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.
|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|
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.