Island Resort & Casino: Sweetgrass Opens, Destination Prepares for New Sage Run Course this Summer

Golf packages are now 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, and its award winning Sweetgrass Golf Club have opened for the season. The resort is also preparing to open the third new golf course in Michigan in three years, Sage Run, when it comes online July 10.

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.

Sweetgrass Hole 1, a 320 yard par 4
Sweetgrass Hole 1, a 320 yard par 4

Sweetgrass, designed by Paul Albanese, 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 22-24) featuring the future of women’s professional golf.

Opening July 10, 2018 will be the Sage Run course, also designed by Albanese, which 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.

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 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.

Sweetgrass Golf Club and Island Resort and Casino Named Golf Vacation Insider ‘Best Golf & Casino Resort’


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).

Read The GolfBlogger’s Sweetgrass Golf Club Review.

 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.

Island Resort & Casino’s Sweetgrass Named “Best Course You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine

IRCIsland Resort & Casino’s Sweetgrass Named “Best Course You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine

 
(HARRIS, Mich.)
– Sweetgrass Golf Club is rated one of the nation’s finest in GOLF Magazine’s “2016-17 Best Courses You Can Play” by state, a biennial compilation recognizing America’s best playing venues.

Designed by golf architect Paul Albanese of Albanese & Lutzke, Sweetgrass holds the No. 15 position in golf-rich Michigan.  The course and Island Resort & Casino are owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi, and located in the pristine Upper Peninsula.

Immaculate conditions, rescued Michigan Department of Transportation bridges, no surrounding development and a unique collection of green styles are Sweetgrass hallmarks.  The Redan, Biarritz, island and shared greens are popular with all players – from every day golfers to professionals, including the Symetra Tour “Road to the LPGA” members who compete on them each summer.

“We strive to provide our resort guests and daily fee golf visitors with high-quality, memorable experiences,” says Island Resort and Casino General Manager Tony Mancilla.  “Having GOLF Magazine bestow this accolade upon Sweetgrass reinforces that we’re maintaining our commitment to excellence.”

Sweetgrass (www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com) has previously received best-of honors from GOLFWEEK and Golf Digest magazines. This latest superlative follows news that the resort and tribe are building a second course – named Sage Run (also designed by Albanese) – for which a soft opening is planned for next year.

The resort’s highly popular golf package – the “Perfect Foursome” – starts at $260 per person and includes a two-night stay and rounds of golf at Sweetgrass and nearby TimberStone and Greywalls (all three ranked on Golfweek’s top-15 in the state).

Various other package combinations – as short as one-night stay/one round of golf and as long as a four-night stay/three rounds of golf – are also available.  Sweetgrass provides a dedicated on-site golf concierge and VIP Room where groups enjoy living room-style seating, private dinners, gaming tables, beverage service, televisions and direct access to the golf course, pro shop and open fire pit.

For the Golf Club & Tee Times: 906-723-2251 or 800-682-6040 ext. 2251

For Stay & Play Packages: 906-723-2252 or 877-ISL-GREEN

About Island Resort and Casino 

Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino (www.islandresortandcasino.com) offers slot machines, 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 musical 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 53-site RV Park, open until Nov. 30.

In addition to Five Bridges Pub and Five Bridges Steak and Seafood House, other on-site resort dining options include Firekeeper’s Restaurant, which specializes in casual dining, Coral Reef Grille and the new T. McC’s Sports Bar, with a menu that ranges from classic appetizers to burgers and specialty wraps.

The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette and is also an easy and scenic four-hour drive from Milwaukee and two hours north of Green Bay. 

Tickets Available for Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass, ‘Road to LPGA’ Event

IRCTickets Available for Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass, ‘Road to LPGA’ Event
(HARRIS, Michigan) – Tickets are available for the annual Island Resort Championship, a Symetra Tour “Road to the LPGA” tournament played at award-winning Sweetgrass Golf Club.Top players on the Symetra Tour official season money list each year advance to the LPGA.  Dani Holmqvist, winner of the 2015 Island Resort Championship, finished 5th overall last season and earned her 2016 LPGA Tour Card.

Tickets cost $10 and bring admission to all three tournament rounds (June 24-26).  Ticket holders are eligible for daily prize drawings.

