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Manistee National Golf and Resort

4797 U.S. 31 South
Manistee, MI 49660-9545

Main Phone: (231) 398-0123

Club Type: Public
Number of Holes: 36
Website: Visit Website
Manistee National Golf and Resort hosts two premier golf courses: Canthooke Valley and Cutters' Ridge. Each has its own separate personality and different challenges and tests. You can't get bored here, and you're certainly not going to leave without playing both Canthooke Valley and Cutters' Ridge.

Our resort is surrounded by the trees of the Manistee National Forest, formerly a famous lumbering area where millions of white pines were cut down to help build the city of Chicago. In memory of that notable history, we have named our courses to reflect the heritage of the local timber industry.

A "canthooke" is a hooking and pulling tool that tree handlers used to roll logs as they were taken down rivers to the lumber mill. The Canthooke Valley Course 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 Canthooke Valley. 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.

A "cutter" was a lumberjack who felled trees. The Cutters' Ridge Course was designed by 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. The course was designed in 1999 and opened in 2000. At Cutters' Ridge, 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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Canthooke Valley Course
 Course Design
Designer: Gary Pulsipher
Year Built: 1994
Green Grass Type: Bent Grass
Fairway Grass Type: Blue Grass
Water Hazards: Yes
Sand Bunkers: 31-40
Yardage Markers: 200, 150, 100, Sprinklers Heads
Golf Community: No
Tee Boxes Rating Slope Yardage Par
Championship 0.0 0 0 0
Back 72.1 132 6517 71
Middle 69.9 127 6127 71
Forward 69.6 124 4836 71
View the course scorecard(s):   Scorecard 1

 Tee Times
Accepts Advanced Tee Times: Yes
Advanced Tee Times Booking: 120 Days

 Food & Beverage
Restaurant: Snack Bar, Lunch, Dinner, Banquets
Bar: Full Bar

 Practice & Lessons
Driving Range: Yes
Practice Green: Yes
Chipping Area: Yes
Lessons: Private, Group
Golf Pro: Doug Bell and Ian Ziska

 Rentals & Fees

 Pro Shop
Week Day Hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Week End Hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Products: Apparel, Equipment, Accessories, Other

Dress Code: Yes
Soft Spiked Shoes Only: Yes
Reciprocal Program: No
Discounts: No
Private Outings: Yes

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