Monday, December 12, 2016

Sweetgrass Golf Club, Island Resort & 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.

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