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Golf Etiquette

Shanty Creek Golf Ball on Tee

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

The Legend GC Hole 13

Unlimited Golf at Shanty Creek Resort

We are committed to making the game of golf an integral part of the Shanty Creek experience. The following outlines our policy statements regarding Unlimited Golf. Throughout the golf season, a number of factors will influence how late in the day we can allow players to stay on the course. Thank you for your attention.

  1. Unlimited Golf is defined as “playing as many holes as possible in one day.”
  2. Tee times must be scheduled in advance, on any open course, based on availability.
  3. Tee times must check-in at the Pro Shop prior to going to the first tee.

Additional Details

First Tee Time, Daily

    • Daily tee times begin at 7am (or later during spring and fall); tee times are not available before 7am.
      • All play must start on the first hole tee box.
      • Any exception must have prior approval, scheduling, and may require additional fees. (See rates for modified starts.)

After 6pm on Cedar River or The Legend

    • Unlimited Golf tee times may not be available on The Legend or Cedar River after 6pm (earlier in the spring and fall) due to darkness and safety concerns.
      • Additional play after 6pm may be requested but may not be available if tee times have not been pre-scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
      • Additional play granted after 6pm does not guarantee on the number of holes a golfer will be able to play.
      • Pro Shop staff will determine when all carts must be returned based on darkness and safety concerns.
      • Additional play after 6pm must be approved by Pro Shop.

After 6pm on Schuss Mtn GC or the Summit

    • Unlimited Golf on Schuss Mtn GC and the Summit is available for play after 6pm based on availability.
      • Additional play after 6pm may be requested but may not be available if tee times have not been pre-scheduled.
      • Additional play granted after 6pm does not guarantee on the number of holes a golfer will be able to play.
      • Pro Shop staff will determine when all carts must be returned based on darkness and safety concerns.
      • Additional play after 6pm must be approved by Pro Shop.

Rule of Thumb: It’s always best (for you and us) when you plan ahead. Factors that affect play after 6pm play include: course, time, time of season, when irrigation begins, remaining cart battery life, and behavior.

For questions about Unlimited Golf or other special requests, always check with the Pro Shop staff.