The Summit at Shanty Creek

3.9842882353 4.0 stars from 5 (40)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

33 out of 39 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for beginners locals seniors  

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"Alternate green holes /flags were confusing"


u2901732's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. First time playing the course I found it difficult to determine where to go with the cart between holes and where the actual "normal" green holes were located.

Summit uses various size putting holes to make it easier for people to putt and so when you look toward the green you see 3 different flags. It was not obvious on all holes on which side of the green you should drive your cart toward.

Course has a tremendous number of hills and the green (were in good shape) but penalized you for not landing in the center of the green. I had 5 balls that landed 5-10 feet onto the green only to roll all the way off - sometime back toward me other times off to the side. You should not be penalized for a good shot just because it's not a perfect shot. Green had a lot of break and if you were not in a perfect location you were probably going to 3 put - That is not fun.

I would play it again at a discount rate but not at the going rate - it's too much a "miniaturesque" golf course. A course to play if you don't care to score.

Young folks in the proshop and carts were OK but not very enthused about working that day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course is Great. But the rain was horrible."


Darwin4384052's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
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We would've loved to play 18 holes for which I paid for but wasn't able to due to rain. We played 9 holes & became very wet & hoping the rain would let up so we could play the final 9. The rain continued at a much more down pour then we started our golf game.


I recommend this course


"Overbooked & mediocre conditions"


Shmitty8's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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The course was way overbooked, at least 4 carts waiting on each tee box through the round. We played a 3 hour front nine and a 2 and a half hour back. Way too slow pace of play! Conditions were below average. The rough was patchy and weird grass conditions. Don't recommend playing over 20$ for 18.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good Round"


rsluther's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
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Greens were fast, but true, and they held. Bunkers have a lot of rocks, and some are poorly designed so that the ball rolls down against the lip. It is a good idea not to hit into them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u384203067's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't bother"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
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Played many fine courses in this neck of the woods, unfortunately decided to give this one a try. Definitely a tier 3 level course. Scruffy areas leaving the tee boxes, no hole-long cart paths, greens surprisingly OK, several parallel holes a safety hazard. If you like scenic as we do, this isn't even close. Not worth the low price. Spend more and do The Legends, if they resume cutting the rough to a playable height..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



dmakila's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course!"


dhiggy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played on a Sunday afternoon during the holiday weekend. Extremely busy! Got behind a group of seven with three young kids. After the first hole, they split in to two groups. We got behind a dad and two young daughters, one who apparently had never played before. Couldn't pass them as the rest of the holes were backed up also. Fortunately they didn't go the back nine. Breezed through the back nine with no issues. Excellent course, not top-tier, but a fun course for hackers and families. Will definitely go back again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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



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