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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.
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.
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.
Why Play The Golf Course?
Because its on the Michigan Golf Trail that is why! Play all the courses on the trail and writ e areview and get some sweet golf trail swag.