New Memberships Announced for 2013

We’re heading toward fall, but that’s no reason to put away the clubs.  It’s time to start planning ahead for where you’ll be playing in 2013.

During September and October, new members at Manitou Passage Golf Club can play the course for free with a mandatory cart fee.  That just might whet your appetite to join now for the 2013 season.

Memberships at Manitou Passage Golf Club currently come in two forms: Platinum (seven days a week) and Golf (four days a week).  At many clubs, golf dures are paid in full when the application is submitted, but Manitou Passage allows its members to spread their payments over a six-month period.  Members receive unrestricted golf, discounts in the pro-shop and restaurant, a Golf Association of Michigan membership for course handicap purposes, club storage and charging privileges.

For those golfers who aren’t around all summer, a one-month membership for a single player (Red) or a couple (Black) are available.  These members will enjoy the same golf privileges as a full member.  To learn more, call 231.228.6000 or send an email to General Manager, Bob Summers at

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Technology Upgrades Enhance Manitou Passage Golf Club

Many golfers play the game to get outside, away from technology and computers. 

But technology can be a good thing for the game.  The Manitou Passage Golf Club has just installed a new on-line tee time system called FORE!.

Convenience is now king for making tee times.  Let’s say one night after work you notice the forecast is virtually begging for golf the following day.  But it’s dark outside and nobody is home at the pro shop.  Well, here’s where FORE! kicks into action.  Head on-line to check out tomorrow’s availability.  It’s that simple.

FORE! will also improve service and communication to golfers.  It will send you a tee time confirmation and those who are interested can fill out customer satisfaction surveys.

Manitou Passage Golf Club has also updated the look of its website.  It looks similar to the website of the course’s affiliate, The Homestead.  The website will be informative, up-to-date and easier to use.  The large main photo will draw users in, while the navigation bar is better organized.  The photography, graphics and videos will showcase why people love our Arnold-Palmer design.

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Take Advantage of the $18,875 Golf Sweepstakes at Manitou Passage Golf Club

It’s winning time.  The $18,875 Golf Sweepstakes is running now until October 18.  Several lucky golfers will win prizes each week for the first 11 weeks; one will win the grand prize in the 12th week.  In all, $18,875 of prizes will be given to 78 winners.  Weekly prizes range from a round at Mountain Flowers and a round at Manitou Passage with lunch each time to a couple’s getaway valued at $515.

The easiest way to enter is to “like” the Manitou Passage Golf Club on Facebook, which automatically enters you weekly for each drawing.  Those who enter on-line at must fill out a form each week to be eligible.

Playing the course and submitting written entry forms offer more advantages.  Playing as a twosome can double your chances of winning if both players in the twosome enter on the same written form, as their names will each be entered twice.  Entrants who are playing as a foursome can quadruple their chances of winning if all four players in the foursome enter on the same written form, as their names will each be entered four times.

Every entry is submitted for a chance to win the $1,500 grand prize: Four 18-hole rounds with carts and lunch for four at Manitou Passage Golf Club and four 9-hole par-3 rounds with cart and lunch for four at The Homestead’s Mountain Flowers Course.  Lodging for one night will include a one or two bedroom condominium, breakfast buffet for four and a three-course gourmet meal for four at The Homestead.  You must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Visit to enter.

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