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4.3
64 Reviews (64)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
93.5%
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61 out of 64 reviews
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4.2
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.9%
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16 out of 18 reviews
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7031 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.5
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Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek Resorts
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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/27 Closed: 10/7
Architect Warner Bowen (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.3
64 Reviews (64)
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Weren’t allowed to social distance with separate carts. Asked for refund and left.

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outstanding Resort Golf!

Played here many times in recent years. Course seems to get better every year. Excellent maintenance of fairways and greens. Real sand in the traps. A pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow pace of play

Rangers did not do a good job of keeping the pace of play moving. One group ahead of us was two holes behind the group they were following. Ranger did nothing to help improve this. Will not play this course again

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Golf

The course was in great shape. No beer cart but you can’t go wrong

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unsatisfactory

Played there many and always enjoyed Today was a total disaster. After 4 hours we had only completed 13 holes. There was a group of about 15 guys ahead of us who had no respect for golf or others around them. Many people behind us had already quit. We stopped after 13 holes because it was painful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Very slow

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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