Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7110 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.2
Book a Tee Time at
Grand Falls Casino Resort
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 2014
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (2015) Bryce Swanson (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Casino

Reviews

4.3
6 Reviews (6)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Thing I wasn't Alone

Played a mind fall round. It was during the shoulder season rate so the value for the round was good. I only played 16 holes though as the pace of play WAS TERRIBLE and I had to leave before the round was over. Should have been someone from the course staff to keep a group or two moving.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Overrated

I've played a lot of courses around Iowa and the Midwest, so I was really excited to play Grand Falls for the first time. Unfortunately, I left underwhelmed.

The Good: I played in about three hours, as I was one of the first groups off for the day. It was a windy morning, so it was nice to keep the round moving.

The average: As some others have mentioned on here, the course conditions are decent but pale in comparison to some other really great golf courses in Iowa.

The not so good: I found the course layout, except for a few holes, quite boring and forgettable. Hole No. 9 hugging the pond is a great hole, and I enjoyed it much more than Hole No. 18, which felt like they were trying to squeeze in one last hole on the property. What I really disliked was 2/3 of the holes on the course were either straight north or straight south.

In the end, I'll probably go back and give it another try. But, I might wait for a few years before giving it another chace.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Iowa Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Layout But...

I've now played The Falls four times. I know there are a lot of mixed feelings on Rees Jones layouts in the Golf Architecture community, and I've certainly had mixed experiences, but I really like the layout at The Falls.

The Good:
As mentioned above, the layout of The Falls is really good. I love the treeless, windswept prairie look and feel. You will use a different club on all the par 3s, which is important to me. In addition there are subtle elevation changes and the bunkering is solid.

The Average:
The condition of The Falls is just average for a resort course. Seems like every time I play it, the greens have recently been aerated so that may bias me a little bit.

The Not So Good:
This is something I've seen fall off in the 5 years between my first and most recent round, and that is the pace of play and lack of any urgency to do anything about it by the course staff. During my round today there was a fivesome on the course that had it all backed up and nothing was done. It was not a busy day and it still took 4 and a half hours to play. That seemed really long to me. All of my prior rounds here had been 4 hours or less.

I do recommend The Falls. Just be prepared that it may play more slowly than you think it should.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always in great condition

Really fun course just outside Sioux Falls. Every time I play here the course is in great shape. If the wind is blowing it can get very difficult, choose your tees wisely. Also be aware of the rough; if they let it get a little long you better hope you're hitting it straight. It is thick and unforgiving. Bag drop and valet parking out front is nice. They moved the pro shop upstairs this year so it's a little quicker to check in and get to the range or 1st tee. Greens are quick but you'll usually find fair pin placement. I normally play Monday mornings and pace of play is great. Can't believe this course isn't busier as it's much nicer than most of the courses in Sioux Falls. You can normally come across tee time deals online which make this place an unbelievable value. I've never stayed at the hotel or lost money in the casino so I can't give them a review but the golf course is a must play for any serious golfer. Will definitely be challenging for high handicappers especially if it's windy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Larchwood, Iowa
Public
0.0
0
Harrisburg, South Dakota
Public
0.0
0
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public
4.0
1
Brandon, South Dakota
Public/Municipal
4.2524142857
21
Brandon, South Dakota
Public
0.0
0
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public/Municipal
4.9166666667
5
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public/Municipal
4.5
8
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private
5.0
1
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private
0.0
0
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public/Municipal
4.5
8
Canton, South Dakota
Public
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

From $119
Valid dates: Sep 01, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is proud to partner with MGM Resorts to provide you with an incredible Las Vegas trip.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE