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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!

How to watch the Masters in peace!

It’s one of the best weeks of the year baby! Masters Week!

 

But not everyone thinks it’s so great.. those non-golfnuts at work and at home will probably try and keep you from watching the greatest golf tournament on God’s green earth!

Luckily you have friends like us here at Bully Pulpit.

 

We put our heads together and came up with a full proof excuses — er, reasons — for every situation you may encounter.

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Bully Pulpit Golf Course to Open April 11

Tee sheet now open for entire season 

(Medora, ND) – Bully Pulpit Golf Course and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation are excited to announce that Bully Pulpit Golf Course will open for play on April 11, weather permitting. READ MORE »

Download the Bully Pulpit Golf Course App Today!

Bully Pulpit Golf Course now has its very own app — and it’s fantastic!

Need a yardage for your approach shot? The app has your number. Want to know what the weather’s like before driving out? Check the app. READ MORE »

Happy New Year from Bully Pulpit Golf Course!

Happy New Year from Bully Pulpit Golf Course!

Just think, only a few short months until we’re back on the links! But I have one question for you? What are you doing this winter to make 2016 your best golf season ever?

As you wait for the ice to melt and spring to come, here are 3 winter tips to keep your game from freezing up.

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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 »

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

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

Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens April 8, weather permitting.

For many of you, this will be your first round of the year. So we’ve decided to help you prepare. Below Dr. Michael Hurzdan, the designer of Bully Pulpit Golf Course, gets you ready for your round by letting you into his head — as he describes what went into the designing of Bully Pulpit’s front nine.

You can use this information to help you shoot your best score on Bully Pulpit. By taking advantage of the front nine’s easy par threes, and the reachable par 5 fourth, you set yourself up for a great round — but be prepared, because once you make the turn and head up into the Badlands, the golf gets very, very interesting.

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Battle at Bully Pulpit Results

The first ever “Battle at Bully Pulpit” is in the books! Hosted by the Dakota Junior Golf Association, the tournament kicked off with a skills challenge on Saturday and finished up on Monday with the top finishers in each age group getting an invitation to the World Masters of Junior Golf later this summer in Las Vegas! Read on to see who won and check out a special highlight video! READ MORE »

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