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Firethorn Golf Club

Firethorn Golf Club is regarded as one of the real jewels in golf.  The concept for Firethorn began in the mid-to-late 1970s.  Land was acquired to begin the development which was to include a housing component.  In 1982, Dick Youngscap, the driving force behind Firethorn, persuaded Pete Dye, a world renowned golf course architect, to visit the site.  Pete fell in love with the topography and agreed to be the course architect provided Dick could secure a critical tract of land that became holes #16, #17 and #18.  The land was purchased and construction began.  The wonderful golf course that resulted has received national acclaim.



Firethorn has been the venue for many local, state and national championships.  On the national level, Firethorn has hosted several  national championship events.  In 1996 the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship was held by Firethorn.  In 2002, Firethorn was the site for the Women’s Trans-National Championship.  In 2006 Firethorn hosted the Men’s Division III National Championships.

Firethorn Golf Course is one of the premier golf experiences in the Mid-west.  For more information please click on the “Golf” link at the top of the page and you will be connected to Firethorn’s Web site.

FT Development

FT Development Company, Inc. was formed in 2006 to manage the development activities within the Firethorn community.  The first phase of development encompasses 20 residential lots tucked into the closing holes of Firethorn’s West-9.  These lots provide a buyer a unique opportunity to become part of the Firethorn community.


In the near future, eight townhome lots will be developed near the clubhouse.  Additionally, three new single-family residential lots are available in the original Firethorn addition.  These lots are consistent in size with those already in Firethorn.

The new development provides a unique opportunity to become part of Lincoln’s Premier Residential Experience.
07/28/2012
Golf Membership Specials for Buyers

Please contact Mark Wible (402.488.6467 x-104 or via e-mail (through this website)) to discuss new golf membership specials for any purchaser of a FT Development owned lot.

07/10/2009
Firethorn's Driving Range is Open

Firethorn's driving range is open. The range has opened to rave reviews and we feel it is one of the best in the Midwest.

07/09/2009
West-9 Returns to Form

Firethorn's West-9 is complete. The course is open for play.

Views of the golf holes are spectacular. We've even stocked the pond and golf members AND home owners are welcome to fish in the late evenings.

09/10/2007
Firethorn's Schools are some of the Best in the City

Firethorn's school districts are finalized. Students will be assigned to the following schools:

- Elementary = Pyrtle

- Middle School = Lux

- High School = East

We are pleased to be in these school boundaries as all are considered very fine schools.

08/23/2007
'The Early Years' Video is Now Available

Thanks to Perry Dye we now have the original Pete Dye video of Firethorn available on the Firethorn Golf Club website. Click on the link below to download the video.

"The Early Years"