We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI
Phone Number: 231-533-9000
Website
Activities: Golfing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 15 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Date Night.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
tmorrison
,
Williamsburg, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Williamsburg, Michigan
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Lyon, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After a few beers at Shorts brewery, we went to the Pelicans Nest restaurant at the Chief golf course at Shanty Creek resort. Mike was our 'host' behind the bar and made sure our visit was pleasurable. The advertised fish and chips were very good and judging by the crowd a very popular place on a Friday night. They actually... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We wanted to play 9 before heading home today. Turns out Tuesday is 2 for day so we were able to get it for half price. This course is so beautiful. Play smart and pick your targets and you can have a lot of fun. I definitely want to come back for more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bonita Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is more than just a golf course is stunning nature preserve we were completely blown away at how magnificent this golf course is. I would pay 30 bucks just to drive the cart around the grounds for a couple of hours and pick all the wild berries and see all the magnificent flowers and trees and birds. It might... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fantastic golf,course , fair and tough at the same time, play smart score well!!! Great scenery throughout

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haslett, Michigan
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

An awesome golf course. Its hilly and unpredictable terrain make for a challenging and exciting day on the links.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mosinee, Wisconsin
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbiaville, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Chief Golf Course also viewed

Bellaire, Antrim County
 
Bellaire, Antrim County
Bellaire, Antrim County
 

Been to The Chief Golf Course? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Chief Golf Course staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?