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The Story

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Five miles from downtown Sioux Falls, on the bank of Slip Up Creek, a cow pasture eases out of winter. Snowdrifts melt into dormant native grass. Deer hurdle barbed-wire fences. Birds shriek from towering cottonwoods. Near a ramshackle farmhouse, 50 years abandoned, a landmark stands tall. A silo. T...
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Best of Both Worlds

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Tom Jansa knows the local golf landscape like his own family tree. The executive director of the South Dakota Golf Association has done it all: Managed golf courses. Designed and built courses. Coached golf teams and standouts. He's a steward of the sport. Recently Jansa visited the state's top dest...
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Dream Big, Live Big

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A simple gravestone in Woodlawn Cemetery marks an extraordinary life. Ralph J. Scoular lived 95 years and nine months — 1925-2020. The left side of the rectangular stone illustrates his World War II service in the US Army Air Corps. The right side shows a Sioux Falls project to which he contributed ...
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Get To Know: Lucas Schroder, Construction Manager

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Lucas Schroder calls it a "sickness." Building a golf course from scratch may feel like a two-year marathon, but once you complete the mission? Once you finish that 10,000 piece jigsaw puzzle? You can't wait to do it again. Schroder, a general superintendent for Landscapes Unlimited's world-class co...
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Ranked in "Top 100 Golf Courses"

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"The fourth largest country in the world by area and the third most populous, the United States of America comprises the forty-eight contiguous states between Canada and Mexico, along with Alaska in the north west corner of the continent and the island state of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, which bec...
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How This Golf Course Architect Nailed It On His First Solo Design

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Lost Rail, a private, stand-alone golf club near Omaha, earned second-place honors in Golf Digest's 2023 Best New Private Course awards. It's a remarkable property of uplands and ravines, prairies and clusters of hardwoods. A namesake abandoned railroad line cuts through a deep gully in one corner o...
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Feed. The. Ball. Episode 87: Scott Hoffman

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If might seem like golf course architect Scott Hoffman came out of nowhere with his design at Lost Rail, opened in 2022 outside of Omaha. However, he'd previously worked for over a decade with Tom Fazio, designing courses in the western U.S. He then worked with Tim Jackson and David Kahn for a numbe...
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New Private Club Planned on Edge of Sioux Falls

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Sioux Falls' first new private golf club in more than 60 years is being planned on the northeast side of town just outside the city limits. Mapleton Golf Club would encompass 210 acres northeast of interstates 229 and 90, across from the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery and along Slip Up Creek.&n...
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DGR Engineering: "30 Topics, 6 To Go"

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The call came in October 2022. Trent Bruce didn't know the topic of Danny Amundson's meeting request, but he had a hunch. A decade earlier, the DGR engineer had lived next door to Amundson. He knew Amundson as a golf fanatic and a visionary. Now Amundson wanted DGR Engineering's help to execute a pl...
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Mapleton Golf Club
2601 S Minnesota Ave
Suite 105-154
Sioux Falls, SD 57105