A semi-protected 18-hole championship golf course that meanders through the pines on the edge of the canyon rim, The Pines Course features five sets of tees ranging from 5345 to 7403 yards. The prevailing prairie winds are blocked by the western wall of the canyon and trees, making the warming sun and the canyon views stunningly beautiful. The result is a silent reverie for the golfer. But you will snap to your senses after hearing the first echoing crack of your golf ball against the unmoving trunk of a ponderosa pine. Trouble will find you here. Pull yourself together after the third hole windmill pump and get a long cool drink. Your head now cleared by the largest underwater aquifer in the world, the Ogallala, you should now thread the pines like a pro, and end in full stride on classic risk/reward par 5 finishing hole with the clubhouse in the background.