Minnehaha - South Dakota - USA

Minnehaha Country Club,
3101 West 22nd Street,
Sioux Falls,
South Dakota (SD) 57105,
USA


  • +1 605 336 1085

  • Golf Club Website

  • 2.5 miles SW of downtown Sioux Falls

  • Members and their guests only

  • Ted Thie

  • William Langford, Theodore Moreau, Graham Marsh

  • Mickey Finn

Formed in 1905, Minnehaha’s course was designed by William Langford and Theodore Moreau in 1922. Not much changed with the layout over many years until the local authorities in Sioux Falls embarked on a major flood prevention civil engineering project in 2010, requiring four acres of land on the golf course to be used for a diversion channel along the adjacent river.

Graham Marsh Golf Design was brought in to oversee work required on three holes directly affected by the earthworks but, in order to maintain a uniform look to the layout, changes were made to more than half the holes. The 4th was taken out of play and a new 8th installed, ten bunkers were added and another twenty-four modified, with sixteen new tee boxes also introduced.

A new competition, the Sanford International on the PGA Tour Champions circuit, was held at the club in September 2018, with Steve Stricker winning the inaugural event. It’s the first of five professional tournaments on the senior tour the club that has signed up to host until 2022.

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Description: Formed in 1905, Minnehaha’s course was designed by William Langford and Theodore Moreau in 1922. Not much changed with the layout over many years until the local authorities in Sioux Falls embarked on a major flood prevention civil engineering project in 2010... Rating: 8 out of 10 Reviews: 2
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Joe Egan

Minnehaha is a classic Midwest parkland country club. The Sioux Falls facility currently hosts the Champions Tour’s Sanford International and is set to for at least the next three years. As for the course, Minnehaha has a lot to offer any golfer: elevation changes, contoured greens, and strategic approaches. I can’t say I always agree with the master plan though: an opening par four that requires you to lay up on your drive is a little strange. I’ve always been a fan of ripping and gripping the big stick on the first tee of a golf course, as it provides an opportunity to feel good about your game. In my opinion, the strongest stretch of golf holes—and perhaps the toughest as well—begins at the 12th and ends at the 16th. The 12th is an awesome slight dogleg par five that requires the golfer to bomb their tee ball down a cliff far enough to have an opportunity to carry a pond to a green with sweeping undulations. That to me is the sign of a great hole, the fact that the golfer could walk away with a three or a seven. Likewise, the 16th is a lengthy par five with a thin, long pond on the left side protecting the left side of the hole. Just watch the Sanford International and you’ll know what I mean when I say players can go really high and low at Minnehaha. High-risk, high-reward opportunities line this place. Conditions are always great here, and the routing is a force to be reckoned with. There’s a lot of history here too, probably the most of any course in South Dakota. An invitation to Minnehaha should not be turned down. It’s a great course.

February 10, 2022
7 / 10
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Parker Klitzke

Minnehaha CC is ultimately the type of golf course I love to play. Built-in the early 1900s, it embodies classic country club design with modern twists added from recent renovations in anticipation of hosting a Champions Tour event. Elevation change is the name of the game, with the best holes on the course utilizing dramatic slopes and contours from tee to green. Minnehaha is not a long course but forced lay-ups off the place mid-long irons in most players' hands-on many holes. The first six holes are good, not great. However, holes 7-12 are some of the best in the state. The finishing 18th going uphill towards the clubhouse with a three-tiered green is a dramatic finish with chances for birdie, or bogey depending on where you leave your approach. From the practice facilities to the little details around tees and greens, Minnehaha is undoubtedly one of the best-maintained courses I have been able to play.

August 02, 2021
9 / 10
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