Sweetgrass Golf Club and Island Resort and Casino Named Golf Vacation Insider ‘Best Golf & Casino Resort’
(HARRIS, Mich.) – Island Resort and Casino – the Upper Peninsula’s esteemed vacation destination and home of the Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship – announces it has been named to Golf Vacation Insider’s list of Best Golf & Casino Resorts in the United States. Island Resort and Casino was one of few properties nationwide named to the top tier (Platinum).
Golf Vacation Insider employs a mathematician and statistician to analyze rankings, ratings and reviews from dozens of credible sources across golf, lodging, dining, and off-course activities to identify properties offering the best overall experiences.
“We’re honored to receive this distinction,” said Tony Mancilla, Island Resort and Casino General Manager. “Golf is an important part of the Island experience, so much so that we’re currently building another course.”
Named for one of the Potawatomi tribe’s traditional tribal medicines, Island Resort & Casino’s Sweetgrass Golf Club is ranked one of golf-rich Michigan’s finest via Golfweek’s “America’s Best Courses You Can Play.” Its sister course, Sage Run, may open as soon as late summer 2017. Both courses were designed by Paul Albanese of the golf course architecture firm Albanese & Lutzke, which is also constructing Sage Run.
“Sweetgrass Golf Club is everything a casino golf course should be, and Island Casino complements it very nicely. We’re pleased to award the resort a place in the Platinum division of our list,” said Tim Gavrich, managing editor of Golf Vacation Insider.
To complement its world-class golf, gaming and entertainment, Island Resort & Casino recently opened the all-new Drift Spa, one of resort’s many amenities.
About Island Resort & Casino (www.islandresortandcasino.com)
Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, Island Resort and Casino is located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula. Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino offers craps, Blackjack, Spanish 21, Three-Card Poker, Let It Ride, Roulette, Bingo and more. The resort’s award-winning poker room features live action as well as a full tournament schedule. The Island hosts top entertainment headliners from a variety of genres in the intimate, 1,327-seat Island Showroom. Lodging options at the resort include finely appointed guest rooms, 14 elegant suites and a 42-site RV Park. Brand-new Drift Spa, Sweetgrass Golf Club, a sports bar and multiple restaurants offer other appealing options. The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette and is also an easy, scenic 2-hour drive from Green Bay (four hours from Milwaukee).
About Sweetgrass Golf Club
Sweetgrass is ranked among Golfweek’s “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by state. It provides a dedicated on-site golf concierge and VIP Room where groups enjoy comfortable living room-style seating, private dinners, gaming tables, beverage service, televisions and direct access to the golf course, pro shop and open fire pit. Island Resort and Casino is building a companion course, Sage Run, which is planned for a 2017 debut. For information, see www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com or call 906.723.2251.