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Sweetgrass Golf Club named National Golf Course of the Year

Island Resort & Casino‘s Sweetgrass Golf Course has been named the 2022 Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). The course, located 13 miles west of Escanaba in Harris, was selected last year as the Michigan Golf Course Association’s Course of the Year in 2021. The selection was made based on four criteria: quality of golf course, quality of ownership and management, outstanding contributions to the local community, and significant contributions to the game of golf.

“Michigan has a lot of great courses, so just winning our state was huge,” said Tony Mancilla, General Manager of Island Resort & Casino. “Now to earn the national award and recognition is the cherry on top. I recently talked with other course owners about how this is a big deal, because it’s more than just about having a great golf course. You have to do more things for the game and help promote golf, and we’re doing that on a lot of different levels.” Read more here.

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