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Just got back from a swing through North Dakota doing their "Triple Challenge". Lots and lots of driving but I'm not sure I've ever played three more fun golf courses than Hawktree, The Links of North Dakota, and Bully Pulpit. All are unique with holes more dramatic than anything I've played in Mn or Wisc.

Driving aside (and feeling a tad out of place in golf attire in Williston) I believe I'd rate it as our favorite tour ever. Interested in knowing what the favorite tour has been for the other golfers here.
 

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Just got back from a swing through North Dakota doing their "Triple Challenge". Lots and lots of driving but I'm not sure I've ever played three more fun golf courses than Hawktree, The Links of North Dakota, and Bully Pulpit. All are unique with holes more dramatic than anything I've played in Mn or Wisc.

Driving aside (and feeling a tad out of place in golf attire in Williston) I believe I'd rate it as our favorite tour ever. Interested in knowing what the favorite tour has been for the other golfers here.
Thanks for the great tip Mulligan! It's a fair drive to get there but are the courses far apart? Is it possible that two of them could be played in a day?

As far as other golf "tours"- Scotland is my favorite, then Monterrey Peninsula, with Whistling Straights and the Kohler course right behind. But staying in local range it's hard to beat Deacon's Lodge, The Classic, Pines all are great as is a trip to Ely for The Quarry and The Legend.
 

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Not a bad train ride out to Williston. Sure beats driving at least.
 

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Very interesting. Great post, good to hear!! Been too long since I lived up there; I'm assuming one of those Dakota courses is the one way out past Dickinson, built on the hilll will with plenty of elevation change?

Beej, if you're going to the Range, along with the Quarry and the Legend, you need to work in the Wilderness over at the casino. Pretty close to Giant's Ridge, and worth the trip. If you ask 3 golfers up on the range which is best, you could easily get three different answers.

Also, as far as golf trips, we've been considering the Oregon coast; Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails. Supposed to be phenomenal golf, very Links-style, Scotland appeal.

Anyway, those are the next two on my list; the Bandon courses in Oregon and over to Kohler for Whistling Straits, Black Wolf Run, et al.
 

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Very interesting. Great post, good to hear!! Been too long since I lived up there; I'm assuming one of those Dakota courses is the one way out past Dickinson, built on the hilll will with plenty of elevation change?

Beej, if you're going to the Range, along with the Quarry and the Legend, you need to work in the Wilderness over at the casino. Pretty close to Giant's Ridge, and worth the trip. If you ask 3 golfers up on the range which is best, you could easily get three different answers.

Also, as far as golf trips, we've been considering the Oregon coast; Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails. Supposed to be phenomenal golf, very Links-style, Scotland appeal.

Anyway, those are the next two on my list; the Bandon courses in Oregon and over to Kohler for Whistling Straits, Black Wolf Run, et al.
You are correct. I've done the Wilderness twice- it's very good as well. Bandon and a return to Scotland are the next on our list.
 

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Have done the Brainerd, Grand Rapids, and Northeast Minnesota courses several times and enjoyed those also. Sort of dreaming about Scotland and might seek advice sometime, Beej. Also, am still kicking myself because many years ago I had a chance to play Bandon Dunes soon after it opened and passed it up. At the time, I hadn't heard of it, and we were on our way to Seattle and Vancouver. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

We left the Cities about 7:00 in the morning and played Hawktree about 3:30 that afternoon. It helps that the sun goes down about 10:00 in Bismarck in June. Next morning we drove about 150 miles to The Links of North Dakota. Got that round in and drove about another 2 1/2 hours and ended up in Medora. Played the next day with about an 8:00 tee time and got back home about 11:00 that night.

Hawktree is more a country club course, but with a stark look and lots of elevation changes. The Links are in the middle of nowhere and you wonder how they stay open. A real links course that overlooks Lake Sakakawea which is on the Missouri River. It was what I imagine Scottish golf would be like with some rain and a pretty good breeze. The Bully Pulpit is simply a really solid course. It's very playable and set in the Badlands. All three courses, like I said, have really dramatic holes with 15 and 16 at Bully Pulpit two of the most dramatic I've ever played.
 

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Three different Mini-Putt-Putts have been my best golfing experiences.
 

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Are the courses open in late October? I guess it depends with the weather but I am not sure when they close.

Ofcourse we are all golf courses here in Florida. I am not a good golfer but played on some good courses.

We will see after Debby if we have any left.

We are suppose to get another 3-5 inches of rain by midnight tonight.
 
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