Ager Golf Course Wins 2018 Facility of the Year

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) of Nebraska has recognized Lincoln’s Ager Golf Course as the 2018 Facility of the Year.  Ager is the first municipal golf course to win the award.  The course at 3761 Normal Blvd. is open to all golfers with a focus on the junior and beginning golfer by offering affordable programs including PGA-instructed classes.

Joe Canny from the Ager Golf Course receive the 2018 Nebraska PGA Facility of the Year award on March 11, 2019. Pictured is Joe Canny, PGA Professional and Player Development for Lincoln City Golf.


“Ager Golf Course is truly a community golf course providing all residents of any skill level the opportunity to learn and play,” said Joe Canny, Lincoln City Golf Player Development Supervisor.  “We have programs for all ages but specialize in great instructional camps for the young golfers of Lincoln.  If you haven’t been to Ager in a while, we’d love to have you visit and check out our fun clubhouse, fantastic course conditions and first class golf instruction.”


The PGA’s criteria for the award include innovative approaches to the golf industry’s changing landscape, promotion and growth of the game, customer service, service to the PGA, recognition by local PGA members as an outstanding facility, and involvement in local charitable organizations.


Ager Golf Course offers fun camps and golf leagues for youth with skills at any level. Camps are designed to help give young golfers the skills to start and move their game forward in an fun and engaging atmosphere. No prior experience or golf clubs needed. Most camps includes group lesson, Kids on Course membership, t-shirt and a gift.

“Located in the heart of Lincoln, Joe and his team are providing exceptional golf experiences for those 7 to 77,” said David Honnens, Nebraska PGA Director. “Their mantra of providing a great, affordable golf experience not only is appealing to those who have never taken up the game, but an opportunity retain customers through their award winning programs.”


The nine-hole, par 3 course serves more than 1,000 young athletes in leagues and youth camps.  Through its partnerships in the community, Ager staff provides instruction to thousands at the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln, YMCAs of Lincoln, City Recreation Centers, Sticks for Kids and more.

When Ager Golf Course opened in 1965 it was one of the first golf courses in the nation that ran as a junior golf facility. This photo is of a tournament at Ager in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of Jim Ager Golf Course.


The Nebraska Section PGA is a not-for-profit organization comprised of about 249 PGA Members and 22 Associates who strive to promote the enjoyment and growth of golf. The Nebraska Section PGA encompasses Nebraska, the western fifth of Iowa and a small portion of South Dakota including Dakota Dunes and Yankton.

For more information about the Ager Golf Course including their youth programming, visit or call 402-441-8963.