The Black Hills is a vacation destination with a little something for everyone – and a lot for golfers! With numerous private and public golf courses in the scenic Black Hills, you will want to try all of them. Make sure to check out the best courses in the area!
updated June 2020
Belle Fourche Country Club
The 9-hole course at the Belle Fourche Country Club in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, opened in 1935. It features over 3,000 yards of golf from the back tees for a par of 36. The course is great for walking and has cart rentals available.
This 18-hole premium course is located in beautiful Boulder Canyon, alongside scenic highway US 14-A — approximately halfway between World Famous Sturgis and the Historic Gaming Community of Deadwood, South Dakota.
Located on the historic Frawley Ranch in western South Dakota, Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club is a modern 18-hole championship layout. The front nine is nestled on the side of a mountain, giving way to incredible views of the Centennial Valley, while the back nine winds through the Polo Creek Canyon and its rock wall backdrops.
Golfers will enjoy this nine-hole course with two par fours and seven par threes. Located minutes from downtown Rapid City along Rapid Creek, this course was designed to be enjoyed by players of all skill levels.
The Golf Club at Red Rock has been ranked the best public golf course in South Dakota by several publications including GolfWeekly, Golf Digest, and travel websites. It is only minutes from Rapid City and can be enjoyed by players of all levels.
Hart Ranch is nestled against foothills of ponderosa pine creating a beautiful Black Hills golfing resort. Hart Ranch’s 18-hole Championship Golf Course, located just outside Rapid City, is perfect for golfers of all ages and ability levels.
After expanding to 18 holes in 1995, Hart Ranch has hosted numerous regional Black Hills Tournaments and South Dakota State Championship events. Enjoy a memorable Black Hills golfing experience, including a top-notch practice facility and the OC Bar & Grill.
Established in 1922, Lead Country Club is one of the oldest courses in western South Dakota and is home to some of the first grass greens in the region. The small, receptive greens will challenge even the most gifted player. Don’t be long, stay below the hole, play a little more break than you read and you will do just fine. After your round enjoy a great burger at the clubhouse, and have a drink from the full bar.
Looking for deals on golfing? Many of the courses listed above have BOGO offers available through the Black Hills Coupon Book. Browse offers here: blackhillscoupons.com
Meadowbrook Golf Course
This golf course is a local favorite and features a classic parkland-style course with cottonwood, spruce, pine, and apple trees. Water comes into play on nine holes. In 2009 and 2010, this course hosted NAIA College Women’s National Golf Championships.
This 18-hole, 5,909-yard course in the valley east of Rapid City and the beautiful Black Hills presents an inviting test for golfers of all skill levels, from the junior (and adult) beginners through the truly low-handicap player.
The front nine winds through creek-side vistas where you may see ducks, geese, deer, an occasional wild turkey, mink or turtle sharing a fairway. Moving away from Rapid Creek, wetland preserves on the back nine offer nesting opportunities for a variety of birds. Elevated tees offer ever-changing, breath-taking views of prairie lands, the vaulted Badlands to the east and the Hills to the west.
This nine hole course is in Custer. The natural landscape makes for a great golfing environment. The fairways are lined with ponderosa pine trees and fantastic views of the Black Hills can be seen all around the course.
In 1988, the Spearfish Canyon Golf Club became the first 18-hole golf course in the Northern Black Hills. South of the country club property, legendary Spearfish Canyon presents an unparalleled scenic backdrop which captivates all who play. Spearfish Canyon Golf Club is a family oriented semi-private facility providing an outstanding golf experience complimented by a very high level of service.