Dacotah Ridge Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7109 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes


Driving range: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7109 yards 74.8 145
Championship 72 6642 yards 72.6 142
Regular 72 6217 yards 70.7 138
Regular (W) 72 6217 yards 76.4 142
Intermediate 72 5668 yards 68.2 133
Intermediate (W) 72 5668 yards 73.3 137
Forward (W) 72 5055 yards 69.9 129

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

CalebC01's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Great Prairie Style Course"

5Mike113's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Dacotah Ridge Golf Club is a truly interesting and challenging “prairie style” course. That is, while there are few trees and the green layouts lend themselves to run-up shots, it's really not a links style course. The course is set in a spot of rolling terrain with a creek meandering through the property and a lake in play on five holes. The fairways are wide and hard. This is both good and bad, because you'll get a lot of roll on your tee shots, but because many of the fairways are sloped to one side or the other a tee shot in the middle of the fairway may roll off into the rough. And you don't want to be in the rough on this course. One member of our group noted that being in the rough just off the fairway was costing him at least a half stroke per hole. And if you go a little farther off the fairway you'll find yourself in knee high prairie grass, which will cost you at least one, and possibly more, strokes if you find the ball and try to hit it out. Every member of our group agreed that the greens were the fastest he had played this year, and they were also some of the hardest to read. Four-footers were missed much too often. We played the “Regular” tees, 6,217 yards, 70.7 rating, 138 slope. The course is visually very appealing and the layout of many of the holes made it clear how you are supposed to play them. Of course, doing this is easier said than done. Some of the best holes on the course are the ones that wind around the lake, beginning with the 145 yard par 3 4th. From an elevated tee you see a deep green with the lake on the left and a large bunker on the right. Club selection is complicated by the wind that I'm told is always blowing. Take a deep breath and trust your swing. The 5th is a 354 yard par 4 that hugs the lake as it doglegs to the right. A long bunker on the right will save some sliced tee shots from going into the lake. A ridge on the left will catch balls that are pulled or hooked in an effort to avoid the water. The 138 yard par 3 11th is all carry over the lake. If you go long, hope that the ball finds the bunker, otherwise you may go into the deep prairie grass. The par 4 12th plays 352 yard with the lake all along the right side. There is no real advantage gained by challenging the lake, so the smart play is to the left side of the fairway. At the end of the round, no one in our group scored as well he is used to. But all of us agreed that we'd like to return and try to do better.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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