The Ridge at Manitou Golf Club

4.9744235294 5.0 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6815 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 160 Inn Road, RR No.1, Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2W7
  • (705) 389-9577
  • (705) 389-9682
  • ridgeatmanitou.com

Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Thomas McBroom (2005)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: May - October

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Golf appropriate attire is required for all golf and clubhouse guests. Hats are not permitted in the dining room.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6815 yards 72.9 141
Blue 72 6300 yards 71.0 137
White 72 5810 yards 68.3 133
White (W) 72 5810 yards 73.7 138
Red (W) 72 4997 yards 69.4 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 25 reviews


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"awesome day on an awesome course!"


u000004047730's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

another great day @ the Ridge. Course was pristine, the vistas amazing, and all in just over 4 hours. Love the back nine, with 3 par 3's/4's/5's. Recommend that you play it @ least once... but be warned, you will be back. Enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



servaas19's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A GREAT day!"


u000004047730's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Always enjoy the Ridge. Joined their e-mail list for deals and value. Course is fair to play... even for an older (62), occasional, and sadly an average golfer like myself. Shot a 96 last round from the whites. Played 3 times this year at the Ridge and even spotted a bear and a large turtle last time out. A must play on a sunny fall day.<br/> We always sign up for their Thanksgiving Dinner and Mother's Day Brunch as we have a cottage nearby. Awesome food @ an excellent price. Cannot beat their restaurant for view and atmosphere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Track"


shortgamer1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I drove 2 Hrs and 45 mins to find the greens had been aerated<br/> and impossible to putt.<br/> disappointed we were'nt made aware of that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


jmac1940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course very much. The course is challenging yet fair. My only complaint is that they had eraded the greens and did not tell us when we called.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Super fast greens!!!"


Michele182's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very beautiful well maintained challenging course. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of golf there. The course, the clubhouse and the staff are all top notch. We will definitely be back to play another round of golf.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Fantastic course, very challenging and scenic at the same time. This course is a must for anyone visiting the Muskoka Area."


u000007714080's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/04/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome day on the course. The layout is challenging for both the novice and pro golfer. If you are in the Muskoka area this course offers not only great golf , friendly service and excellent dining all in one. Put this one on your list this fall or anytime.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"outstanding course, poor pro shop attitude"


Opblaasie's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

If only the pro shop counter worker on that day realizes that the customer is always #1, this facility would attract more paying patrons. There is no reason one of the best courses with a superb layout, challenging and great conditioned greens at a very reasonable price should have at most 10 foursomes on a long week end holiday Monday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Could use some better customer service"


timyu24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/29/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the course but the staff kind of treats Golfnow users like second class players. Also tried to move our tee time to an earlier time but they wouldn`t let us even though the course was dead. I would recommend it but overall I found the staff could be a little more friendly maybe the owner should take note of this since it is a pretty saturated golf market maybe they`ll learn to value customers a bit more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course, in good shape"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times and never have never been disappointed. The grounds are in wonderful shape and the staff friendly. Play this time moved along fairly well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well designed.Quiet enviroment.Great scenery."


uCGWE1778CG's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/12/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff.The dining room and facility very elegant.<br/> The scenery was very nice.The fairways were plush, the greens were firm and medium speed.The winter has played a part on the greens.In a very short time the greens will be plush and quick.I would compare it to taboo.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"challenging, beautiful course"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course had many challenges, great elevation and water views. It is beautiful. The course is one of the most beautiful ones I have played.<br/> We finished at 8:30pm and the staff rushed us out of the cart as he wanted to take it back and therefore I left my sunglasses in the cart. When I phoned the next morning, they could not find them. I find this ending very disappointing.<br/> Also we sat for dinner on the patio and had not even been aknowledged after 15 minutes, so we left.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"excellent course !!"


griff55's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great service, friendly and a beauty course !!! although there were two temp greens its was still great !!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth while but"


jrh009's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played May 30, 2 temp greens and every green punched & top dressed, no warning from staff. Greens terrible obviously . Long drive to find out conditions are so poor.

Beer prices way over the top. When the course conditions are poor at least food and beer should be affordable.

Would not play until July unless management realizes that you need to offer better value.

Looks like a lot of effort is in place to repair winter damage as there is a lot of ground crew at work.

Great layout , fairways , tees, are great. Staff friendly. Bad management for food and beverage value.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Out of the way but well worth the extra driving distance. Without question one of the finest layouts in the Muskoka area."


Garry5211382's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Because of its northern location, the greens are slow to reach full potential but when they do they are excellent and well maintained. The course has several tee boxes which accommodate golfers of all abilities. The fairways are very generous, which minimizes looking for balls and speeds up play. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, enjoyable to play."


wgraham's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fair and rewards good shot making. Beautiful scenery, some very picturesque holes. Staff are friendly and helpful. Overall, a great golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


uNCGV5467NC's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/05/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spring time conditions and the course has held up well over winter. Course had two temporary greens because of winter damage .The remainder of course was excellent. Staff was friendly. Excellent value buying through Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Such a beautiful golf course"


saetia03's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of, if not my favorite golf course to play in Ontario for the price. You seem to get lost in the nature. Such a well manicured and designed golf course. I love this course and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course!"


Taylormavis's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/10/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No complaints! Beautiful setting for a golf course. Excellent service and great food at the Club house.<br/> Will definately coming back next year.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love the elevated tees and the pace of play."


mfaux's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/6/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the Ridge at Manitou to be a very woman-friendly course. My husband and I drove an hour and a half to get there for 8:30 tee-off only to find out that the greens had been aerated and because of a storm the night before, it was cart path only. Needless to say, we were disappointed but enjoyed the beautiful weather regardless. However, we would like to play it again when it is in pristine condition. Scenery was wonderful and the staff were very helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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