Course Information

Two unique choices for passionate golfers, of all skill levels.


Our two par-71 courses at Manistee offer you a chance to play two very distinctive courses. 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. A “cutter” was a lumberjack who felled trees.

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Canthooke Valley

New excitement around every corner at classic Canthooke Valley. Get ready to play fabulous traditional-style golf on our Canthooke Valley Course. This was the first course built at Manistee National and is beloved by everyone from high handicappers to scratch golfers.

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Cutters' Ridge

One of the great things about our Cutters’ Ridge Course is how its personality differs from that of Canthooke Valley, giving you, the golfer, a chance for yet another very out-of-the-ordinary round of 18.