The Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek

4.4167000000 4.4 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7013 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.5

  • One Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, Michigan 49615, Antrim County
  • (800) 678-4111, (231) 533-8621, (231) 533-6076
  • shantycreek.com
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Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Warner Bowen (1972)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bent
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

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

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 7013 yards 73.5 130
Middle 72 6463 yards 70.9 126
Middle (W) 72 6463 yards 77.3 139
Forward 72 5611 yards 66.9 119
Forward (W) 72 5611 yards 72.1 127
Front 72 5370 yards 65.4 116
Front (W) 72 5370 yards 70.7 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

24 out of 24 reviews


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"Very Nice Course in Beautiful Condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our first time playing the course and it was in beautiful condition. Challenging but fair course with pleasant wooded views everywhere. Pace of play was slow because of a group of an outing four foursomes in front of us.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Schuss is the beginning not the end"


sparty1894's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very nice Shanty resort course to start your outing. Playable but pay attention to the tee boxes. There is a big difference. Make sure egos do not get in the way when choosing. Some challenging holes mixed with some very good scoring holes. Conditions were excellent for June.

Pace of play was impacted by a slow group but the ranger had them leave the course! That was a winner for us. I would recommend this as your first course to play ahead of Cedar River and Legend if you play multiple days.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"OFF-Season play was perfect"


MSTRN8's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nothing fancy here, you get what you see. The front 9 moves along the gently rolling terrain with no real significant elevation changes. Alot of doglegs, nestled between the Michigan hardwoods and pines.

The Back 9 really speeds up with a short par 4 and then much more seclusion to follow with scenic lookouts and drastic elevation change. For the month of May conditions were excellent. Fairways were mighty green and the greens were luscious, as if it were July. If you want a more challenging layout, head over to The Legend or Cedar River, but this course will definitely make you feel good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


uVNHH8143VN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really nice golf course. The fairways are kept up beautifully. The greens are large and well manicured. It was fun golfing here. The trees were just starting to turn for fall and it was quite cool and breezy, but we enjoyed it none-the-less.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course - A little long from the whites"


Pete3922166's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were fair and in good condition. Fairways and tee boxes were fine. 6,300 yards from the whites is a little long for us seniors -- need another tee box, maybe golds -- 5,800 to 6,000 yards.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course, slow pace of play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, but pace of play was too slow on this particular day, causing us to quit our round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GREAT COURSE"


THOMASBROADBENT's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THE COURSE HAD SOME GREAT HOLES THE SCENIC VIEWS FUN TO PLAY


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very good layout with premium on accuracu"


u000004720221's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fun challenging golf course where you can use all the clubs in your bag. Greens in fair condition. Wide variety in tolo


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best value in michigan"


darb10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$29 everyday after 1pm the green speed is a good warmup for the legend, the sand is pure and the fairways are better then the legend. What a steal of a deal best course around


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Deceptive length, outstanding greens..."


Wolverine10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairly "Driver" friendly, with many lengthy second shots. Water was not an issue on more than two or three holes. Ample bunkers. Greens were awesome! Long course, with a many options...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


fair909's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

I really liked this course, it was a great price for how nice it is. The only thing I didn't like is I barely got to use my driver, it has alot of dog legs or spots to layup. It has a lot of really nice holes though. Overall I will probably play this course every time I go up north.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice greens"


Jay4883816's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The green conditions were excellent. My wife and I used Golf Now and paid $20 per 18 with a cart. You can' t beat that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"migolf"


uGCJH3189GC's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. Course in excellent shape.Greens average speed and very smooth. Plenty of hazards without being overwhelming.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Basic Welll Maintained Resort Golf Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a good solid resort course; front nine flat and relatively uninteresting; back nine much more interesting with substantial elevation changes. Very well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The nicest greens at Shanty Creek"


rburns6153's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/8/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall this was a nice course. Be prepared to play some severe dog legs. 10 of the 18 holes are dog leg right or left holes. It was very playable and the greens were exceptional.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"easy to get to and nice club house"


snell5909's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens and fairways were very nice had a very nice round of golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well maintained course"


deborahbunker's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We found the course to be very well maintained; we enjoyed our experience and played in just under 4 hours. We were paired with two other golfnow players - overall a pleasant round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very nice course playable for the novice as well as experienced golfer."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice maintained course, staff were friendly, no problems with reservation and started on time, playable for the novice golfer as well as experienced golfer, Had difficulty finding the course as GPS sent me to the main lodge instead of to the course. Only problem was no cart lady on course and temp was in the 90's the day we golfed, water on the course helped. Able to call in order at the turn but was backed up due to large group in front of us. Overall nice experience would recommend to a friend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Good Value"


just8816's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Seems like every hole is a dog leg left. Other than that, was very good and worth the money.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Add this one to your list to play"


Sdalga's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course the front 9 is a little flat and straight forward but wait to you get to the back!!! The layout changes drastically lots of nice elevation changes, dog legs, and it opens up a little more than the front. You got to play this one we did (27 holes).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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