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Hawk’s Eye GC

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Introducing Hawk’s Eye GC

Shanty Creek is excited to announce the addition of Hawk’s Eye Golf Club into its portfolio of award-winning golf courses. Now with five 18-hole championship courses at one property, the 90 holes of Shanty Creek represents one of the largest golf resort destinations in North America.


For Immediate Release

May 4, 2021

Shanty Creek Resort Acquires Hawk’s Eye Golf Club —
Among Top 10 Largest Golf Resorts in America

Bellaire, MI – Northern Michigan’s Shanty Creek Resort announces the addition of the Hawk’s Eye Golf Club to its portfolio of golf courses. With the acquisition of Hawk’s Eye, it is the fifth 18-hole championship course within Shanty Creek’s now nearly 5,500-acre property. With 90 holes at one destination, Shanty Creek is now among the Top 10 Largest Golf Resorts in North America.

“The addition of Hawk’s Eye [to our collection of courses] is huge—literally and figuratively,” says Mike Mooney, Director of Golf for Shanty Creek. “Having five courses within an 8-mile radius adds significant appeal and prestige for golfers looking for a world-class getaway.”

Since its introduction in 2004, the Hawk’s Eye golf course has been named to several course rankings and listings including “Top Courses in Michigan” three times from Golf Advisor and among Michigan’s “Best Public Courses” by Golf Magazine.

Shanty Creek CEO Pete Bigford adds, “In the wake of the corona virus, [the addition of Hawk’s Eye] is a testament to the successes we’ve been experiencing here at Shanty Creek.”

Within the past year, the resort has expanded and improved many of its amenities including the new Topgolf Swing Suite golf simulator in The River Bistro, a new fleet of golf carts, and the new CoffeeBAR coffee house at The Lakeview Hotel.  “With the addition of Hawk’s Eye,” Bigford added, “an exclamation point has been added to Shanty Creek’s bid to become Michigan’s best golf resort.”

Along with the annually top-ranked Tom Weiskopf-designed Cedar River course and Arnold Palmer’s Legend, Shanty Creek now boasts three of the state’s top courses—all in one location. “Add our Schuss Mountain and Summit courses and the variety of golf is unmatched,” says Mooney.

The four-season golf and ski resort in Antrim County is located 31 miles northeast of Traverse City in Bellaire amid the Chain of Lakes region. For more information about Shanty Creek golf courses, tee times, or custom golf packages visit or call (231) 533-2020.

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Hawk's Eye par 5 No 2

The long, 548-yard par 5 No2 is as formidable as it is stunning.

Hawk's Eye par 5 No 7

Water, Water, Everywhere

With water hazards on 9 of 18 holes, Hawk's Eye combines beauty and challenge at every turn.

Here on No7, beware of water off the tee and at the green.

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Architecture + Design

Course architect John Robinson was named among the Top 50 course architects/designers in America.

The Hawk's Eye track is one that showcases Robinson's skill and talent in using natural terrain along with well appointed ponds and traps.

Hawk’s Eye’s list of recent accolades includes making the list of Top Golf Courses in Michigan from GolfAdvisor:

  • 2015 (#21)
  • 2016 (#20)
  • 2019 (#24)
  • 2020 (#23)

…and among the “Top 25 Course Layouts in the US” in 2017 (#24).

There’s no doubt that the addition of Hawk’s Eye with Cedar River, The Legend, Schuss and Summit creates an impressive combination of tracks for even the most discerning golfers.  To make a tee time, contact our pro shop at 231-533-2020.

"The addition of Hawk’s Eye has put an exclamation point on Shanty Creek’s bid to be Michigan's biggest and best golf resort destination..."

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