The Brookings Country Club is one of the finest golf courses in the state of South Dakota. A championship golf course that is always in impeccable condition is what awaits the Jackrabbit golf teams each and every day they play there. Most importantly, the Brookings Country Club grants the SDSU golf teams complete access to the course and practice facilities 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Brookings Country Club is host to numerous South Dakota Golf Association (SDGA) state amateur events, which speaks towards its reputation of being a championship golf course.
The Desert Course opened in May 1998 and was built to showcase the beautiful desert landscaping and providing a stark contrast to the almost-tropical Lakes Course. Slightly more demanding of the player's ability, it measures 7,131 yards with a par of 72. The course is accented with palm and mesquite trees, as well as colorful cactus and desert wildflowers to give it a true desert feeling. Where water was used on the Lakes Course, vast stretches of waste bunkers border the fairways on seven holes. Water does come into play on five holes, and narrow fairways with elevation changes and large, well-bunkered greens test even the most skilled players.
For more than a century, Minnehaha Country Club has been evolving from an afternoon golf outing with friends on a primitive course to one of the region’s premier golf courses. The rolling terrain is surrounded by groves of beautiful trees. Meticulously groomed undulating greens blend into flowing lush fairways to create a jewel enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels.
In the spring of 2013, the Jackrabbit golf program saw a major improvement to their program, the indoor golf room. Located in Frost Arena, the indoor golf room is a space for Jackrabbit golfers to work on their game year round. The room features a putting green with various slopes to replicate actual putting greens.
The room also features a golf simulator for the student-athletes to work on all different aspects of their golf game. This simulator allows student-athletes to fine tune their skills when they aren't able to play outside.
The golf room is for the golf team only, student-athletes are able to leave their clubs in the room while they are not in use. The room is locked with a keypad and players can gain access when ever they please.
The South Dakota State University Strength and Conditioning Department strives to enhance the athletic development of our 500-plus student-athletes. The strength and conditioning staff accomplishes this goal through the integration of performance variables that meet the demands of each individual sport.
These performance variables include mobility, strength, flexibility, power, linear and lateral speed; as well as developing the necessary energy systems to compete at the highest level. Through the enhancement of these performance variables strength and conditioning staff hopes to decrease the incident of injury and ensure the durability of our student-athletes.
The SDSU Strength & Conditioning Staff accomplishes these goals through the use of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center Weight Room and Frost Arena Student-Athlete Weight Room. Both of these facilities include a variety of training equipment ranging from Olympic lifting platforms and power racks to stability balls and cable machines.
The convenience the two student-athlete weight rooms provide ensures that we are able to accommodate all 21 sports. In addition, the two student-athlete weight rooms, allow us to provide the best training environment for each individual sport and athlete.
Five hundred Jackrabbit student-athletes, in 21 sports, attain sports medicine services from two facilities: HPER Athletic Training Room and Dykhouse Athletic Training Room.
The Dykhouse Athletic Training Room will house cutting-edge modalities, rehab equipment and hydrotherapy facility attached to the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.
Each Facility contains hydrotherapy areas, taping areas, specified and individualized rehab and treatment space with state of the art equipment for both specific areas.
The Jackrabbit Sports Medicine Department boasts three team physicians, five full time ATC’s, eight graduate assistant ATC’s, an Accredited Athletic Training Program (up to 40 students), entry-level masters program, and multiple medical professionals within the community (massage therapist, chiropractor, etc.).
SDSU Sports Medicine also boasts a strong relationship with the Sanford National Institute for Athletic Health and Performance with graduate research in the areas of: youth concussions, concussion injury and depression, motivational rehab techniques, psychological measures of anxiety in sports, and student-athlete experience.
The Jackrabbit Sports Medicine staff is comprised of individuals from all geographical areas of the nation as well as many diverse settings; from high school to hospital to Division I, II and III athletics as well as the professional level.