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The Chief Golf Course

5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Bellaire
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Most recent review
- Nov 1, 2013
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Mosinee, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We played the Chief in the fall so of course there we're leaves on the course which one would expect. However, it appeared that the maintenance had gone down as the course got near it's closing time for the season. The worker who was to open the course was late getting there so two groups were waiting for her to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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112 reviews 112 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I don't know where to start...we decided to stop at the Pelican's Nest Restaurant (on the golf course) for a beer before we checked in at Shanty Creek Resort. It's about 4pm at this point, we ordered beers at the bar (Mike was the bartender - he's awesome!) and chatted with people that played the course earlier in the day.... More

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Columbiaville, Michigan, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I played The Chief last fall and was just amazed with the course. I'm bringing my wife back for Fall Colors this year. My favorite of the Shanty Creek courses.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Although an extremely HOT/HUMID week, my group of 3 average golfers enjoyed the beauty and challenge of this course! The staff on the course were welcoming and helpful! Looking forward to returning and enjoying this course in the fall! The clubhouse restaurant was inviting and the food pretty good...the BangBang shrimp was tasty! SHORTS beer is available here, so that... More

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Canton, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Played at The Chief on Saturday June 29th. While the greens and the course are in good shape the design of many holes is simply not proper. The second hole is a short downhill par 3 with a green that goes from front to back and just beyond the green is basically out of bounds. Many other holes are not... More

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Ft Worth Tx
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

My husband is an avid golfer and he played The Chief three times the week we spent here in Bellaire. I rode but did not play since I am a beginner and this is not a course I would recommend for new golfers. Challenging course with tight fairways and a lot of target golf with excellent greens. Beautiful Northern Michigan... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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365 reviews 365 reviews
105 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The course was in great shape and was very pretty, with all the hills. IT was quite a challenge, but still playable (from a senior female player's point of view). The husbands in our group also enjoyed playint it. We would all come back.

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Visually the course is terrific. Lots of rolling fairways and many times your shooting across gorges from your t-box. After playing all the Shanty Creek courses I was disappointed that this one's fairways were a bit rougher. But still, they weren't bad by any stretch. Fairways are narrow. Lots of hard turn dog legs. You definitely have to plan and... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

May 2008: set up a golf outing for 16 players. Stayed at the Hawks Eye golf course condos - TOP NOTCH!! Played the HawksEye golf course - beautiful and fun Played the CHIEF Golf Course - tough and fun and can't wait to try again. Restaurant at Hawkseye is fabulous, excellent service, friendly, clean and great quality of food at... More

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