filling up fast so call 434-5106 or log on to to make your reservation.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wilderness Ridge Showcased on Timeless Transport Website

Stone path to wedding island.
Summertime is the height of wedding season and we host many wedding receptions in our grand Yellowstone Ballroom every year. Our rustic log clubhouse with large picture windows and wood floors is a unique venue in Lincoln Nebraska. Another unique setting Wilderness Ridge boasts is our outdoor wedding island. A stone path winds past the Executive Course down to the wedding island where a large tree provides shade from the center of the island.

Timeless Transport was recently at The Lodge for a wedding and you can read about their first experience visiting our Wedding Island Here. The wedding island is available for rent whether or not you hold your reception at The Lodge. We have large locker rooms available which work well for the wedding party to get ready and you can order appetizers and cocktails to be served while you prepare for your big day!
Wilderness Ridge wedding island

If you choose to hold your reception at The Lodge it makes for an easy and convenient for your guests to go from wedding to reception! For more information on our wedding island or to check available dates Call or email Jen Davidson at (402)434-5121.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Dinner Menu Coming Soon!

The NOLA Shrimp
Executive Chef Paul Gregory has been creating and assembling a multitude of new dishes this summer and we are just about ready to bring them to you! On August 16th Wilderness Ridge will introduce our fall menu. The menu design and food selection will be a treat to regulars and newcomers alike. We will be keeping a few Lodge favorites, like the spicy NOLA shrimp, and bringing back a few items that guests enjoyed in the past. I wish I could give you all a few teasers from the menu but you'll just have to wait until August 16th!

Also, we will be announcing our new breakfast menu soon. Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal and I have been drooling over a few of the new options. I will be one of the first people in line to try the new breakfast sandwiches Chef Gregory has been working on!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Congratulations Chris Thomson!

Congratulations to our Head Golf Pro Chris Thomson. Thomson was recently named District Director for District 8 of the PGA of America. District 8 of the PGA of America encompasses the Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska Sections. Chris was elected this July and will serve a term of three years plus an additional year prior to this actual term. This prior year will serve as an opportunity to "shadow" the incumbent District 8 Director, Jeff Smith, PGA from the Iowa Section. The actual three-year term will begin in January of 2012.

The District 8 Director serves as a liason between the District and the National Board of the PGA of America. As the Director 8 Director, Chris Thomson, PGA is also a member of the National Board of the PGA of America.

We hope you will congratulate Chris the next time you stop by the Golf Shop at Wilderness Ridge!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Christmas in July

Wilderness Ridge is celebrating Christmas in July! Take advantage of savings in golf and banquets this month and use the money you save during the holiday season. It's our gift to you!

Become a member no and receive 2 months FREE in 2010!
Any new member joining Wilderness Ridge Golf Club for the rest of 2010 and 2011 will receive November and December FREE! As an additional bonus, if you refer a friend we will give you a $200 credit towards the annual membership fee for each friend that joins. Call 434-5106 or email to sign up today!

Book your 2010 holiday party this July and receive 25% off your room rental fee!
Holiday dates are filling up fast so start planning your event now. Lock in your date and receive 25% off your room rental when you book your holiday party Sunday-Thursday. Call 434-5113 or email to check available dates!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wilderness Ridge is looking for servers and line cooks

Wilderness Ridge is currently hiring for server positions and line cook positions in our restaurant. We are seeking ambitious, friendly servers with experience in a full-service dining establishment. Line cooks must also have previous experience. For more information or to fill out an application please call (402)434-5118 or and Click Here to print the application online. Once you've completed the application simply drop it off at The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge and we will notify you once we have reviewed your application. Wilderness Ridge is just west of 27th and Yankee Hill Road.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fourth of July Savings!

Stop in this Fourth of July Weekend to receive savings on almost everything in the Golf Shop! When you make a purchase on clothing, shoes, jewelry, hats, bags and Wilderness Ridge merchandise you get a chance to pop a balloon for savings from 10% to 50%! Savings do not apply for purchase of clubs.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Planning Events in a Budget Economy

In today's economy, many companies and families are tightening up budgets on meetings and social events. However, having a smaller budget doesn't mean you can't have a memorable event.

