Dakota Dunes Golf Links
Experience Dakota Dunes in Autumn Splendor
The days may be getting a bit shorter and the air is crisp but Dakota Dunes Golf Links is a spectacular place to play golf in autumn. The links style course offers wonderful views of the countryside in fall and offers a very special leaf-free golf where you do not have to search for your golf ball in huge mounds of leaves.
Saskatchewan has many varied ecosystems that add to the beautiful landscape and you can count on many different types of golf courses based on what the province’s landscape has to offer. The layout at Dakota Dunes Golf Links is no different.
The links style course is located on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation land a short drive south of Saskatoon. Dakota Dunes Golf Links is situated on natural sand dune formations and the indigenous prairie grasses. Five tee decks with yardages ranging from 5100 to 7300 yards allows golfers of all abilities to be thoroughly challenged and entertained. Rolling fairways with large greens that are in immaculate condition await and ready to receive shots.
Dakota Dunes has been designed to be playable for golfers of all levels. It is located throughout sand dune formations and indigenous prairie grasses. During the spring and summer at the course you may see cactus flowers, crocuses blooming, smell wild roses and on and on. The fall season is no different with the fall colors of gold and red painting the countryside. The course is an experience from more than just a great game of golf as it features nature at its best. While the surrounding scenery is great, don’t underestimate the golf course as if you do it can bite you big time. The large greens are meticulously manicured but full of subtle breaks and the fairways are rolling tests of skill that will challenge you from hole to hole.
Dakota Dunes describes the par 3-15th hole as the signature hole on the course and this writer agrees with him that this hole is extra special. You will not be disappointed. “The signature hole at Dakota Dunes Golf Links is the par-3 15th hole. With layered tee decks set high among the dunes that range from 115 to 176 yards, this hole plays downhill with the green set in a natural coulee. It is one of the most spectacular views on the course, both down to the green, and across the links that stretch beyond.”
In addition to the golf, the Dakota Dunes Casino is located next door. The casino is an architectural masterpiece where you can try your hand at a variety of casino games. The Casino also brings in world-class entertainment for your enjoyment as well.
Dakota Dunes Golf Links played host to the McKenzie Tour’s Dakota Dunes Open. Many top calibre professionals have honed their skills at this tournament and gone on to bigger things. Player such as Graham DeLaet, Josh Geary, Andres Gonzales, Matt Hill, Nick Taylor, Adam Hadwin, Brad Fritch, Aaron Wise and James Hahn walked the fairways at Dakota Dunes.
You are advised to book ahead when planning to be in the area and want to play this masterpiece of a golf course. You can call toll free at 1-877-414-4653 and the friendly golf staff led by General Manager Mike Jacobs will do their best to make sure your golfing experience at Dakota Dunes is one you will remember fondly.
Plan to come back often as the winds drop in fall and the autumn colors adorn the landscape surrounding the emerald green fairways. Come and experience the Autumn Splendor of Dakota Dunes. We are waiting for you!
By George Bowditch / SaskGolfer