Golf News for Thursday, September 26, 2013 | Travel

Michigan's Sweetgrass Golf Club announces Fall package rates

HARRIS, Mich. -- Midwestern golfers seeking quick fall getaway options will find overnight packages at Sweetgrass Golf Club at the Island Resort & Casino start at under $100 through Oct. 20.

Situated in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Sweetgrass offers customizable packages including one round of golf and one night stay starting at $75 (double occupancy) or two rounds of golf and three nights beginning at $190 (double occupancy).

For the avid golfer, the popular Perfect 4Some package offers three rounds of golf including rounds at nearby Greywalls and TimberStone as well as two nights accommodations starting at $215 (double occupancy).

"October is great for golf in the UP with brilliant fall color and clear, sunny skies," said Dave Douglas, Director of Golf. "Golfers looking for a quick trip will enjoy our easy, customizable packages that fit their needs and budgets."

The regular rate through Oct. 20 including golf, shared cart, GPS and range balls is $45. Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, the Paul Albanese design has garnered numerous awards including a top-20 spot on Golfweek's "Best Courses You Can Play" list since 2010.

Sweetgrass has annually hosted the Island Resort Championship, an LPGA Symetra Tour event for the past three years and has extended the contract through 2016. Players tout the beauty and challenge of the course as reasons it is a must-play stop.

For more information: or 877-ISL-GREEN.

About Sweetgrass and the Island Resort & Casino
Owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a band of the Potawatomi Nation, Sweetgrass Golf Club and the Island Resort & Casino are located in the unspoiled beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The Sweetgrass Golf Club, site of the 2014-16 Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass (a Symetra Tour stop), was designed by Michigan-native Paul Albanese. It was named a Top 20 Courses You Can Play in Michigan by GOLF Magazine in late 2012, and Best New Course by Golfweek magazine in 2009.

Boasting more than 1,200 slot machines and 24/7 Vegas-style gaming, the Island Resort & Casino ( offers craps, Blackjack, roulette, poker and more. The Island hosts top musical acts from a variety of musical genres. Dining options include the Firekeeper's Restaurant, 5 Bridges Pub and Restaurant, and Coral Reef Grille. Live music in the lounge, the Club Four One nightclub, a swimming pool and conference center are other popular resort offerings. The property is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette.

About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour - Road to the LPGA, is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and entered its 33nd competitive season in 2013. With the continued support of its umbrella sponsor, Symetra, the Tour's mission is to prepare the world's best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Top-10 money winners will receive full, equal status for the following season on the LPGA Tour.

The 2013 schedule includes 15 tournaments with stops in nine U.S. states and a total purse of $1.8 million. With more than 500 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 365 LPGA titles, including 39 major championships. Symetra Tour events have contributed more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989.

For more information:

Dan Shepherd
Buffalo Communications, 703.891.3320

Janeen Driscoll
Buffalo Communications, 910.690.9711