The Summit at Shanty CreekSummit Golf Course at Shanty Creek

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

Phone(s): (866) 695-5010, (231) 533-2020

During the winter Shanty Creek offers more than 50 ski runs but in the summer it becomes one of northern Michigan's top golf vacation spots. The club boasts four championship courses, one of which is designed by Arnold Palmer and another by Tom Weiskopf. The Summit Course is the club's original layout. The golf course has a similar terrain to the other three but it is not as dramatically hilly. The layout has a traditional design that incorporates player-friendly elements including putting complexes with open fronts that are more accessible to those who can't hit high, soft approaches. The greens on the seventh and eighth, two of the course's most memorable holes, are an exception though. They require both accuracy and a soft touch. The golf course is approachable for all skill levels, but tight, tree-lined fairways keep it challenging.

Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view of a hole from The Summit at Shanty CreekA view of tee #10 at The Summit from Shanty CreekA view of the 12th green with bunkers and water coming into play at Shanty CreekA view of a green from The Summit at Shanty CreekA view from The Summit at Shanty Creek surrounded by waterA sunny view from The Summit at Shanty Creek

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: William Diddel
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1965
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/20 Closed: 10/21
  • 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
White 71 5969 127 69.1
Silver 71 4879 110 63.7
Blue 71 6260 131 70.4
Forward 71 4757 109 63.3
White (W) 71 5969 132 75.3
Silver (W) 71 4879 117 68.3
Forward (W) 71 4757 117 67.6
Gold 71 2059 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Brian D
    on April 18th, 2016 10:49
    This is an older northern Michigan course, and it feels like it,Not a bad course, The 2.0 golf is great for kids beginers and seniors, Ive played it four times,,,,not bad,,fun rates after pm very reasonable
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