Thornridge is a two-level layout and named after the thorn trees found throughout the course. Five holes lie on the lower level, on on the upper level and four holes are bi-level. A winding creek crosses four fairways. The creek is overgrown with wildflowers and long grass. Some of the rough is seeded, but much of it has been left natural. The midsize greens are full and smooth. Difficult blind shots are found on the bi-level holes. The 5th and 9th fairways each run to ledges 210 yards out. From the ledge, there is a 15 foot drop to a continued narrow fairway below. You must decide whether to lay up or hit long and risk losing your ball if you miss the lower fairway. Thornridge is one of the best nine hole layouts in Nebraska.