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Mayor's Department
Citizen Information Center Division
2000 Media Release


February 1, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831

Highlands Public Golf Course Named To Elite National List

The Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln has been named one of America's 30 best municipal golf courses by the national magazine "Golfweek's SuperintendentNEWS." Highlands, which opened in 1993, is the newest of the city's five public golf courses. It was the only course in the Midwest to be named to the list.

"It is a real honor for our Highlands course to be included on this prestigious list," said Jim Morgan, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Director. "This is a credit to our golf course staff, our Golf Professionals and the tremendous volunteer leadership in our Municipal Golf Program."

The magazine's list includes such well known courses as Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California; Papago in Phoenix, Arizona; the West Palm Beach Municipal Country Club in Florida; and the Brown Deer Course in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Morgan said the Highlands probably has the lowest fees of any course on the list.

"Lincoln golfers are very fortunate to have a course of this caliber in the city and to be able to enjoy it at such reasonable prices," Morgan said.

Lincoln's golf program was also recognized nationally in 1996 when "Golf Digest Magazine" listed three of the city's municipal courses (Highlands, Holmes and Pioneers) in its list of the top ten public golf courses in Nebraska.

(Media: Please note correct spelling and spacing of magazine name - Golfweek's SuperintendentNEWS.)

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