Message from Ownership


I’m Chris Gale, Managing Partner of the Purposeful Group and new owner of The Ridge at Manitou.

On behalf of our entire team, I’m looking forward to welcoming you for the 2024 golf season!

It’s a very exciting time for us as progress is already underway on a number of initiatives to enhance your experience for 2024 and many years to come.  Simply put, our vision is to make The Ridge a place where golfers come to “Relax”.  Let’s push aside our busy lives, unwind and enjoy golf as it’s meant to be with friends and family.  We want everyone to experience the tranquility of an exceptional golf experience at a truly special course and venue.

We look forward to seeing you next year and will share progress updates via the website and social media pages over the winter.


Chris Gale

Managing Partner, Purposeful Group Ltd.

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.



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.

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Explore our unique experience packages or pay a visit to our clubhouse to indulge in our exquisite dining offerings at Ridge At Manitou.

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Experience delicious cuisine and wonderful company on our stunning patio with breathtaking views of Manitouwabing Lake at Ridge At Manitou. Learn more.

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Fly & Play

Arrive conveniently at Ridge At Manitou, one of Canada’s top golf courses, from either the downtown city center or the dock at your cottage.

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Stay & Play

Experience the ultimate lakeside lifestyle at Ridge at Manitou. Start your day with breathtaking views and embark on an adventure exploring our beautiful golf course.

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Upcoming Events

View our full calendar of events here.

Katy Martin Art Exhibition

August 3, 2024

5:00pm – 8:00pm

This is Katy’s first complete collection featuring the breathtaking views of Muskoka. It consists of 9, large, oil, landscape, paintings of the pristine region. Sizes are of the canvas inside the frame. All paintings will have a starting bid price of $500- $800 depending on the size. Don’t miss your chance to take home an original from this stunning collection. Auction opens online at 6pm ET on August 2nd and ends at 8pm ET on August 3rd.

Auction link coming soon.

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