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Powwow Country: Dakota Dunes Golf Course - Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan

Gold Dakota Dunes
Author: 
Compiled by Shari Narine
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
3
Year: 
2012

Dakota Dunes Golf Course
Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Get some early morning fresh air this summer by hitting the green at Dakota Dunes Golf Course.  The pristine ecology of the prairies offers a spacious course that is laid through sand dune formations and the indigenous prairie grasses that surround the edge of the course.  The course is unique in that the flora encompassing the area changes regularly throughout the golf season as crocuses, cactus flowers, wild roses, yellow violets and more surround the land. The Whitecap Dakota First Nations Chief and Council developed a “land use” strategy on reserve for the purpose of enhancing their economic development portfolio. The designated land selected was ideal for a golf course. However, limited funding hindered the “go ahead” on the construction, so Whitecap Dakota First Nation decided to form a partnership that would see their economic venture become a reality. Partnerships were formed with the First Nations communities of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and Lac La Ronge Indian Band.  In 2005,
Golf Digest ranked Dakota Dunes as the “Best New Canadian Course.” Other awards include ScoreGolf Top 100 Courses (2008 and 2010) and the latest ScoreGolf Best Public Course Sask/Man (2011). Dakota Dunes Golf Course is located just off of highway 219 near Saskatoon.

For more information, check out: www.dakotadunes.ca

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