Michigan’s Upper Peninsula golf destination continues to grow and offer new escapes
ESCANABA, Michigan (March 29, 2021) – Golfers who visit The Island Resort & Casino, located here in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula and 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 their rounds.
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 golf 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.
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.
The growing popularity of golf and gaming at Island Resort has driven the demand for a $30 million expansion that will be completed in the Spring of 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.
Island Resort & Casino is one of the Midwest’s largest golf, casino and entertainment resort destinations spanning over 408,000 square feet. The resort features more than 300 guest rooms including elegant suites and a 42-site RV Park. The casino offers an all-new sportsbook, as well as poker room, craps, blackjack, Spanish 21, three card poker, let-it-ride, roulette and bingo.
The resort amenities also include the luxurious Drift Spa offering a variety of high-end spa services with access to the resort’s saltwater pool, steam rooms and sauna. Multiple dining options include the signature 5 Bridges Steak and Seafood House, 5 Bridges Pub, Firekeepers Restaurant, T. McC’s Sports Bar, Coral Reef Grille, Signature Subs & Pizza and The Coffee & Custard Shop featuring items from The Bakery.
The Island regularly hosts headline entertainment in the intimate 1315 seat Showroom as well as weekly bands and comedy entertainers in Club 41. The Island Convention Center provides the perfect venue for special events, business meetings and weddings. The destination is easily accessible via a pair of regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette connecting through Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing or Grand Rapids.
For more information, visit www.islandresortgolf.com.