Planning a meeting on a budget:
For many businesses the economy means less spending and a keen eye on budgets. This often means cutting company events and downsizing meetings. At Wilderness Ridge we want you to know that you can host a successful event and still stay within budget.

One hassel free way to save at your next meeting is by choosing from one of our meeting planner packages. Our meeting planner packages have pre-selected options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and break-time snacks. The packages are a great choice for all-day meetings and are priced to fit any budget.

The Eagle Club Membership is another great money saving option for business who host multiple events throughout the year. By signing up for this yearly membership you will receive free room rental Monday-Thursday all day and Friday until 4pm. You also recieve free rental on A/V equipment and discounts in the restaurant and golf shop. Call Brandi at (402)434-5114 to find out how your business can start saving today.

If you would like more information on our meetings and events please contact Jayme at (402)434-5113 or email usYou can also log on to for information on all aspects of Wilderness Ridge!

Planning a wedding on a budget:
To keep your wedding budget in check many brides choose to go the "do it yourself" route but nothing beats the experience of a skilled wedding planner. Our sales manager at Wilderness Ridge has planned countless events and knows what's best to make your wedding a success. If you are planning your wedding with a strict budget let our staff know as soon as you start planning and we will do everything we can to accomodate you!

An easy way to save money on your wedding reception is by hosting your wedding on a Friday evening! You can enjoy the same great atmosphere at a reduced cost. Lower food and beverage minimums allow for you and your family to host the event of your dreams while staying within your budget.

Another money saving suggestion is to host your rehearsal dinner and reception at the same location. When you book both your wedding reception and rehearsal dinner at Wilderness Ridge you will recieve a free room rental on your rehearsal dinner. Not only is this a great way to save it also provides your guests a chance to see the reception location so there is no trouble finding the venue on the day of your wedding.

If you would like more information on weddings at Wilderness Ridge please contact Jen Davidson at (402)434-5121 or email us.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Treat dad on Father's Day!

This Father's Day treat dad to a day on the course or a delicious meal in our restaurant. When you come to The Lodge on June 20th and purchase one entree or green fee, dad gets a chance to register to win four tickets to a Kansas City Royals. Each ticket has a $10 loaded value that you can use to purhase food, drinks, or merchandise at the stadium. Tickets are for the Royals vs. the Baltimore Orioles on August 1st at 1:00pm.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June Junior Golf Camp Photos!

This week we are hosting our June Junior Golf Camp! We have just over 30 kids participating and ages range from 5 to 13. The junior golfers are split into three age groups and each group has been working on a new skill each day. On Monday ages 5-8 worked on chipping with Maureen Farrell, ages 9 and 10 worked on their golf grip and swing with Mike Schuchart, and ages 11 and up practiced putting with Head Pro Chris Thomson.

I've been snapping photos each morning and it has been so fun to see the kids getting to know each other and having a chance to learn new skills. Many of the junior golfers could show me a thing or two out on the course! Click Here to see photos from the past two days. I'll be updating the photo album throughout the week so be sure to stop back for more updates! If you'd like me to send you a copy of the photo via email you can reach me at

Also, if your junior golfer wants to get out on the course more often check out our Junior Golf Membership. This three month membership (June, July and August) allows juniors unlimited access to the Championship Course Monday - Thursday as well as unlimited use of our practice facilities! The membership is just $799.00 and will be prorated based on the date of sign-up. Call 434-5106 for more info or to sign your child up!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Photo of the Day

I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of the new baby geese. They aren't exactly welcome visitors to the golf course but they were just too dang cute to pass up!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Breaking away from traditional wedding cake.

Wedding cake has long been a staple at wedding receptions but there are plenty of options out there for the bride looking to do something a little different! Breaking away from traditional wedding cake is a great way to showcase your personality and save some money along the way! Below are a few photos of non-traditional desserts we have had here at The Lodge. If you are planning your wedding at The Lodge and would like to serve a unique dessert be sure to let our Sales Managers know. We'd love to help make your dream come true!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Keep the kids busy this summer!

