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Golf Etiquette

Golf Etiquette

Our goal is to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone who chooses to play the courses of Shanty Creek. Thank you for respecting the game and fellow golfers.

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While We’re Young

The late, great (and friend of Shanty Creek) Arnold Palmer teamed up with the USGA to develop the "While We’re Young" campaign, which urges everyone to maintain our pace of play.

Slow play affects everyone—especially those teeing off behind you. Your round should take 4½ hours, approx 15 min per hole.

If you cannot maintain a reasonable pace of play, you may be asked by a ranger or player assistant to pick up your pace, or to pick up your ball and proceed to the next hole.

Arnold Palmer

Golf Etiquette

Why Can’t I Bring My Own?

We know a cold beer tastes better on a hot day on the golf course. But you can’t bring your own. Sorry. But it’s the law.

Michigan state-issued liquor license states that alcoholic beverages consumed on Shanty Creek's premises must be purchased from and served by our TIPS trained staff... no different than your local pub, or at a Red Wings game.

We will make every effort to be sure you aren’t thirsty. Beverage carts will be on the courses and halfway houses will be well-stocked. If those aren’t available, we’ll let you know to stock up before leaving the pro shop.

Thank you for respecting our policy and the game of golf. Please play golf responsibly.

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USGA Rules of Golf