The Bluffs - South Dakota - USA

The Bluffs Golf Course,
2021 East Main Street,
Vermillion,
South Dakota (SD) 57069,
USA


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Situated just a five-minute drive from downtown Vermillion, The Bluffs Golf Course is an upscale public facility that’s been serving golfers since 1996. With water in play at seven of the holes, the layout needs to be treated with respect.

Extending to 6,684 yards from the back tees and playing to a par of 72, the course is routed around a residential community, with housing units located at a discreet distance close to several of the fairways. Four holes are played on flatter terrain at the foot of the bluffs, on the south side of the property.

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Description: Situated just a five-minute drive from downtown Vermillion, The Bluffs Golf Course is an upscale public facility that’s been serving golfers since 1996. Rating: 5 out of 10 Reviews: 2
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Joe Egan

In the small town of Vermillion sits The Bluffs, a public course the golf teams from the University of South Dakota call home. The routing's main attraction of course is the par four 13th, which features a massive drop off the tee box and a spectacular vista to the south, where one might catch a glimpse of neighboring Nebraska. Maybe you'll noticed the painted "USD" sign below when you're near the green. The 13th through the 16th is easily the course's most remarkable stretch; the track is fairly middle of the road outside those holes. Though the course is well maintained, a great majority of the front nine holes run together and there's not a ton you'll remember. The Bluffs won't be gracing the top of anyone's favorite course list, but you can't beat a place like this when the price never top 35 dollars to walk. If the green fee were twice as much, I certainly wouldn't be touting The Bluffs' affordability. If you're in the area, dig up your change and take on the 13th tee. That alone is worth the price of admission.

January 07, 2022
5 / 10
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Parker Klitzke

Host of the South Dakota Open, The Bluffs is an unassuming course with a handful of solid holes. The main focal point of the course is the dramatic 13th, with over a 75ft drop to the fairway from the tee box. The rest of the course leaves something to be desired, with no real visual or architectural elements to keep the mind on its toes. Water hazards are abundant, which one could argue the course would be better off without had it utilized the land differently. However, the course is always in good shape, and the setup provides scoring opportunities should you hit the ball where you are looking. Golfers finding themselves off their game will quickly rack up double, triple, or quadruple bogies thanks to the abundant penalty areas and trees.

August 02, 2021
5 / 10
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