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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6833 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.8

Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Patrick Wyss (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.0
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 18
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

One of the best in the Black Hills

Hart Ranch is a well manicured, interesting but enjoyable layout in a valley right outside of Rapid City and not far from Mt Rushmore. The course has a mix of very playable, straightforward holes and a couple of extremely challenging holes that require well struck shots and well timed fortune in order to avoid big numbers. The greens are as smooth and pure as anywhere in the state and there are some incredible views as well. If you are playing in the Black Hills area it is as good as any course out there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic greens!

Just played this course in Sept. 2018 for the first time. I booked it while traveling with family - snuck in a round while they slept in!

I had to rent clubs and buy balls etc and the prices were fair. The clubs were new Rogue irons/woods - which was nice. The gentleman also put a stiff driver in the bag at my request. The carts had good NAV on them and were in good condition. The overall course was really fun to play. The fairways, rough, bunkers were all in good condition. The best part of the course was the greens! They were in perfect condition - they were probably running around 9 or so that day.

I would give a 5 star rating but for two things:
1. We never saw a cart girl - would have liked a bloody mary.
2. I paid about $125 all-in with golf, cart, club rental, and a sleeve of balls. Don't ask me to buy a bag of tees after all that! Seriously - I have not bought a tee in 20 years.
Thanks - play this course if you get a chance.
PS - was directed to your course via Billy my tour driver the previous day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
South Dakota Advisor
Previously Played

Privately Owned Club that you need to play.

Top notch privately owned and operated course open to the public. This course is just over 6800 yards and has to be experienced walking. Just watch out for snakes and rattle snakes. Seriously if your balls goes in to the deep. Best just to leave it and play a drop not worth the potential scare or bit. The course sits nicely with in the valley before the foot hills. The front nine has a great spread out layout with plenty of room to play a variety of tee shots. Once you round the corner the back nine tends to tighten down and play a little more strategic to your tee and approach shots. The course tends to dry out quickly in the heat of the summer. July and August the course is best played in the early morning. The practice facilities within the course are great and provide realistic greens and chipping centers that are comparable to the on course features. They also have an indoor simulator to practice your game in the rainy days and snowy days in South Dakota.

The off course amenities are good. The proshop is always well stocked with knowledgeable staff. The bar is decent but has a limited food selection. This course is a must experience and play course for your next Black Hills trip. Just stay out of the tall grass.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/30/2018

Thanks so much for your review of our Golf Course. We appreciate open and honest feed back. If you have any additional suggestions or comments you didn't mention in your review please feel free to email me at brett@hartranch.com. Thank you and come see us again!

Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great day

Another good choice and would certainly recommend it to any visitors in the area. For me, the cost of the round was a little high for a weekday price, but it was vacation and we just dealt with it.
Pretty scenic, the pace was good, ( even the 10th hole cut ins were out of our way pretty quickly after a few holes.
Different type of holes and that was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

High Expectations... Close to It

I am a tourist. Based on price, location, and quality, Hart Ranch is probably the top golf option in the Rapid City area for visitors. That said, it is not the perfect course, either. There are a few things that could be done to elevate Hart Ranch from 4-star to 5-star territory. First, I really like the hole-by-hole flyovers on the website, but on the course, some areas could be marked more demonstratively. One example is the creek that breaks the fairway 70-80 yards in front of the green on #9. Also, bunkers, tee boxes, rogue branches, and some peripheral areas could be more manicured, which would take Hart Ranch to the next level and more commensurate to its resort course billing. Much of the front nine, and part of the back nine are rather generous off the tee, making it hard to lose a ball unless you are way off line, or find a water hazard. The greens are receptive and true, but very fast. Putts can get away from you if you are not careful. So, pick a line and go for it because, with very few exceptions, it will get to the hole. My one major criticism of the course is the design of holes 14-17. Chiseled into the ridge of the adjacent hills, these holes are non-sequitur to the rest of the course. I appreciate diversity, but the universally uneven lies, blind landing areas, severely sloped and unusually shaped greens on these four holes differ so much from the characteristics of the remaining holes, that it is somewhat unfair, in my opinion. By no means does this adversely affect my recommendation of Hart Ranch, nor my desire to play here again someday. This criticism is merely based on personal preference. With multiple rounds, adjustments would be made, but for the one-time, out-of-town visitor, this situation might be an issue. Of course, some golfers might like this stretch of anomalous holes. You can't know unless you play. Best of luck!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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