Northwest Saskatchewan First Nations sign MOU to construct golf course

In the Ile-a-la Crosse area of Saskatchewan, hundreds of people enjoy the sport of golf, unfortunately the nearest course is approximately 90 minutes away in Meadow Lake.

A group of northwest Saskatchewan area First Nations has signed a memorandum of understanding to further investigate the construction of an 18-hole golf course just south of Ile-a-la Crosse on Highway 155

In August, the Sakitawak Development Corporation, alongside four First Nations including Kineepik Metis Local #9, Canoe Lake Cree First Nation, Buffalo River Dene Nation, and English River First Nation.

Graham Cooke has been hired to develop and design the 18-hole course. Cooke is behind the design of Dakota Dunes Golf Links.

Tyler Morin, the Chief Executive Officer of the Sakitawak Development Corporation hopes that shovels are in the ground in May of 2024, and the ultimate goal of the three phase development is a casino, much like Dakota Dunes.

Morin spoke with Golf Saskatchewan following the announcement in Ile La Crosse.