The Revenge

The thinking golfer’s favorite among the marshes of Manistee, Michigan. Whereas The Retreat lies on sandy soil, The Revenge — formerly known as "Cutters' Ridge" — has a more clay-like base, making marshes and wetlands its major distinction. 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 the course in 1999 ahead of an opening in the new millennium.

At The Revenge, Matthews succeeded in blending the beauty of the site into one of the state’s most outstanding courses. Accomplished golfers from throughout the state journey to play here as the back tees represent one of the highest course 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.

Distances, ratings and slopes:

Tee Yards Course Rating / Slope
Black 6,654 73.9 / 149
Blue 6,321 72.0 / 144
White 5,819 69.1 / 130
Gold 5,301 67.6 / 128
Red 4,571 68.8 / 125

Formerly known as Canthooke Valley

New excitement around every corner at The Retreat. The first course built at Manistee National, this traditional layout is beloved by everyone from high handicappers to scratch golfers.