Sweetgrass Golf Club - Island Resort & Casino
Where Eagles Soar and Slots Pour
By Brian Weis
Sweetgrass Golf Club is part of the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Michigan just 13 miles from Escanaba. In addition to a 18 hole championship course, the resort features a full service casino, 275 rooms and multiple dining options including a sports bar and full restaurant.
Recently, Sweetgrass Golf Club hosted the 2011 LPGA Futures Tour won by Stephanie Kim. Dave Douglas, Director of Golf, hosted two contestants and they both raved that the course was the best they played on tour.
The Paul Albanese design took into all account Indian lore and lifestyles when laying out the 6829 yard par 72 course.
#1 - If you want to get into a gambling frame of mind then it's time to try and drive the opening hole. The par-4 plays 287 yards from the whites (and 320 from the back blues), but with fast and firm tour grade conditions you can go for it. But if you don't pull off the shot there's plenty of trouble in forms of bunkers and railroad ties to lead to a bogey.
#13 - Play Russian Roulette with this dogleg left. 456 yards and plays all of it and more the green is perched beneath two wood carvings of majestic eagles.
#15 - The island hole that plays longer than the 17th at TPC Sawgrass. In order to get to the green, you will need a well struck short iron, then traverse over an old former one lane car bridges. The signature bridge is featured on five holes over the 18 hole layout.
Stay and Play
The Perfect Foursome Package is also available for a 3-round/2-night stay with golf at Sweetgrass, TimberStone and Greywalls, starting at $265.
For information and reservations call 906-723-2252 or visit www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/packages
5 Tees: 7275, 6829, 6439, 5740 and 5075 yards
Sweetgrass Golf Club
W399 Highway 2 and 41
Harris, MI 49845
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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