The Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek
|White (W)||72||6463 yards||77.3||139|
|Silver (W)||72||5611 yards||72.1||127|
|Red (W)||72||5370 yards||70.7||124|
|Blue M: 73.5/130||355||373||410||240||586||438||483||466||209||3560||407||592||369||376||479||186||463||181||400||3453||7013|
|White M: 70.9/126 W: 77.3/139||340||319||397||209||534||416||465||409||187||3276||384||530||355||370||427||172||412||160||377||3187||6463|
|Silver M: 66.9/119 W: 72.1/127||286||308||337||163||494||352||407||365||152||2864||331||484||274||337||345||162||405||108||301||2747||5611|
|Red M: 65.4/116 W: 70.7/124||278||293||317||155||486||344||395||357||136||2761||323||476||258||331||291||154||395||92||289||2609||5370|
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Greens were fairly fast and true. Fairways were excellent and all holes are different requiring several kinds of shots. All that good is hard to appreciate when the pace of play is so slow. 5 hrs to play and as a twosome we played at our own pace until number 5.
Very Cool Back Nine - Good Views of Schuss Mountain
Played this third in our rotation of the 4 Shanty Courses. I'd rank this one as third best of the 4, but that's more because Cedar and the Legend are fantastic. Course setup here requires some creativity, as there's lots of doglegs, but not a ton of water, and open enough that you won't be searching for balls all day in the woods. All the courses on the resort have good amenities, but they are EXPENSIVE. I'd recommend not eating at the courses.
Front 9 is pretty straight forward, with some doglegs - mostly left. Back 9 is much more picturesque and features some really cool holes with undulation changes. 18, is a good risk-reward par 4, but the right play is to NOT hit driver. Most of the par 4's aren't super long, and other than hole 5 - the par 5's are reachable in two with two good shots.
Greens were a bit faster than the Summit, but still not super fast. We played on a perfect day, with sun and a little wind.
We had some issues with hospitality over the course of the trip. At the Summit there were no issues, but here, there was no attendant for the range - so one of our groups took range balls with the intention of paying later. Shortly after, a person chased them down and scolded them. I thought it was unnecessary considering there was no attendant, and we fully intended to pay for them.
Other than that instance, I felt this was an enjoyable round.
first time playing this course. the fairways were in very good condition. the layout was good although almost everything over a par three were dog legs... would definitely play this course again.
Beautiful course, in great condition. Lots of natural beauty. Keep it in play and you can score well here. Staff was very friendly and accommodating; sometimes a golf destination will give you the impression that you should feel honored to play there; not here. Lots of doglegs. Silver tees seem longer than most other senior tees. Could use more yardage markers on sprinklers. Unlike some other over price courses, this one is what northern Michigan vacation golf is all about.
Great old course
This is a great old time course. Well worth your time and money. It is one of northern Michigan's best kept secrets.
Most underrated course at Shanty
This course is not the most challenging. But the course conditions were the best and the green speeds were consistent from green to green. They were extremely fast. If you have a day to play and think the Legend or Cedar River I would give Schuss a try.
The course was amazing. From tee-boxes too greens, it all looked great. The only downside was, the food was a little on the high price. Hotdog was $4.75 but no drink or chips. Nothing special about the hotdog. Other then that, perfect golf course.
Great Up North Course
This is a fairly open simple pretty golf course. It doesn’t feel like it is punishing you yet has some challenging hills, bunkers and long par threes. Not much water around the course.
Wow! What an experience. Great, Great course. Played all over Northern Michigan and this was our favorite. Fairways, greens, and tee boxes all in excellent condition. Price was great and so was the pace of play. Have to do this course many times more
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).
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.
You'll love it!
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.