Matt Wollum is the current General Manager. Matt will oversee all operations of River Wilds Golf Club. Wollum graduated from Dana College, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management. Matt is currently in his 4th year as General Manager.
Ryan Walpole is the golf course Superintendent at River Wilds Golf Club. Ryan graduated from SETI in 1998 with a degree in Turf Grass Management and Horticulture. Ryan began his career with Golf LLC, where he became the Grow-In Superintendent at Iron Horse Golf Course, in Ashland,NE.
For the past two years, Ryan has been the superintendent at Fox Run Golf Course. Ryan will strive to provide players at River Wilds with a challenging yet fun environment for all levels of golfers.
River Wilds practice range is one of best in area with the following facilities:
- Natural turf tee stations
- Sand bunker
- Chipping green
- Putting green
The grass tee stations are rotated daily to give golfers near-perfect practice conditions every day. The practice range has everything the beginner needs to learn the game and the accomplished golfer needs to fine-tune his/her game.
The range is open daily from 7AM to dark.
The River Wilds Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course located north of Blair on Hwy 75. Open to the public, activities include league play, junior golf programs, an open tournament schedule, golf instruction, and group / corporate golf outings. Our facilities include a driving range, putting greens and a newly remodeled clubhouse with a fully supplied Pro Shop and Bar and Grill.
The golf course operated by the River Wilds Golf Club was constructed in 1944 as a 9-hole course on land which, at that time, was adjacent to the Blair Airport (in fact the course wrapped around one end of the runway). For more than half a century the course was owned and operated by the Blair Golf Club as a private members-only golf course. In the mid 90`s the airport was relocated south of town, and in 1998 the Blair Golf Club began construction to expand the course to 18 holes (9 new holes were built and two were altered). The expanded course opened in July of 1999, and continued to operate under the ownership of the Blair Golf Club through the 2000 season.
In early spring of 2001 the golf course was purchased by Perfect Drive LLC. Perfect Drive LLC opened the course in April of 2001 as a fully public golf course, under the name River Wilds Golf Club. The name "River Wilds" was chosen to reflect both the location of the course on the edge of the Missouri River Valley, as well as the spirit of Blair as a river city. The new ownership made many improvements in 2001, including adding cart paths, new bridges, and completely remodeling the clubhouse. We are committed to providing a quality golf environment to the Eastern Nebraska / Western Iowa area for many years to come.