Fun Near Spearfish:
Golf Course, Dining, and Adventure Guide

Stunning natural beauty. Scenic drives. A home for fishing, recreation, and outdoor adventure. Spearfish has all of that and more.

If you’re a golfer, you’re looking for a course that will provide equal inspiration. A place that will challenge you, leave you with exciting stories from your round, and provide you with some of the best moments of your travels.

Boulder Canyon Golf Club is one beautiful drive away.

Golf at Boulder Canyon — Where Everybody Plays

Boulder Canyon Golf Club is close to everything but feels away from it all. Minutes from Spearfish, each shot in your game provides a stunning panorama. The course offers broad vistas of ponderosa pines, wild grass meadows, immaculate greens, and sparkling ponds.

Boulder Canyon has an 18-hole, par-72 championship layout unlike any other. The mature front nine gives way to an exciting back nine exemplified by signature hole No. 12 and its island green. You won’t find a more incredible view from a tee box in the Black Hills.

Natural beauty and ease of access aside, people play Boulder Canyon because it’s never forgotten its purpose: golf is supposed to be fun.

Whether you’ve played every Deadwood and Spearfish golf course or it’s your first time in the area, you’ll feel as comfortable here as a long-time member.

So, enjoy yourself. Walk the fairway with friends. Take in the sun and setting and know that, in coming here, you’ve made one of the best decisions of your trip.

Choose Your Road

The experience starts with the ride. Pick your path from Spearfish to Deadwood, Sturgis, and Boulder Canyon Golf Club.

I-90 to Highway 14A (Most Direct)

Head straight to Boulder Canyon along I-90’s rolling hills and easy-riding stretches. Then, wind up 14A into the scenic rock cliffs of Boulder Canyon. The route opens into the wide-open valley that the course calls home.

I-90 to Highway 85 to Highway 14A (Via Deadwood)

Though less direct, the spring and summer landscape of this route is painted by ponderosa pines and spruces. It’s a great option to get you in the mood for your game.

Spearfish Canyon Highway to Highway 14a (Scenic Byway)

Travel by car or motorcycle along one of the most beautiful roadways in the Black Hills. Take in the limestone heights, splashing waterfalls, and brilliant foliage on your way to Boulder Canyon.

When Your Round Is Over, the Fun Is Just Starting

Spearfish is only a short distance from the entertainment centers of Deadwood and Sturgis. Whether you’re looking for dining, gaming, live music, or outdoor adventure, here are our recommendations for the best of the area.

Deadwood Social Club (Deadwood)

Part of the historic Saloon 10, this Italian steakhouse offers patrons an extensive wine and martini bar.

Jacob’s Brewhouse and Grocer (Deadwood)

A favorite among locals and visitors alike, Jacob’s has a straightforward but exciting menu emphasizing steaks, sandwiches, and seafood.

Legends Steakhouse (Deadwood)

Legends is part of the Silverado-Franklin hotel and gaming complex. The restaurant’s menu emphasizes steaks, chops, and seafood.

Loud American Roadhouse (Sturgis)

In addition to hosting concerts and events, Loud American Roadhouse is home to belly-filling favorites.

Uncle Louie’s Diner (Sturgis)

The diner offers a broad menu of classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Caverna Coffee & Bistro (Whitewood)

Directly on your way to Boulder Canyon Golf Club, it’s a great stop for specialty coffees, teas, and wood-fired pizzas.

Some of Our Favorites in Spearfish

Antunez (Spearfish)

Antunez has one of the most adventurous menus in the Black Hills with its fusion of Latin, Hispanic, and Mexican cuisine. We also think it’s got the best guacamole in the state.

Farmhouse Bistro & Bar (Spearfish)

Enjoy incredible ambiance and a modern dining experience. The Farmhouse has an approachable menu with skillfully prepared entrees.

Green Bean Coffeehouse (Spearfish)

A mashup of Black Hills style and Seattle java house sensibilities, Green Bean serves up coffees, teas, and sandwiches.

Killian’s Food and Drink (Spearfish)

Killian’s is a favorite local hangout serving a wide selection of beers on tap as well as dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

Nonna’s Kitchen (Spearfish)

Nonna’s has homestyle Italian cuisine fit for foodies and casuals alike. All dishes are fresh to order and can accommodate various dietary needs.

Steerfish Steak and Smoke (Spearfish)

Steerfish serves a broad menu of high-quality grilled cuts and smoked meats just off Spearfish’s Main Street.