Wilderness Ridge will now be offering a Junior Summer Membership! Your child can enjoy golf all summer long for a reduced membership fee of $799.00 plus tax. The membership includes unlimited golf on our Championship Course Monday - Thursday and use of our practice facilities. This includes our driving range and the Nebraska Golf Academy. Junior membership is valid for those up to 22 years of age! This is a great way to keep your kids busy all summer long!

Call the Golf Shop at 434-5106 to join today!

Friday, May 28, 2010

News from our Superintendent, Derek Nicholson

Sand trap that will be re-built to prevent water pooling
Wilderness Ridge is a beautiful place to enjoy both as a customer and as an employee. I can't think of a place I would rather be on a daily basis than on our golf course taking in the views I have helped create. Top to bottom I am proud of Wilderness Ridge but it is not without problems. Looking with a critical eye at our golf course reveals that our number one area of concern is our sand traps. Sand traps take an unbelievable amount of labor to maintain and we are trying to keep 91 of them in top shape at all times.

New liner being installed to protect from sand contamination.
The key to a good sand trap is what's under the sand, not what is on top. Traps must have liner under the sand stapled to the subsoil of the bunker. The liner looks like a furnace filter and serves several purposes. It holds sand in place during a rain event and it keeps the subsoil from collecting in the bottom of the trap and contaminating the drain tile. Our traps at Wilderness Ridge were built without liner. After 10 years they now have contaminated drain tile and hold water like a pool every time it rains.
Re-built sand trap on hole 1 of the Champsionship Course

This all leads us to today and what we are doing to fix our sand traps. I put together a sand trap repair plan, identifying the problems and solutions of every trap on the property. Some traps have already been re-built, and some fo the traps we are filling in with soil and sodding them. The others will be re-built and as a group we decided to re-do every trap on 1, 17, and 18. To date we are on hold 17, with hole number one all done. We have finished two traps on 17 and will soon be moving to hole 18 to go.

Our goal is to eventually get through the entire golf course. A plan is in place and thankfully the resources have been approved to get the job done. It's quite a challenge thinking of how far we hae to go but every tiem we complete a bunker, the way we look at it, it is one less trap we have to pump out and push sand every time it rains. I hope our members and the rest of our patroms understand where we are going concerning out traps and continue to enjoy everything Wilderness Ridge has to offer.

Derek Nicholson
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A thank you from our Sandals trip winners!

I wanted to post this great photo of Jim and Cec Kelley, the lucky winners of our "Sea Food and Seaview" promotion with KFOR. The couple won a great trip to the Grand Bahamian Sandals resort along with a romantic dinner provided by Wilderness Ridge. We received a very thoughtful thank you from the couple this week and they enjoyed both the meal and the trip!
So glad we could be a part of their fun memories!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Partly sunny and 73 Degrees!! Finally it feels like golfing weather again. Sadly it doesn't look like it's going to last long with chances of rain this weekend. So grab your clubs, take a personal day at work and get on the course! It's is gorgeous out there and the course looks great.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sign up for Savings!!

Be sure to sign up for our E-Club this week! We will be emailing out two new specials next week for golf and for dining. Log on to and click on "Join our E-Club" on the right hand side. You'll receive monthly emails about new features, golf promotions and savings throughout Wilderness Ridge. If at any time you'd like to opt out of the emails just unsubscribe.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Come on Summer!!

With all this cold, rainy weather lately it's difficult to get out on the course. Fortunately the Nebraska Golf Academy is open and provides a warm and dry place to practice your swing! With indoor hitting bays and an indoor green you can keep your game sharp without facing the elements. Call the Golf Shop to reserve your bay at 434-5106. Each bay can be reserved for a one hour period and the Academy is open from 8am to 7pm.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pelini Foundation Tees Off for Charity at Wilderness Ridge

May 3, 2010
Contact: Mark McDonald 309-0721

Lincoln, NE - What do you get when you host a golf tournament with Ndamukong Suh, Larry the Cable Guy, Doc Sadler and over a dozen former Husker football stars and coaches? A lot of errant tee shots on one hand, but on the other, the opportunity to raise over $100,000 for Nebraska charities.

