18 Holes of Michigan Upper Peninsula Golf
Sage Run, designed by Paul Albanese, joins the celebrated Sweetgrass course at the resort for the Hannahville Indian Community, and offers a contrasting style and design. The land at Sage Run is 180 degrees in contrast from its sister course Sweetgrass with its prairie links style.
Sage Run meanders through beautiful Upper Peninsula hardwoods and open vistas with very dramatic views. A natural drumlin, or elongated hill or ridge formed by glacial ice long ago, is the primary feature on Sage Run. A variety of golf holes meander off of and around the hill offering a scenic variety of shots creating a fun thrill ride for golfers. The challenging combination of long holes with creative short par fours lined with fescue grasses and strategic bunkering will challenge golfers of all abilities. Albanese said Royal County Down in Northern Ireland, rated among the world’s top courses, served as inspiration.
The inaugural Island Resort Intercollegiate at Sage Run hosted by South Dakota State University was September 1-2, 2019. The teams in attendance were East Carolina University, Liberty University, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Purdue University, South Dakota State University, University of Central Florida, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Kentucky and University of North Florida.
2019 Winners of the Island Resort Intercollegiate at Sage Run:
1st Place Team: Liberty University
Team Runner-up: Purdue University
1st Place Individual: James Piot (Michigan State)
Individual Runn-up (3-way tie): Kieran Vincent (Liberty University), Nick Dentino (Purdue University) and Joe Weiler (Purdue University)