Elmwood Golf Course
The City of Sioux Falls flagship course, Elmwood Golf Course, is a 27-hole parkland-style golf course with tree lined fairways, domed greens and smaller more classic-style bunkering.
In 2013, the Sioux Falls City Council and the Federal Aviation Administration approved plans and a joint-funding agreement for a million dollar renovation of Elmwood Golf Course. The project included reconstruction and regrassing of all tees, greens and fairways as well as new irrigation, new maintenance facilities and expansion of the driving range and practice facilities. Proposed improvements were directed at improving course drainage and improving playability.
Additional improvements included construction of a 5-hole par 3 course, new course signage and the planting of new trees.
Chad Veire - Head Golf Professional, Elmwood
Sioux Falls native, Chad Veire, is proud to serve as Head Professional at Elmwood Golf Course for Sioux Falls Golf. A Roosevelt High School and South Dakota State University graduate, Veire returned to Sioux Falls to continue his now 14-year career history at Elmwood.
Veire, working toward his class A PGA membership, served as Elmwood's Assistant Pro for five seasons previous to being named Head Professional. He takes pride in serving the active and vibrant golf communities of all ages at the golf course. Veire teaches private lessons and has also been conducting Get Golf Ready lessons for five years. As a First Tee Facility, Elmwood serves more than 800 participates annually, and has taught over 8,000 to date. Veire has been a part of that program since it's 2007 beginning.
In addition to teaching, Chad Veire has been a strong presence in running several Sioux Falls Golf annual tournaments, Tuesday evening Stag Night, Thursday evening Ladies League with 50 players annually, and Thursday morning Ladies League which included over 95 members in 2018.
In addition to serving the Sioux Falls Golf community at Elmwood, Chad Veire can also be seen on occasion at Prairie Green golf course, in addition to coaching the O'Gorman High School Boys golf team. Off the golf course, Veire is a diehard, passionate sports expert, traveling the state as a high school football official, and throughout the region as a loyal professional sports fan!
Derek Conover - First Assistant Head Pro, Elmwood
Ryan Benda - Head Superintendent, Elmwood
Number 16 at Elmwood is one of the most beautiful and testing holes in the area. Playing into the prevailing wind, drives will have to be well struck to get through the chute of trees and into the fairway. The bunkers on the left make the approach shot to this elevated green very deceiving.