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Golf Travel: Michigan's Island Resort Adds Second Course
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August 14, 2018
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(Harris, Michigan) –  It was 10 years ago that the Island Resort & Casino, located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula just outside of Escanaba, developed the award-winning Sweetgrass golf course and began a journey toward becoming a leading golf destination.

In mid-July the Hannahville Indian Community, led by its Tribal Chairman Ken Meshigaud, Island Resort General Manager Tony Mancilla, and golf course designer Paul Albanese opened Sage Run, the resort’s second golf course, in a ceremony with community members and leaders.

“We are very excited to be opening our second golf course on the 10-year anniversary of our first course Sweetgrass,” Mancilla said. “Sage Run is exactly what we wanted – something different from the other courses in the region. It has a very rugged feel that was inspired by a trip Paul Albanese and I took to Royal County Down, including tee-boxes that are natural to the ground on simple land forms similar to how they built them back in the late 1800s.”

Albanese, too, is elated with the final product.

“This was an inspiring project to work on,” he said. “We spent months on different routings allowing us to experience the different landscapes including the drumlin.”

The natural drumlin –…

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