The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community acquired the Lone Pine Golf Course in 2002 and the old layout was then completely remodelled by Garrett Gill and Paul Miller before reopening three years later as The Meadows at Mystic Lake.
Casino course that has wonderful conditions, decent layout with a couple exceptional holes. Strength of the course in the quality of the par threes and par fives. Distinctly different challenges to overcome on each hole.
Number one is disappointing with range balls being a hazard at time. The hole itself is poorly laid out with a semi-hidden green. Bad introduction to the quality of the course overall. 5-9 are all good holes with a need for length and proper placement to stay on the fairway and see the entire green for your approach.
Back nine requires a bit more strategy as the par fours are short doglegs which requires you to be more cognizant of where the fairway ends and your try to hit the 100 or 150 markers to be safe.
This is for me a top 5 public course in Minnesota. Almost every single hole is a signature one. It is one of the best maintained golf courses you will ever play. When you arrive a golf course attendant will arrive with a golf cart and help you bring your clubs to the clubhouse. You will notice multiple statues throughout the course with native American folklore surrounding them. Greens fees are reasonable for a course that is manicured and up kept as well as it is. The only places you will lose a ball is in the water or prairie land type fescue, which mind you are prevalent on nearly every hole. And after you are finished with a round you can head inside to the casino to either gamble or taste one of it's great restaurants. It is a must play for the region.