BEATRICE, NEB. - A southeast Nebraska golf course is welcoming an influx of new members for the 2024 season. 

Hidden Acres golf course on the west side of Beatrice has seen an uptick in sign ups for memberships, especially first timers. The course has brought in members from surrounding towns like Firth and Fairbury. 

Pro shop manager Kris Sheppard says a generous first year deal helps the cause.

"We've been getting a few new members from the surrounding areas," Sheppard said. "With the deal with new memberships, you save 40% on your membership, which can be $300-$400... Playing that much for that price, it looks good to a lot of people."

Hidden Acres has also upgraded their tee box yardage signs and invested in a new seeder ahead of the summer season. 

"They [signs] are a bit easier to read, they better tell you where you're at because their are a few spots on the course where it gets a little criss crossed," Sheppard said. "The other thing we did is get a new seeder, we're laying down a lot of seed in the fairways and tee boxes, so we'll see a lot of nice, new, green grass with the warm weather coming."