Monday, March 8, 2021

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Golf Destination, Island Resort & Casino, Now Home to TwinSpires Sportsbook

(Escanaba, MI) – Golfers who visit Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Escanaba in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, home of the award-winning Sweetgrass and Sage Run golf courses, will now be able to add Sportsbook entertainment to their golf vacations. TwinSpires, the official online wagering site for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, announced its official partnership with the resort in January.

Through TwinSpires, golfers can now add to their gaming experience by betting on their favorite sports including the PGA Tour, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS and many more at one of the convenient 14 kiosks located in T.McC’s Sports Bar. TwinSpires Sportsbook offers different betting options– straight bets, parlay bets, teaser bets, live bets, futures, and proposition bets.

Golfers looking to combine the best in golf and sports betting, make sure to book a golf trip around one of sports major events during the spring, summer or fall. Events like the PGA Championship in May, US Open and NBA Finals in June, Open Championship in August, Ryder Cup and College/NFL Football in September/October weekly PGA Tour events will make for added excitement in T. McC’s after your rounds. Watch live, place your bets and enjoy your total sports betting experience at the Island!

The Island Resort & Casino golf packages combine the best golf in the region

Spring and the golf season opener are still a few months away, but now is the time when golfers start planning their vacations. Led by its Sweetgrass and 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 start at just $95. Choose the time of year and single or double occupancy and you’re on your way to the best golf the UP has to offer.  

Award-winning golf has become the centerpiece of the Island Resort & Casino

Designed by Paul Albanese, Sweetgrass, features an open layout with some of the game’s most fun greens to putt (Redan, Biarritz, Island, and Double-Green), as well as some wonderful strategic holes including the famous island green No. 15, and spectacular finishing par-five holes on each side. The course, which plays host to the Symetra Tour's Island Resort Championship, is ranked among Golfweek’s Best Courses, and has been recognized  by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as a Best in State selection.

Sage Run, also designed by Albanese, offers a contrasting style from its sister course. The course, which was listed among Golf Digest’s prestigious list of “Best New Courses” in 2019, meanders through beautiful Upper Peninsula hardwoods, open vistas, and a very dramatic ridge offering a scenic variety of shots creating a fun thrill ride for golfers. The course plays host annually to some of the top collegiate players with The Island Resort Collegiate at Sage Run. 

New $30 Million Expansion Opens in 2021

The growing popularity of golf and gaming at Island Resort has driven the demand for a $30 million expansion that will be completed Winter 2021. More than 100 new hotel rooms will be added, which will be connected to the south end of the current 11-story Palm Tower. A high-end dining venue and convention space are also planned for the top floor, as well as a new swimming pool featuring water park attractions.

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