Hawktree Golf Club
3400 Burnt Creek Loop
Bismarck, ND 58501
This 18 hole, Par 72 championship golf course offers 18 distinctive, unique holes, featuring natural elevation changes that are both unexpected and exciting. Natural hills and contours, brilliant coloration, plentiful wildlife and native grasses add mightily to the eco experience. This golf course soars and will fly right onto your list of favorite courses.
|Course Par||SOA Score||Tees Played||Yardage|
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|State Sponsors||Mulligan Sponsors|
|Colorado Match Program||None||None||None|
SOA Summary for Hawktree Golf Club
Thank you to Charles Ruppert, Head Golf Professional, Howard Loftesness in the pro shop, and the rest of the staff for welcoming me to Hawktree Golf Club and for being a part of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Tour.
From the moment you step out of your car, you see views unlike any other course. The bright green fairways roll through the dry, brown North Dakota hills. If there was ever a course that shouldn’t be in this great of shape, it would be this one. Every fairway, green and rough is so plush it is in complete contrast to the surrounding area. This contrast gives a great look and feel to the course.
That’s not even the best part though… The course was designed so well that it rolls up and down through the hills giving you shots off elevated tee boxes that drop 100 feet to the green on some holes and difficult shots uphill to the green on long par 5s. Each twisting, turning, rolling hole is a new adventure that it sure to please any golfer. For more information about Hawktree Golf Club you can visit their website at www.hawktree.com.
Early morning golf seems to be a common thing for me these days. I was there just as the sun was rising and I’m pretty sure I was the first guy to pull into the parking lot. There was one guy who went out ahead of me on the course, but then I was on my own. Unfortunately I picked a bad week to play at Hawktree. They had just aerated the greens on the front nine the day before and the back was closed because they had just begun to aerate those greens in the morning. So, I had to play the front twice, but I played some different tees the second time around to make it seem a little different.
I was back to my old tricks… not hitting the ball that well. I started out good, but I was inconsistant the rest of the day. On my second time around I met up and played with a great guy named Dave. He had played there a bunch and was also a pretty good golfer. His swing was just smooth and easy, and his ball always went a good distance in the right direction. We talked a bit and I told him about my fundraising event. I was glad I met up with him on the second time around… it’s always good to play with someone who knows the course, and even better to have good company while playing.
After my round I talked for a while with Howard in the pro shop about where I’d been and where I was headed. He felt bad that I wasn’t able to play the back nine, so he told me I could take a quick tour with the golf cart and take some pictures. It’s too bad I didn’t get to play the back. They say it’s even more challenging than the front. Maybe next time…