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Golf Resort Overview: The Island Resort Casino

An Interview With Scott Delke, VIP Services Supervisor

By Brian Weis

The ultimate golf vacation is staying and playing at a golf resort. Below is an interview with Scott Delke who shares some valuable information about staying and golfing at The Island Resort Casino.

Give our readers an overview of the golf resort.
Island Resort and Casino in Harris, MI is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Experience our casino games, luxury hotel, spa, two championship golf courses, concerts, shows, and fine dining.

Share with us your room accommodations configurations. What group sizes can accommodate?
The Island Resort and Casino Hotel offers 326 guest rooms or suites.

Each guest room offers sumptuous sleeping experiences, large-screen televisions with complimentary cable service, and comfortable seating areas for quality socializing. Our spacious suites take your experience to new levels with premium amenities ranging from whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes to plush robes and deluxe bath products.

If our hotel options aren't quite what you are looking for, consider our RV Park, which has 42 sites equipped with essential amenities. Once you're settled at the park, simply use our courtesy phone to arrange free shuttle transportation services from the RV park to the casino and golf courses.

What type of restaurants do you have on property and what type of dining experience can one expect?
The Island Resort and Casino offers guests numerous dining options ranging from causal pub food to fine dining.

5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House
Named for the 5 historic bridges located throughout the championship Sweetgrass Golf Course, the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House features nightly chef specials, signature appetizers, premium beef steaks and seafood.

5 Bridges Pub
The 5 Bridges Pub offers a welcoming atmosphere with the largest selection of craft beers in Upper Michigan. Featuring 18 drafts and over 30 bottled beers, you can taste your way around the Midwest and beyond.

Firekeeper's Restaurant
The Firekeeper's Restaurant specializes in casual dining by offering a menu highlighted by classic Midwest Cuisine.

The Coral Reef Grille
The Coral Reef Grille specializes in expedient, freshly made to order food items. Menu selections include hot dogs, brats, burgers, sandwiches, salads and wraps.

Beyond golf what are the top three amenities golfers and non-golfers can enjoy on property?
Casino Table Games, Poker, Bingo & Slots
Here at Island Resort & Casino, we want you to have a great time. Our gaming floor provides the hottest action in the Midwest. And we go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that you have the ultimate in gaming experience. For instance, you'll find a festive atmosphere and complimentary soda throughout our facilities!

Drift Spa
Tucked away in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a refreshing and tranquil oasis at Island Resort & Casino's Drift Spa. As soon as each guest steps off the elevator into a newly found sense of calm and tranquility, Drift Spa begins fulfilling the promise of an undisturbed and revitalizing spa experience. Our nature-based treatments and skilled therapists will help you relax, refresh and restore mind- body-synergy.

Bring your golf clubs for sure. We have two championship style courses (Sweetgrass and Sage Run)and package with two others. (Greywalls and Timberstone)

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long buddies weekend?
Our most popular package is a three day golf package including the two courses on property - Sweetgrass and Sage Run. Additional rounds can be booked at neighboring properties Greywalls (90 minutes north) and Timerstone (45 minutes).

All of our packages are a la carte and we will customize them.

For golfers coming from Wisconsin, Island Resort Casino is on eastern time including Sweetgrass, Sage Run and Greywalls. Timberstone is on central time about 45 minutes away. So if you leave at 8:00EST and will arrive 7:45CST and be available

The best anaolgy I have for tour two courses, Paul Albanese the course aritecht said it best. If Sweet grass is a wine wine, than Sage Run is a beer. Sweetgrass is a XXX course while Sage Run gives you the queinetessentlal UP experience of raw and rugged golf.

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long couples weekend?
Drive Times

From Chicago - 7 Hours
From Green Bay/Appleton - 2 Hours
From Milwaukee - 4 Hours
Minnesota - 7 Hours
Detroit - 8 Hours

What area tourist attractions might you recommend while in the area?
Best Time To Travel For Golf
Mid May - Later of October

How can golfers inquire about golf packages for your resort?
To book stay and play packages please call (906) 723-2252 or visit

Courses at Resort
Number of Course: 2
Number of Holes: 36

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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