Ground has been broken on construction of Mapleton Golf Club, the new private, golf-only escape in Mapleton Township, South Dakota, five miles north of downtown Sioux Falls.
Central to the exclusive club will be an 18-hole championship golf course traversing natural prairies with the look and feel of famous classics Shinnecock and National Golf Links on Long Island, New York.
Renowned golf course architect Scott Hoffman promises wide bent-grass fairways, sloped landing areas, greens with subtle movements and short-grass surrounds for creative recoveries, and bunkers with natural fescue edges. Extremely short distances from greens to tees will make Mapleton hands-down “one of the easiest walks in all golf.”
“We want to test the best players, but just as important, make Mapleton extremely playable and enjoyable for less accomplished golfers,” says Hoffman whose work includes acclaimed Gozzer Ranch, Lost Rail, Monterey Dunes and Scottsdale National. “No two holes will be remotely the same and shot values will differ from day to day.”