Open Championship, NBA Finals, and World-Class Golf, July is a great time to experience the Island
(Escanaba, MI) – The summer golf season is in full swing and golfers looking to experience a fun and exciting golf and gaming getaway this summer can look no further than Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula and the Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Escanaba. Home of the award-winning Sweetgrass and Sage Run golf courses, golfers are now planning fun golf adventures and combining it with Sportsbook gaming entertainment.
July is an ideal month to visit the Island Resort & Casino with premier sporting events like the NBA Finals and the Open Championship taking place. TwinSpires, the official online wagering site for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, has become the official partner of the resort. Combining multiple championship courses and spending the evenings gaming and watching the best sporting events makes this the perfect golf trip.
Visiting the Island the weekend of July 15-18 during the Open Championship can be even more unique. With the time difference and the Open Championship TV coverage in the morning, breakfast at the Island can include placing bets on your favorite golfers from around the world. Your group can then play your own afternoon games on Sweetgrass or Sage Run. With over 10 kiosks, golfers can easily place bets while viewing live events on 30+ big screen TVs.
Whether it’s a buddy trip or couples golf getaway, fully customizable packages can be booked featuring 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-night lodging options with up to four rounds of golf. Pricing starts at just $120 per person based on double occupancy. Visit www.islandresortgolf.com for more details.
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 double green with 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 that collectively create a fun thrill ride for golfers. The course annually plays host to some of the top collegiate players with The Island Resort Intercollegiate at Sage Run.
For more information, visit www.islandresortandcasino.com.