5780 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, Michigan 49615, US
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About Shanty Creek

The 5,000 acres of Shanty Creek Resorts are spread among three villages - Cedar River, Schuss and Summit, each with at least one golf course, restaurant and accommodations galore. The Summit is arguably home base with the Lakeview Lodge housing the Lakeview Restaurant, spa and outside, the Legend and Summit golf courses. Cedar River offers the newest accommodations and golf course (by Tom Weiskopf).

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres5000
Year Opened1963
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolIndoor
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Shanty Creek

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4.4
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sensational Summit

Course was in excellent condition. Layout was decent and easy. Great course for a leisurely family focused round of golf. Greens were slow...would use a different COVID-19 cup to allow for pin to be removed if desired.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

A great course for the money but the holes prepped for Covid 19 did not meet good exceptions. For the money the ball was not allowed to drop at all in the hole. Made for tough putting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Made the best of a bad day.

Power outage at Shanty Creek. Clubhouse dark, bathrooms unavailable. In addition very windy. Not the courses fault. Set up is fair for most golfers, Fairways and greens well tended. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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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
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Amazing Course!

Absolutely beautiful it’s very long and very tough

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course. Fun layout.

Love this course. One of my Up North favorites. Fun layout. Lots of variety with the holes. Mostly generous fairways and large greens. I try to play it a handful of times very summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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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 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice and easy

Beautiful weather, friendly staff, nicely maintained.
The course itself is nice and fairly easy.
I was looking for a course where my daughter and I can get 18 in for some practice, Golf Now special at $39, can't beat that price for that area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Front 9 needs renovation, back 9 was an improvement

The front 9 is old style late 60's early 70's course and back 9 appears to be added later. The greens, fairways and tee boxes were in terrible shape. The greens had significant slope when greens weren't mowed as short. This causes putts to roll off the greens. Tee boxes typically back were nearly bare and one had sink hole in the middle. Renovations are expensive but the front 9 is lost cause and needs some significant updating that maintenance can't do. Rebuild greens, enlarge tee boxes, cart paths to keep carts away from the greens. I would stay away from this course or use as your first warm up. Just don't expect too much. Better yet expect nothing at all.

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

Nice layout can't go wrong playing

Unlike my experience with Cedar River our pace of play was excellent. We did not have anyone within few tee times of us as we managed as 3 some to play the front in little over 2 hours. Took us little longer on the back mainly because we weren't being pushed and not taking our game to seriously.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
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

Loved the course, a bit beat up and pace of play sucked.

The layout of the course I really enjoyed typical resort northern Michigan golf course. Elevation changes, big greens and larger fairways. We played in late August and the course appears to have too many rounds as it is beat up a bit. My biggest compliant PACE OF PLAY. 5.5 hours. We were advised at the beginning of the round we should take 4.5 hours. Apparently not everyone agreed and the Ranger was on a hole making sure you kept up with the group in front of you. There are some holes that require you to wait until you can see the group in front of you has moved to the green. So perhaps a bell to let someone know you cleared (we were hit into 2 times and as clearing the Par 3's group behind would start firing away). If you haven't played need to play at least once. I would advise going during the week and not on the weekend. We are advised by ranger that typical time to play both Cedar and the Legend is 5 to 6 hours. Note tee times are 10 minutes apart so it's not like they throw too many people on the course at the same time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Legend

I would not pay full price. But at a Golf now price it’s well worth it Golf course Is well taken care of but does not have a signature hole

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding venue

This course was in great shape, with interesting layout and greens that rolled true. Excellent!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Too pricey for a slow,5 hour round of golf.

I was looking forward to playing this course today but was extremely disappointed in the pace of play. Ranger did not do much to improve the pace until I called and spoke with the pro in the pro shop. Finally the foursome backing up the entire course started picking up the pace after that. This should have happened much sooner and not toward the end of our round. Ranger seemed quoted annoyed with our complaints and not the foursome backing up the course. I do not plan on playing this course anytime in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Found hot deal for $26 each at 9am. 2 couples played in 3 hours 50 minutes - . All good. Friendly guy cleaned clubs. Hot dogs 4.75 and snacks for 3.25 - poor value. . Course in very good condition . Layout OK. Definitely worth the price we paid!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

The course is narrow and not for the faint of heart. Overall the course has been in better shape in the past, but still in good shape.

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