Best in State

The best golf courses in North Dakota

The people of the Dakotas are rightfully proud folks. And despite having less than a million people residing in North Dakota, the golf here caters nicely to public golfers. Three of the top-five ranked courses in North Dakota are open to the public and offer great value for those willing to travel to get to see these gems.

Though we struggle to get sufficient panelist coverage up in North Dakota, anyone who reports back about their experience at venues such as Hawktree Golf Club in Bismarck or Bully Pulpit in Medora are all happy they made the trip.

Below you'll find our 2023-'24 ranking of the Best Golf Courses in North Dakota.

We urge you to click through to each individual course page for bonus photography, drone footage and reviews from our course panelists. Plus, you can now leave your own ratings on the courses you’ve played … to make your case why your favorite should be ranked higher. 

1. (2) Hawktree Golf Club
1. (2) Hawktree Golf Club
Bismarck, ND
43 Panelists
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4. (1) Oxbow Country Club
4. (1) Oxbow Country Club
Oxbow, ND
12 Panelists
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