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Manistee National Golf & Resort - The Retreat
Manistee National Golf & Resort - The Retreat

Manistee National Golf & Resort - The Retreat

4797 Grant Hwy
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: 231-723-8874

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Manistee National Golf & Resort nestled among Northern Michigan's towering pines; Manistee National is home to 36 holes of championship golf, 42 luxurious guest rooms, well-appointed meeting capabilities and the Osprey Grille. Manistee National features two, par 71 championship courses that will test the skills of golfers of all abilities. The Revenge, which used to be called "Cutter's Ridge", is the resorts destination course drawing golfers from far and near wanting to test themselves. The Retreat, which used to be called "Canthooke Valley" meanders through hardwoods and pine forest presenting a softer, yet still challenging test of golf.

The Retreat
Get ready to play fabulous traditional-style golf on The Retreat. The rolling fairways here are planted in Kentucky bluegrass that sets your ball up high for easy contact. The layout, done by Michigan architect Gary Pulsipher in 1993, meanders through hardwoods and a white pine forest. The course then opened in 1994. This was the first course built at Manistee National and is beloved by everyone from high handicappers to scratch golfers. It will test the best and yet be playable for golfers of all abilities. You'll face generous fairways and only a few forced carries at The Retreat. However, the moderate-sized, bentgrass greens are well-bunkered, and some ponds, marshes and trees threaten your path to the greens. Every hole has a lot of individual character and personality so that your round will offer new excitement whenever you turn a corner.

The Revenge
A thinking golfer's favorite among the marshes of Manistee, Michigan. One of the great things about The Revenge is how its personality differs from that of The Retreat, giving you, the golfer, a chance for yet another very out-of-the-ordinary round of 18. The variety will amaze you. While The Retreat lies on sandy soil, The Revenge has a more clay-like soil. The fairways as well as the greens at The Revenge are paved with bentgrass. While The Revenge also has stunning trees, its major distinctions are the marsh and wetlands on this site. Michigan's outstanding golf architect Jerry Matthews, known for his designs at the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Hunter's Ridge in Howell and TimberStone in Iron Mountain, laid out this course in 1999. It opened in 2000. At The Revenge, Matthews succeeded in blending the beauty of the site into one of the state's most outstanding courses. This is also a course that accomplished golfers from throughout the state long to play because it has one of the highest slopes in Michigan. Shorter hitters can relax, however, as there are five sets of tee boxes here, with one set sure to match their skills.

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  • Course: 36 Holes
  • Course Type: Resort
  • Architect: Gary Pulsipher/Jerry Matthews
  • Opened: 1993

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18-Weekday - $64
18-Weekend - $79

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200, 150, 100 Yrd Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked

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Wedding Information

Manistee National is well equipped for a multitude of events, we offer the perfect venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, meetings, holiday parties, graduation celebrations, league banquets and of course, golf outings. With the addition of our banquet facility in the summer of 2009, and the Osprey Grille's delightful dining room and outdoor patio overlooking the 9th green of Canthooke Valley, complete with fire place, and full service bar can easily accommodate parties of up to 225 people. Unmatched personal service will be the defining characteristic that will set Manistee National apart from other facilities. Our professional staff will rely on its vast experience to help you make your event truly unique. We offer several benefits to the events we host. From the initial stages of planning your event, through the entire event, your satisfactions the priority of the entire resort staff

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Lodging Options

The Inn at Manistee National, voted best lodging in Manistee, Michigan. Our 42-room Inn at Manistee National Golf & Resort is nestled between our two stunning courses, Canthooke Valley and Cutters' Ridge, and is surrounded by Michigan's Manistee National Forest. All of our rooms, including the 8 suites, offer a very comfortable location for your outing or tournament group to spend a night, a weekend or more. Besides our indoor pool and whirlpool, we also offer an outdoor pool and whirlpool, perfect for relaxation for the whole family. You can unwind in the only hotel lounge in town, sipping the beverage of your choice while checking out the latest games on our flat-screen TV. Or cool off at the outdoor pool/patio complex. Our clubhouse is home to the on-site restaurant, The Grille, boasting delicious daily specials or hearty cuisine from our full menu.

Now Offering Cottages!
A unique alternative to standard resort lodging, with added space, privacy, and comfort.

The Jones Cottage
Clean, modern accommodations for up to twelve guests.
The Jones overlooks the pond on The Retreat's par-3 No. 17. With two living rooms, two dining tables, and five bedrooms, The Jones is perfect for large groups or family trips.

The MacKenzie Cottage
Award-winning architecture with space for up to 16 guests.
The MacKenzie sits off the green of No. 17 with a nearly 360° view of the property on the main floor. Spacious rooms and common areas make even the largest groups feel at home. A deck patio off just off the kitchen faces west, perfect for soaking up the golden hour of a summer evening.

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