Unique design traits add character to Sweetgrass Golf Club in the Upper Peninsula
HARRIS, Mich. -- Sweetgrass Golf Club is the newest addition to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, part of the Island Resort & Casino.
The golf course was designed by Michigan-based architect Paul Albanese, who worked under Jerry Matthews for many years.
The course plays on gently rolling and at most points wide-open land -- that's a change from nearby Greywalls and Timberstone, which feature great elevation changes. Sweetgrass Golf Club gets its character from its unique design traits, like a rare island green on the par-3 15th hole, a severely sloping "biarritz" green on the par-3 12th, as well as a handful of rescued bridges recovered throughout Michigan that take golfers over streams throughout the course.
The golf course gets its name from the plant found around the course which was used among Native American tribes as a sacred healing plant. Sweetgrass opened for play in the summer of 2008.
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