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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation selects KemperSports to manage Lake of Isles

36-hole facility features Rees Jones-designed public resort course and private member course adjacent to Foxwoods Resort Casino

MASHANTUCKET, Conn., Feb. 22, 2023 – The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has announced that they have selected KemperSports, a leading golf, sports, entertainment and hospitality company, to manage Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Conn. KemperSports’ focus at Lake of Isles will be to leverage its experience in working with other tribal nations across the country and managing some of America’s premier golf destinations to elevate Lake of Isles’ national reputation as a first-class golf club and resort by delivering TrueService™ to members and guests while also enhancing member engagement at the private member South Course.

“Lake of Isles holds a cherished place in the hearts of our community, so we are overjoyed to embark on this new partnership with KemperSports to reinvigorate the property. We’re looking forward to seeing their demonstration of excellence and unwavering dedication as they work to present it as the preeminent golfing experience for our entire community," stated Chairman Rodney Butler of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. "This is yet another exciting partnership for us, as we continue to partner with like-minded companies to bring our visitors and guests world-class experiences for the whole family."

“With two of the state’s most highly rated courses, Lake of Isles is a wonderful property for its members as well as visitors to the resort and local area,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We look forward to working with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to take the member and guest service experience to new heights.”

Opened in 2005, Lake of Isles is a 36-hole Rees Jones-designed golf club owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and located adjacent to Foxwoods Resort Casino, which has been voted the best casino outside of Las Vegas for four consecutive years by the Readers' Choice Awards from USA Today. The North Course, a public resort course open to daily-fee golfers and Foxwood Resort Casino guests, and the South Course, a private member course, wind their way through 900 acres of wooded Connecticut countryside and around a 90-acre lake. 

The two courses feature rolling terrain, island greens and tees, and extraordinary views within an incredible natural landscape, offering players a unique golf experience. In addition to the two courses, amenities include a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse and a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor golf academy and practice facility. 

Both Lake of Isles courses have also earned national recognition since opening. For 14 years in a row, both courses have ranked inside the top 10 of Golf Digest’s “Best in State” rankings. Meanwhile, the North Course has consistently ranked in the top 30 of Golfweek’s Top 50 Casino Courses and among its list of the country’s Top 200 Resort Courses over the past five years. 

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The Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation is a federally recognized Indian tribe located at one of America’s oldest Indian reservations, Mashantucket, in Southeastern Connecticut.  As leaders of the Indian Gaming casino industry, the history of the Mashantucket Pequots reveals one of America’s greatest come-back stories, featured at the Tribe’s world renowned Mashantucket Pequot Museum. Today, the Tribe owns and operates one of the largest Integrated Resort Casino destinations in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino, along with a variety of complementary businesses including a world-class golf course, luxury spa, Pequot Pharmaceutical Network, and Pequot Plus Health Benefit Services. As one of Connecticut’s highest revenue contributors and largest employers, the Mashantucket Pequots have provided the state more than $4 billion in slot revenue through a first-of-its-kind agreement, established in 1993.  Likewise, the Tribe has contributed hundreds of millions in donations and sponsorships for the benefit of communities and tribes in need, locally and throughout the U.S. 

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About KemperSports 

KemperSports is a leading sports, entertainment and hospitality company that delivers operational excellence in property and experience management. Headquartered in Chicago with regional offices throughout the U.S., KemperSports manages more than 140 golf courses, private clubs, sports venues, and destination resorts nationwide. It has more golf properties named among the top 100 U.S. public and resort courses as rated by GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek than any other management company. For more information about KemperSports, visit

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About Lake of Isles Golf Club

Lake of Isles, a 36-hole Rees Jones-designed golf club located in North Stonington, Connecticut, opened in May 2005. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and located across the street from Foxwoods Resort Casino, the two courses wind their way through 900 acres of wooded Connecticut countryside and around a 90-acre lake. Managed by KemperSports, known for their outstanding upscale golf course management, development and marketing, Lake of Isles offers the ultimate golf experience. In addition to superior service and impeccable course conditions, amenities include a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse and a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor practice facility.

About Foxwoods

Foxwoods Resort Casino offers guests a premier destination resort experience throughout its six world-class casinos, AAA Four-Diamond hotels featuring over 2,200 rooms, dining options for all tastes, luxurious spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, Tanger Outlet Mall and conference space for groups of all sizes. There is always something new at Foxwoods, including the recently announced landmark deal with Great Wolf Lodge, a new High Stakes Bingo Hall which opened July 2022 and our 80,000 sq ft expo center which opened November 2022, giving guests more reasons to stay than ever. When it comes to sports betting and gaming, Foxwoods has partnerships with fan-favorite betting and entertainment platforms, including DraftKings and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s recently formed Wondr Nation. For a detailed look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit

Media Contacts:
Gehrig Parker, KemperSports | 847-977-3400

Lori Potter, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

5WPR, Foxwoods Resort Casino