Canthooke Valley

New excitement around every corner at classic Canthooke Valley.


Get ready to play fabulous traditional-style golf at Canthooke Valley at Manistee National. Designed by prominent Michigan course architect Gary Pulsipher in 1993, Canthooke Valley meanders through forests of tall white pine interspersed with ancient oaks.

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 enjoy generous fairways and only a few forced carries. However, the moderately sized bentgrass greens are well-bunkered, and some ponds, marshes and trees threaten your path. Every hole has a lot of individual character and personality, and you'll be offered new excitement whenever you turn a corner.

Distances, ratings and slopes at Canthooke Valley:

Tee Yards Course Rating / Slope
Blue 6,517 72.1 / 131
White 6,127 69.2 / 128
Gold 5,288 65.6 / 121
Red 4,778 67.5 / 116
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Cutters' Ridge

One of the great things about Cutters’ Ridge 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.