Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The course was built by local businessmen and area farmers. Built on 44 acres, the course, clubhouse and parking lot were completed in time for a June 1969 opening.

Managed by Al and Wendy Kruse and their son, Travis, the club has 155 members this year.

Al and Wendy Kruse have been club managers since 1992.

Al Kruse believes he knows why the club remains successful 50 years after it was built.

“A lot of our local people in Colesburg support it very well,” he said. “And we get support from other area towns as well. We are like one big family here. I used to play softball with a lot of these guys years ago. When we all quit softball, we stayed together by coming to the golf course.”

The club hosts leagues on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The club also offers Tuesday night tournaments and a golf outing on Friday evenings. Saturday and Sunday are for club events. The club has a lunch special each day.

The upstairs of the clubhouse is open Friday nights in the winter and each Sunday morning for breakfast. It is also available for receptions and parties.

Al Kruse credits the members for the success of the course.

“Fifty years is a big deal,” Al Kruse said. “I just can’t say enough about our members. That’s what it’s all about. The members deserve all the credit for this.”

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