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4.9
Layout
5.0
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Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 7275 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.2

Course Details

Year Built 2008
Golf Season Year round
Architect Paul Albanese (2008) Chris Lutzke

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required to be worn at all times.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2018 #14)

Reviews

5.0
8 Reviews (8)
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Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Wisconsin Advisor
First Time Playing

Midwest Gem!

If you can make the trek to Upper Michigan , Sweetgrass is worth the effort. While the facilities are nothing spectacular in the shadow of the Island Resort Casino, the staff and the course easily make up for it with friendliness and conditioning that is on par with the best Midwest courses. The course was in fine shape in spite of recent rain and colder fall temperatures. Throw in the fact they are a week from peak colors and the setting is what you want for fall golf in the UP. Great mix of length and variety in the hole designs. Contouring in the fairways and greens is what makes this a stiff test. The course plays long even from the middle, white tees at almost 6500 yards. A yardage book is a wise purchase for the first time players as you need to know where to place an approach or tee shot on these greens. The greens are well defended by elevation, bunkering and contours. Miss in one direction and you will find yourself with a potential three putt. Both finishing holes on each 9 are par 5’s that surround a pond with cascading water down the middle. Except for more advanced players, they are 3 shot par 5’s and are almost the same hole, just played on different sides of the water.
If Swwetgrass is not an annual stop on your summer golf tour, it should be.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Midwest Gem!

If you can make the trek to Upper Michigan , Sweetgrass is worth the effort. While the facilities are nothing spectacular in the shadow of the Island Resort Casino, the staff and the course easily make up for it with friendliness and conditioning that is on par with the best Midwest courses. The course was in fine shape in spite of recent rain and colder fall temperatures. Throw in the fact they are a week from peak colors and the setting is what you want for fall golf in the UP. Great mix of length and variety in the hole designs. Contouring in the fairways and greens is what makes this a stiff test. The course plays long even from the middle, white tees at almost 6500 yards. A yardage book is a wise purchase for the first time players as you need to know where to place an approach or tee shot on these greens. The greens are well defended by elevation, bunkering and contours. Miss in one direction and you will find yourself with a potential three putt. Both finishing holes on each 9 are par 5’s that surround a pond with cascading water down the middle. Except for more advanced players, they are 3 shot par 5’s and are almost the same hole, just played on different sides of the water.
If Swwetgrass is not an annual stop on your summer golf tour, it should be.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Upper Peninsula golf experience

Sweetgrass seems like it shouldn't be in Michigan. The water hazards and conditioning make it seem like a tropical course, which is fitting because it's at the Island Resort and Casino. While it doesn't have vast elevation changes or spectacular lake views, it has great (and challenging) hole design and flow. The staff is extremely friendly, just as you'd expect in the UP. My only minor complaint is that the green were a little too quick, and it had even rained the night before, so I can't imagine them dry. It created a challenge when my short game came into play. The round was still extremely enjoyable and I will definitely be back. I'd suggest taking a trip to the UP to try out the fantastic golf. Don't let the island green get in your head!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Worth the drive

We have played Sweetgrass three times now and enjoy it more every time we play it. Awesome range.The conditions are always perfect, smooth greens and perfect fairways and bunkers. I like to describe it as a modern links course with 5-6 holes of northwoods forest sprinkled in the routing. Some memorable holes and some interesting shot selections make this a great golf experience. I would play a tee forward your first round at sweetgrass, the wind can make it longer than advertised. The casino and hotel make this a great value and course is worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course!! bent grass fairways greens and tee boxes. great condition

Course is a great course. In great condition. Would recommend. This course was challenging though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Gem in the middle of nowhere

This course was in excellent condition - on par with TPC courses that I've played in Florida. With it's multiple tees, it can be fun for and challenging for golfers of all abilities. The course had excellent drainage, as it did not play wet despite heavy rains the night before. Having the ability to call in food orders & have them waiting for you at the turn enabled us to finish in under 3 hours on a Saturday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Like playing on a carpet.

This golf course for the spring season was in almost perfect shape. The fairways are like playing off a carpet at home. Greens are also in good shape from the winter. Long hitters can stripe the ball long with the wide open landing areas. The approach shot into the greens are a lot tougher. Watch the green area and the features around them. Green speeds and breaks are somewhat tricky so read them carefully.

Played in Spring rates so the rate was great.

Staff was okay. I felt rushed when in the pro shop and starter. Not very talkative at all. starter seemed grumpy. But the course marshal was AWESOME!! He was so friendly and very informative about the course and the pro event that comes to the course.

The snack bar at the turn was good. They offered a wrap that was awesome and very delicious.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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