Arnold Palmer and his design company were recently asked to pick a favorite course from their nearly 200 designed courses. They said they couldn’t pick just one. They chose their top 16 – including King’s Walk in Grand Forks. The course, as described in Palmer tribute publication “Kingdom 14”:
King’s Walk offers classic golf course design in a natural prairie setting. Starting with a completely flat site, over 650,000 cubic yards of earth was excavated to allow the course to roll and flow around hundreds of individual mounds, deep ravines, steep ridges and two large lakes. Large, bent grass greens are well protected and framed by beautifully sculpted bunkers, mounds and collection areas. Tall fescue grasses blend the course into its surroundings and help to complete this masterpiece.