Question: What’s better than the ultimate getaway?

Answer: The ultimate getaway that happens to be in your own backyard.

If you’re a Minnesota golfer, that place is none other than DACOTAH RIDGE  GOLF CLUB, located just over 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis in the city of Morton.

With only a quick road trip standing between you and this beautiful course, there’s no reason not to make it the site of your next daycation.

But just in case, we came up with a few more reasons why you absolutely should go.

To make the most of this quickly vanishing golf weather (this is Minnesota, after all), our fall rates are kicking in soon, giving you great deals on individual games and group packages —like $58 on 18 holes with a cart, and a wide variety of group packages (more on those below).

But aside from convenience (again, it’s an easy drive out of the Twin Cities) and the dollar-saving deals, there’s one other pressing reason to make the trip: Dacotah Ridge Golf Club itself, of course.

Designed by award-winning golf course architect Rees Jones — the man behind such legendary courses as Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina and New York's Bethpage Black Course —Dacotah Ridge is a masterpiece boasting 240 acres of lush, rolling countryside that preserves and incorporates the land's rugged prairie character.

This forms the backdrop for a beautiful 18-hole championship course, on which you'll contend with water features of the natural variety — like the winding Wabasha Creek, as well as natural wetlands and a 14-acre lake.

But what's natural beauty and great golf without a few amenities? The Dacotah Ridge Club House has you covered with the Wabasha Creek  Restaurant, a full-service restaurant and bar with patio seating and spectacular views. Meanwhile, the Pro Shop has a wide selection of golf gear —including fine apparel, clubs and accessories — in store for you.

Play and stay

And the gameplay doesn't have to end when the golfing does. Just a few miles away lies Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel, which features 46,520 square feet of space dedicated to 1,200 video slot machines and dozens of table games.

When you're ready for a little rest, the casino also offers plenty of lodging options, including luxurious rooms, suites and an RV park with all the creature comforts you might need.

But let's not forget the golf. Starting this month, Dacotah Ridge is offering special deals on games and packages. Check 'em out:

Fall Rates

Fall Rates begin September 14:

18 holes: $58 w/cart

9 holes: $32 w/cart

Twilight/junior rates: $43 w/cart

Replay 18 holes: $32

Replay 9 holes: $22

Fall Packages

– Sunday-Friday packages starting at $89 per person double occupancy, single occupancy $109.

– Saturday Packages starting at $105 per person double occupancy, single occupancy $139.

Revenge at the Ridge Scramble – Oct. 10

2-Person Scramble

– $60 per player

– $30 per team – optional skins game

– Shotgun 10AM

If you're ready for the greatest escape Minnesota has to offer, make a reservation here today.

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