For Immediate Release
May 15, 2019
Island Resort & Casino: Courses Open, New Golf Packages, and Website Launches
New Golf packages available at the Upper Peninsula’s premier golf destination
Escanaba, MI – Spring and golf season have finally arrived in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, and Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Escanaba. The award winning Sweetgrass Golf Course is now open, and the new Sage Run Golf Course will open on Friday May 31.
Sweetgrass Golf Course
In addition, new golf packages are available, and a new golf website has launched at www.islandresortgolf.com. The new website includes new updated golf information including 2019 green fees, golf packages, resort information, course tours, photography, as well as updated social media pages to keep golfers updated.
Michigan has long been known as one of the top states for golf and the scenic Upper Peninsula region has quickly joined the ranks as a top golf destination thanks in large part to the growth and expansion of golf at the Island Resort & Casino. The resort is preparing to open the third new golf course in Michigan in three years, Sage Run, when it comes online later this month.
Sage Run Golf Course
The Sage Run course, designed by Paul Albanese who also created Sweetgrass, provides a different and fun golf experience. The land at Sage Run is 180 degrees in contrast from its sister course Sweetgrass with its prairie links style. The course meanders through beautiful Upper Peninsula hardwoods and open vistas including up and around a natural drumlin or ridge providing a scenic variety of shots creating a fun thrill ride for golfers.
Sweetgrass ranks among Golfweek’s Best Courses, as well as recognition by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as a Best in State. Sweetgrass features an open layout with some of the game’s most exciting greens to putt (Redan, Biarritz, Island, and Double-green). In addition, the course features some wonderful strategic holes including the famous island green No. 15, and some spectacular finishing par 5 holes on each side.
Sweetgrass is also part of the “Road to the LPGA” with its Symetra Tour Island Resort Championship (June 21-23) featuring the future of women’s professional golf.
Golfers seeking to escape the stress of the big city and experience a scenic and peaceful golf vacation among the rugged beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula should plan a trip to the Island Resort.
The Island Resort & Casino golf packages combine the best golf in the region led by its Sweetgrass and new Sage Run courses. The fully customizable packages offer 1, 2, 3, and 4-night lodging options with up to four rounds of golf. Package prices range from $95 - $758 depending on the time of year and single/double occupancy. Golfers will also receive $5 promo cash, $5 Bingo coupon, $5 drink coupon, $5 dinner coupon per night, and $5 off spa services at the luxurious Drift Spa.
The destination is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette connecting through Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing or Grand Rapids.
About Island Resort & Casino
Located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula 13 miles west of Escanaba, Island Resort & Casino is one of the Midwest’s largest golf, casino and entertainment resort destinations spanning over 408,000 square feet. The resort features over 300 guest rooms including elegant suites and a 42 –site RV Park. The casino offers an all new poker room, craps, blackjack, Spanish 21, three card poker, let-it-ride, roulette, and bingo.
The resort amenities also include the luxurious Drift Spa offering a variety of high-end spa services with access to the resort’s salt water pool, steam rooms and sauna. Multiple dining options include the signature 5 Bridges Steak and Seafood House, 5 Bridges Pub, Firekeepers Restaurant, T. McC’s Sports Bar, Coral Reef Grille, Signature Subs & Pizza and The Coffee & Custard Shop featuring items from The Bakery. The Island regularly hosts headline entertainment in the intimate 1315 seat Showroom as well as weekly bands and comedy entertainers in Club 41. The Island Convention Center provides the perfect venue for special events, business meetings, and weddings.
Award-winning golf has become the centerpiece of the Island Resort & Casino. Sweetgrass, ranked among Golfweek’s Best Courses, as well as recognition by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as a Best in State ranking, features an open layout with some of the game’s most fun greens to putt (Redan, Biarritz, Island, and Double-green). Sweetgrass is also part of the “Road to the LPGA” with its Symetra Tour Island Resort Championship featuring the future of women’s golf. New for 2018 will be the Sage Run course, also designed by Paul Albanese (Sweetgrass) providing a different kind of golf experience where holes flow through the hardwoods and around a drumlin ridge.
For more information, visit www.islandresortandcasino.com.
Island Resort & Casino/Sweetgrass Golf Club
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