Best Golf In The Sioux Empire
The City of Sioux Falls owns three excellent municipal golf courses, Elmwood, Prairie Green and Kuehn Park. The courses are conveniently located and offer a great golf experience for players of all skill levels. Whether you play a little or a lot, Elmwood, Prairie Green and Kuehn Park all have great programs for you and are for golfers of all skill levels. Learn more about the employment opportunities Dakota Golf Management has to offer by clicking here.
Meet Our Management Team
Tom Jansa - President and Director of Golf
Tom was born and raised in Sioux Falls, graduating from O'Gorman High School in 1980. After attending college at Creighton University and Arizona State University, Tom moved back to Sioux Falls and began to work as an assistant golf professional at Elmwood Golf Course. He gained membership in the Professional Golfer's Association in 1994. In 1995, Tom and his partner Terry Comstock formed Dakota Golf Management which was awarded a contract to manage all operations at the three municipal courses of the City of Sioux Falls. Tom was the first Director of Golf at the City's newest course, Prairie Green, which opened for play in 1995 and was honored as the #5 Best New Affordable Course in the US by Golf Digest. He became President of Dakota Golf upon Terry's retirement in 2008. Tom and his wife Liz have two daughters, Claire (20) and Sophie (13).
Ruth Benedict - Comptroller
Phone: 605-367-7092 x115
Ruth was born in Parkston, South Dakota and grew up in Mitchell. After high school, Ruth attended Northern State University in Aberdeen where she received an Associate of Arts Degree in Office Management. In 1993, Ruth received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. In addition to her current position as comptroller for Dakota Golf Management, Inc., Ruth has worked as an accountant administrator for an engineering firm in Rapid City, SD and as the Director of Operations for a national optometric buying group in Newton, IA. Ruth and her family moved to Sioux Falls in 1994 and soon after she joined the team at Dakota Golf Management, Inc. Ruth and her husband, Phil, have four children: Joe, Sam, Katie, and Jamie.