Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass
Watch who qualifies for the final two spots in the LPGA Evian Championship
June 21-23 | Symetra Tour Island Resort Championship | Sweetgrass Golf Club | W399 U.S. 2 & 41| Harris | Ticket: $10 (valid all three days)
Turn off the sports channel. Come watch some of the best golf live! 156 of the world’s most talented, rising-star women professional golfers will compete June 21-23 in the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club in Harris. The stakes are high. The action gripping. The hospitality unparalleled.
The Island Resort Championship is now the official United States qualifier for The Evian Championship, an LPGA major tournament slated for July 25-26 in Évian-les-Bains, France. A chance to earn one of the two Evian spots is expected to draw players from 35 countries to Sweetgrass. The $200,000 purse (the biggest in Island Resort’s history) will sweeten the win, too.
This event is the 12th in the 2019 Volvik Race for the Card on the “Road to the LPGA.” It is also the second of four tournament events in the sixth annual Potawatomi Cup. For you, it’s an opportunity to see in-person some of the most exciting golfers before they become world famous!
“We are truly honored to host this qualifying tournament and make it one of the best stops on the Symetra Tour,” said Tony Mancilla, general manager for the Island Resort and Casino. “It’s our chance to showcase Sweetgrass, one of Golfweek’s Best Courses as well as one of GOLF Magazine’s and Golf Digest’s Best in Michigan golf destinations. But it’s also an opportunity to encourage golf tourists to play some of the U.P.’s best public courses as well as visit fascinating historical places, landmarks and beautiful waters that are just a short drive away.”
Plan a peak golf experience
Tournament times (Eastern Daylight Time):
June 21: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 22: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 23: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Who you will see play:
Nepal’s Pratima Sherpa
Tickets: Purchase your tickets today. Call the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce – (906) 786-2192, the Island Resort & Casino Ticket Office – (877) 475-7469 or buy from one of the following charitable organizations. A single ticket is only $10 and may be used to watch the tournament action on all three days. At that price, you can invite your family and friends to join you!
Where to stay: Book your stay today at these lodgings located within minutes of the course.
Food: One of the best values of the weekend is the affordable food served throughout the event. At the Island Resort, you will find seven options presenting signature steaks and seafood to thick, creamy malts. Within minutes, you can also try a delicious array of choices from Escanaba-area diners to craft breweries to restaurants with bay-view patio seating.
Off-the-course fun for the whole family: There is no shortage of ways to have fun when you visit the Escanaba area. Add a day or more to your stay to enjoy:
Blue Water Trail, Gladstone. Paddle 2.5 miles on the water; bike or walk 2.5 miles on land
Disc Golf, Gladstone & Escanaba
Kitchi-iti-kipi, the big spring in Palms Book State Park, Manistique