Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweetgrass Reports Exceptionally Strong Year-to-Year Sales

Island Resort & Casino’s Package Bookings Increase 83 Percent, Bolstered by ‘Perfect 4-Some’

(HARRIS, Mich.) – The Island Resort & Casino – home to the award-winning Sweetgrass Golf Club – reports an 83 percent year-to-year increase in package sales, enhanced by the popular Perfect 4-Some.

The three-day, two-night package starts at just $249 and boasts golf at three of Michigan’s finest courses – Sweetgrass, Marquette Greywalls and TimberStone – with accommodations at the luxurious Island Resort & Casino.

Named a “Best New,” “Best Casino” and one of “America’s Best Courses You Can Play,” by leading industry publications, Sweetgrass has garnered prestigious awards since its 2008 debut. The par-72, 7,300-yard Paul Albanese championship design rose to No. 14 on Golfweek’s best-to-play-in-state list, six spots higher than 2009.

Marquette Greywalls frequently sits atop the Golfweek State-by-State rankings, while Timberstone is a rare five-star Golf Digest-rated course.

“This all-star line-up makes the Perfect 4-Some an incredible offering,” said Sweetgrass Director of Golf Dave Douglas. “With the unparalleled price point, golfers can’t find a better deal. The UP has become one of the hottest golfing destinations in the nation.”

One of many value-laden alternatives available at the Island Resort & Casino, the Perfect 4-Some and other packages can be purchased online at Beyond great golf, visitors can experience 24/7 gaming, national touring acts in the Island Showroom, fine dining and an outdoors paradise of fishing and gaming.

Owned and operated by the Hannahville Band of the Potawatomi Nation, Sweetgrass and the resort casino are easily accessible via airports in Escanaba and Marquette, as well as Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport.

For more information on Sweetgrass Golf Club or the Island Resort & Casino, please visit, or call 800-682-6040, ext. 2252.


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