The Legend at Shanty Creek

4.8237529412 4.8 stars from 5 (57)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6764 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • One Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, Michigan 49615, Antrim County
  • (866) 695-5010, (231) 533-2020
  • shantycreek.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1986), Ed Seay (1986), Robert Walker (1986)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/27 Closed: 10/21

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 57 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

55 out of 57 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers group getaways   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens  

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Reviews


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"Excellent"


JoanneCle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000006135181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Bucks9395's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course"


david1141878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course to Play"


escape15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Challenging and Scenic Course"


jmcfarlane's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent experience!"


Jordan6847045's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Northern Michigan Must!"


David3473713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Northern Michigan at its Finest"


LETHAL30LEFTY's avatar
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Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


SteveS79's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun layout, great vistas"


ronkay's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


mengelmeyer's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


angel007's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wow"


Steve5575841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


misskitty3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the trip."


msmithcsrs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Has some trick holesd"


jacksallen's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"the price was right"


u578970872's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Legend and. River are a Great Combo"


sparty1894's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best"


pcoussens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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