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|
|Blue M: 70.4/131||359||216||333||352||467||413||353||216||369||3078||339||365||171||378||355||524||197||470||399||3198||6276|
|White M: 69.1/127 W: 75.3/132||344||205||314||335||450||395||338||207||360||2948||317||345||149||357||342||504||182||447||378||3021||5969|
|SIlver M: 63.7/110 W: 68.3/117||320||122||264||308||388||325||314||157||248||2446||302||294||115||215||251||426||159||378||293||2433||4879|
|Red W: 67.6/117||316||118||257||281||385||318||309||153||240||2377||293||287||107||215||245||420||153||373||287||2380||4757|
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Pace of play
I Love this course. The round today was the only time that playing was completely frustrating. Two 4-somes in front of us not only played incredibly slow, but we had to stand and watch them walking around in hip tall grass looking for a lost ball. One guy spent fifteen minutes and found his ball. Then he tried to hit it out of the grass! We finally walked away on the 16th hole. A course of this caliber should be managed better. Maybe a course cart that runs through to keep a pace.
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Harder than you think
Back nine is very hilly and a bit of water
Very fun course for the average player
Hard greens to figure out but in great shape
Good Round to Break into Shanty Creek Resort
We played all four courses at Shanty Creek. This is the one to play first, because it is a fairly easy setup, and relatively short. Most of the par 4's will leave wedges in your hands, and the Par 5's are reachable in two other than 15 if it's into the wind.
The course gets most of its protection from elevation changes - lots of uphill shots into greens, and a few downhill as well. Greens were very slow, and a little shaggy. It did rain the morning we played so that may have had a factor. 16 and 17 were my two favorite holes. Other than holes 1 and 10, there aren't a ton of doglegs, it's a pretty straightforward course.
I recommend you play this course first, to break into the resort courses. If you play this after some of the others you'll probably be disappointed. It was my least favorite course of the 4 on the resort.
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Course was in excellent condition. Layout was decent and easy. Great course for a leisurely family focused round of golf. Greens were slow...would use a different COVID-19 cup to allow for pin to be removed if desired.
Made the best of a bad day.
Power outage at Shanty Creek. Clubhouse dark, bathrooms unavailable. In addition very windy. Not the courses fault. Set up is fair for most golfers, Fairways and greens well tended. Will be back.
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..