5780 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, Michigan 49615, US
(866) 486-7790
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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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4.5
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

Condition was pristine. Course was a challenge but fair. We loved it! Very amenities which is probably lack of staff at this time. Could have used a course ranger other than that great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

There needs to be a ranger driving the course continuously to monitor playing time. They know what time folks tee off by a card on the windshield of carts, however, nothing is done to monitor slow players. No one should be backed up waiting / watching slower players who refuse to allow better, stronger players to play through.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gorgeous and challenging!

Gorgeous and challenging course! Well maintained (cart path was a little rough) but the course itself is beautiful. Nice layout with challenging hazards, hole #7 is a beast. Definitely a shot placement course, fun, and will definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would have been nice to know

The course was is great condition and my daughter had a great time. But it would have been nice to know that Schuss offers kids under 17 PLAY FREE with a paying adult!!! But because I paid with Golf Now he could not refund the one round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of Play

Beautiful course but the pace of play was glacial. The starter indicated that the course was busy so expect to play in about 4.5 hours, which is slow. We were at 4 hours and waiting to play hole 12. Hadn't seen a ranger so called the clubhouse and was told that the ranger said everything was on pace. About 45 minutes later someone from the course came out and said sorry about the pace but they didn't have a ranger - what is it, the ranger said everything is on pace, which it wasn't, or we don't have a ranger? We played behind 4 guys that didn't bother teeing off until we were at the same tee and there was nobody in front of them. On the last tee they were trying trick shots while we waited. For the price we paid to play The Legend you would think the course would provide excellent service and pace of play. Have played all the other courses at Shanty Creek with a great experience but The Legend was real disappointment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/23/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting The Legend at Shanty Creek. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/17/2021

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.

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Commented on 08/16/2021

We had a group of women and one gentleman in our group!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It is very pretty.

It was wet from all the recent rain. Cart path only so we walked 4 miles. Still a great venue.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course, friendly staff!

Course is beautiful and the staff were excellent. From the woman behind the bar to the starter, we had nothing but a great experience at this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really nice course, strange layout on the back 9 at Summit- could use more markers, especially for first time players- but I would recommend and play again if I was in the area

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