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Bully Pulpit Golf Course set to open mid-May with two brand-new holes

The following story first appeared in our new print publication, Notes From the Trail.

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After a year of diligent work to secure the long-term future of Bully Pulpit Golf Course, golfers have much to look forward to in the coming season — including two brand-new holes and an improved, championship-level experience.

“After being a par 69 course in 2021, we’re excited to bring par up to 71 this year,” said Clubhouse Manager and PGA Head Golf Professional Patrick Rominger. “That’s thanks to two brand-new holes that we’re really proud of.”

The new Hole #8 from above. Par 4.

First is the new #8: a par 4 that will test players’ strategic skills. “It’s a tight tee shot,” Patrick said. “And golfers will have to use a shorter club as they approach the green.”

“#8 also has a really great Badlands backdrop from the green.” he added.

The new Hole #12 from above. Par 5.

The new par 5 #12 is all about risk versus reward. “If you’re aggressive off the tee, you can cut the corner off,” said General Manager Kirby Scharmann. “But some of the native grasses in that area could get you into trouble.”

Golfers can expect a smoother ride in 2022: more than have of Bully Pulpit’s cart paths have been upgraded from asphalt to concrete. “It should make for a more pleasant ride between holes,” Patrick said. “And it helps us prolong the lifespan of our carts!” Additional cart path upgrades will be made next offseason.

Part of the championship-level experience, Patrick said, is making sure every hole is challenging but fair. “For that reason, we’re taking time this summer to rework Hole #16,” he explained. “The view is beautiful, but the green has settled in such a way that it doesn’t always play fair.” Players can expect Hole #16 to return in 2023.

For now, our crew is excited about the state of Bully Pulpit for the year ahead, thanks to late winter and early spring moisture in western North Dakota. “We worked hard to prep the turf for a strong spring,” said Superintendent Kyle Fick. “Our guests will be in for a rewarding experience this season.”

Kirby put it this way with a smile: “It’s going to be a great summer of ‘good walks spoiled,’ as the saying goes.”

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Bully Pulpit Golf Course is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, May 12th, weather permitting. Visit Medora.com/BullyPulpit to find a tee time!

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