South Dakota Golf Course Closes After Vandalism

CORSICA, S.D. (AP) – A rural South Dakota golf course is closing for the season after vandalism damage resulted in green grass turning brown.

The Dakota Trails Golf Course in Corsica will close Sept. 5. Dakota Trails Board President Brian Vilhauer says the course will stay open Monday to accommodate Labor Day golfers.

Vilhauer says a weed killer known as Roundup was poured on the natural grass greens, leaving behind a “real streaky” pattern of brown grass. He says the brown grass appeared a few days after flags and flagpoles were allegedly stolen from the first eight greens on the nine-hole course.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation are looking into the vandalism. No suspects have been named.

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