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