Bringing Sports Tourism to North Platte Through Golf


(North Platte, Nebraska, 05/14/2024) On May 21st and 22nd, the best of Nebraska High School Class D boys’ golfers will unite in North Platte for the NSAA State Championship Golf Tournament. The two-day event is expected to draw 90-105 golfers from across the state to the Lake Maloney Golf Course. Tee times will begin from holes 1 and 10 at 9:00am on Tuesday, May 21st.

Just under 100 competitors participated in the championship tournaments in 2021 and 2022. Class D, which is comprised of the smallest schools with boys’ golf programs, many located in out-state Nebraska, traditionally travels very well. Many fans, friends and family make the trip to North Platte to watch the competition. Based on a formula provided by the National Association of Sports Commissions, the participants and their followers account for an estimated $40,000 in direct travel spending in North Platte each year.

Lisa Burke, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau said, “This tournament kicks off at the perfect time of year, when the peak summer travel season is just beginning. Attracting hundreds of additional visitors to our community, for two or three days in May, benefits our retail shops, service stations, restaurants, and lodging. The money the visitors spend is spent a number of times throughout North Platte, benefiting the entire community.”

This year’s event wouldn’t be possible without the help of our sponsors: Wilkinson Companies – Best Western Plus & Holiday Inn Express, Pepsi, Mike Sides with Clear Frontier, NebraskaLand National Bank, Birdwood Beef, Northwestern Energy, Hild Propane, Premier Toyota, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Equitable Bank, Farm Bureau Financial – Jay Engel, Sandhills Physical Therapy, Tru by Hilton, Lindemeier Law Office, Gateway Realty, La Quinta, Hershey State Bank, Edward Jones, Professional Financial Advisors, Title Services of the Plains, NP Party Bus, and Farm Credit Services of America.

Additionally, Visit North Platte and Lake Maloney Golf Course will be hosting the NSAA Class C Girls State Golf Championship Tournament in October of 2024, 2025, and 2026.

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