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Golf your best round at Bully Pulpit: How to play the back nine

Golf your best round at Bully Pulpit: How to play the back nine

You’ve reached the back nine! Your drives were true and your irons accurate. Now the real test of your golf skill begins. We’ll start you off slowly, but once fourteen comes around — all bets are off.

Rattlesnakes will rattle in the brush. Your golf cart will squeal as you question whether or not it’ll make it up the bluff. Captivating vistas await, but so do daunting tee shots and tucked-away pins.  You’re golfing IN the Badlands. Not around them, in them. As General Alfred Sully would say, “the Badlands look like Hell with the fires put out.” No golfing experience comes close to this.

You’re rounds almost finished. Plan your shots out and execute them. Just make sure you take the time to appreciate the scenery. Bully! READ MORE »

Bully Pulpit Opening Day Announced

Bully Pulpit Opening Day Announced

Dig your clubs out of the attic and call up your regular foursome. Bully Pulpit is officially opening for the 2014 Season! 

The first day of play will be on Wednesday, April 23!*
You can reserve your tee times NOW, for the entire season, at Medora.com or call 701-623-4653.

*Open date is weather permitting.

GET YOUR PLAYERS CARD NOW READ MORE »

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trail Update: 1-10-14

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trail Update: 1-10-14

 

Most of the trails are good to fair. The staff is continue to work on maintenance and grooming to make the trails enjoyable for you. Your best ski and snowshoe experience would be found toward the northern end of the trail system. The trail conditions as of 1-10-14 are as follows: READ MORE »

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trail Update: 12-26-13

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trail Update: 12-26-13

New snow came on the 19th! The Bully Pulpit Trails and the Medora area received 5 inches of new soft snow. While the snow fell, we were hard at work in the cat packing the base for a smooth trail; the additional snow that fell during the day made for some very good conditions on the trail system. All trails were groomed the morning of the 20th, and the updates have been made to the conditions signage at the trailhead.

Where snow conditions were poor, they have now improved to fair for skiers and snowshoers. The Cottonwood and Lil Mo trail are in fair condition with some vegetation poking through the base, but very navigable. The other four trails – Cedar, Butte, Ash, and Prairie – are all in good condition and ready for you to enjoy.

Enjoy the new snow and the rest of the holiday season! We’ll see you on the trail.

Resources:

See the trail map.

See a full list of Medora business holiday hours here.

The full trail descriptions are found in this previous blog.

The winter badlands are waiting for you.

The winter badlands are waiting for you.

 

Bully Pulpit Golf Course – The Crescendo Effect

Bully Pulpit is truly a golf experience unmatched anywhere else. But sometimes we wonder if we’re a little biased because of our love for the Badlands as a whole. Recently, though, Minnesota Tee Times Michael Herzog made the trek to Medora to take in the Bully Pulpit experience for himself.

After a day on the course and night on the town, we think Michael may now have the same feelings for the Badlands as we do. Here are a few snippets from his recent story.

 

“I am often asked by friends, “Why would I invest my time, money, and resources into the eight hour drive to Medora to play Bully Pulpit?” and I can answer that with one word: simple. You will find that Bully Pulpit Golf Course and the city of Medora provide what Bully Pulpits’ PGA Head Golf Professional, Casey Moen, refers to as ‘The Crescendo Effect.’  READ MORE »

2012 Medora Musical Opens Friday

2012 Medora Musical Opens Friday

2012 Medora Musical Opens Friday!2012 Medora Musical Cast

The day that we prepare for and eagerly anticipate is just a few days away! Opening night of the Medora Musical and Pitchfork Steak Fondue not only marks the beginning of an exciting season for us, but also the start of many new adventures and life changing experiences in Medora. The beauty of the North Dakota Badlands, historical landmarks, and fun family attractions continue to captivate folks from across the region, nation, and even the world!

The Medora Musical performs nightly at 8:30 p.m. MDT debuting this Friday, June 8. This year’s show will feature catchy songs, high energy choreography, beautiful sets, and fantastic guest variety acts. Eight brand new Burning Hills Singers join our host, the Queen of the West, Emily Walter and our live band, the Coal Diggers! The Medora Musical showcases the talent of the Burning Hills Singers while remaining true to the founding principles set forth by Harold Schafer: horses, singing, dancing, world-class variety acts, gospel, patriotism and much more in a family show!