Purchase tickets at the Island Resort and Casino ticket office and from these non-profit organizations:
Bark River Harris School – Costa Rica Trip
Escanaba High School Athletics
Crystal Falls Girls Volleyball
Gladstone Boys Basketball
Ishpeming High School Girls Basketball
Kingsford High School Golf
Marquette High School Boys Basketball
Mid-Pen Girls Basketball
North Central High School Athletics
North Dickinson High School Athletics
Northern Michigan Drive AAU Basketball
Northern Michigan University Golf Team
Norway High School Athletics
Westwood Girls Basketball
The tournament schedule includes round one on Friday, June 24, 7:30 am-7 pm; round two on Saturday, June 25, 7:30 am-7 pm; and final round play on Sunday, June 26, 7 am-5:30 pm.In addition to seeing rising-star women golfers play, Sweetgrass is a beautiful setting with no surrounding development, featuring historic rescued bridges from the state and a unique collection of greens (Redan, Biarritz, Island and shared).

For more information about the course, tournament or casino call 906-723-2252 or 877-ISL-GREEN.

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, as yet unnamed, which is planned for a 2017 debut. For information, see

www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com or call 906.723.2251.About Island Resort & Casino
Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi Nation, Island Resort and Casino is located in the unspoiled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the entertainment destination offers slot machines, 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 musical 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, opening the 2016 season on May 1. The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette.  It is an easy, scenic 4-hour drive from Milwaukee and two hours north of Green Bay.

For more information, see

http://www.islandresortandcasino.com/.

Island Resort & Casino News & Notes: New Menu at Firekeeper’s, Tickets to Top Acts

IRCIsland Resort & Casino News & Notes: New Menu at Firekeeper’s, Tickets to Top Acts

(HARRIS, Michigan) – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice will perform at the Island Resort and Casino’s Island Showroom, and tickets to the Jan. 29-30 shows are available on a first-come, first-served basis at http://www.islandresortandcasino.com/entertainment/island-showroom

Blood, Sweat & Tears created multiple Billboard Top 40 hits including “Spinning Wheel,” “When I Die,” “Go Down Gamblin’,” “God Bless the Child” and “You’ve Made So Very Happy.”

Known as the band that fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that became known as “jazz-rock,” Blood, Sweat & Tears feature excellent musicianship with powerful vocals from singer Bo Bice.

This is just one of several upcoming entertainment options at Island Resort and Casino; check the website frequently to get tickets while they’re still available.

Roitsserie Classics Enhance Firekeeper’s Restaurant Menu

Midwest Rotisserie Classics and regional cuisine highlight the newly added dishes at Firekeeper’s Restaurant, one of the resort casino’s most popular culinary options.

Pulled Pork Pierogies, Great Lakes Perch, Steak Salad Annie, award-winning chili and Signature Rotisserie (chicken, beef, turkey and pork) are some of the many scrumptious options on the new menu.

All rotisserie items are house rubbed with a signature blend of seasonings, served with a choice of two sides and a house salad or cup of soup. Sides include baked potato, mashed red potatoes, steak fries, potato salad, buttered sweet corn, vegetable medley, mac & cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, traditional stuffing and cinnamon apples.

Voted by Midwest Gaming & Travel readers, Firekeeper’s joins other on-site dining venues including 5 Bridges Pub, 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House, Coral Reef Grille and the new T. McC’s Sports Bar, which offers craft brews, classic appetizers, burgers and specialty wraps.

For more information and to view the new menu, visit www.islandresortandcasino.com or call 877-ISL-SHOW (877-475-7469).

About Island Resort & Casino

Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi Nation, Island Resort and Casino is located in the unspoiled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino (www.islandresortandcasino.com) offers slot machines, 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 musical 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 53-site RV Park, open until Nov. 30 The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette and is also an easy and scenic four-hour drive from Milwaukee and two hours north of Green Bay.

Designed by Paul Albanese, IRC’s Sweetgrass Golf Club is an award-winning, 18-hole course with historic rescued bridges and a unique collection of greens (Redan, Biarritz, Island and a shared green). The resort’s popular golf package, the Perfect Foursome, starts at $260 per person in spring 2016 and includes a two-night’s stay and three rounds of golf at Sweetgrass, TimberStone and Greywalls. All three are ranked among Golfweek’s “America’s Best Courses You Can Play By State.” Various other package combinations – as short as one-night stay/one round of golf and as long as four-night stay/three rounds of golf – are also available.

Sweetgrass 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. Sweetgrass will have a companion course that’s of a completely different design and feel. As yet unnamed, it is undergoing construction with a planned 2017 debut.

For more information, see http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com or http://www.islandresortandcasino.com/.

Island Resort & Casino’s Sweetgrass Golf Club Rated a “Best U.S. Casino Course”

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(HARRIS, Michigan) – Sweetgrass Golf Club – an amenity of Island Resort & Casino here in the bucolic Upper Peninsula – was rated one of the nation’s finest in Golfweek’s “2015 America’s Best Casino Courses,” an annual compendium published last week and accessible via Golfweek.com.