Bear Butte Summit & State Park

When you play a Deadwood or Spearfish golf course, you may get an idea of the vast, beautiful terrain around you. Still, there’s nothing like a view from the top. Bear Butte rises over 4,000 feet high, and those who summit the rock can typically see as far as the four surrounding states.

Black Hills National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest extends 1.2 million acres throughout western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. You can enter the trail system at multiple points, including directly from Boulder Canyon Golf Club. If you enjoy riding off-road vehicles, you’ll be excited to explore over 700 miles of designated ORV trails in the summer (and over 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the winter).

Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail begins at Bear Butte (see above) and works its way 111 miles to Wind Cave National Park. It’s an ideal pathway for hikers, backpackers, and mountain bikers.

Crow Peak Trail

This moderately challenging out-and-back trail runs 6.8 miles and takes an average of about 3.5 hours to complete. Pack a meal and take in the views overlooking Spearfish, Bear Butte, and the Black Hills of Wyoming.

Fishing in Spearfish Canyon

Spearfish Creek runs through Spearfish Canyon and serves as one of the area’s largest and best streams for fishing. Wild rainbow, brown, and brook trout are the most common catches. Make sure to check requirements on licenses and permits at

Akela Spa (Deadwood)

Akela Spa takes a unique approach to wellness and beauty with carefully cultivated natural treatments. Explore both individual services and packages for women, men, and couples.

Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort (Deadwood)

Visit Cadillac Jack’s for sports betting, table games, and slots as well as the multiple dining options available in the resort.

Jacobs Gallery (Deadwood)

While you’re exploring Main Street, drop by this gallery run by a family of artists, photographers, and makers of unique goods. Jacobs Gallery also sells officially licensed Harley-Davidson artwork.

Hickocks Tavern at Rocksino (Deadwood)

Rocksino is taking up residence in the former Hickok’s Hotel in Deadwood, offering visitors rock n’ roll-themed gaming and entertainment.

Saloon 10 (Deadwood)

A favorite for history buffs and fans of Western lore, check out historical re-enactments, live music, dining, and the American Whiskey Bar, which has over 150 different selections.

The Lodge at Deadwood (Deadwood)

The Lodge casino boasts hundreds of slots and the largest table games section in Deadwood. It also offers two award-winning restaurants and is located just 10 minutes from Boulder Canyon.

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Golf Simulator (Spearfish)

The next best thing to teeing off at a Spearfish golf course, with simulators, yard games, and a sports bar.

Days of ‘76 Rodeo

If you’re a fan of PRCA action, check out this multi-day event, which includes roping, racing, parades, and pageants.

Deadwood Jam

The long-running free music fest is Deadwood’s last official outdoor event of the summer.

Kool Deadwood Nights

It’s a can’t-miss summer event for those who are into classic cars, great music, and 50’s and 60’s culture.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The Sturgis rally is the country’s best-known and best-loved event for riding, food, and music. You have to see it to believe it.

Some of Our Favorites in Spearfish

605 Black Hills Classic (Spearfish)

This is a craft beer tasting and competition with some of South Dakota’s favorite brews. Live music accompanies the event.

Downtown Friday Nights (Spearfish)

Each Friday night in the summer, the area along Main Street kicks off the weekend with a block party and live band.

The Best Time of Year to Play at a Deadwood-Area or Spearfish Golf Course

While the Black Hills are beautiful all year round, golf enthusiasts will want to plan their trip for warmer months. Typically, that’s from April to October, when temperatures rise and remain comfortable even through the summertime. The other advantage is that your visit will coincide with some of the region’s most popular events.

As you finalize details for your trip, Boulder Canyon is available to answer any questions you may have. Contact our team so we can make your time here even more memorable.

Golf at Boulder Canyon — Where Everybody Plays

Boulder Canyon Golf Club
Sample Menus

Box Lunch

Cold sandwich (turkey, ham, and roast beef), a bag of chips, a cookie, and a fountain drink

Pizza Bar

All-you-can-eat pizza freshly made on the premises, all with your choice of toppings

Hamburger Bar

All-you-can-eat grilled hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hotdogs with baked beans and a choice of two salads (e.g. potato salad, macaroni salad, bean salad, or broccoli salad)

BBQ Buffet

Brisket, ribs, chicken, sausage, and more, served buffet-style with all the fixings.

We can also customize a meal suited to the needs of your group.

Food and beverages are charged 4.5% tax and a 20% service fee.
Boulder Canyon does not permit coolers or outside beverages at any time.

Flight Options

Boulder Canyon Golf Club is a scenic 40-minute drive from Rapid City Regional Airport. With nonstop flights from major cities across the country, travelers are within easy reach of the best golfing the Black Hills have to offer.