Summertime only means one thing in South Dakota. Golf and lots of it!

There are only so many days out of the year that South Dakota golfers and other visitors to the state have an opportunity to go to a course and play golf.  In an effort to expand the golfing experiences in this region, during the summer, professional golfers from across the country have the chance to participate in a series of organized tournaments in the Upper Midwest known as The Dakotas Tour.

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What exactly is The Dakotas Tour? It’s a professional golf tour played in parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota.  This year, there are 17 total events during the 2023 season.  It typically starts in the middle of June and runs through the month of August.  But this year, golf tournaments continue until the first weekend of September. Overall, the players are competing for a grand total of $750,000 during The Dakotas Tour.

The Dakotas Tour tees off for the first time this season on Friday, June 16th at Bakker Crossing Championship Golf Course, a course located just outside of Sioux Falls. The weather conditions have been on the warmer side lately in the Sioux Empire. However, over 60 professional golfers will take on this challenge in an effort to win the $10,000 first-place prize. That's quite the paycheck for a weekend’s worth of work!

The Bakker Crossing Pro-AM is only the beginning of an exciting 2023 Dakotas Tour! There are plenty of opportunities to watch these pros demonstrate their golfing expertise. Heck, maybe you're an amateur that possesses a strong desire to test your game against fellow local amateurs and claim those bragging rights against such a strong field?!?

You can find out more about this year's schedule as well as all pertinent details about The Dakotas Tour by clicking here.

Good luck to all the golfers this season!

11 Things You’ll Only Understand After Living in South Dakota

From soda to pop to sloppy Joes, different parts of of the country have their own local quirks and language. Simple phrases can have totally different means, local events may seem weird, and food may go by a unique name.

If you're new to South Dakota here is a sort of translation guide for some odd things you may see or hear.

Sioux Falls Area Farmer's Markets

We can finally go outside without our nose hairs freezing! It must be spring in South Dakota. And when the days are warm that means the gardens are growing. It's farmers' market time in Sioux Falls.

Fresh produce, locally made goods, great people, and a good time are found at these farmer's markets around Sioux Falls.

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