The Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek

4.4916000000 4.5 stars from 5 (37)
  • 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

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

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 37 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

36 out of 37 reviews


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Reviews


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bcarp1423's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The day we played was the last day of the year for the S. Mountain course to be open, the course was in pristine condition! Greens were great, layout was enjoyable. I played with my wife who had the best time she's ever had on a golf course thanks to the GolfBoards we rented instead of a cart. These things are amazing! Worth playing solely to use these awesome rides! Only complaint would be that we got stuck behind a couple of slow foursomes but that meant we could take our time and she didn't feel rushed (she's a beginner so it was a fair pace for her).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and is lots of fun to play. It does have some challenging holes but are not that difficult, which we really enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"You'll love it!"


Jeffry7322468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We stumbled upon this little gem while in the area. We play several courses in the immediate vicinity of the Schuss Mountain Course. Courses that are priced at 3 times the fees for this one. This course offers slight challenges. Plays very tight (you have to hit them straight). It was constructed in 1972, so it has matured. It will always be a course we return to as we finish up our golfing season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"what a treat!"


pambee's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is challenging, many elevation changes, yet fair. Greens are difficult, very moundy, hard to read, quick, but rewarding. Can't say enough wonderful things about the staff. Our only problem was that on the back nine, it appeared a foursome started on 10, old coots, didn't much care if they held anybody up, apparently thought they owned the course themselves. This is our second time playing this course and loved it twice as much as we did the first time. Would highly recommend to golfers of every type. Look forward to playing it again next summer on vacation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Average layout, but near perfect condition"


dick7034's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here because we didn't want a crowded, difficult course for my wife to play. We were scheduled to be paired with two others, but the very nice starter got us off by ourselves, and we were able to play through two other groups.

First off, the day was perfect, and the course in near perfect conditions.....smooth, fast greens, perfect fairways, raked bunkers.

For guys, it is difficult to pick a tee to play. The white tees are over 6,500 yards, which is long for most players, while the silver tees are only 5,600. I picked the silver, and on the front nine it was difficult to pick a club and line off the tee.......dog legs at 160-200 yards, worry about hitting it too far, but could not see what was around the corner in most cases.....and then after hitting less than driver, you had a 150+ second shot. Front was tight and kind of confining, and flat. Back nice opened up a bit, and was more playable...more hills, prettier and more fun.

Overall an ok resort course for couples.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course has maintained grass"


u000007685207's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you can't hit a draw, I would not recommend this course. A lot of dog leg lefts! Overall gorgeous course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun"


u1341205's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic fairways and greens , play was a little slow but worth it.


I recommend this course


"Saturday afternoon"


u000007977905's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition. Round went smoothly and it was a beautiful day at Shanty Creek!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf Outing"


u037169142's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

It rained hard the day before our tee time, but course was in great shape. Course wad booked heavy but pace was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun to play"


u295737014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great shape and offers varying levels of difficulty!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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"


LETHAL30LEFTY's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Top 1000 Contributor
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



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