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Golf Course Information
With a silver medal from Golf Digest, recognition from Condé Nast Traveler (“Top Golf Resorts in the World”), and two courses ranked among Michigan's Top 20 Public Courses by Golf Magazine, choosing Shanty Creek for your Midwest golf trip is a safer bet than your approach shot on #7 of Arnold Palmer's Michigan masterpiece, The Legend.
The Legend Golf Course
by Arnold Palmer
The Legend's reputation has been built on multiple elevation changes, doglegs, water hazards, and well-placed traps. Its setting includes views of Lake Bellaire and the actual Shanty Creek trickles through your round.
Arnold Palmer helped introduced northern Michigan golf to the world when Golf Magazine named it among the “Top Resort Courses” in the US. 4½ stars from Golf Digest.
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Golf Course Info
- Course: 72 Holes
- Course Type: Resort
- Architect: Arnold Palmer
- Opened: 1963
- Season: April - October
- Head Pro: Mike Mooney
Golf Course Stats
- Back Par: 72
- Back Slope: 137
- Back Rating: 73.2
Green Fees and RatesCall 231-533-3000 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
ReservationsCall 231-533-3000 For Reservation Policy
Join Shanty Creek's Mountain Creek Club and enjoy exclusive events and discounted golf, skiing, lodging, dining and more. Membership levels include Imperial, Presidential and Ambassadors.
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yrd Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked
Golf Instruction and Lessons
Our instructors, led by Brian Kautz, PGA Pro and Director of Golf for Shanty Creek, demonstrate proper techniques and can quickly identify problem areas in your swing and remedies to improve your driving distance, accuracy, approach shots, hazard saves and putting. For beginners, our pros also explain the rules for playing and scoring golf and the importance of polite golf etiquette.
The Shanty Creek Golf Academy offers individual and group golf lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced golfers, and women only.
Shanty Creek Resorts is home to four of Michigan's best golf courses and limitless recreation opportunities. Whether you're planning a few rounds over the weekend with friends or a week long excursion with a large group, we will customize a group golf package that's just right for you.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
Say I Do to a Shanty Creek Wedding.
Shanty Creek creates the perfect northern Michigan wedding venue. Destination weddings at Shanty Creek provide a setting that sets everyone at ease. Let our award-winning service staff and wedding coordinator help you plan your perfect day in a perfect up north setting.
Nearby churches or outdoor ceremonies on the resort's grounds, however you choose to tie the knot, we can help plan the perfect setting.
Whether a small, intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our event spaces can be transformed to fit your party's needs. Our banquet staff and wedding coordinator will help you pick your menu and work with our preferred vendors to compliment your perfect day.
Shanty Creek Resorts' Up North Michigan hospitality is legendary. Our three distinct villages within 5,000 acres of pristine landscapes are surrounded by golf courses, ski mountains, and spectacular views of Lake Bellaire.
Enjoy our complimentary shuttle service to experience the whole resort, and in/out of nearby downtown Bellaire, home of Short's Brewpub and other offsite dining and entertainment.
Restaurant and Dining Options:
Within Shanty Creek's three villages, a variety of dining environments exist from a quick bite from a grab-n-go, to a wine and dine setting while overlooking Lake Bellaire.
Many guests indulge at the award-winning Lakeview Restaurant & Lounge but SCRs newest pub, The River Bistro, is sure to impress with tavern games like billiards, air hockey, and darts, plus big screen TVs, fresh fruit cocktails and martinis, and 45 regional and international beers.
Onsite Spa Services
Yes, the Wellness Center at the Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center includes a full fitness center and spa services.
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