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.
Part of the historic Saloon 10, this Italian steakhouse offers patrons an extensive wine and martini bar.
A favorite among locals and visitors alike, Jacob’s has a straightforward but exciting menu emphasizing steaks, sandwiches, and seafood.
Some of Our Favorites in 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.
Enjoy incredible ambiance and a modern dining experience. The Farmhouse has an approachable menu with skillfully prepared entrees.
A mashup of Black Hills style and Seattle java house sensibilities, Green Bean serves up coffees, teas, and sandwiches.
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 has homestyle Italian cuisine fit for foodies and casuals alike. All dishes are fresh to order and can accommodate various dietary needs.
Steerfish serves a broad menu of high-quality grilled cuts and smoked meats just off Spearfish’s Main Street.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 https://gfp.sd.gov/hunt-fish-license/.
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.
Visit Cadillac Jack’s for sports betting, table games, and slots as well as the multiple dining options available in the resort.
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.
Rocksino is taking up residence in the former Hickok’s Hotel in Deadwood, offering visitors rock n’ roll-themed gaming and entertainment.
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 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.
Some of Our Favorites in Spearfish
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.