Mike Fatke Memorial Hickory Tournament

Mike Fatke, Manistee Golf and Country Club’s longtime course superintendent, took impeccable care of the course he loved. He could often be found, late in the day, playing the back nine with his hickories. To honor Mike we are hosting the Mike Fatke Hickory Memorial Matchplay Tournament, September 20 – 22, 2019 (practice round September 20th).

The format is 2-person Best Ball Four ball (matchplay). Play will be with handicaps (modern club handicaps will be adjusted). Teams will play five 9 hole matches – 3 Saturday and 2 Sunday. Each match will be worth 10 points. One for each hole won and one for the match. The overall winner will be determined by the team accumulating the most points. In case of a tie a chip off will determine the winner. Social events include a picnic Friday evening and a casual dinner Saturday. Lunch will be served between rounds on Saturday. Lunch and awards after the tournament on Sunday.

Cost is $125 per player (+20 for social events guest), $250 for the team. Register individually or as a team. Individual registrants will be teamed up.

Registration Form – Deadline September 1, 2019


Places to Stay


Historic Ramsdell Inn
Manistee Inn and Marina

Close to MG&CC:

Lakeshore Motel
Riverside Motel and Marina

Nationally Recognized Hotels

Days Inn
Microtel Inn & Suites
Super 8


Dempsey Manor Bed & Breakfast
Orchard Beach House
S. Old Milwaukee


Little River Casino
Manistee National Golf and Resort
Portage Point Inn


Orchard Beach State Park


Places to Eat:

Arcadia Bluffs, Arcadia – lunch, dinner
Bluefish Kitchen+Bar – lunch, dinner
Bungalow – breakfast, lunch, dinner
Café 1907 – breakfast, lunch
Chopo’s Northside Bar – lunch, dinner
Diner 31 – breakfast, lunch
The Fillmore – lunch, dinner
Glenwood, Onekama – dinner
Goodies – lunch
House of Flavors – breakfast, lunch, dinner
North Channel Brewing Co. – lunch, dinner
Painted Lady Saloon – breakfast, lunch, dinner
Taco Bout it – lunch, dinner
TJs Pub – lunch, dinner


Things to Do and See:

Historic Self Guided Walking Tours (booklet available from Visitors Center)
Manistee County Historical Museum
Manistee Art Institute
Old Kirke Museum
Orchard Beach Aviation Scenic Air Tours
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts