The word Tatanka is a Dakota word that translates to buffalo, and the great buffalo will forever remain a part of the historic culture in northeast Nebraska. The Santee Sioux Nation plans for Tatanka to become synonymous with great golf there as well.
Golf course designer Paul Albanese has designed and is developing the new Tatanka Golf Club, which is scheduled to open in 2015. Seeding of the course was recently completed. “This is easily one of the nicest pieces of property I have ever been involved with, and it has been incredibly interesting,” Albanese said regarding the land that features bold movements of rolling hills and ridges with views that stretch for more than 30-40 miles.
Ron Whitten, architecture editor for Golf Digest, described it as “Nebraska’s Sandhills with trees,” as he included it among a group of sneak peaks in his listing of Best New Courses in 2014.