The Legend at Shanty CreekLegend Golf Course at Shanty Creek

Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
One Shanty Creek Rd
Bellaire, Michigan 49615
Antrim County

Phone(s): (800) 678-4111, (231) 533-8621, (231) 533-6076

The Legend Course is one of four championship golf courses at Shanty Creek in Bellaire, one of northern Michigan's most popular golfing destinations. The Legend might be the most well known of the four since it is the club's Arnold Palmer design. It has been ranked as one of the top four resort courses in the country and the best resort course in the Midwest. It is definitely a challenge but Palmer incorporated generous fairways and true-rolling greens that allow golfers to play to their handicap. The golf course features elevated tee areas and slightly raised, heavily bunkered putting complexes. Water hazards also come into play on five holes. The 12th is one of the most challenging holes and also one of the most scenic. There is water to the left and a treacherous bunker waiting on the right.

Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
4 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view from a tee at The Legend from Shanty CreekA view of a fairway at Shanty CreekAerial view from The Legend at Shanty CreekAn autumn view from The Legend at Shanty CreekA view from Shanty Creek Golf Course - The Legend

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1986
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 72 6764 137 73.2
Forward 72 5017 115 64.6
Back 72 6269 131 71
Middle 72 5801 129 68.8
Middle (W) 72 5801 132 74.4
Forward (W) 72 5017 123 70
Front (W) 72 4895 121 69.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
    4 stars out of 5
    by kenk
    on May 24th, 2010 19:44
    great lokking course
    with wide landing areas for tee shots to handling all
    skill levels

    would play again
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