The Summit at Shanty Creek
|White (W)||71||5969 yards||75.3||132|
|Silver (W)||71||4879 yards||68.3||117|
|Forward (W)||71||4757 yards||67.6||117|
Nice and easy
Beautiful weather, friendly staff, nicely maintained.
The course itself is nice and fairly easy.
I was looking for a course where my daughter and I can get 18 in for some practice, Golf Now special at $39, can't beat that price for that area.
Front 9 needs renovation, back 9 was an improvement
The front 9 is old style late 60's early 70's course and back 9 appears to be added later. The greens, fairways and tee boxes were in terrible shape. The greens had significant slope when greens weren't mowed as short. This causes putts to roll off the greens. Tee boxes typically back were nearly bare and one had sink hole in the middle. Renovations are expensive but the front 9 is lost cause and needs some significant updating that maintenance can't do. Rebuild greens, enlarge tee boxes, cart paths to keep carts away from the greens. I would stay away from this course or use as your first warm up. Just don't expect too much. Better yet expect nothing at all.
Found hot deal for $26 each at 9am. 2 couples played in 3 hours 50 minutes - . All good. Friendly guy cleaned clubs. Hot dogs 4.75 and snacks for 3.25 - poor value. . Course in very good condition . Layout OK. Definitely worth the price we paid!
Better than you think!
This course is better than you might think and def a good value. Greens are in great shape. Most slope back to front but grain is front to back. Prevailing hill always dictates the break. Very short 6k from tips.
Great Value / Better Experience
The Summit course is a gem for the price. Out of the three courses at Shanty Creek this course is usually the lowest ranked, but in terms of value it may be the best. The greens roll as pure as some of the nicest courses in Northern, MI. Give it a shot next time you are in the area, you'll be surprised.
Course has winterkill and in rough shape
The original course at Shanty had a tough winter. . Greens were okay hard and fairly fast. Sand traps need new sand. Hadn't played the track in several years- the previous playing had much much better maintenance. Summit is a fun fair test of golf that's pretty straightforward. You have to have course knowledge to score on this course. The nines have been reversed which is a good thing as it now allows someone to walk and play nine holes as the other nine has a very long drive to the tee box and also has another long drive between two of the holes. Drawbacks - all of the Par 3's on the course are long - 180 yards plus. The 9th and 18th holes are almost carbon copies of each other featuring dead uphill approach shots. The 11th hole has to be played a couple of times to get the right aiming point for your tee shot. All in all it's the most affordable of the Shanty courses but at this time until they get it back in shape it's difficult to recommend it (I will because it's a fun old school test) as the 3 other Shanty courses are in much better condition. If you're looking for a less crowded affordable course this would be a good bet. Has large cups at the backs of all greens as well so if you don't want to be too taxed play those for fun/games.. 2.5 stars at this time....3.5 when conditions improve.
Alternate green holes /flags were confusing
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.
The course is Great. But the rain was horrible.
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.
Overbooked & mediocre conditions
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.
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.
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..
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.
This course was well maintained - greens just a little slow but true and green; fairways watered and good condition. Rough was, well, Rough!
It is a good course, well kept and good layout. I will play again