Golfers' Choice 2020: Best of South Dakota golf courses

Best courses in the state you can play based on reviews from our community.

Editor's Note: To view the latest South Dakota Golfers' Choice lists for 2021, click here.

The annual Golf Advisor state Golfers' Choice lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our review community throughout the year. We use our Golf Advisor Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages.

Reviews from trusted and active reviewers are weighted heavier than inactive members. Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2019 to be eligible for this year's list.

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South Dakota golf courses reviewed in 2019: 19
Reviews of South Dakota golf courses in 2019: 71

  1. Rapid City Elks Golf Course
    Rapid City, South Dakota
    Semi-Private
    4.5309
    137

  2. Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club
    Spearfish, South Dakota
    Public
    4.8095142857
    10

  3. Spearfish Canyon Country Club
    Spearfish, South Dakota
    Semi-Private
    5.0
    2

  4. Southern Hills Golf Course
    Hot Springs, South Dakota
    Public/Municipal
    4.5876176471
    70

  5. Brandon Golf Course
    Brandon, South Dakota
    Public/Municipal
    3.2301666667
    22

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