Midwest Gaming & Travel selects best casino golf course in Minnesota
Prior Lake, MN – The Meadows at Mystic Lake has been selected as the Best Casino Golf Course in Minnesota by the readers of Midwest Gaming & Travel magazine. The results appeared in the July 2009 issue. Readers of the magazine from 19 states and Canada voted last April for their favorite Midwest Native American casinos and amenities in a number of categories based on personal experience within the past twelve months. The Meadows at Mystic Lake is adjacent to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Both of these enterprises are owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized Indian Tribe in Minnesota.
Midwest Gaming & Travel Editor John Robert Busam said, "Our magazine is based on a premise that people go around the Midwest trying out all the casinos. We thought it might be advantageous for our readers to hear what the other readers thought."
The 13-year old magazine received several thousand responses to the questionnaire published in their April issue. This is the eighth year the magazine, based in Waseca, Minnesota, has done the surveys. Midwest Gaming & Travel, with a circulation of 50,000, is a monthly, four-color glossy magazine with an editorial coverage area that extends across the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, and to cities in neighboring states that enjoy a close proximity to riverboat, Native American, racetrack, and land based casinos.
Busam said, "The management and employees should be very proud that the people that use their facilities deemed them the best in the state."
"We are thrilled that casino patrons have judged our course as the best in Minnesota," said Director of Golf at The Meadows Greg McKush. "We are very proud of our championship style course and the amenities and challenge it offers to golfers. With our newly redesigned hole #7 and other changes which are coming to the course, we have created a golfing experience which is enjoyable by golfers of all skill levels."
“We have put a lot of work into The Meadows to create a golf course that is challenging, beautiful, and a joy to play,” said SMSC Chairman Stanley R. Crooks. “We’ve created a destination resort that we’re proud of.”