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Landscapes Golf Management’s Sutton Bay (Agar, S.D.) rises to No. 55 in Golfweek’s ‘Modern Courses’ rankings

(LINCOLN, Neb.)Sutton Bay in Agar, South Dakota – operated by Landscapes Golf Management – ranks No. 55 among Golfweek’s recently-released “Top 200 Modern Courses” in the U.S.

Additionally impressive, Sutton Bay is among the top 35 private clubs on the list, rose 10 spots over its 2021 placement and grades higher than courses’ hosting major, PGA and LPGA TOUR tournaments.  Private, daily-fee, resort, community, university and casino courses must be built in or after 1960 to be eligible.

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The rankings – tallied by hundreds of Golfweek raters – scores overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural settings, greens, the variety and remarkable nature of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.  Thousands of modern courses were considered for the “best-of” list.

“Placing so high on Golfweek’s esteemed rankings is a huge honor for Sutton Bay,” says Tom Everett, President of Landscapes Golf Management.  “It’s testament to  ownership’s steadfast commitment to its vision and the team’s dedication to consistently deliver high-quality course conditions to members and guests.”

Perennially ranked No. 1 in the Dakotas by Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek, Sutton Bay’s championship, true inland links golf course was designed in 2003 “as one with the land” by internationally acclaimed architect Graham Marsh and constructed by Landscapes Unlimited Chairman Bill Kubly.

Golf enthusiasts find the 18-hole, 7,226-yard, par-72 layout immeasurably charming, rewarding, challenging, fair and pure in every sense of true golf tradition.   The exclusive, private club sits above the spectacular landforms of the Missouri breaks and majestically overlooks the massive expanse of Lake Oahe.

Hunting, fishing, 18 single rooms, six king suites, eight four-bedroom cottages and exquisite buffalo steak, walleye and pheasant round out the premium offerings.  Pierre Regional Airport is less than an hour away and two municipal airports are about 30 minutes from Sutton Bay accommodate private jets.

More information:, 605.264.5530.

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About Landscapes Golf Management
One of America’s the largest and most trusted operators of golf courses and country clubs, Landscapes Golf Management’s 50-plus property portfolio across 20 states benefits from conveniently located regional offices. The family-owned-and-operated company prides itself on a guest- and member-centric approach supported by strong client relationships, well-trained and personable staff contributing to an enviable culture, meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of operations and proven back-office systems. LGM provides turnkey and a la carte solutions to owners of golf courses and country clubs. Its experts cover business strategy and planning, golf course maintenance, clubhouse operations, marketing, IT, staffing and training, food and beverage, health and wellness, merchandising, golf instruction and financial management.  Sister company Landscapes Unlimited is the recognized leader in development and construction of golf courses ranging from major tournament and PGA Tour event hosts to local layouts of varying shapes, sizes and budgets.  It also excels at building sports fields for professional sports teams, colleges and municipalities.

More information:, 402.423.6653.

Rich Katz