www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com) will open it s 2012 season with a recent accolade: it has been named to Golfweek's 2012 Best Courses list.
The official ranking was released in the leading golf magazine's print edition last Friday. More than 400 of "America's Best" raters review thousands of courses annually on a ten-point system, noting features such as course routing, natural setting, and conditioning. Sweetgrass took 14th place honors in the Best State-by-State list.
"With over 1,000 courses in Michigan alone, we're honored that Sweetgrass would be named to this prestigious list among our peers," says Tom McChesney, CEO of Island Resort & Casino, which operates the course.
Sweetgrass will officially open its golf season in April, with value-based green fees starting at $75 and overnight golf packages starting at $95 midweek. Its most popular golf package, the Perfect Foursome, includes a two-night stay and rounds at Sweetgrass, TimberStone and Greywalls courses - all ranked in Golfweek's Top 15 in Michigan. Golfers can call 877-ISL-GREEN or visit www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com for booking information now.
Sweetgrass will also host the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass June 28-July 1, a Symetra Tour - Road to the LPGA - golf tournament, welcoming 144 professional women golfers to vie for a $110,000 purse.
The course, opened in 2008, is situated at the Island Resort & Casino, a 24/7 gaming facility with 315 guest rooms, three restaurants and a 1,327-seat Showroom that features nationally recognized entertainers. The resort recently opened its new $2 million conference center to accommodate corporate golf outings and groups, and adds the new 5 Bridges Pub & Restaurant this year. The facility is accessed via both Escanaba and Marquette airports with daily flights from Detroit.
For more information, see www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com or call 877-ISL-GREEN.