Legacy Bully Pulpit

Innovate, repair, replace, & preserve


The year was 2004, and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation unveiled a new wonder to the world — Bully Pulpit Golf Course — and the world noticed.

Built right into the natural North Dakota badlands, Bully Pulpit quickly became a living legend and international golfing destination. No other course looked or played anything like it, the golf world was irresistibly drawn to it, and the Bully Pulpit experience soon brought in players, press and accolades alike.

As one of the crown jewels of the Medora experience, Bully Pulpit has served the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation well, and now it is our turn to return the favor and protect, innovate and preserve its legacy for today, tomorrow and forever.


One of the biggest challenges of building a world-class golfing experience in the North Dakota badlands is the badlands itself. It is a land of extremes, both in geography and weather, and such a combination takes its toll over time. Weather weathers everything, whether it’s a majestic butte, sheer cliff face or man-made golf course.


Bully Pulpit is also riparian, with both Davis Creek and the Little Missouri River adding to the allure of the golf course, and also adding to its challenges. We’ve experienced several impactful floods since Bully Pulpit’s inception, which has affected the play on crucial parts of the front and back 9. Course corrections have been made, but now it’s time for longer-lasting solutions.


Another issue is that the Next Big Thing doesn’t stay the Next Big Thing forever. At least, not without help. Bully Pulpit is still an unforgettable and beloved golfing experience, but its glory has faded a bit over time. Free press and awards have slowed. Player expectations continue to rise, and new courses continue to be built elsewhere. We need to add to the Bully Pulpit experience without making the price of the experience out of reach for most players — players who are also visitors to and fans of Medora.


Bully Pulpit was built by philanthropy. It does not receive government funds, and is not a country club with high membership dues. This is your opportunity to become an important part of the solution.

Water damage at Bully Pulpit.


  • Minimize flooding impact through layout, structure, and a dike.
  • Keep course playable during changes.
  • Allow for future adaptability with alternate hole.
  • Maintain yardage and scorecard quality.
  • Improve Bully Pulpit:
    • Highlight the beauty of the badlands.
    • Intriguing new hole design.
    • Make the golf course the buzz of the golfing world again.
  • Preserve by building a sustaining endowment.

Made Possible By Your Support

These donors have contributed at least $25,000 to this endowment
Bev & Pat (dec.) Altringer
Bill & Sandy Altringer
ND Petroleum Foundation


You can be an important part of this bully good endeavor.

Recognition details for each support area are available.

Lead Opportunities

$1 million to $2.5 million naming opportunities


Name Bully Pulpit Golf Course

15 years


Name the Clubhouse

15 years


Name the Practice Facility

15 years


Name the Cart Paths

15 years

Major Opportunities

$5,000 to $500,000 naming opportunities


Bridges (2)

15 years


Name the Halfway House on the Back Nine

15 years


Cart Barn

15 years


Name a Golf Cart

4 years



10 years


My BP Story Tables

4 years


Contact our Development Team at 701.223.4800 — or drop us a line here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!