Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to open first LaunchPad Golf location in United States

Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) today announced it has partnered with LaunchPad Golf to open the company’s first location in the United States. The new facility will be next to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake.

The two-story, 25,000-square-foot facility will include a 160,000-square-foot driving range with award-winning technology, 40 heated golf suites, two bars and a full-service restaurant. The facility will be able to serve more than 500 people. Construction will begin as early as this spring; the facility is anticipated to open in mid-2025.

“We are excited to welcome LaunchPad Golf to the U.S. and expand our tribe’s golf offerings,” said SMSC Chairman Cole Miller. “This year-round golf entertainment enterprise will provide an incredible experience for guests of all skill levels. It will be an excellent complement to our premium golf course, The Meadows at Mystic Lake.”

Known for its next-level technology in golf entertainment, LaunchPad Golf is a Canadian company that features award-winning Inrange radar technology for superior ball tracking to create an immersive golfing experience. In addition to golf practice and virtual courses, LaunchPad Golf offers exclusive social games, including bay-versus-bay gaming. Regardless of skill level, LaunchPad Golf creates a fun experience for golfers and non-golfers alike.

The Prior Lake venue marks LaunchPad Golf’s first foray into the United States after establishing two locations in Canada. Like its partnership with the SMSC and The Meadows at Mystic Lake, LaunchPad Golf’s current locations have successfully complemented other award-winning golf courses including Mickelson National Golf Club and Heritage Point with elevated, year-round golf experiences.

“LaunchPad Golf is not your average driving range. We offer the most innovative technology to elevate your golf experience, plus a lively atmosphere and delicious food and drinks,” said LaunchPad Golf Owner and CEO Barry Ehlert. “We look forward to partnering with the SMSC and bringing the LaunchPad Golf experience to Minnesota and the U.S. market.”

LaunchPad is represented in the Upper Midwest by Par3 Ventures.

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About the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized, sovereign Dakota tribal government located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Following a Dakota tradition of generosity, the SMSC is one of the top philanthropists in Minnesota and is the largest contributor to other tribal governments and causes across the country. It is a strong community partner and a leader in protecting and restoring natural resources. The SMSC’s government, Gaming Enterprise, and various other enterprises are collectively the largest employer in Scott County and attract millions of visitors to the region.

About LaunchPad Golf
LaunchPad Golf is Canada’s premier year-round entertainment experience. LaunchPad Golf offers serious swing practice with a selection of virtual golf courses for avid enthusiasts, and multiple modes of interactive game play - perfect for both corporate and social gatherings. Powered by innovative ball tracing technology, the climate-controlled suites ensure all-weather enjoyment. A lively atmosphere and delectable food and beverage options combine for a memorable outing for groups of all ages and abilities. LaunchPad Golf currently has two locations in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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