You can read GolfBlogger’s Review of Sweetgrass here.

Sweetgrass and Island Resort & Casino are owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi. The course was designed by golf architect Paul Albanese of Albanese & Lutzke.

Hundreds of Golfweek raters examine overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria to determine the nation’s best courses.

“We targeted earning these types of accolades when we decided to build Sweetgrass; we knew that many people find them credible, ‘best-in-kind’ judgments and therefore consult them when determining where they want to play,” said Island Resort and Casino General Manager Tony Mancilla. “We’re gratified to be included in this list, and we’re committed to providing our visitors and guests with the best experiences possible.”

Sweetgrass has previously received best-of honors from GOLF and Golf Digest magazines; this latest superlative distinction comes one week after the resort and tribe announced it was building a second course, also designed by Albanese, planned to debut in 2017.

Like with Sweetgrass, the tribe and resort have instructed Albanese to design the as-yet unnamed course with the objective to be instantly considered for critical acclaim.

“I’ve said this before, one course is a course, two is a destination; we want Island Resort & Casino to be known as the home of two of the finest courses in North America,” said Mancilla.

For additional information: http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/ or call 877-ISL-GREEN.

About Sweetgrass and the Island Resort & Casino

Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi Nation, Sweetgrass Golf Club and the Island Resort & Casino are located in the unspoiled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Designed by Paul Albanese, the 18-hole championship course is renowned for its historic, rescued bridges and its greens, including a Redan, a Biarritz, an Island and a shared green.

The resort’s highly popular golf package, the Perfect Foursome, starts at just $230 per person after Sept. 21 and includes a two-night stay and rounds of golf at Sweetgrass and nearby TimberStone and Greywalls, also ranked on Golfweek’s top-15 in the state. Various other package combinations – as short as one-night stay/one round of golf and as long as four-night stay/three rounds of golf – are also available. Sweetgrass 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.

Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino (www.islandresortandcasino.com) offers slot machines, 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 musical 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 53-site RV Park, open until Nov. 30.

In addition to Five Bridges Pub and Five Bridges Steak and Seafood House, other on-site resort dining options are Firekeeper’s Restaurant, which specializes in casual dining, Coral Reef Grille and the new T. McC’s Sports Bar, with a menu that ranges from classic appetizers to burgers and specialty wraps.

The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette and is also an easy and scenic four-hour drive from Milwaukee and two hours north of Green Bay.

Island Resort And Casino Unveils New Golf Course Plans

Island Resort and Casino Unveils New Golf Course Plans
(HARRIS, Michigan) – Hannahville Indian Community is building a new golf course here in the Upper Peninsula as an amenity to its Island Resort and Casino, a complementary second course to award-winning Sweetgrass Golf Club.

If Sweetgrass is indicative of what’s to come, the currently unnamed new course will be highly regarded; it is scheduled to debut in 2017. Sweetgrass has been named a top course in the state by both Golfweek and GOLF Magazine since opening in 2008 and annually hosts the LPGA Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship.“One golf course is a course, two is a destination,” said Tony Mancilla, Island Resort & Casino general manager. “We believe the new course and new spa we’re building – combined with our existing resort amenities and established golf-visitor appeal – will draw more people who stay longer and spend more.”

Paul Albanese, of the golf course architecture firm Albanese & Lutzke, was chosen to author the new course, which will be dramatically different than Sweetgrass. Ground was recently broken in open spaces but the majority of tree removal for fairways will take place this winter.

“The land is very hilly; a lot of vistas where you can see 20 miles,” said Mancilla. “The land is so good that we’re expecting the new course to be first class.”

Like with Sweetgrass, the Hannahville Indian Community directed Albanese & Lutzke to create a design that respects the land, making it fit the terrain as naturally as possible.

Golf industry veteran Albanese, who designed Sweetgrass, describes the main feature of the property as a “drumlin,” a long, sloping ridge that’s an outcome of past glacier movement in the region. He said it runs through the heart of the property and is prominent.

“The drumlin climbs 100 to 120 feet in some areas,” said Albanese, an East Coast native and Harvard grad. “The goal is to allow golfers to experience the drumlin throughout the entire course. It comes into play several times, in different directions; up, down, over and through. We are very happy with how the routing came out. We are really excited; I can’t see how it won’t be one of the top courses in Michigan.”

