LINCOLN, Nebraska – Sutton Bay in Agar, South Dakota – operated by Landscapes Golf Management – ranks No. 55 among Golfweek’s recently-released “Top 200 Modern Courses” in the U.S.

Additionally impressive, Sutton Bay is among the top 35 private clubs on the list, rose 10 spots over its 2021 placement and grades higher than courses’ hosting major, PGA and LPGA TOUR tournaments.  Private, daily-fee, resort, community, university, and casino courses must be built in or after 1960 to be eligible.

The rankings – tallied by hundreds of Golfweek raters – scores overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural settings, greens, the variety and remarkable nature of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.  Thousands of modern courses were considered for the “best-of” list.

“Placing so high on Golfweek’s esteemed rankings is a huge honor for Sutton Bay,” says Tom Everett, President of Landscapes Golf Management.  “It’s testament to  ownership’s steadfast commitment to its vision and the team’s dedication to consistently deliver high-quality course conditions to members and guests.”

Perennially ranked No. 1 in the Dakotas by Golf DigestGOLF Magazine and Golfweek, Sutton Bay’s championship, true inland links golf course was designed in 2003 “as one with the land” by internationally acclaimed architect Graham Marsh and constructed by Landscapes Unlimited Chairman Bill Kubly.

Golf enthusiasts find the 18-hole, 7,226-yard, par-72 layout immeasurably charming, rewarding, challenging, fair and pure in every sense of true golf tradition. The exclusive, private club sits above the spectacular landforms of the Missouri breaks and majestically overlooks the massive expanse of Lake Oahe.

Hunting, fishing, 18 single rooms, six king suites, eight four-bedroom cottages and exquisite buffalo steak, walleye and pheasant round out the premium offerings.  Pierre Regional Airport is less than an hour away and two municipal airports are about 30 minutes from Sutton Bay accommodate private jets.




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