The Ridge at Manitou Golf Club

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The Ridge at Manitou is a place of natural beauty where holes meander through the Muskoka landscape. A short drive into the interior from Parry Sound on Lake Manitouwabing, designer Tom McBroom’s “out and back” layout delivers an unforgettable experience.  Many argue that The Ridge is the best of the new Muskoka courses, and it’s certainly one of the architect’s best.

Whether you’re staying in one of the hundreds of cottages on Manitouwabing, driving in for the day, or using The Ridge as a stop on a Muskoka golf tour, the over the top hospitality will be the same.  Most arrive by car, but the clubhouse has lakefront access and mooring for both boats and float planes – and what a clubhouse.  Perched on the rocky shore, this log structure is right out of another time – a large fireplace in the dining room, generous screened porch, and a patio right on the granite of the Canadian Shield.  

The food is second to none for miles around.  So good in fact, that local cottagers hop in their boats and come for dinner, even if they didn’t play golf.  Come early and stay late for your round, the food is a slice of heaven.

The course itself lives up to every bit of its reputation.  It has been ranked in the top 100 courses in Canada many times, and #24 on the Score Golf ‘Public Courses” list.  While many Muskoka courses have been rightly criticized for favouring vistas over playability – architect Tom McBroom has created a wonderful golf experience, where the beauty of rocks and trees and bogs is ever present, but not a distraction or unnecessarily penal. 

A fine example is hole #2 – a relatively short par four (at 306 yards from the back tee) that plays over a massive granite outcropping into a valley below.  The green is a hard dogleg right to a plateau even higher than the tee.  Classic risk/reward decisions have to be made.  One could try for the green, but missing is fraught with danger.  The danger decreases rapidly as the tee shot is shortened and aimed more left – but the second shot becomes increasingly difficult at the same time.  It’s not until you’re lining up your putt on an extremely difficult green, that one looks back to the tee and realizes that you’re in one of the most beautiful places on earth.  Then you do that 16 more times until the 18th green decends back at the lake and the clubhouse for dinner.

Ridge at Manitou is a must play.

Manitouwabing Lake got its name from the Ojibway indigenous family group who frequented the area. In the early settlement days, the lake provided transportation for lumber companies and the power of falling water at the upper and lower ends was harnessed to run grist, woolen, and sawmills. Homesteads were cleared in the surrounding fertile clay soil.

Located less than 31 km from Parry Sound, service roads are abundant making Manitouwabing a popular lake for cottages. The lake occupies 3,088 acres with a perimeter shoreline of 94 km featuring many inlets, points, and bays which make it a fantastic location for cottages with unique viewpoints. The lake is essentially shallow a summertime surface water temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.

If you plan to make a recreational investment here, where better to start than the Ridge at Manitou, Manitouwabing Lake’s most compelling social focal point. Here is where friendships begin and last a lifetime.

The Ridge at Manitou is proud to be designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Set against rolling Canadian Shield country that changes effortlessly from high rock ridges to lowland areas of valleys and tributaries. The Ridge is home to countless species of flora and fauna and three special natural features include wetlands, black ash bog, and winter deer yard.
Audubon certification has been achieved by fulfilling numerous stewardship commitments. Environmentally responsible management and continuous monitoring ensure the protection of the water quality, fish, woodland’s and wildlife without compromising your enjoyment.

Your play is contributing to the well-being of the land and the creatures that make The Ridge their home.



The Ridge at Manitou Multi-Course Membership

The perfect way to explore your game at many of our courses!
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The Ridge at Manitou-Only Membership

$2,825 » before December 4, 2020
$3,000 » after December 4, 2020
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Weekday Ridge at Manitou-Only Membership

$2,300 » before December 4, 2020
$2,500 » after December 4, 2020

Weekday golf only at The Ridge at Manitou Golf Club. Cart Included.

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The Ridge at Manitou Couple Membership

$5,225» before December 4, 2020
$5,400 » after December 4, 2020

Unlimited play only at The Ridge of Manitou


Weekday Ridge at Manitou Couple Membership

$4,150 » before December 4, 2020
$4,300 » after December 4, 2020

Weekday play only at The Ridge of Manitou. Cart included.


The Ridge at Manitou 18-Hole Golf & Cart Packs

10-Round Package » $875
30-Round Package » $2,475
50-Round Package » $3,635

Fully transferable and expires 1 year from purchase date. Valid any time only at The Ridge at Manitou Golf Club. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Cannot be used towards tournament or league play. Cart Included.






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Enjoy great food and even better people on our beautiful patio overlooking Manitouwabing Lake. Here is where friendships begin and last a lifetime.


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