Bo Pelini with Wilderness Ridge Head Pro Chris Thomson
On a sun-drenched afternoon, the Bo Pelini Foundation, led by its namesake, hosted the inaugural Bo Pelini Celebrity Golf Tournament at Wilderness Ridge Golf course in Lincoln on May 3. To the delight of all concerned, the event raised between $125,000.00 for the Bo Pelini Foundation.

Connie Jamrog, the foundation’s executive director, said all of the money raised by event will stay in Nebraska to help Nebraskans in need.

“Support for this year’s event has been amazing,” Jamrog said. “Bruce Berres and his team at Wilderness Ridge went out of their way to make this event a success.”

“Our corporate donors really stepped up this year even in these tough economic times,” added Jeff Jamrog, Asst. Athletic Director for Football Operations for the Huskers and Connie Jamrog’s husband.

The event was sold out, and sponsors donated $2,500 each to the foundation. Recent Nebraska football stars Suh, Barrett Ruud, Phillip Dillard and Joe Ganz were on hand, along with legends including Tommie Frazier, Johnny Rodgers, and Rich Glover.

The event started with lunch in The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge’s Yellowstone room, followed by a shotgun start. There was a silent auction during the day and after the golf tournament, the players were treated to a steak dinner at the Lodge and live auction featuring a large array of Nebraska Athletics’ items, among numerous other prizes.

Celebrity guest Larry the Cable Guy
Foursomes were paired with a former football standout, coach or celebrity. The event followed a shamble tournament format, where every golfer drives and the team uses the best one and plays the rest of the hole on their own. Many of the former Huskers looked a lot less comfortable with a golf club in their hand than they did in a full set of football pads, which contributed to most of the teams being on the course for six hours.

Pelini got the tournament started by thanking all of the contributors and volunteers. He challenged everyone to an ugliest swing contest, chiding defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders: “Most of you don’t have a chance at winning that one. I’ve seen Marvin Sanders swing and nobody has a swing that ugly.”

Connie Jamrog said the Bo Pelini Foundation committee, which consists primarily of the wives of Nebraska football coaches, has worked hard to prepare for this event, the second major fund-raiser for the foundation. The first is Football 101, an introduction to Nebraska Football primarily designed for women. She also praised the Wilderness Ridge Staff and volunteers.

Kristen Stark and her sons Philip, 15, and Benjamin, 12, were among the 30 Wilderness Ridge members who volunteered their time to ensure the event was a success.

“My kids like to help out and this was a good opportunity for them to contribute,” said Stark.

It appears the event has a permanent home at Wilderness Ridge Golf course.

“It’s hard to beat the level of support we’ve received here.,” Connie Jamrog said. “We look forward to doing this again next year.”

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Update your spring golf style!

We just got a new shipment of merchandise in the golf shop this week and there are some great new summer styles. Many of the options are also designed for comfort with soft and stretchy fabrics. Some of the new items include Greg Norman, Fairway & Green, and Cutter & Buck. See a few of the options below. If you're interested in purchasing log on to to shop online or come in to the store to make your purchases.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Military Child Golf Clinic Photos!

Saturday April 24th Wilderness Ridge hosted a free golf clinic for children of military families. April is the month of the military child and Wilderness Ridge was excited to be able to give back to our families that serve! Check out photos from the event below!

For more photos check out our Facebook page....and don't forget to become a fan of Wilderness Ridge!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend at The Fantasy Wedding Show

Wilderness Ridge spent this Sunday at The Fantasy Wedding Show in downtown Lincoln. The wedding show was put together by A Sound Impression owner Cali Hlavac and was held at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Twenty-six vendors were available for new brides to browse their booths and ask questions.

Our booth featured items from many of the vendors we work with on a regualar basis including Petal Creations, AAA Rentals, Purple Sky Photography, and Shane & Sunny Photography. The booth had plenty of photographs so brides-to-be could visualize what a wedding at The Lodge would look like.

Chef Lane Rosenberry made hand-dipped chocolate truffle lollipops for guests to sample as the stopped to get more information. The truffles were a HUGE hit and many people stopped by a second time to get more! We think the lollipops would look absolutely adorable on a cake table or placed as individual favors for guests.

