The Summit at Shanty Creek

3.8065000000 3.8 stars from 5 (31)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6276 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 70.4

  • One Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, Michigan 49615, Antrim County
  • (800) 678-4111, (231) 533-8621, (231) 533-6076
  • shantycreek.com

Year built: 1968
Architect(s): William Diddel (1968)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6276 yards 70.4 131
Back 71 5969 yards 69.1 127
Back (W) 71 5969 yards 75.3 132
Middle 71 4879 yards 63.7 110
Middle (W) 71 4879 yards 68.3 117
Forward 71 4757 yards 63.3 109
Forward (W) 71 4757 yards 67.6 117
Front 71 2059 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 31 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

26 out of 30 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for beginners locals seniors  

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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

muggsmullins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well Maintained"


Pete3922166's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was well maintained - greens just a little slow but true and green; fairways watered and good condition. Rough was, well, Rough!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"User frienly"


u348857627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a good course, well kept and good layout. I will play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The greens are in outstanding condition"


brianb61's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was quite impressed with this course. I had played all the Shanty courses except this one so I decided to give it a try and I am glad I did. The greens were in exceptional condition but not so fast to make it too challenging. I can't wait to play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"AWESOME DAY IN THE SUN"


norwood924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

YOU COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER DAY!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great for kids"


802hamers's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 18 with my 6 year old daughter. Course has forward tees for kids and the green were in great shape. Fun course for a parent child afternoon. We enjoyed the day very much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Green For The Money"


Paul4506434's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We saw how green the Summit was when we played a neighboring course. So, when an excellent hot deal price came up for this course, it was a no brainer. Plays very long from the blue tees, especially the par 3's. The course is in mid season shape and it just opened, so will definitely play again this year


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course."


BernardBeeck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had some difficuty adjusting to the fast greens.<br/> Fairways very forgiving.

fairways very forgiving.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Smooth Greens"


uPDMD6329PD's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were smooth and fast. Played the small cups, the large cups were interesting. We didn't see anyone playing the HACK setup.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Classic Up North Course for all levels!!"


Dpotts80's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

My grandparents owned a house on the 2nd home for about 25 years, and the "old course" at SC has always had a place in my heart. I took my girlfriend who is just learning there and we played from the forward tees and used the 10 inch cups. We had a great time and this course can be played very easy for beginners or challenging from the tips... $18 with cart in the afternoon is tough to beat... Head down to Shorts in downtown Bellaire afterwards for great food and the BEST craft beer in Michigan!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


""O. You are from Golf Now.""


caley4214152's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pulling up to the place you are Wow! This is nice... The as we walked inside no one said hi at all... The pro shop guy was just plan RUDE! As like we did not belong there due to the fact we used golf now.. Ok?? Maybe it's just a bad day...Then as we get book in I go back to the car to load up my clubs... Cart guys just down right jerks ... They asked if I would take my clubs out of the car to load them.. I responded I'll load them thank you, they are very expensive... He then proceeded to mumble something and drive away.... Really I have to carry my clubs 250 yards down hill... Thanks.. And one the first hole my buddies bag fell off the cart as it was not strapped in good. Chipped n scratched 2 of his clubs..they didn't care... We have be gone 2 minutes .. Nope don't care , not responsible ...??Course was very nice. Green fairways, slow greens. ... Again it's Sunday and its 88 degrees out... Ok kinda thirsty... Where is the beverage cart??? 9 holes no cart... Then we are ready for another 9... Well still no beverage cart... Really ok... So we get our own.. No coolers so u don't want to get a lot or they beverages get warm.. 9 more holes no beverage cart... Wow... No thank you... Thought the one guy was having , nope staff was well... Under par.. Bad over all. Damaged clubs, bad service... Never again even if it was free....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Foot golf takes away from course"


Marc1274047's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was nice, however foot golf and larger holes took away from the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"first timer"


Louis9324573's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, greens were in excellent condition for being early spring. I will definitely play thus course again. Great rates.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Old resort course"


Webby33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

So so course. Nothing special and there are much much better options within 2 miles. Would play as a warm up for other premiere tracks close by.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good value for money"


u000007573482's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time here. Realizing it was the oldest course on the resort, I now understand why it was cheaper. Overall very satisfied, front 9 was faster than the back. Greens were excellent. However, had a 2 some in front walking and would not let us play through. Plus some sort of soccer golf for kids on back. Not complaining, I realize this is family friendly. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


Richard5691261's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had to wait for foursome I front to find balls, and watch poor shots. No consideration to allow us to play through. No course Marshall around to watch flow of golfers. I will never return to the Summit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Tremendous value."


u550563787's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To be able to play 18 holes on a well maintained course for only $18 is the best deal around. My only complaint would be the type of yardage markers. Painted concrete circles? Lack of ball washers was a slight annoyance. Only about 7 on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great couse, nice fairways and greens, well laid out, well marked, lots of trees but not like a lot of N Mi courses where every hole extremely narrow. Only lost a couple of balls and I'm a bogie golfer. Greens very true, medium speed and well kept. Enjoy!


I recommend this course


"Quality course"


u599434652's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in excellent shape and staff was very friendly. The course is pretty open making most shots playable. The challenging part of this course was the green's. Lots of breaks and some right before the cup which caused me to three putt three times in 18 holes. All in all a fun course to play and is in Excellent shape tee to green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrible course"


desmondwhite12's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is relatively well maintained. The main problem is that there are very few yardage markers and the cart we had was a death trap! The brakes on the cart hardly worked and the brake lock did not work. The greens are well maintained, but they have 2 holes on each green. One is the real hole, and the other is a giant hole. I came into many situations where the giant hole was interfering with my putt approach to the real pin location. The other issue is that they let foot golfers out on the course at the same time, which really slows down the pace. I will never play this course again, and would not recommend it to anyone.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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