Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club takes pride in providing the highest levels of service excellence when hosting your guests’ special events. A first-class Black Hills golf tournament experience is made possible by the efforts of our golf professional staff. These seasoned individuals are accustomed to expertly tailoring every detail of an outing to meet the specific needs of our guests. Choose the golf tournament package that fits your group outing needs from a variety of pre-planned event offerings which include food and beverage, awards and prizes, and on-course contests. Our tournament contract describes these offerings in detail.
Tournament and outing guests may utilize the best practice facility in the Black Hills prior to teeing off and then wrap up the day with a scoring reception at the Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club Reception Area. Groups will experience flawless planning and superior service enhanced by the panoramic views of the historic Centennial Valley and the breathtaking holes winding through Polo Creek Canyon, making the Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club the premier venue for a Black Hills Golf tournament.
Day of Your Golf Event
On the day of your golf event, we want you to be able to relax and enjoy the company of your guests. It is recommended the event planning coordinators and any volunteers arrive 1.5 hours prior to the start of your event. Your guests should be notified to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event and up to one-hour prior if they would like the opportunity to hit practice balls.
Golf Cart Staging
The Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club will provide cart signs that will have your guests’ names paired accordingly to the players roster that you provide us. Custom scorecards will also be provided to your guests in their assigned golf car. If you are having a shotgun start, golf carts will be staged according to the assigned holes and marked for your guests with their names on the appropriate golf cart. We ask for shotguns that your guests not move the golf carts so they will remain ready for the start of your golf tournament.
As your guests arrive, our professional player service staff will be here to assist your players with their golf bags and help direct them to your registration area and then to their appropriate golf cart.
If necessary, the Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club will provide registration tables for you to check your guests in and pass out whatever necessary items you may need. Registration may be set up in a variety of areas based on your needs. Please check with our event planning staff to arrange for your registration area.
Practice Facility / Warm-Up
Complimentary practice balls are provided for your guests prior to their round of golf. Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club features the best practice facility in the Black Hills, including two putting greens, fairway & green side bunkers, and multiple target greens. Please notify your guests that if they would like to hit practice balls, they will need to arrive at least 1 hour prior to their start time.
In the event of a shotgun start, our professional event planning staff will direct your guests to be seated in their golf carts approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time of your event. At that time, we will go over the rules for play for the day, contest holes, and any information about the course that will be beneficial to your guests. The Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club staff will lead your groups to their designated hole assignments. Our golf event staff will provide a rules sheet for each of the tournament golf cars that will explain the rules of play, contests, and golf course information.
Tee time starts: Our staff will assist your guests in arriving to the first tee on time. We have a starter that will inform your guests of course information as well as the rules of play for the day. Rules sheets will be provided to your guests if needed to help remind them of the day’s events while on the golf course.
On Course Contests & Scoring
Our event planning staff will prepare the contest hole signs for you and have them placed on the golf course in the appropriate locations. Upon completion of your event, our event planning staff will collect the contest sign markers and bring them to our scoring area to post the winners.
Following your Elkhorn Ridge golf event, our professional tournament staff will score your event. Your guests will be instructed on the rules sheet to turn their scorecards into the appropriate area. Please notify our tournament staff if you will need scoring for your event.
Golf Shop Prizes & Merchandise
The golf shop will be available for your group event guests throughout the event. You may choose gift certificates for team and individual prizes which can be redeemed immediately following play. Guests may also enjoy shopping for some golf souvenirs to commemorate their experience.