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Address: 5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
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+1 231-533-9000

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Fun 18 holes!

We had played The Chief a couple of years ago, and we couldn't wait to return! It is a challenging and beautiful course! We love all the downhill holes. Wish it was offered on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had played The Chief a couple of years ago, and we couldn't wait to return! It is a challenging and beautiful course! We love all the downhill holes. Wish it was offered on "Golf Now". We usually only play their courses, but we had to make an exception. Hope to return during our annual fall visit to Michigan.

Thank willaimw2016
Battle Creek, Michigan
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The guys loved it and got rained on after 9 and got a rain check for the next day. Difficult with narrow fairways and lots of hills and out bounds areas. Still fun for the average golfer. Would not recommend for beginners. They could make the map bigger for finding holes. Layout different from a normal course as 1, 10... More 

Thank Kathy s
Suwanee, Georgia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful, challenging, dynamic Northern Michigan golf course. Nothing but praise for Superintendent and staff. Not pleased with lack of on-course management. Two groups backed up entire course. No ranger or pro management to maintain speed of play

Thank LEZM3
Oldsmar, Florida
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1,052 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We played golf here over 7 years ago and had forgotten its many hidden challengers. My husband signed us up online for Sunday afternoon for a special rate after 2:00 PM. A credit card was charged but when we arrived it did not show on their records The staff quickly checked us I. Not questioning our reservations. The course is... More 

Thank mixaconsulting
White Lake, Michigan
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very challenging course with gorgeous views on every hole! Many rental houses alongside some of the holes which were interesting. Well kept greens, fairways and even the giant beeches they called bunkers were nicely kept which made it easier to get out of...maybe.

Thank David M
Braselton, Georgia
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495 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This course started out very good about ten years ago, then started going Downhill. since the new owners have bought it it has been turned around and this is evident in the quality of the course, very challenging for any level golfer, and their restaurant/sport bar. the course has a good variety of holes and plays as long as you... More 

Thank Dan K
Flint, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

great course friendly personal...that ten hole is the bomb..the food was good as the service was good also,,,,,

Thank mikedaws0n
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Like a neighborhood bar and restaurant. Good food, summer entertainment, sports bar. They are presently adding on. Always a great place especially in the summer evening to sit outside, view the course, eat, drink and listen to local singers. Friendly place to gather for sporting events to cheer on the your team in a large room with two big screen... More 

Thank Debbie G
Leadville, CO
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great Special! Nine holes and a Steak dinner at one of the most beautiful courses I have ever been on. Also one of the most difficult courses I have ever played. I was laughing so hard at how bad I was playing, I started teeing off at the Children's Tee. We had a great time!!!

Thank MariasMom
Williamsburg, Michigan
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

Had the mussels for dinner and they were great. My husband had the fish and it was really good too. Bar tender very friendly, good atmosphere. Would go back again.

Thank tmorrison

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