Top 9-Hole Rural Golf Courses to Experience
Sometimes the rural experiences can rival the big city experiences. Test your skills at these unique, and challenging golf courses that have been rated as some of the top rural golf courses to tee off at in North Dakota!
Rural 9-hole golf courses typically feature smaller greens, and minimal obstacles, but these courses are the exceptions to that rule. The courses are designed to provide a challenge for skilled players, with a variety of shots required for success. They are well-maintained, and have affordable green fees. After a fun and challenging game, be sure to stop in the clubhouse to grab a bite to eat and a refreshing drink.
A beautiful gem located in the hills above the city of Bottineau. A challenging course with great views and fun holes - they are a bit tricky as they all have a one-way turn downhill, but it looks as if you are actually putting uphill.
10002 Lake Rd
Bottineau, ND 58318
The Sweetwater Golf Course is a nine-hole, links-style course with undulating fairways. Golfers are drawn to the facility due to its exceptional grass greens. Interesting course with creeks and side hills, and a newly constructed clubhouse.
14501 88th St SW
Bowman, ND 58623
The Garden Gate Golf Course is a beautiful 9-hole course located about 2 miles north of Dunseith on Hwy 281. It is a challenging course with creeks, streams, and many trees.
Dunseith, ND 58329
The golf course is situated along the Knife River that offers scenic holes with mature trees and rolling greens. This short layout has three sets of tee boxes, 2800 yards, and par 35, with many challenging approach shots. The toughest hole here is the #1 handicap par 3 they call "The shortest par five in North Dakota."
Hazen, ND 58458
Located in Grand Rapids (about 12 miles NW of LaMoure), this course features 3,135 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 and boasts some of the most scenic views of the James River Valley. With its challenging water hazards and immaculate greens, golfers of all levels will enjoy this course.
9755 66th St SE
LaMoure, ND 58458
The course features mounding outlining the fairways and greens with an amphitheater effect for the hillside greens. There are elevation changes on all holes that are as much as 120 ft from tee to green. Water comes into play on two holes on this links-type course that measures just 3,000 yards from the white tees but stretches to almost 3,300 yards from the tips.
10352 2nd St SW
Killdeer, ND 58640
Larimore Golf Course is a fun par 36 course located near Larimore Dam and Recreation Area. Very challenging course with 2,971 yards and a par 3 that you shoot downhill 100 yards out and down.
3560 18th Ave NE
Larimore, ND 58251
The Linton Country Club is one of the finest nine-hole grass green courses in North Dakota. The course is very well kept with a great location west of Linton on Beaver Creek.
7964 6th Ave SE
Linton, ND 58552
The course is a diamond in rough hidden in rural Mayville and was designed and built by Leo Johnson. He designed many of the holes to hug the Goose River.
34 Westwood Dr
Rolla Country Club lies in the heart of the Turtle Mountains with unique formations of trees, hills and lakes that are like none other in the state. With the crowned greens and blind shots (dog legs) this course is challenging and has been called the toughest 9-hole course in ND.
4673 102nd St NE
Rolla, ND 58367
The original sand green course was established in the 1950's. The 3,151 yards course sits on 82 acres along the river and is a beautiful course with many trees and water.
1225 County Road 6 NW
Westhope, ND 58793
Located on the western edge of Underwood, the course is the result of a unique joint effort between the City of Underwood and Falkirk Mining Company. Built in 1989 on reclaimed land, it features a beautiful, treed course surrounded by golden prairies with nine greens, 18 tees and three water hazards.
2848 3rd St NW
Underwood, ND 58576