Outings and Tournaments

Turn your golf outing into a smashing success at Manistee National.

Your outing group is ready for a hearty dinner, after 18 big ones at Manistee National. And now you announce the grand finale: Everyone’s part of a par-3 contest on No. 9, The Retreat’s famous water hole. Your guests each get three shots to hit the green, almost entirely circled by a lake. Suddenly dozens of bystanders are jeering, cheering and clapping for splashdowns or safe landings. Whatever the outcome, everyone joins in the thrill of it all, including hotel guests, staff members and even golfers who happen to ramble by. That’s the kind of excitement you expected to enjoy when you booked your outing at Manistee National Golf & Resort. That’s because our resort is truly a one-of-a-kind destination for outings and tournaments – a place your guests will never forget.

Kudos, to the wait staff and helpers that made it a WONDERFUL day. Everything was just AWESOME!

Here are some of the many benefits we offer at Manistee whether you’re planning a corporate golfing rendezvous for important clients and customers, a fund-raiser for a really good cause or just a pleasant event for family and friends: Great golf with lots of variety. Our two par-71 courses at Manistee offer you two distinctive layouts, each with its own personality and challenges and both surrounded by lush green vistas of the Manistee National Forest. You can choose our classic The Retreat, the first course built at Manistee National and one beloved by all from high handicappers to scratch golfers. It will test the best and yet be fun for all abilities so that you can host a large group with many levels of playing skills.

Or try our newest course, The Revenge, where a scenic site has become one of the state’s most outstanding courses. This is a course that golfers from throughout the state long to play because of its wetlands challenges. But shorter hitters will also find five sets of tee boxes here, with one set sure to match their skills.

Size is not an issue. Because we have two full courses, we can handle very large groups of from 150 to 200 players. We also have an outing tent that can provide space for good-sized awards banquets. But be assured that we welcome small groups as well and give them warm and friendly service. Hold a destination event in a great location. We love to hold outings and tournaments for local groups. But we’re also a wonderful location for a golf outing for groups coming from Detroit, other cities in Michigan and even Chicago. Sand dunes and bluff-lined beaches are just minutes away at Lake Michigan. You can tour a host of local museums and hike and bike in the national forest after golfing with us. We have 42 rooms available in our newly remodeled Inn with its indoor pool and now a brand new outdoor pool and hot tub complex. For larger groups more lodging is available close-by, including the popular Little River Casino Resort. Whatever your needs for overnight stays, we can help you find the right fit. We can customize an outing to suit you. Your outing package will include all the basics, handicapping and scoring, registration tables and signs for carts. We can help you arrange prizes for your players. You may want to add some extras: that par-3 competition on No. 9 that we talked about, putting and long-drive contests, or perhaps short-game or long-game clinics to help players get off to a good start. Whatever your desires, we can wrap up an event plan to suit you and your group and to fit your price range. And we deliver the whole package with gracious service besides that will make you feel right at home. Every great outing needs great food. We have delicious cuisine to offer your golfers. We can handle about 80 guests in our clubhouse for dinner or 225 in our outing tent. Choose from hearty grilled entrees, including chicken, steak shrimp and fish. We can prepare food in our kitchen or in an outdoor setting – a great choice in summertime.

Our experience at Manistee National could not have gone any better. We trusted them 100% in making our day special. They did such a great job with everything and made it so much easier on us. Thank you for helping make our day so great!