About

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe located southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The SMSC provides services for its members in the areas of health, education, and general welfare. With a focus on being a good neighbor, good steward of the earth, and a good employer, the SMSC is committed to community partnerships, charitable donations, a healthy environment, and a strong economy.

The Course

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community purchased Lone Pine Golf Course in 2002. In 2003, the course was completely remodeled, and then reopened in late summer 2005 as The Meadows at Mystic Lake. Garret Gill and Paul Miller designed the course. The golf course has since drawn numerous prestigious awards and recognitions from Golf Digest, Golfweek, and Midwest Gaming and Travel.

The Architects

Garret Gill and Paul Miller, formerly teamed together at Gill Miller, Inc. brought The Meadows at Mystic Lake to life by combining their passion for the game of golf, their masterful skills in golf course architecture, and the expertise gained by completing more than 200 golf course projects in 33 states.

Today Garrett Gill is President of Gill Design, Inc., Golf Course Architects, River Falls, Wisconsin. Gill Design is a design firm specializing exclusively in golf course architecture. Garrett has been a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) since 1978.

“This is more than a round of golf, it’s an experience. With waterfalls, native plantings, and statuary it’s unlike any other golf course.” —Garrett Gill

Golf Course Architect Paul Miller, is now President of Paul Miller Design, Inc., a golf course architecture firm located in Northfield, Minnesota. Paul was teamed with Garrett Gill at Gill Miller, Inc. Paul believes that golf and golf course architecture should reflect the excitement of the game of golf and the personalities that are involved.

“The Meadows at Mystic Lake is the most exciting golf course project that I have been involved in. We had an opportunity to enhance the natural features of the landscape to create a dramatic golf experience that is second to none in the state of Minnesota.” —Paul Miller, Golf Course Architect