June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in South Dakota

We rank the top venues in South Dakota (2017-'18)
Sutton Bay Club, Agar, South Dakota
Photo: Gary Kellner
  1. (1) Sutton Bay G. Cse., Agar (pictured above)
  2. (2) The G.C. At Red Rock, Rapid City ★
  3. (4) Dakota Dunes C.C.
  4. (3) Minnehaha C.C., Sioux Falls
  5. (5) Hart Ranch G. Cse., Rapid City ★

(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.