Shanty Creek Resort (Legend)

Updated: May 27, 2004, 5:46 PM ET
Golf Digest

Shanty Creek
The 216-yard 11th hole features a huge green -- typical at Shanty Creek.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Need To Know
Shanty Creek Resort (Legend)
1 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, MI 49615

Shanty Creek is home to 72 holes of awe-inspiring golf, but it is the Legends Course that clearly was built with all levels of golfers in mind. As co-designer Arnold Palmer once said, "If you're a 12 handicap in Detroit, you won't be a 20 here."

Part of the reason this course won't beat you up is that it only measures a little more than 6,700 yards from the back tees. In addition, many of the tees are elevated, making the course play shorter than its stated yardage. As an added bonus, the greens average a healthy 6,000 square feet, providing an ample target for approach shots.