About The Course
Known for always being in top condition, Eldorado Hills has a great mixture of eight traditional golf holes blended with ten new links style holes to give our golfers a variety of shots to play. We have one of the longest par 5 holes in the state, measuring over 650 yards from the tips. Two lakes, picturesque native grass, large bent grass greens and plenty of length.
Eldorado Hills offers scenic beauty as well as a formidable challenge for golfers of all abilities. Built in 1987, Eldorado Hills 18 hole Championship Semi-Private Course with daily green fees or memberships also available. Wednesday and Thursday night Men’s Leagues, with Tuesday night Women’s League, and a very successful junior golf program.
- Known as being the best place in Norfolk for Junior Golfers.
- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
- Women’s League-Tuesday Nights
- Men’s League-Wednesday & Thursday Nights
- GOLF COURSE DOES NOT CLOSE ON LEAGUE NIGHTS
- 18 hole Championship semi-private beautifully manicured golf course located in Northwest Section of Norfolk, Nebraska
- Scenic Views with elevated tee boxes
The Story of Eldorado Hills
In the mid 80s, Bob and Pat Hupp had a vision of creating a golf course and housing development in Northwest Norfolk. In the spring of 1986 they moved forward on that vision. Bob hired his first employee Kevin Bruening to be his golf course superintendent. Together with many other companies they moved dirt and built fairways and greens. In July 1987 the first 9 holes were open and the lower section of the clubhouse was finished and they opened for business. For the next year they operated out of the lower level of the clubhouse while the rest was being constructed. In the fall of 1988 the entire clubhouse was complete and opened for business. Many neighbors and members could be found up at the clubhouse nightly and many long lasting friendships were made. Eldorado Hills was turning into the local “Cheers” style bar. As membership grew and most of the lot’s being sold and built on, it was time to expand. In early 1992 Bob and Pat started to develop the North side of the property with another 9 holes and they formed an investment group to help develop the new housing development. In 1993 the next 9 holes were open, the hole layout was changed to make for a better flow and a lake was made on hole #6. Over the years a strong junior golf program was established and several state champion golfers began their careers at Eldorado Hills.
In 1998 Bob and Pat sold the golf course to Rick Waddington and Mark & Joy Mooberry. Mark was the PGA pro as well as ran the day to day operations. Over the years as golf really became popular, membership continued to grow and they carried on Bob and Pat’s vision. They operated the course for 15 years and around 2010 they decided it was time to sell the operations. The economy wasn’t in the best shape and there weren’t a lot of investment groups out looking to buy up golf courses so they continued on operating the business while trying to sell.
In January 2013 the board of Eldorado Hills started the process of getting all the homeowners around Eldorado Hills and its members to purchase the golf course. Eldorado Hills Community Association was formed and the next 10 months were spent talking to homeowners and members about purchasing the golf course and clubhouse. The board enlisted the help of another 20 homeowners to help collect money from everyone and when all the money was collected the group was about $200,000 short of their goal. Some homeowners and a member stepped up and gave additional money to make up half of that short fall. The board then went to the business community and sold advertising space and in the end that is what made up the rest of the money needed to purchase the golf course. On December 3rd 2013 Eldorado Hills was purchased and is now owned by the homeowner/members known as Eldorado Hills Community Association. Dave Johnson, PGA Pro, began leasing from the Homeowner’s to turn all this effort into a further successful golf course. Be sure to thank and support these businesses as in the end they were a vital piece of the puzzle to make this dream come true.