Escanaba, MI – One of the best experiences that golfers who visit Michigan get to have annually during the fall season are the magnificent colors scattered across the Great Lakes State. Those looking for a head start on fall golf can combine this wonderful scenery with gaming and sportsbook betting in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at Island Resort & Casino, located 13-miles west of Escanaba.

The region comes to life a few weeks earlier than downstate when sunny crisp days become a feast for the senses with hardwoods changing colors and turning their hues to scarlet, rust, gold and orange. Home of the award-winning Sweetgrass and Sage Run golf courses, golfers are now planning fall golf adventures and combining it with sportsbook gaming entertainment.


The fall months of September and October are a perfect time to visit the Island Resort & Casino with premier sporting events like the Ryder Cup, College/NFL Football, and MLB Baseball taking place.TwinSpires, the official online wagering site for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby is the official partner of the resort. This is the perfect golf trip combining multiple championship courses and spending the evenings gaming and watching the best sporting events. With 14 kiosks conveniently located throughout T.McC’s Sports Bar, golfers can easily place bets watching golf, college or professional football, MLB baseball games and other sports on 30+ big screen TVs. 

Whether it’s a buddy trip or couples golf getaway, fully customizable fall packages can be booked featuring 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-night lodging options with up to four rounds of golf. Pricing starts at just $95 per person based on double occupancy. The popular Perfect Foursome package starts out at $350.00 per person for four rounds golf (Sweetgrass, Sage Run, Greywalls, and Timberstone) and three nights lodging.

Make sure to visit the Island Resort and Casino website for exciting sportsbook promotions during the fall season, especially Sportsbook Sundays for NFL football and exciting sportsbook action on Saturdays. Visit www.islandresortgolf.com for more details.

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 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. 

About Island Resort & Casino

Located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula 13 miles west of Escanaba, Island Resort & Casino is one of the Midwest’s largest golf, casino and entertainment resort destinations. The resort features over 300 guest rooms, more than 1,200 of the latest slots, a poker room, various gaming tables, a sportsbook and a bingo hall, two championship golf courses, the luxurious Drift Spa, an RV Park, a headline entertainment showroom, a customizable, expansive convention space and enough dining choices to please every palette. The growing popularity of golf and gaming at Island Resort has driven the demand for a $30 million expansion that will be completed in 2021. More than 100 new hotel rooms will be added, a high-end dining venue and convention space are also planned for the top floor, as well as a pool with water park features. The destination is easily accessible via two regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette connecting through Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing or Grand Rapids.