Golf Travel News June 4, 2022

Golf Travel News June 4, 2022

In recent golf travel news are items from Island Resort and Casino, Hilton Head Golf Island, Rumbling Bald and Myrtle Beach.

Island Resort & Casino Doubles Down on Golfweek’s “Best in State” 

Resort’s bold, new Sage Run joins Michigan’s top courses, including Sweetgrass in recognition from magazine’s expert panelists

Harris, Mich. – The newest golf course in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Sage Run at Island Resort & Casino, has been named to Golfweek’s list of “Best in State” courses. Sage Run, ranked 20th on the list, is the resort’s second course and Paul Albanese’s follow-up to his popular Sweetgrass design, the resort’s first course.

New renovations, suites and packages catering to golfers

Golfers booking a golf vacation in 2022 will love the new hotel addition and renovations. An expanded tower, connected to the south end of the resort’s Palm Tower, features 138 guest rooms and suites, with some special attention for golfers who visit — fresh, expansive golf suites. The spacious 675-square-foot suites are complete with a king, double queen, and common area, all with breathtaking views of the Sweetgrass — perfect for foursomes seeking added space and a fun environment.

Now is the time for golfers to book 2022 golf packages. Led by Sweetgrass and Sage Run, the resort’s fully customized packages offer 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-night lodging options with up to four golf rounds that may include two neighboring courses. Package prices range from $95-$758, depending on time of year and single/double occupancy.

About Island Resort & Casino

Located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula 15 minutes west of Escanaba, Island Resort & Casino is one of the Midwest’s largest golf, casino and entertainment resort destinations. The resort now features 400+ guest rooms, more than 1,200 of the latest slots, a poker room, various gaming tables, a sportsbook, bingo hall, two championship golf courses, the luxurious Drift Spa, an RV park, a headline entertainment showroom, a pool with waterpark features, an expansive convention space that can be customized, and enough dining choices to please every palate. The resort is easily accessible via regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette — connecting through Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing, or Grand Rapids. Visit www.islandresortandcasino.com.  

Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Fall 2022 Golf Packages

Golfers Encouraged to Book Now Due to Increased Demand

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Due to increased demand for advanced reservations, Hilton Head Golf Island’s premier resort partners – The Sea Pines Resort, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and The Heritage Golf Collection – are making their fall golf packages available for booking this spring at www.hiltonheadgolfisland.com.

Comprising 26 courses across the scenic South Carolina Lowcountry counties of Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper, “Golf Island” has long been one of the nation’s most sought-after golf destinations. The region’s stunning setting – marked by barrier islands, coastal marshes, and Spanish moss-draped live oaks – has inspired timeless designs from Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Bob Cupp, Willard Byrd, George Cobb, Clyde Johnston, Davis Love III and other noted architects.

Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes and Heritage Golf are collectively home to 189 golf holes spread among tournament-tested layouts such as famed Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage), The Robert Trent Jones Course and Oyster Reef. All three are located within a short drive, setting up perfectly for golf buddy trips consisting of a steady diet of golf, great food and good times.

Rumbling Bald Announces Fall 2022 Golf Packages 

36-Hole Golf Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains Experiencing Unprecedented Demand

(LAKE LURE, N.C.) – Rumbling Bald, the 36-hole golf retreat on Lake Lure an hour east of Asheville, is making its fall 2022 golf packages available to book this summer ahead of what is projected to be a record-breaking autumn season for the 3,000-acre golf destination.  

Starting at $347 per golfer for two nights and two rounds of golf on Apple Valley and Bald Mountain, fall package rates are offered from Sept. 18 through Oct. 31. Three-night, three-round and four-night, four-round options are also available for $477 and $608 per golfer, respectively. Rates include all taxes and fees and are based on full occupancy in a Rumbling Bald villa or studio.

Lodging options include the Apple Valley Studios (across from Apple Valley) and two- and four-bedroom Fairway Villas situated along Bald Mountain just steps from the first tee. Via its wide variety of spacious vacation rentals, Rumbling Bald can accommodate golf groups of all sizes. Luxury vacation homes are also available for extended stays and golf rounds can be added a la carte.

Union Green Named Title Sponsor of Myrtle Beach’s Social Scramble

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Union Green, a brand dedicated to uniting golfers of all skill levels and backgrounds, has been named title sponsor of the first annual Social Scramble, an event that will be hosted by PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com.

Some of golf’s most popular social media influencers, including Paige Spiranac, who has more than 7.5 million followers, will be participating in the event, which will be held Sept. 23-25. A field of 24 social media stars will take part in the 36-hole tournament.

As part of the sponsorship, the event will be named the Union Green Social Scramble and there will be on-course activation space provided each day. Union Green will also be the exclusive golf ball of the tournament and it will supply balls, hats and apparel for player gift bags.

The Social Scramble will tee-off with a pairings party that includes a buffet dinner and open bar on September 23, followed by golf at Grande Dunes Resort Course and Pine Lakes Country Club, two of Myrtle Beach’s most prominent facilities.

Registration for the event, which is $5,000 per foursome, is open to the public. Entry deadline is August 1 or when tournament entries reach 24 teams.

For more information or to register for the event, visit SocialScramble.net.  

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