About Shanty CreekThe 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).
Golf courses at Shanty Creek
Images from Shanty Creek
Picture from the parking lot as we left Photo submitted by jakewasy on 10/15/2020
Snow on my sleeve Photo submitted by jakewasy on 10/15/2020
#9 - Par-5 (Green) Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 08/02/2020
#5 - Par-4 (Approach) Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 08/02/2020
#7 - Par-4 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 08/02/2020
#12 - Par-4 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 08/02/2020
#14 - Par-3 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 08/02/2020
#18 - Par-5 (Approach) Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 08/02/2020
Photo submitted by maryfh on 07/11/2020
Photo submitted by maryfh on 07/11/2020
3rd hole fairway Photo submitted by HOTSPOTTS on 06/13/2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely beautiful it’s very long and very tough
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This course was in great shape, with interesting layout and greens that rolled true. Excellent!
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.
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!
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.