An unforgettable Michigan golf vacation awaits at Shanty Creek Resorts. With daily golf specials and 4 distinctly northern Michigan golf courses including Arnold Palmer’s The Legend, Tom Weiskopf’s Cedar River, the challenging Schuss Mountain course, and the original Summit Golf Course, your game just got better. Visit Shanty Creek Resorts and enjoy some of the best golf courses in northern Michigan.
Top Michigan Golf Courses
Condé Nast Traveler named Shanty Creek among the “Top Golf Resorts in the World” and the best ranked golf resort in Michigan. And outstanding service earned Shanty Creek a Silver Medal from Golf Digest and “Best Family Golf Resort in the Midwest” by Great Lakes Golf.
The Legend Golf Course
A masterpiece by Arnold Palmer, The Legend showcases northern Michigan’s incredible beauty with its elevation changes and plenty of doglegs crisscrossing water hazards and sand traps. Several risk/reward opportunities to score (or not!) especially on #1, #5, #7, #11, #16, and #18.
The Legend was awarded 4½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play Directory.” and Course of the Year in 2014 by the Michigan Golf Course Owner’s Association. The Legend is often credited as the course that introduced the golfing world to northern Michigan when the readers of Golf Magazine voted it a Top Four resort course in the United States.
Par: 72 • Yards 6,764 • Slope: 137 • Rating: 73.2
Cedar River Golf Course
PGA great and award winning architect Tom Weiskopf’s first course in Michigan, Cedar River GC is sure to please. More “player friendly” than Arnold Palmer’s The Legend, Cedar River features wider fairways and gives more bounces into play, instead of out. Albeit a longer track, Mr. Weiskopf’s course design uses the topography and hillsides naturally carved by glaciers eons ago.
Cedar River was named one of America’s Top 100 Resort Courses by Golf Week and among the “Top 1,000 Courses in the World” by Rolex. One of Golf Magazine’s “Top Ten in the U.S. You Can Play,” and along with The Legend, named among the Top 20 Courses in Michigan, this northern Michigan golf course is a pleasure to play and a beauty to experience.
Par: 72 • Yards: 6,980 • Slope: 135 • Rating: 73.2
Schuss Mountain Golf Course
Schuss Mountain GC is a challenging course carved into Pure Michigan. Schuss Mountain GC delivers a challenge for accomplished golfers throughout 6,922 yards of abundant wetlands, rolling hills, and wildlife.
Arguably among the more under-rated Michigan courses, Schuss’s track plays like two distinct 9-hole courses. The front plays left-to-right and right-to-left through pine forests on a relatively flat pitch while the back nine jumps up and down the hills of northern Michigan with elevation changes. The four par-three holes on Schuss Mtn GC may be the toughest par threes throughout SCRs four courses. Despite not having a marquee architect, this course is an upper-tier golf experience with tremendous care to its conditions.
Par: 72 • Yards: 7,013 • Slope: 130 • Rating: 73.5Schuss Mtn. GC is now closed for the season.
Summit Golf Course
The Summit course is the original Shanty Creek course featuring a traditional layout. William Diddel’s design may be one of northern Michigan’s more under-appreciated gems with its gently rolling hills across Antrim County.
From 6260 yards, length is not a major factor. But event the most accomplished golfers will test their short game on fast, sloping greens and the ability to leave their approach shots with uphill putts. Recreational golfers can choose to walk the course at any time, and still find the ability to play quickly.
With many tee options, including par 3 tees, families, beginner and junior golfers will find the Summit a fun and challenging experience. Juniors always play free with a paid adult. Want to try something different? Play to the alternative 15″ cups located to the back of every green.
Par: 71 • Yardage: 6,276 • Slope: 131 • Rating: 70.4
2017 Projected Close Dates
Dates may change based on fall weather.
- Schuss Mtn GC: Oct 1
- Summit GC: Oct 22
- The Legend: Oct 22
- Cedar River: Oct 22
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Other property management companies cannot include Shanty Creek’s recreation amenities for your northern Michigan golf vacation. For the total michigan golf course package, call Shanty Creek’s reservations office at 866.695.5010.