A fantastic place to play!
The 9-hole course at the Belle Fourche Country Club in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, opened in 1935. This Semi-Private golf club has something for everyone, with narrow fairways and small greens to test best ball strikers and very few forced carries so you a player can run the ball onto the putting surface. We have some of the best turf conditions in the Black Hills and you will not be disappointed in your round. Give us a try.
Course / Slope Rating: Women- Blue– 77.4 / 135 White– 75 / 131 Gold– 70.2 / 121 Red– 67.6 / 114
Course / Slope Rating: Men– Blue- 72.2 / 119 White– 70.4 / 117 Gold-65.0 / 107 Red– 62.8 / 101
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A creek crossing the fairway at 260 yards off the blue tee makes this short par 5 challenging. A shorter shot of 210 yards off the tee will leave you short of the creek and leaves over 200 yards to the green, protected by two bunkers on the front. Laying up short of the green at 100 yards will leave you the best shot to get it close. Be sure too use one more club when hitting to this uphill green.
A long downhill par 3, this hole requires a very accurate shot to make it on the green. The green is very small and sloped back to front, which means missing short of this green is better than long. Play 10 yards short of the card yardage on a calm day. Making 3 is a very good score.
A sharp dogleg right, shorter hitters will want to play to the corner of the fairway. A shot of 200 yards from the white tee will leave you about 150 yards to the green. On the horizon, the last tree on the right marks the middle of green. Aim for it and add one club to your selection. The green slopes back to front with a sharp fall off the back edge of the green. Keeping the ball short will leave a nice uphill putt for birdie. Good luck!
This long dogleg right, uphill par 4 is one of the most challenging holes on the course. Hitting the ball up the left side will let them ball roll to the right and get more distance. Longer hitters can reach the top of the hill and have a flat lie for their approach shot. Shorter hitters will have to deal with the big tree on the right side for their second shot. The green is small with a sharp edge on the back making going over the green very unappealing. Missing short is a good way to have a chance for an up and down.
The fifth hole is a medium length par 3 with a forced carry over water, and a large green. With trees protecting this green on the left side and a hill in front, it is important to hit the ball far enough to get on the green. Take one extra club and trust your club selection. Aim for the middle of the green, make a good golf swing and let that ball fly onto the putting surface. The green slopes slightly back to front. Remember, putts going up the hill will roll slower so hit it a little harder. Vice versa for putting going downhill.
A short par 4 that can be drivable for longer hitters, aim up the right side and let the ball use the slope to run onto the green. Shorter hitters must aim towards the middle of the fairway to a total yardage of 220 yards. This will leave your ball on a flat lie in the fairway with a short iron into this peninsula green. Distance control is very important, also important is DON’T GO LONG! It’s almost impossible to save par from behind the green.
The longest hole on the golf course that is wide open and has OB on the right side. Aim up the left side of the fairway and make a good golf swing. Getting home in 2 shots is possible for the long hitters. If going long, make sure the green is clear and go for it. For the rest of us, look at the hole location. You want to be on the opposite side of the fairway that the flag is on for the third shot. Example: If the flag is on the left side of the green, we want to be on the right side of the fairway to give us the best angle to stick a wedge close and make a birdie. Vice versa for flag on the right side of the green.
Aiming up the left side of the fairway will ensure a good line to keep the ball in play. OB on the right side makes this short hole tricky. A 250 yard drive will leave you 100 yards remaining to this small push-up green that slopes back to front. Accuracy is key if you want to hit this green. Yardage is true, pick your club and trust your swing. Being short of the hold on the green will leave an uphill putt and will give you the best chance to make putt on this green.
The finale to this short 9 hole course is #9. A dogleg left par 4 with a bunker guarding the corner. Staying left of the fairway bunker will leave the best angle to this long narrow green. Approach shot is slightly downhill. Aim right of this flag as missing the green left will make for a very difficult shot. The green slopes back to front so a ball that is below the hole will be your best chance to make putt to finish your round. (Bunker Tip: In a fairway bunker, keep your head still, play the ball a little back in your stance and focus on hitting the ball before you hit the sand. This will ensure the best chance to get the full 125 yards you need to get on the green.)