Dacotah Ridge Golf Club
Dacotah Ridge Golf Course in Morton, Minnesota is an 18 hole championship masterpiece built on 240 acres of rolling countryside, it features natural wetlands, the winding beauty of Wabasha Creek, a 14-acre lake, mature trees and 7,109 yards to test every club in your bag.
PO Box 420
Morton MN 56270
# of Holes: 18
Online Tee Times: No
Manager and Head Pro: Eric Hildreth, PGA
Instructors: Eric Hildreth, PGA
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Pro Spotlight: Interview with Head Professional Eric Hildreth, PGA
Eric has been at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club since it’s opening in 2000. He was born in Pensacola, Florida but spent most of his life in California where he was an Assistant Golf Professional at La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California. After working five seasons, he went south to Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia, Mississippi where he was an Assistant Golf Professional and manager of the outside operations. He and his wife Lisa, along with their two children, reside in Olivia, MN.
Q1. At what age did you start playing golf?
A1. Picked up a club at 12 but seriously started playing at age 16. Played baseball before that.
Q2. Who influenced you to initially play?
Q3. Did other family members golf when you were growing up?
A3. Just my dad.
Q4. What motivated you to go into the golf business?
A4. Love the game and there was a Golf Academy in San Diego nearby where we lived.
Q5. How much do you currently teach?
A5. Approximately 10 hours a week.
Q6. How did you get connected with Dakotah Ridge?
A6. My wife grew up in the midwest and was looking for an opportunity to live near family.
Q7. What year did the course open?
Q8. What do you feel makes Dakotah Ridge unique?
A8. Open, prairie style. Very playable but can be made difficult by moving the tees back and tucking the pins. No forced carries.
Q9. How do you see your future at Dakotah Ridge?
A9. To increase rounds. Enjoy living here.
Q10. Favorite courses outside of Dakotah Ridge?
A10. Northland CC in Duluth, Giants Ridge, Wilderness, Hazeltine
Q11. Do you have kids?
A11. Yes, 2. 13 and 10.