Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)

Shanty Creek Resorts

5780 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 parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and limited residential.

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6764
5801
4953
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.6
69.4
69.6

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:

44.949257

Longitude:

-85.182849

How to get there:

3 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 clubhouse is located 4 miles east of the resort centre.

Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1999

Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course): 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.

The Legend course is a well-rated and always popular layout. This tree-lined parkland course should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. Plenty of golfing challenge, a well-crafted design and usually good upkeep all contribute to the appeal of this course. One to include on your play list 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)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)
  • Photo of Shanty Creek Resorts (The Legend Golf Course)

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 packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking at certain times, only with permission of Pro Shop staff.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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

    Visit website

    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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