The wedding show went really well and was a great warm-up event for future wedding shows! I think Jen and I have perfected out table set-up and tear-down planning. :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

50% off golf Monday, April 26th!

Don't miss out on discounted green fees on the Championship Course at Wilderness Ridge. If you make a tee time on Monday, April 26th you will receive your green fee for 1/2 price! Tee times can be made from 8am - 7pm but this special is ONE DAY ONLY!

Call (402)434-5106 to make your reservation or log on to to make an online tee time.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Summer Junior Golf League

Get your kids golfing this year by signing them up for the 2010 Summer Junior Golf League! Junior League includes eight 30 minute group golf lessons with a PGA Professional and seven 9-hole league rounds of golf. Sessions with begin June 21st and will be held each Tuesday.

If you would like to sign up your child log on to or stop by the golf shop to pick up a registration form. Space is limited so don't wait around!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zaca Mesa Wine Dinner

Friday night, The Lodge hosted a wine dinner for thirty guests. This was the first wine dinner we have offered in nearly a year and it was a night our guests are sure to remember. Those in attendance enjoyed a five course meal including Mussels, Cornish Hens, Mushroom Risotto Croquettes, Lemon Marinated Lamb and Point Reyes Bleu Cheese with Apricot Ginger Chutney. Executive Chef Lane Rosenberry perfectly complemented each course on his menu with a specific wine. The five Zaca Mesa wines offered were: Viognier, Roussane, Z Cuvee, Syrah and Late Harvest Viognier. Mike Ramsey traveled across the country to be the special guest speaker from Zaca Mesa. Mike and Lane visited each table throughout the evening and answered guest’s questions and further educated them on the vintages offered. The crowds favorite wine were the Roussane and Syrah; guests even ordered entire cases of wine to enjoy at home! This was the first wine dinner our new Beverage Manager, Jana Williams has hosted. Following this success, we are planning a beer dinner with featured beers from around the world and complementing finger food on the restaurant patio this June. For more information, call (402) 434- 5123 or e-mail

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Golf Shop Talk

Every day we seem to get one step closer to golf weather! There are some great things happening now at Wilderness Ridge and we hope you can be a part of it! The calendar of events has now been rolled out for members outlining fun events for Men, Women, Couples and kids. There are member bulletin boards in both locker rooms as well as the CafĂ© that will outline all the upcoming events. For the month of April we are planning a fun 9-Hole Men’s night event called a “One Man Scramble”. Basically it is a scramble format with yourself! Following the event participants can take part in a fun Taco and beer dinner. In May we will follow that up with a 3 Club Challenge on May 19th. For non-members, the Professional Staff will be hosting a free golf clinic for children of parents serving in the Military. Governor Dave Heineman will be signing a proclamation on April 8th declaring April as the month of the military child. Wilderness Ridge is excited to be able to give back to our community and to the men and women that keep us safe.

Beginning in May the member match play event will begin as well as the regular Thursday night league. Sign up’s are steadily coming in to the shop. In addition to the match play, our first couple’s night will be held on Friday, May 14th. This is a fun 9 hole event followed by dinner on the deck. There will be at least one couple's event per month and in July there are two. The final couple’s event will be a glow “night” golf scramble in August on the Executive Course. And finally in May we are trying to start a ladies 9-hole social golf night for members. This is a fun night for ladies to play in a non-competitive game of golf and gather following the round. A few tee times will be held each week for those wishing to participate. There is no cost to participate for our lady members.

The complete calendar of events has been e-mailed to all members and any updates to the schedule will be passed on through the e-mail.

Chris Thomson, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April is the month of the military child

Check out the events going on at Wilderness Ridge this month!

Log on to for more information or to register your child!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Items in the Golf Shop

Maureen has just received all the spring golf items. There are lots of great spring/summer colors and light weight fabrics to keep you cool and dry as the weather heats up. We just added an online Golf Shop to our website so now you can order online! Choose to pick up the item in the store or have it mailed directly to you. However, there are lots of great items in the Golf Shop that didn't make it online so be sure to browse the racks the next time your walking through to head out on the course!

Here is a little sampling of new spring items!