About Course: Architect Rees Jones

About Course

Imagine a place far removed from the rigors of everyday life where native fescue grasses dance gracefully in sync with the ever present prairie winds. Imagine expansive emerald fairways that blend seamlessly with grandvistas in a tranquil southwestern Minnesota landscape. Imagine optimum course conditions with firm, tight fairways and fast, true putting greens. Imagine a golf course designed by Rees Jones, renowned for his masterful renovations of major championship golf courses which challenge the greatest golfers in the world. Imagine spending a few days with your favorite foursome in this idyllic setting: golfing, dining, and creating memories to last a lifetime. Imagination comes to life when you experience Dacotah Ridge Golf Club.

The rugged prairieland character of Dacotah Ridge Golf Club will charm golfers from around the world. Rees Jones, the nationally acclaimed architect, has created on this land a natural, classic course that blends seamlessly with the surrounding prairie landscape. This 18 hole championship masterpiece is built on 240 acres of rolling countryside, it features natural wetlands, the winding beauty of Wabasha Creek, a 14-acre lake, mature trees and 7,109 yards to test every club in your bag. The Club House offers the Wabasha Creek Restaurant full service restaurant and bar with seating for 110 people.

The Pro Shop offers a wide selection of fine golf apparel, clubs and accessories. While visiting our premiere course, stay at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel and take advantage of one of the Play & Stay Packages. Dacotah Ridge Golf Club is located in southwest Minnesota about 110 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, 4 miles east of Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel near Morton, Minnesota.

Rees Jones, Architect

Rees Jones, Dacotah Ridge Golf Club’s renowned architect, has designed more than 100 courses around the world and Golf Digest ranked him #2 most powerful course architect in golf. He was born into the game of golf as the son of legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Every major golf tour and organization has contested championships on courses either designed or significantly remodeled by Rees Jones. His remodeling skills have been applied to seven U.S. Open venues, which earned him the nickname “The Open Doctor”. In addition he has worked on six PGA Championship courses, three Ryder Cup sites, one Presidents Cup venue and one Walker Cup course.

His creative talents have also been applied to tour courses including the LPGATour Championship site and East Lake in Atlanta , host course for the FedEx Cup’s season ending PGA Tour Championship. Rees Jones will be at the forefront of major championship golf in 2008 with his redesign work for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills and the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst #2 Leading golf publications consistently include his designs among their annual rankings of the best in the world. Golf World has honored Rees as Architect of the Year and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America named Rees Jones the recipient of their Old Tom Morris Award for his lifetime commitment to the welfare of the game of golf. Rees Jones enduring legacy to the game of golf is personified through his work and exemplified through the brilliance of Dacotah Ridge Golf Club.

Golf Digest currently ranks nine of his courses among their list of "Americas 100 Greatest Golf Courses", and consistently includes Rees Jones on their select list of the top five present-day architects. Golf Magazine lists eight courses among their "Top 100 Courses in the World". Golfweek ranks seven courses on their list of the "100 Best Modern Golf Courses in America." Golf World has honored Rees as "Architect of the Year" and in 2001 selected him as one of the top 50 news makers in golf.

Dacotah Ridge Golf Club is the only fully designed Rees Jones golf course in Minnesota. Immerse yourself in total seclusion and allow the sweeping beauty of Dacotah Ridge Golf Club and the rolling hills of southwestern Minnesota enliven your senses. Conceived and executed in harmony with the natural environment, Rees Jones crafted a classic course that blends seamlessly with the expansive prairie landscape.

Visit Reese Jones’s website: www.reesjonesinc.com