5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615

resort overview

Shanty Creek Resorts is a four-season destination resort and conference center spanning 4,500 acres and three distinct villages—Summit, Schuss and Cedar River. Each village includes lodging, dining, golf and downhill skiing and cross country trails. Located in Bellaire, among the chain of lakes region, and just 31 miles northeast of Traverse City, Michigan.

Named among the Top Golf Resorts in the World (Conde Nast Traveler, April 2011), Shanty Creek’s four award-winning championship golf courses including Arnold Palmer’s The Legend and Tom Weiskopf’s decorated Cedar River GC, plus the acclaimed Schuss Mountain course, and the original Summit course. Stay + Play Golf Packages range from “A Room & A Round” to “Unlimited Golf” on any of SCR’s four courses.

In winter Schuss and Summit’s two mountain experience provides 53 downhill slopes, six terrain parks, 30 km of cross country Nordic trails, and a five-lane alpine tubing park.

All lodging is on-resort property totaling 420 rooms. Each village of Shanty Creek—Summit, Cedar River and Schuss—has well-appointed hotel rooms, multiple condominiums, and rental homes to provide variety and options for all sizes and budgets.


  • Shanty Creek has a variety of dining options including the award-winning Lakeview Restaurant overlooking Lake Bellaire, the new River Bistro at Cedar River complete with pool tables, foosball, darts and more than 40 regional and international beers. Other nearby options include Shanty Creek’s complimentary roundtrip shuttle service into downtown Bellaire, home of Short’s Brew Pub and Lulu’s.


  • 420 Lodging Accommodations
  • Multiple Dining Options
  • Four Golf Courses
  • Two Ski Mountains
  • Roundtrip Shuttle Service On-Property + Bellaire
  • Fitness Center & Wellness Spa
  • Group Packages Available


  • CONDE NAST TRAVELER - Top Golf Resorts in the World
  • CONDE NAST TRAVELER - Top Golf Resort in Michigan
  • GOLF DIGEST – 4 ½ Stars
  • GOLF DIGEST – Silver Medalist Resort
  • ROLEX - Top 1,000 Golf Courses in the World
  • MGCOA - 2014 Michigan Golf Course of the Year
  • GOLF MAGAZINE - Top 100 Courses in the US
  • GOLF DIGEST - #19 in America’s 75 Best Resort Courses
  • GOLFWEEK – America’s Top 100 Resort Courses
  • GOLF DIGEST – #1 Resort Course in the Midwest
  • GREAT LAKES GOLF - Best Family Resort in the Midwest
  • NGCOA - Finalist 2014 National Golf Course of the Year