Tourist from all over the world come to the tiny town of Medora to tee off at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course.
And when they come this year, they’re going to notice a change.
Ray Strickland has the story.
Majestic and breathtaking, the golf course is a must see attraction for many Medora visitors.
“It’s kind of a bucket list facility where guys are trying to play a course in every state at least once and it’s kind of fun that we can be that stop for those folks,” Casey Moen, the head golf professional at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course, said.
You may not ever hear a golf professional praising the snow in North Dakota, but for the ground crews here it was an advantage because they were able to get on the greens ahead of schedule.
“We’ve had that good insulation of snow,” Moen said. “We didn’t have a big frost layer in the grass so the grounds crews were able to get out on the golf course sooner to work on a few things to make the season little bit earlier than past seasons.”
Moen took us on a ride throughout the golf course to show us the landscape and what they’ve done to improve playability.
For golfers playing this year, they’ll be happy to hear about changes made to the tough, sloping 15th hole.
“Just due to the uniqueness of this hole and the small teeing area, we’ve added a new tee off to our right here and the ladies tee has been completely revamped as well,” he said. “By adding these spots, we can continue to move things around and continue to make it more playable for the guest.”
The course opened on April 11th and is expected to ramp up with guests after Memorial Day.
The ground crews have been working early mornings to make the quality on the 90 acres of greens better at the golf course.