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Dacotah Ridge - Region 3 - Southern Region
 
Reviewed by:  Sean Tubridy - Sioux Falls, SD. Sean shoots in the 80s.
Review Summary:  Really fun course. Pretty wide open with water in play on several holes. Really quick greens. Wind WILL be a factor. Several very large bunkers with really soft sand. The wind was steady at 20mph with gusts up to 40mph. It was literally blowing balls around the green and affecting putts.
Conditions: Course was in immaculate condition. Aside from the wind it was a blast to play.
Scenery: Links style, wide open with a river flowing through the course. Surrounded by corn fields but you don't really notice them on any holes. Native vegetation makes it feel very natural.
Layout: Very nice set up. Not to many back and forth holes.
Services: Top notch. They take care of you from the bag drop to the 19th hole.
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 1-5 Stars (5 stars being the highest)
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Value Rating: 4 Stars
Overall Difficulty: 3 Stars
Putting:  5 Stars
Balls Lost: 1-2
 

 
Reviewed by:  Travis O'Neil - Redwood Falls, MN. Travis shoots in the 80's.
Review Summary:  Best Course in State of Minnesota.
Conditions:  Awesome!
Scenery: 
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Course Rating
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 1-5 Stars (5 stars being the highest)
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Value Rating: 5 Stars
Overall Difficulty: 3 Stars
Putting:  3 Stars
Balls Lost: 1-2
 

 
Reviewed by:  Justin Eiler, Fargo, ND. Justin shoots in the 80's.
Review Summary:  If you enjoy "getting away" then this is the course for you! It's beautiful, challenging and if you're from Minnesota you'll be back for more -- I guarantee it.
 
Conditions:  Immaculate, these are the best fairways anywhere! They are huge and closely cut, which the better players will greatly appreciate. The greens are fast and can get a little hard during dry spells.
Scenery: I imagine Rees Jones was probably salivating when he saw this piece of land. It is fantastic, play in the morning or get a late afternoon tee time, the colors are amazing with low light. Strolling down number 18 during sunset will cause any frustration the round may have caused to melt away.
Layout: Very challenging, but very fair. The fairways are huge, but stray to far and the rough will bite. Length and hard-to-read greens will be the biggest challenge  of your round. Good scores are out there though.
Services: The service is okay. For those used to country club service, it probably won't seem that great, but anyone not used to bag drops and tipping the staff -- you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Course Rating
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 1-5 Stars (5 stars being the highest)
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Value Rating: 4 Stars
Overall Difficulty: 5 Stars
Putting:  4 Stars
Balls Lost: 1-2
 

 
Reviewed by:  Greg Wood, Forest Lake, MN. Greg shoots in the 80's.
Review Summary:  Top notch golf course!!!! Beautiful setting in the Western Minnesota Prairie.
Conditions:  Public course with the playing conditions of a high end private club.
Scenery: The transition from green fairways to the local prairie grass was wonderful.
Layout: Love the links layout.
Services: Great deals for stay and play.
Course Rating
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 1-5 Stars (5 stars being the highest)
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Value Rating: 5 Stars
Overall Difficulty: 4 Stars
Putting:  4 Stars
Balls Lost: 1-2
 

Reviewed by:  Josh Junker - Redwood Falls, MN. Josh shoots in the 80s.
Review Summary:  If you want to play the best course in Southwestern Minnesota, you must play Dacotah Ridge. Dacotah Ridge combines pristine conditions, challenging holes, and beautiful scenery.
Conditions: Impeccable. Greens are well manicured, fairways are cut tight and are easy to hit from. Rough is fair and the prairie grass is very difficult to hit out of.
Scenery: Picturesque. It blends in very nicely to the native land. Mr. Jones did a beautiful job of creating this course. Certain holes have great views. Finishing on 18 is enjoyable. Teeing off on 11 and 12 presents a challenge. My favorite hole is the par 3, 7th. Just a fun hole, especially from the tips.
Layout: The course covers a lot of terrain, but it isn't overly spread out. Over 7,000 from the tournament tees, this course can play very long if the wind is blowing (it usually is). Many of the holes are protected by either water or bunkers, which allows for difficult access to certain pins. Players must control their irons if they want the opportunity to shoot good scores.
Services: No complaints about the service. I've played the course 3 times and intend on playing a couple of times during the 2007 season. The restaurant menu is constantly changing and has become much better during the last year.
Course Rating
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 1-5 Stars (5 stars being the highest)
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Value Rating: 4 Stars
Overall Difficulty: 5 Stars
Putting:  5 Stars
Balls Lost: 3-5
 
 













 

 

 
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