The following is a press release from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development:
LINCOLN, NEB. (July 12, 2011) — Nebraskans know their state is home to great golf courses. The Golf Nebraska campaign is taking that message beyond the state's boundaries to attract more golfers from around the region to play — and stay — in Nebraska.
It's a project of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development's Travel and Tourism Division.
“Nebraska is among “Golf Digest's” top 10 golf states,” said Christian Hornbaker, director of the Travel and Tourism Division. “And golf is already a $260 million business in Nebraska. We want to grow that part of our state's economy by attracting more visitors to play our outstanding and affordable public and semiprivate courses.”
Television commercials and website advertising are targeting golfers in surrounding states, encouraging them to “Get Driving” to Nebraska for a golf vacation.
The campaign also includes emails sent to golfers throughout the region and an expanded webpage at VisitNebraska.gov/golf. A mobile webpage includes a list of courses and possible trip itineraries at VisitNebraska.gov/golfers.
Social media sites also offer golfers new ways to learn about Nebraska golf courses and engage other golfers. Http://GolfNebraskaBlog.com provides course reviews through the eyes of avid golfers who share their impressions of the courses they play and the people they meet. Blog postings with photos and videos will be added throughout the summer.
The GolfNebraska Facebook page is a place to connect with golfers who play Nebraska courses or want to travel to Nebraska for a golf getaway. Visitors will find news, photos and videos about Nebraska golf at facebook.com/GolfNebraska.
Anyone who plays Nebraska courses or is considering a golf trip to the state is welcome to share their thoughts, experiences and questions about golf in Nebraska.
Nebraska has more than 200 public and semiprivate golf courses. Several have been recognized by national golf publications for their design, scenery and value.