Landmand Golf Club - Homer, NE
No Laying Up | NLU Film Room: Landmand Golf Club
Tron and Rob Collins, Architect of famed Sweetens Cove, break down Rob's newest course - Landmand Golf Club in Homer Nebraska.
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In 2017, the names Tad King and Rob Collins burst into the brains of course connoisseurs everywhere. In August of that year, word began to spread about what their King-Collins firm had accomplished with a redesigned nine-hole layout in rural Tennessee called Sweetens Cove. Eager to prove they were no one-hit wonder, King-Collins opened its first 18-hole creation in September, Landmand Golf Club in Nebraska. Mission accomplished. Landmand is already so acclaimed for being so distinctive, King and Collins are guaranteed to lose their anonymity forever.
Golfweek | 'Put the pedal down and go for it': King-Collins' Landmand Golf Club opens in Nebraska
Big and bold – good words to live by. Interesting, different, unlikely. All attributes ascribed to artists, authors, chefs, actors … really anyone who can grab attention and hold it.
Even golf course architects.
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Landmand Golf Club was quite unlike anything Ralston had seen before. Numerous architects would likely have said a course couldn’t be built on such massive slopes, but Collins and King saw the potential especially after discovering the soil underfoot was a soft, sandy, almost damp glacial till that didn’t crumble but would yield to Caterpillar D8 bulldozers and on which 007 creeping bentgrass (greens) and bluegrass/ryegrass (fairways) would thrive. Ralston was hugely impressed and eager for Collins and King to see his site in West Texas.
LINKS Magazine | First Peek: Landmand Golf Club
Ever since the acclaimed opening of Sweetens Cove in Tennessee—the 9-hole debut from architects Tad King and Rob Collins—the golf world has felt a sense of anticipation waiting for the team’s first 18-hole layout.
After getting the nod from the Andersen family in 2019 to create a public course on a 500-plus-acre plot of prairie land in Homer, Neb., King-Collins’s dream is preparing to be realized: Landmand (Danish for “farmer”) is set to open late this summer.
Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 24, ft. Rob Collins
Landmand Golf Club in northeast Nebraska, just across the Missouri River from Sioux City, is one of the largest and most expansive golf courses ever built, with the largest total square footage of greens of any course in the U.S. That it was designed by Rob Collins and Tad King, creators or the equally audacious though much smaller Sweetens Cove outside Chattanooga, should come as no surprise–both courses (Landmand is their first 18-hole course) are courageous pieces of architecture that push the boundaries of the genre.
A Return to the Loess Hills of Nebraska
Tom Morris, the first great golf course architect, was known to spend a single day on a new site. The property would be walked, the course routed and staked – and the next morning Morris would be on a boat or horse-drawn carriage back to St. Andrews, presumably with his £5 fee in his waistcoat pocket. With this expedient and efficient method, the great man created or redesigned memorable places such as Askernish, Anstruther, Cullen, Cruden Bay, Tain and Machrihanish. Even for just a single day of work, his design fee was a bargain.
A New American Links Classic of Epic Proportions
By now, many have heard about & seen the impressive images from the recently opened Landmand GC in the Loess Hills of Homer, Nebraska. Landmand (pronounced “Lanman”), Danish for Farmer, is owned by the Andersen farming family. Will Andersen, the 4th generation of his farming family & a talented amateur golfer, had the vision to develop the course on land that was no longer used to raise crops. Several years ago, after an enthusiastic visit from the talented duo of Rob Collins & Tad King, Will hired King-Collins to design the inland links style course on this rugged site featuring close to 200′ in elevation changes from the high to low points.
Talkin Golf Podcast | Landmand: Building the Legend
For episode #91 we welcome back golf course architect, Rob Collins to share the story of his latest creation, Landmand. You are about to get an insiders glimpse into how every hole at Landmand took shape.
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The Cornhusker State has become a hotbed for golf courses in recent years as architects take advantage of one of the largest sand dunes formations in the world – about 20,000 square miles of dunes in all.
This year, Tad King and Rob Collins – founders of King Collins Golf and the architects behind the extremely popular Sweetens Cove in Tennessee – have the chance to show off what they have done on a patch of dunes in the northeastern corner of the state just across the border from Sioux City, Iowa. The public-access Landmand Golf Club – Landmand is Danish for farmer – is slated to open mid-year.
Landmand GC: How It Started
A preview for The Fried Egg's upcoming documentary film on the building of Landmand GC, the first 18-hole design by King-Collins Golf. In this preview, The Fried Egg tells the story of how the Anderson family found Tad King and Rob Collins and shows the breaking-ground moment at the site in Homer, Nebraska.
Made by a Farmer, by Ben Vigil
The Andersen family from Dakota City has combined their two pursuits to create a golf experience unlike any other. Landmand Golf Club is the newest golf venture in the state, and it will bring breathtaking views and 18 holes of pure golf.
New golf course advisory: Landmand Golf Club in Nebraska to be designed by King-Collins Golf
Duo responsible for Sweetens Cove have announced their first confirmed 18-hole commission.
TGJ | Landmand - Stepping Out Over the Line
When it opens for public play (currently set for mid-2022), Landmand will confront players with views, shots and decisions that they have never faced before....Even to the layman, features leap off the land and reveal a golf course with potential to storm its way into the world’s elite.