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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 58
Length 3355 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Golf Manitou offers a unique golfing experience but avid golfers may find some of the holes to be quite familiar since each one is inspired by famous golf courses around the world including Pinehurst, Augusta National, and Turnberry. Known as the best "championship short course" in the country, the golf course measures 3,355 yards from the back tees. You won't find any par 5s, instead there are 14 par 3s and four par 4s. Be prepared for a variety of challenges including strategically placed bunkers and tall trees. One of the most memorable holes is modeled after a par 3 at Desert Highlands in Arizona. It features an island green that is surrounded by sand instead of water. The final hole is a tribute to the Manitou itself. The triple-tiered green on this par 3 makes proper club selection essential.

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Darrell Huxham (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

2.4
9 Reviews (9)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

What happened here

The bunkers are rocks with some sand in it. The grass is like in a back yard . The rough is like weeds. The course layout gives you 4 par 4 ( from 250 yds to 325) and par 3 's from 100 to 240 yds. There are 5 blind shot (all on par 3's) . The course used to be in great shape but they cut the budget and that's what happens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Easy fun course but quality is below average

I always wanted to play at Manitou. I was very excited to go and try it. The young girl at the pro shop is so nice and friendly , I wish I knew her name , she really enjoys her job.

The course itself is below average. If you have seen the Picture of the advertising of Manitou , well be prepare to be in shock. It doesn't even look close to it but the design has potential.The fairways and sand traps are just horrible. The sand trap had lots of rocks in it. The layout is very average, you always have to be on the look out for other balls coming from several holes. The day I played was very slow , we sometimes were 3 groups waiting at the same time while the 4th group was teeing off.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Just a fun course

Short course but great variety in holes and the need to play different clubs. Great opportunity for those not hung up on pounding the long ball

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

The price is right

Mostly Par 3 hole. Challenging course mostly because there is no accurate indication of distance to go to the greens. Where there are some, it is not even close to be accurate. Several holes on the course with no fairways at all; just a tee off and a green area. Accuracy with your iron shots is paramount.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Scenic beaut;y in the mountains

Beautiful course. Challenging holes. Accuracy is a must on several holes. We've played this course 9 times now and would keep coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Deceived

We where deceived when we plades this course. On the first 9 holes to many blind shots on par 4's without distance signs.
Greens where fine, but missing information.

We do not recommend this course to average players without a gps in hand.

Sorry but this is what we feel.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Manitou provides a glimpse at the future of golf

I envision the golf of the future to be a lot like the experience at Manitou. Fun. Fast. Scenic. Walkable. Playable for all.
Playing Manitou's unique par-58 routing of 14 par 3s and four short par 4s provides a nice change of pace from the tougher full-sized courses of the region. Your score will be lower, it's walker-friendly and, maybe most important, your round will be much quicker. Golf in a holiday region such as the Laurentian Mountains must be fast. Golfers need to get their fix and then have enough time to enjoy the rest of their vacation.
As with other replica courses, it's questionable just how close the holes play to the famous holes they represent. But most of us will have never played at Oakmont and Gleneagles and Medinah, so just let your imagination run wild.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Try the egg salad sandwich with a raspberry beer.
Awesome
Merci

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

very good course for the money

Super frieendy staff
Mostly par 3 nice coarse to warm up to play other in a region

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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