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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7166 yards
Slope 133
Rating 75.4

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season April - October
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.2
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Location

The course is built in a valley in the badlands with a few holes actually going up into them. Really beautiful views and the course conditions were nice although wasn’t amazing or quite as nice as you would think for the $100 price tag. The layout was ok and the few holes that actually meandered through the badlands were holes 14, 15 and 16 were beautiful but not actually very good holes. I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend playing it but if you took this layout, minus the 3 badlands holes, and put it anywhere else in the country, you would say the course is just ok. Personally I wouldn’t say it’s a top 100 public course and the only reason they can charge $100 is because it’s location with no other options around. That being said, still fun but would be a solid 5 Star course if it was $50.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Views at a Cost

This course is known for holes 14-16 that provide spectacular views while playing over and around canyons but from a golf design perspective they might be the worst 3 holes on the course. Fairways and greens built on the side of hills make this seem too tricked up and take any rhythm out of your round that you may have had. Specifically, the fairway and green on 14, the green on 15 is comically small(makes TPC Sawgrass look simple and this is on the top of a bluff so always windy), and the green on 16 with the pin in the front(impossible to stop a putt from above the hole). So interestingly enough, the holes that people pay the money to play with all of the great views are some of the worst of the bunch. It's still a fun course to play but I most enjoyed the holes 1-13 &17-18 because they weren't tricked up or forced.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Bgoergen
Commented On 04/15/2018

Completely agree with everything you said. I would add that some of the best holes in the state are on the rest of the course. 17 is a beautiful risk reward par 5. I really like 3 and 4 also. Some great holes and i think a fantastic track overall but the magazine cover holes are awful. 14 and 16 are possibly the two worst holes ive played.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Windy and wild

When I started planning our summer trip and trying to play golf in all of the states that we were going to, this was a must play in my opnion. A little pricey, but it is such a change from we normally play, that we bit the bullet and just played it.
Front nine relatively flat and lots of chances of to score well... the back nine goes into the Badlands and it gets scenic and a little more difficult. The views were outstanding and the wind just made it more challenging. Wind was the operative word as it was gusting to about 30 mph, but being from Ok.. and used to it, so that was no bother.
You really have to go out of the way to get up here and play the course, but if you are on the way to Yellowstone from the upper midwest, this is a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Must Golf outing!!

Golfed Bully Pulpit a number of times. You must drive it. Worth the cost. Awesome course and views!! Watch for the wildlife and stay out of natural grasses as they are protected and their are probably snakes in the grass!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

unbelievable!!!

This is an absolute must play. The back 9 is absolutely stunning. This course runs along the Missouri river and in the badlands of north dakota. This creates gorgeous views along with a wide variety of tee options meaning its great for all skill levels. Staff is very friendly. Course was in prestine condition. Highly recommended!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent

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Valid dates: Sep 16, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020
Located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC along I-77, the Olde English District includes seven counties in the Piedmont (upstate) area of South Carolina.
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