Here, amid stunning scenery and hushed seclusion, is a course created by Palmer with his design tenants - beauty, strategy, risk-reward, fun - and full respect the area’s history of glacial formation. Moraines and outwash plains from melting glaciers characterized the lower elevations of the site. Long ridges or “drumlins” characterized the higher. Palmer's solution begins in a sprawling meadow at the lowest elevation, climbs and winds with the ridges and returns to finish by a sparkling pond beside the clubhouse terraces. Along the way, carefully framed views of fescue filled meadows, hardwood and Pine forests, expansive ridges, and Lake Michigan’s Manitou Passage await the golfer. So, too, does a respite far from concrete, crowds, and chaos. This is Manitou Passage. and it welcomes you.
“I am very pleased with the improvements being made to the Manitou Passage Golf Club as they will allow this course to reach its full potential. It offers a fantastic golf experience in a beautiful setting. Players of all skill levels will enjoy this scenic and challenging championship quality course.” - Arnold Palmer