Located in America’s Midwest Region, with the International Boundary defining its Canadian border to the north, less than a million people live within the Roughrider state’s territory so it’s one of the least populated of all fifty American states. They might be few in number but North Dakotans are said - at least by their own tourist authority – to be the friendliest people in the whole country.
The North Dakota Golf Association has been organising amateur golf tournaments for men since 1915 and it currently acts as the governing body to just over 100 clubs in the state, ranging from Bois de Sioux Public Golf Club in the east to Williston Municipal golf course in the west. The North Dakota Women’s Golf Association performs a similar function for lady members whilst the Minnesota Section of the PGA looks after 17 clubs staffed by PGA professionals.
The Links of North Dakota course lies on the north shore of Lake Sakakawea and this layout, along with the Jim Engh-designed Hawktree course, near Bismarck, are regarded as North Dakota’s best two in state offerings. Other top tracks designed by high profile architects include Bully Pulpit (Michael Hurdzan), Oxbow (RTJ2) and King’s Walk (Arnold Palmer).
Our North Dakota Best In State Rankings were last updated in June 2016. Click the link to read the story.