Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort - The Falls Course

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4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
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4.5
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4.0
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
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5.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7110
Slope 139
Rating 75.2
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7110 yards 75.2 139
Gold 72 6760 yards 73.6 136
White 72 6400 yards 72.1 131
White (W) 72 6400 yards 77.4 138
Blue 72 5710 yards 68.6 124
Blue (W) 72 5710 yards 73.6 130
Silver (W) 72 5205 yards 70.9 126
Scorecard for The Falls
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.9/131 350 560 365 465 435 145 545 190 430 3485 410 230 480 525 355 425 475 560 165 3625 7110
Gold M: 73.1/123 340 540 355 445 415 135 515 175 420 3340 395 200 440 505 340 405 455 530 150 3420 6760
White M: 70.7/121 320 525 340 430 390 125 490 165 400 3185 365 170 430 480 320 380 425 505 140 3215 6400
Blue M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119 295 465 315 355 340 105 455 145 360 2835 320 155 370 465 285 335 360 475 110 2875 5710
Silver M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113 265 415 290 335 310 90 425 130 325 2585 295 135 340 425 270 300 345 420 90 2620 5205
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 5 3 36 72

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.

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4.5
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4.0
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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
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
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