Shanty Creek Resorts (Cedar River Golf Club)

Troon S, off Shanty Creek Rd,

Bellaire, Michigan 49615

  • Office

    +1 (800) 678 4111 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (231) 533 8621
  • Golf pro

    Brian Kautz (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Shanty Creek Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, wetland and limited residential.

  • Designer:

    Tom Weiskopf

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6980
5965
5315
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.2
68.5
70.3

At the same location:

Shanty Creek Resort is home to four 18-hole courses. At the resort centre you will find the LEGEND course (par-72, 6764 yds from back tees, designer Arnold Palmer, opened 1999) and the SUMMIT course (par-72, 6260 yds, William Diddel, 1965). 3 mi E of the main resort centre is the CEDAR RIVER course (par-72, 6989 yds, Tom Weiskopf, 1999). 4 mi E of the main resort centre is the SCHUSS MOUNTAIN course (par-72, 6922 yds, Warner Bowen & Bill Newcomb, 1972).

Location

Latitude:

44.946022

Longitude:

-85.139215

How to get there:

6 mi SE of Bellaire / 35 mi W of Gaylord.

Shanty Creek's Legend and Summit golf courses are located alongside the main resort centre. Cedar River has its own clubhouse, located 3 miles east of the main resort centre. The Schuss Mountain course is located 4 miles east of the resort centre.

Shanty Creek Resorts (Cedar River Golf Club)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1999

Shanty Creek Resorts (Cedar River Golf Club): Located between Traverse City, Petoskey and Gaylord in Northern Michigan, Shanty Creek Resorts offer four golf courses, each one different in its own way. Here you will find Arnold Palmer's The Legend, Tom Weiskopf's Cedar River, the challenging Schuss Mountain course, and the original Summit Golf Club.

Cedar River is a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Michigan. This tree-lined parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. A must play if you are in the area.

Stay & Play at Shanty Creek: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Michigan (Lower Peninsula)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (April thru' Oct).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (June thru' mid-Sept) on Legend and Cedar River courses: weekdays $98; weekends $108. On Schuss course: $68 (all days). On Summit course: $44 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Shanty Creek Resorts, including the Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain ski, recreational and lodging areas, has its origins in resorts founded by Roy Deskin and Daniel Iannotti. Roy Deskin, the son of a coal miner, worked his way through Detroit’s steel factories to become a magnate in the industry. After a successful career, he retired "Up North" in 1944 and purchased a home on Torch Lake. The home developed into a private social club, then the Summit Mountain ski area was added, and the Lodge at Shanty Creek. The Lodge took its name from an old trapper's shanty home, and has since been renovated and re-named the Lakeview Hotel. The original "Deskin Golf Course" is today's Summit course. Separately, Daniel Iannotti, a Chicago stockbroker, developed a quaint, Bavarian ski hamlet known as the "Kingdom of Schuss." The first nine of the Schuss Mountain Golf Course opened in 1972. In 1985, Club Corporation of America bought and merged the Summit and Schuss resorts. Cedar River, the third village of Shanty Resorts, was added in the late 1990s.

Where2Stay

  • Shanty Creek Resorts

    5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, Michigan 49615.

    +1 (800) 678 4111

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    Shanty Creek Resorts occupy three distinct villages, which are surrounded by the resort's golf courses and ski mountains. Summit Village is home to the Lakeview Hotel, which offers fabulous views of Lake Bellaire and out-the-door access to the Legend and Summit golf courses. The Cedar River village features 72 suites and studios plus 14 condominiums, with great views of the Cedar River golf course. Located at the foot of Schuss Mountain, Schuss Village exudes European charm. The village features a variety of accommodations, including villas and condos bordering the Schuss Mountain golf course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Shanty Creek (Cedar River, Legend, Summit and Schuss Mtn courses).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Hawk's Eye

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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