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The Chief Golf Course

5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
+1 231-533-9000
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On the decline

Played last Sunday morning. Holes looked like they were cut a week before. Everything was soggy... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Chris R
Good not great.

Played this course in late July. This was a nice course and maybe a bit overhyped. Completely fair... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Mike P
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
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Welcome to The Chief Golf Course, or as it has long been known, "The Spirit of the North." The Chief Golf Course is among the best destinations in Northern Michigan golf. Here at The Chief, we have everything you need to create a perfect day on the course, from a fully-stocked pro shop to membership opportunities to a hospitable staff.
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  • Poor6%
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5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
+1 231-533-9000
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Played last Sunday morning. Holes looked like they were cut a week before. Everything was soggy. Green were so damp you couldn't putt. Bunkers were horrible. Tee boxes were mostly sand, on the par three's the boxes had huuuge divots out of them. Cart had...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Played this course in late July. This was a nice course and maybe a bit overhyped. Completely fair and not punitive if you mishit a shot. The tee boxes were in horrible condition. The fairways were over watered and very wet. The greens were nice....More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Here a couple weekend that are all even though they were busy they seated us promptly and the food and service was very good.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I do not golf, however the food here is AWESOME!! I haven't had a meal there yet that I didn't like. The wait staff is always nice and have a smile! You have to try it.

Thank dbld987
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I've played this course in the summer. It beautiful but for the typical hack it's like a fantasy course. Lots of fun but lots of balls lost. We were actually up their skiing a couple weeks ago and went to the restaurant. Had the absolutely...More

Thank marks87722
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...More

Thank willaimw2016
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...More

Thank Kathy s
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
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...More

Thank mixaconsulting
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
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