The Retreat

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

Formerly known as "Canthooke Valley," The Retreat 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 recent renovations offer new excitement whenever you turn a corner.

Distances, ratings and slopes:

Tee Yards Course Rating / Slope
Blue 6,517 71.6 / 134
White 6,127 69.5 / 129
Gold 5,288 64.9 / 118
Red 4,778 66.3 / 114

Formerly known as Cutters' Ridge

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.