Reserve your tickets today!

BreakSk8 – June 8 – June 30, 2012

BreakSk8

In 1964, Harold Schafer contracted with Al Sheehan of Minneapolis to create a show for his newly acquired amphitheater. Harold asked Al to identify variety acts to include in the show that the folks from North Dakota would not have to travel far from home to see. World-class variety acts right in our own backyard! Continuing with that tradition we are kicking off the 2012 season with a variety act that you won’t want to miss!

Breaksk8, a Hip Hop dance crew on roller skates from Kokomo, Indiana, has been featured on several TV shows including NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and Disney’s hit show “Shake it Up.” Since the group formed in 2001, Breaksk8 has amazed audiences around the globe with their unique style of entertainment on wheels. Most recently Breaksk8 was featured on the Hunan Satellite Network, which was viewed by more than 500 million people in mainland China.

Convinced? Get your tickets here! www.Medora.com

Bully Expedition – Sunday, June 10, 2012

Education is an important part of our mission and we have a lot to give! Theodore Roosevelt, the Marquis and Marquise de Mores, and North Dakota’s own Harold Schafer provide volumes of rich history in Medora and the Badlands. Bully Expedition offers a unique opportunity to intertwine fun and learning (shh don’t tell your kids!)

With the $5 Registration Fee, each 4th Grader will receive…

  • Complimentary Medora Musical ticket
  • Complimentary Family Fun Center admission
  • Medora bandana
  • Ice cream
  • Medora Vacation Journal
  • Bully Fun Pass

To register your 4th grader today just print our registration form to mail back, or call 1-800-Medora-1 and ask for Group Sales. The registration form lists a deadline of June 1st, but we will take day-of registrations.

Bully Pulpit Golf Course – Open now!

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

If you haven’t made it out to Bully Pulpit yet… What have you been doing?! Our 18 gorgeous holes are waiting for you.

Some courses impose themselves on the landscape. The Bully Pulpit Golf Course, surrounded by the dramatic North Dakota Badlands, conforms to the surrounding terrain. Some holes play in meadows and woodlands, while others follow the meandering Little Missouri River. Holes fourteen through seventeen are built into the rugged Badlands.

Located three miles south of Medora on East River Road, this 18-hole course features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. Plus, you can warm up your swing on the driving range.

Follow is on Facebook and Twitter for access to exlusive deals and giveaways!

Call 1-800-Medora-1 or reserve your tee time online today!

Upcoming Events

If you’re not yet convinced that you need to make Medora and the Medora Musical a part of your June plans, here are some more things to entice you:

Full list of events at www.Medora.com/events

We’re Social!

You’re social and so are we! We would love to see and hear about your time in Medora. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! Connect with us today. You may even see some social media specific deals, news, and sneak-peaks!

Facebook.com/MedoraND • Facebook.com/MedoraMusical •  Twitter.com/MedoraND
YouTube.com/MedoraND • Facebook.com/BullyPulpitGolf • Twitter.com/BullyPulpitGolf

Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

 NEWS
May 30, 2012

For more information contact:
Suzanne Wentz
Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
SuzanneW@medora.com
701-223-4800

Medora Musical opening weekend offers activities galore

 Run, walk, eat and entertain your way through the North Dakota Badlands June 8-10

Medora, N.D. – Whether you enjoy fitness, nature, entertainment or food, Medora is the place to be the weekend of June 8-10.

The 2012 season of the Medora Musical kicks off Friday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. MDT. This professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue is set in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. It features nightly performances through September 8.

Breaksk8, a hip hop roller skating dancing crew, is the variety act featured June 8-30 at the Medora Musical. They have been featured on several TV shows including NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and Disney’s hit show “Shake it Up.”

Foodies will enjoy the Pitchfork Fondue, also opening June 8 at 6:15 MDT at the Tjaden Terrace, overlooking the North Dakota Badlands.

