About The Links

Welcome to the #1 Golf course in North Dakota rated by Golfweek and Golf Digest and the 2nd most affordable golf course on the Top 100 list! If you haven’t played The Links it is worth the trip and will be one of your years most enjoyable rounds! Nationally recognized The Links of North Dakota presents golfers with an authentic links style golfing experience on the bluffs overlooking Lake Sakakawea. The course located just 28 miles outside of Williston, North Dakota and 16 miles from Ray, North Dakota in the heart of the areas Bakken Oil Formation. It is the areas only 18 hole championship golf course with Bent Grass greens, fairways and tee boxes which allow a true “Links” ground game experience! Water doesn’t come into play on this par-72 championship course but 85+ sand bunkers will. Wind will almost always factor into your round at The Links. Players have the option of five tee boxes as they set out for 18 holes of links golf on a course with wide open fairways, but punishing native prairie grass rough. Architect Stephen Kay moved a minimal amount of dirt in placing this course on the rolling land overlooking the big lake, and you can expect some uneven lies as you navigate this world class venue. Our course has been nationally recognized as one of the nations top golf venues and is worth a trip to experience “pure links golf”! Please contact The Links at 701.568.2600 for more information. The facility also offers a full snack bar with a variety of food items to purchase along with an assortment of your favorite beverages. The course is also available for use by companies for outings and events by contacting the Head Golf Professional, Zach McArthur, PGA.

 

Head Golf Professional: Zach McArthur, PGA Zach was born and raised in Darlington, Wisconsin and developed a love of the game of golf when introduced to it at Darlington Country Club by his father at 6 years old. After becoming the 3x MVP and 3x Scoring Champion of Darlington’s Golf Team, he went to the University of Wisconsin Whitewater to further his education through a marketing degree. Upon graduation, Zach moved to Napa, California to work in the wine industry. After a short stint in the wine business (due to his inability to be trapped in a cubicle) he moved to Fresno to become an Assistant Professional at San Joaquin Country Club and begin his PGA Class-A education journey. Zach was awarded PGA Class-A Membership after just 1.5 years, and upon completion, was offered the Head Golf Professional job at Old Works in Anaconda, MT. After 2 very successful seasons that saw a 50% increase in rounds YOY, record breaking merchandise sales & a net profit for the first time in 20+ years, Zach turned his sights to The Links of North Dakota to continue his career development as the General Manager and Head Golf Professional. Zach looks forward to meeting you all, developing relationships and adding value to an amazing piece of property!

 

Golf Course Superintendent: Gustavo Rodriguez, GCSAA Gustavo was born in Grand Island, Nebraska and raised in Ravenna, Nebraska where he learned to play golf and worked at Ravenna Golf Club in the summers. After high school, Gustavo attended The University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received his Bachelor’s in Turfgrass & Landscape Management. Gustavo then moved to Scottsdale to be an assistant at TPC Scottsdale. From there, he worked at Shadow Ridge Country Club in Omaha through their bunker and golf course renovation project. Gustavo also spent a little bit of time with Landscapes Unlimited working on golf course construction and grass grow-in projects. After his time there, Gustavo headed back to TPC Jasna Polana, where he interned years prior, to be an assistant. In 2020, Gustavo accepted the Head Superintendent job at Fox Run Golf Club where he would spend 2 years improving the overall course conditions and playability. Now, with The Links of North Dakota, he expects to do great things in improving the golf course conditions and regular maintenance practices.