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4.7
57 Reviews (57)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6764 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.2
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The Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek Resorts
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6764 yards 73.2 137
Blue 72 6269 yards 71.0 131
White 72 5801 yards 68.8 129
White (W) 72 5801 yards 74.4 132
Silver 72 5017 yards 64.6 115
Silver (W) 72 5017 yards 70.0 123
Red (W) 72 4895 yards 69.3 121
Scorecard for Legend
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.2/137 496 350 433 181 402 410 501 379 178 3330 404 415 173 569 379 190 442 382 480 3434 6764
Blue M: 71.0/131 459 303 412 152 380 370 474 351 168 3069 370 393 156 528 333 167 425 367 461 3200 6269
White M: 68.8/129 416 273 388 135 357 347 432 331 154 2833 350 363 142 504 312 146 411 322 418 2968 5801
Red W: 69.3/121 373 234 328 100 322 272 386 270 107 2392 293 321 120 450 247 118 378 281 295 2503 4895
Handicap 5 11 3 17 9 7 1 13 15 10 8 18 2 14 16 4 12 6
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 5 17 7 11 1 13 15 10 6 18 2 14 16 4 12 8

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/27 Closed: 10/21
Architect Arnold Palmer (1986) Ed Seay (1986) Robert Walker (1986)

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

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Reviews

4.7
57 Reviews (57)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Advanced Golfers 10
Group Getaways 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11
At a Resort 9

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent

A favorite during our summer vacation here, did not disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

I was pleasantly surprised with The Legend. I was expecting Cedar River to be spectacular (and it was)....but The Legend was a phenomenal golf course too. Spectacular views of Lake Bellaire on a couple holes add to the beauty. Plenty of elevation change to give it some character.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Course

This was an incredible experience. I enjoyed the course and my wife enjoyed the scenic views of the woods and homes!!!! Unreal. I would play this course anytime!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course to Play

We loved playing this course, also wished that the weather was better. The staff was very friendly and allowed us to play around and between storms. We all agreed to play it again when the weather is better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Challenging and Scenic Course

Conditions were great, pace of play excellent and certainly a gem of a course. Elevation changes in the course are significant so be prepared to use an extra club on many holes.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent experience!

Had a great time playing this course, and the layout was amazing. The course was in great condition and the greens played pretty fast. I recommend it to anyone with any handicap, well worth the money. I will definitely be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Northern Michigan Must!

Challenging course with an awesome layout. We played our entire round without seeing or hearing any other golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Northern Michigan at its Finest

My first round at the Legend was an enjoyable one. I was absolutely astounded at the elevation changes and overall course conditions - pristine and manicured perfectly. Given the month of October, there was nobody else on the entire course. Fairly wide fairways and challenging, yet extremely playable greens. This is in my Top 3 favorite Michigan courses, and I've played many.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tough course

Course was soft in mushy in spots. Excellent green conditions. Nice northern Mi experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout, great vistas

Excellent golf holes, many requiring different shots. Generally the course was in excellent shape - the greens have undulations and several tiers, rolled true but could have been faster. Difficult to determine pin location. Great deal, a must play for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

Great layout with some real challenging holes....lots of uphill shots to the greens....often requiring 1 or 2 clubs extra. Played long after recent rain. Surfaces.....tees and fairways were excellent; greens rolled true and VERY FAST....but with heavy play, numerous ball marks that hadn't been repaired. Great price with a "Hot Deal" on GolfNow.com.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

This course was a pleasure to play. Arnie did a great job with this golf course! Beautiful setting & course was in fantastic condition! Loved everything about it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wow

Great course for the money

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course!

This is one of our favorites, saw a great price on golf now and we could not resist. Course was very busy, so play was slow, but the course and weather were worth taking in the views. Will certainly be back for more!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Worth the trip.

Dramatic elevation changes, picturesque views and immaculate course conditions earn this course an excellent rating. We played early and had no issues with pace of play because we were the first on the course. I can't address pace of play in normal conditions. It was foggy when we started so we had to send out one player as a spotter on the first hole which we couldn't really appreciate because of the fog. The fog lifted by the third hole, and we really enjoyed the rest of our round. I would like to play this course again if the opportunity arises.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Has some trick holesd

For the average golfer there are some very hard and blind pins. That what makes it hard no to go back to.
I'll keep going back to beat the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

the price was right

this was the 2nd 18 of the day, the price was right and the pace of play was perfect. Didn't see anyone until the last two holes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The Legend and. River are a Great Combo

Perfect companion to Cedar River at Shanty. Conditions were excellent and we found everything about the course to be a great experience.

Highly recommend playing this as a match with Cedar River at Shanty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

One of the best

The Legend at Shanty Creek Resorts is always a fun and challenging course to play. The beautiful vistas of Lake Bellaire on the third and fourth holes never fail to impress. Though we had a bargain rate this time, it is worth the usual cost of $45 to $60. While you are there, also get a round at Cedar River, Hawk's Eye, and if you are up for a real challenge, the Chief.

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