The 5th annual Bully Run, which is a road race through the scenic North Dakota Badlands, has a shot gun start at 9:30 am. MDT on Saturday, June 9. Participants can choose from the 5K run, 10K run or the 5K walk. Details can be found at: www.medora.com/what-to-do/?Bully-Run

Nature lovers will enjoy free gate admission to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, courtesy of National Park Fee-Free Day. On June 9, all National Parks, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, waive entrance fees.

“The weekend of June 8 through June 10 is an exciting time to be in Medora,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “Visitors can start the day by participating in the Bully Run, enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and cap off their day by eating at the Pitchfork Fondue and watching the Medora Musical.”

Tickets to the Medora Musical can be purchased by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1 or online at www.medora.com. Also available online are vacation and golf packages, and Bully Pulpit Golf Course information. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1.

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About the Medora Musical

Celebrating its 48th season in 2012, the Medora Musical is a professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue set in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. This family-friendly show is dedicated to the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the Badlands.

Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com. For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

 

GolfLink rates Bully Pulpit Golf Course as North Dakota’s #1 course

NEWS
For immediate release
May 17, 2012

For more information contact:
Dave Solga, general manager
Bully Pulpit Golf Course
davids@medora.com
701-623-4655

GolfLink rates Bully Pulpit Golf Course as North Dakota’s #1 course

Medora, N.D. – GolfLink.com’s recent list of North Dakota’s top public and private golf courses ranks Bully Pulpit Golf Course, south of Medora, as the best course to golf in the state.

Dave Solga, Bullly Pulpit’s general manager, is thrilled with Bully Pulpit’s rating as the number one course in North Dakota. “GolfLink’s ratings are done by real players expounding on their experience at golf facilities – good or bad. And because GolfLink.com is geared more for traveling players looking to find a golf vacation, Bully Pulpit’s number one ranking increases the awareness of the course’s high caliber golf experience.”

GolfLink.com calculates its list from an objective range of factors, including the preferences of up to one million or more visitors to the site every month. As a result of this, GolfLink.com deems its list ofBest North Dakota Golf Courses the definitive online guide to North Dakota’s top golf courses.

The complete list can be found at: http://www.golflink.com/top-golf-courses/state.aspx?state=ND#ixzz1v4A2HdQD

For more information about Bully Pulpit Golf Course, its rates and vacation packages, visit: www.medora.com/bully-pulpit.

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About Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Designed by world renowned golf course architect, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Bully Pulpit is nestled in the rugged buttes and vistas of the North Dakota Badlands, just south of Medora, N.D. This 18-hole golf course has been nationally recognized by the likes of Golf DigestGOLF magazine, and The Links. Bully Pulpit features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. www.medora.com/bully-pulpit


Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens 18 holes today

NEWS
For immediate release
May 9, 2012

For more information contact:
Dave Solga, general manager
Bully Pulpit Golf Course
davids@medora.com
701-623-4655

Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens 18 holes today

Special Spring rate available through Memorial Day

Medora, N.D. – All 18 holes of Bully Pulpit Golf Course will be available for play starting today, May 9. The 2012 golf season initially kicked off with the opening of nine holes in March.

Dave Solga, Bullly Pulpit’s general manager, says the course is in great shape and that golfers have been eager for the full course to open.

Solga notes that golfers enjoy three distinct environments when they play at Bully Pulpit: the beauty of open, links style holes that play alongside the Little Missouri River; the challenge of the tree-lined fairways in traditional American-style golf; and the awe-inspiring wonder of the signature Badlands holes.

Golfers can enjoy a special spring golf rate of $69 for 18 holes and golf car. This rate is available until Memorial Day.

For more information about Bully Pulpit Golf Course, its rates and vacation packages, visit: www.medora.com/bully-pulpit.

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About Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Designed by world renowned golf course architect, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Bully Pulpit is nestled in the rugged buttes and vistas of the North Dakota Badlands, just south of Medora, N.D. This 18-hole golf course has been nationally recognized by the likes of Golf DigestGOLF magazine, and The Links. Bully Pulpit features five tees, ranging in length from a comfortable 4,750 total yards from the forward tees to a challenging 7,166 at the tips. www.medora.com/bully-pulpit