The new course, about six miles from the resort on adjacent Hannahville land, will be played roughly two-thirds through trees, with rugged features like non-manicured bunker edging. There will be a sprinkler system installed down the middle of each fairway but the intent is to allow the grass to brown out toward the fescue edges. Mancilla said there will be a drivable par 4 on each nine, and a good mix of long and short par threes and fours.

Regarding the overall look, Albanese said: “Think Royal County Down – lots of earth tones, browns and tans – it’s what the landscape calls for.”

Additional information:  http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/  or call 877-ISL-GREEN.

About Sweetgrass and the Island Resort & Casino

Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi Nation, Sweetgrass Golf Club and the Island Resort & Casino are located in the unspoiled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Designed by Paul Albanese, the 18-hole championship course is renowned for its historic, rescued bridges and its greens, including a Redan, a Biarritz, an Island and a shared green.

The resort’s highly popular golf package, the Perfect Foursome, starts at just $230 per person after Sept. 21 and includes a two-night stay and rounds of golf at Sweetgrass and nearby TimberStone and Greywalls, also ranked on Golfweek’s top-15 in the state. Various other package combinations – as short as one-night stay/one round of golf and as long as four-night stay/three rounds of golf – are also available.

Sweetgrass 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.

Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino (www.islandresortandcasino.com) offers slot machines, 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 musical 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 53-site RV Park, open until Nov. 30.

In addition to Five Bridges Pub and Five Bridges Steak and Seafood House, other on-site resort dining options are Firekeeper’s Restaurant, which specializes in casual dining, Coral Reef Grille and the new T. McC’s Sports Bar, with a menu that ranges from classic appetizers to burgers and specialty wraps.

The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette and is also an easy and scenic four-hour drive from Milwaukee and two hours north of Green Bay.

For more information, see http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com or http://www.islandresortandcasino.com/.

Sweetgrass Golf Club (Upper Peninsula) Perfect Foursome Package Increases Sales

Island Resort and Casino Golf Stay-and-Play Resonates with Discerning Players
(HARRIS, Michigan) – Sweetgrass Golf Club – the award-winning golf amenity of Island Resort and Casino in the scenic Upper Peninsula 75 minutes from Green Bay – continues is rising-star trajectory with another successful season coming to fruition.Its “Perfect Foursome” stay-and-play package increased sales again – this season by more than 5%

– which sustains an unbroken run of rising sales for the popular, golfer-friendly offering since it debuted in 2008.The resort’s most popular golf package, Perfect Foursome starts at $230 per person after Sept. 21 and includes a two-night stay and rounds of golf at Sweetgrass and nearby TimberStone and Greywalls, all three courses ranked by Golfweek as top-15 courses in golf-rich Michigan.

Various other package combinations – as short as one-night stay/one round of golf and as long as four-night stay/three rounds of golf – are also available.

“Guests and golfers tell us they choose Perfect Foursome because it affords them value and options,” said Island Resort and Casino General Manager Tony Mancilla. “They also appreciate our dedicated on-site golf concierge and VIP Room. This is a place where groups can 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.”

Sweetgrass has also been named a top course in the state by GOLF Magazine and annually hosts an annual Symetra Tour “Road to the LPGA” event – the Island Resort Championship.

Additional information: http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/ or call 877-ISL-GREEN.

About Sweetgrass and the Island Resort & Casino

Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi Nation, Sweetgrass Golf Club and the Island Resort & Casino are located in the unspoiled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Designed by Michigan native Paul Albanese, Sweetgrass Golf Club has been named a “Best Casino Course” and a “Best Course You Can Play” by Golfweek and GOLF Magazine.

The 18-hole championship layout is renowned for its five historic bridges rescued from around the region. Golf groups benefit from a dedicated on-site golf concierge and VIP room, and can use Five Bridges Pub as their own personal 19th hole.

Since 2011, Sweetgrass Golf Club has hosted the Island Resort Championship, an LPGA Symetra Tour stop.

Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino (www.islandresortandcasino.com) offers slot machines, 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 musical headliners from a variety of genres in the intimate, 1,327-seat, theater-style Island Showroom. Lodging options at the resort include finely appointed guest rooms, 14 elegant suites and a 53-site RV Park, open until Nov. 30.

In addition to Five Bridges Pub and Five Bridges Steak and Seafood House, other on-site resort dining options are Firekeeper’s Restaurant, which specializes in casual dining, Coral Reef Grille and the new T. McC’s Sports Bar, with a menu that ranges from classic appetizers to burgers and specialty wraps.

The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette and is also an easy and scenic four-hour drive from Milwaukee and two hours north of Green Bay.

For more information, see http://www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com or http://www.islandresortandcasino.com/.