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Awards + Accolades

Schuss Mountain GC - #12 green at sunrise.

Naturally we think this is a pretty special place. But don’t take our word for it.

Over the years, Shanty Creek has garnered its fair share of awards. And in Pure Michigan’s highly competitive tourism industry, we graciously appreciate being named among the Who’s Who.  Here is some of the recognition Shanty Creek has been awarded over the years.


• Silver Medal Resort, Golf Magazine
• Top 25 Resorts in the Midwest, Travel + Leisure
• Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World, Condé Nast Traveler
• The Legend: 2014 Golf Course of the Year, MI Golf Course Owners Assn
• The Legend: 4½ stars, Golf Digest
• The Legend: Top Public Courses in Michigan, Golf Magazine
• The Legend: Midwest Best Resort Courses, Golf Digest
• The Legend: Top Golf Courses in Michigan, Golfweek
• The Legend #3: Best Golf Hole with a View, Traverse Magazine
• Cedar River: Top Public Courses in Michigan, Golf Magazine
• Cedar River: Top 1,000 Courses in the World, Rolex Timepieces
• Cedar River: America’s Top 100 Resort Courses, Golfweek
• Cedar River: Top 100 Courses in the US, Golf Magazine
• Cedar River: Best Courses in Northern Michigan, AAA Michigan Living
• Schuss Mtn: Best Public Courses for the Money, AAA Michigan Living

Cedar River Hole 18
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• Overall Best in Snow, Liftopia
• Best Value, Liftopia
• Most Challenging, Liftopia
• Family Friendly, Liftopia
• Beginner Friendly, Liftopia
• #1 Lodging + Dining, Midwest, Ski Magazine
• #1 Après Ski, Midwest, Ski Magazine
• #2 Overall, Midwest, Ski Magazine
• Top 10 in the Midwest, Ski Magazine
• Top 10 Cross-Country Resorts, Midwest, SnoCountry
• Top 10 Ski Resorts, Midwest, SnoCountry
• Best Downhill Terrain, Midwest,
• Best Nightlife,
• Best Terrain Park, Monster Park, Traverse Magazine
• Best Ski Run, Kingdom Come, Traverse Magazine

Boy skiing in the trees


• Triple-Diamond Rated Hotel, AAA
• Four Stars, TripAdvisor
• Reader's Poll: Best Service, MI Meetings & Events
• Reader's Poll: Best Wintertime Venue, MI Meetings & Events
• Reader's Poll: Best Golf Resort, MI Meetings & Events
• Reader's Poll: Best Hotel with a View: The Lakeview, Traverse Magazine
• Golden Links Award, Corporate Meetings & Incentives
• Pinnacle Award, Successful Meetings
• Gold Tee Award, Meetings & Conventions
• Best of Weddings, The Knot
• Hotelier of the Year, 2010, Michigan Lodging + Tourism
• Recreational Star of the Year, 2011: Steve Kershner, Michigan Lodging + Tourism
• Culinary Star of the Year, 2012: Andrew Reh, Michigan Lodging + Tourism

The Platte conference room