Shangri La is primarily a first class golf course and restaurant. Eddie Gibbs has invested over 30 million dollars to make this course beautiful and challenging. The Summit Restaurant and Buffalo Bar offer gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections and is open to the public. There is a great balcony right outside the bar area to sit and have a beverage or dinner with a beautiful view of several infinity ponds and the main lake. There is also a fun outdoor restaurant and bar down the road at the Shangri La Marina called Island Joe's. They offer casual fare and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. They also offer boat rentals.
While the lodge was torn down a couple of years ago due to its age and decripit nature, rooms and lake front properites are available through Shangri La Realty on Monkey Island. The owner of the resort is set to begin construction this fall on some townhomes around the golf course and lake. Monkey Island is not at all remote as someone suggested and would be a great, central locale for those who want to explore the entire lake since it is roughly in middle of the expanse of the lake. My family has a place on Monkey Island and we love all it has to offer!