The two par-71 courses at Manistee offer you a chance to play two very distinctive courses. Each has its own separate personality and different challenges and tests. You can’t get bored here, and you’re certainly not going to leave without playing both Canthooke Valley and Cutters’ Ridge.
Our resort is surrounded by the trees of the Manistee National Forest, formerly a famous lumbering area where millions of white pines were cut down to help build the city of Chicago. In memory of that notable history, we have named our courses to reflect the heritage of the local timber industry.
A “canthooke” is a hooking and pulling tool that tree handlers used to roll logs as they were taken down rivers to the lumber mill. A “cutter” was a lumberjack who felled trees.