The Cedar River at Shanty Creek
|White (W)||72||5965 yards||74.5||136|
|Black M: 73.2/135||458||396||581||190||442||357||425||202||559||3610||532||206||465||297||163||518||401||184||604||3370||6980|
|Blue M: 70.9/131||427||372||553||170||418||341||383||176||537||3377||510||183||421||285||144||490||375||164||581||3153||6530|
|Blue/White M: 69.6/127||388||372||553||148||390||341||325||149||537||3203||510||151||391||285||144||490||343||147||581||3042||6245|
|White M: 68.5/124 W: 74.5/136||388||350||508||148||390||317||325||149||495||3070||474||151||391||272||144||455||343||147||518||2895||5965|
|White/Silver M: 67.3/120 W: 72.6/130||338||333||508||125||352||317||325||126||495||2919||474||128||357||272||135||455||309||118||518||2766||5685|
|Silver M: 66.0/116||338||333||440||125||352||273||320||126||444||2751||441||128||357||265||135||396||309||118||497||2646||5397|
|Red W: 70.3/121||333||330||435||121||346||269||316||122||439||2711||437||124||352||260||131||391||304||114||491||2604||5315|
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Photo submitted by u710191935 on 05/19/2021
Photo submitted by u710191935 on 05/19/2021
Beautiful fall day at Cedar River # 14 tee. Photo submitted by Tom9431645 on 02/02/2021
#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
3rd hole fairway Photo submitted by HOTSPOTTS on 06/13/2018
End of days
I like to start my season up at Shanty playing Cedar River when it opens, and play it as my last round for year….
Like an old friend, CR continues to play true and enjoyable…
Thanks for taking such good care of it.
Fall color trip
Cedar River is in great shape overall but the fairways in many areas are getting divot laced. 3 very good tee shots and my ball finished in a fairway divot....two of those times in areas that it was almost impossible to avoid them unfortunately. Cedar is one of my all time favorite courses - I never get tired of playing it.....a spectacular design and really fun to play. Especially knowing just how to route your ball for maximum rollout. This is a Weiskopf gem that's not to be missed if you are in the area. A must play each and every time I venture to Northern Michigan. 4.0 stars on this day. Tree colors were just starting to pop....mid to late October course will be photo eye candy. Highly Recommended.
The area had 1.25” of rain the night before and all holes were playable at 9am. No standing water was on any fairway or green. Carts were still allowed. They strive to keep the course free of leaves. Quick greens even after the rain
Fantastic Condition and Layout
My wife and I played 9 holes after a morning downpour. Despite wet conditions the course fairways and greens were in fantastic condition. We Can’t wait to play it again!
Excellent layout/ beautiful.
Beautiful layout through the woods with alot of rolling terrain. Very fair course with great views and fantastic homes built in the woods. Tom Weiskoph design. Would definitely play again. Only issue was that there were many unfixed ball marks on the greens. Bad etiquette by many golfers not to fix their ball marks.
5 star bathroom
The real O'Boyle said the cedar river bathroom was one of the best he's experienced. After many successful visits he came out renewed and ready to play.
Golf was of course fantastic and the weather was perfect but the bathrooms were worth the trip up north.
The course is beautiful, only some issues with staff
Came here with a group of women alumni collegiate golfers for our first annual reunion trip. We played here the first day. This was one of the most pretty and scorable golf courses shanty creek has to offer and it was overall a fun track!
Unfortunately, a sour taint started off our weekend when we experienced an incredibly rude ranger who came up to our groups to address pace of play. We had been waiting every hole all day on the group of guys in front of us. The ranger came up to us (women) and said we needed to keep up. We attempted to tell him we’d been waiting on every hole, even on the very hole he came up to us as the guys were still on the green of a par 3. We asked him if we should start hitting into them or play through them and he scoffed said “you all wouldn’t play fast enough” he also made our first group hold up three fingers and say scouts honor we had waited every hole. One of our group players afterwards went to the men’s group ahead of us to ask if they had been told by the ranger to play faster or keep good pace of play and they said no… our group has dealt with the stereotype of women golfers before, but this was one of the worst. The slamming of the clip board on the windshield of the cart and the condescending tone brought tears of frustration to some of us and unavoidable anger to others.
However, Isaac who works by the carts was amazing!! He put us in a better mood before we left and he handled our complaints with class.
Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (231) 533-2020, and thanks for visiting The Cedar River at Shanty Creek. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.
We had a group of women and one gentleman in our group!
Excellent day with my sons
Course was in good shape and a beautiful round. Greens were a little slower than anticipated but rolled true. Tees were flat for the most part and staff was excellent
Excellent facilities and staff. Course was immaculately manicured. Fairways were wide enough for the casual golfer but afforded advantages for a well placed shot. Greens were fast but also held long irons. I would recommend this course to all levels. A top ten public course in the state of Michigan.
Awesome Golf Course
This course is so scenic and is always kept in great shape. This is a must when you are in Shanty Creeks.
Hot and Fast
With the hot dry weather Cedar River was playing firm and fast. In great shape as well. One of my favorite courses in the whole wide world I never get tired of playing Cedar River.....it's spectacularly designed and just plain fun to play. Especially knowing just how to route your ball for maximum rollout. This is a Weiskopf gem that's not to be missed if you are in the area. A must play each and every time I venture to Northern Michigan. 4.5 stars. Highly Recommended.
Immaculate - Hidden Gem
If you haven't played Cedar River at Shanty Creek, do yourself a favor and go now! The track is difficult yet playable. Wildlife was abundant and the course conditions were second to none. Started at 5:45pm, played by myself and it only took 2 hours and 15 minutes!
One of the nicest Shanty Creek golf courses highly recommend only downside they booked too many people on the course
CEDAR RIVER never disappoints
Cedar River is one of the BEST tracks in Northern Michigan. Itbis the absolute best that Shanty Creek has to offer. Don't miss your opportunity to play this great track!!