A Premier 18-Hole Championship Golf Course in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The name Sweetgrass refers to an aromatic herb, a sacred plant used in Indian peace and healing rituals, and is found along the course.

Sweetgrass Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course. Thought of as a premier championship golf course on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it has become a destination spot for golfers and offers several tournaments throughout the season.

The course plays from approximately 7,300 to 5,000 yards. As the game progresses over beautiful, rolling hills, golfers witness sweeping vistas, players are tested by water hazards that guard a number of holes, and even by a challenging par-3 island green at Hole 15.

Beautifully Designed. Painstakingly Maintained. Immaculately Manicured.

It’s easily apparent why Sweetgrass is a favorite: The course is beautifully designed and painstakingly maintained and manicured. Created by noted golf course architect Paul Albanese of the Albanese & Lutzke architectural firm, the course was labeled as one of the Top Ten Best New Courses by Golf Digest.

Paul has designed numerous highly-regarded courses throughout the United States. He employs the most comprehensive design process in the industry and was intimately involved in every aspect of the golf course design, from the initial concept through opening day. A single digit handicapper by the time he was 13, Paul is passionate about the game and has incorporated into Sweetgrass’s design traditional elements that take the course to the next level.

Traditional Elements that Take Play to the Next Level

The golf course was designed for The Island Resort & Casino and the Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Tribe with the goal of subtly and respectfully honoring Potawatomi beliefs. Holes take the names of traditional Potawatomi clans, villages, allies, medicines and symbols. In fact, Sweetgrass Golf Club is named for a sacred plant used in Indian peace and healing rituals. The rich, aromatic herb is found all along the course.

Raise Your Game. Plan Your Next Outing at Sweetgrass.

Experience a championship golf course in the beauty of the UP. Whether you’re a Yooper looking for a new golf course to call your home away from home, or an experienced golfer looking for that next great challenge, look to Sweetgrass. For more information about playing at Michigan’s Sweetgrass golf course, call 800-682-6040 or contact us online.

Sweetgrass Plant

The Holes