in Bellaire, MI

“Spirit of the North”
Experience Northern Michigan Golf at its Finest!

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5085 Shanty Creek, Rd. ~ Bellaire, MI

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“Spirit of the North”

The Chief Golf Course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Northern Michigan. Its dramatic shaping, bunkers and water hazards make it a challenge for its patrons. An 18-hole championship golf course, The Chief winds its way through wooded hills, with breathtaking sunset views over Lake Bellaire. Golf Digest awarded The Chief Golf Course a 4-star rating for ”best places to play” in the 2008-2009 edition.

The Chief, coined, The Spirit of the North, represents the perfect harmony between natural beauty and the game of golf. Carved through the rolling terrain of Northern Michigan, The Chief will overwhelm your senses with dramatic elevation changes and impeccable conditioning.

The Chief Golf Condos

Executive quality, family friendly cozy contemporary up north condo located on 5th fairway of The Chief golf course in Bellaire, MI with skiing, golf, and water recreation nearby. These condos have an upper and a lower unit where each unit sleeps 8 (four beds total), however, when rented together, a secure connecting door converts the spaces into one unit that accommodates a total of 16 (with 8 total beds).

Discover the village of Bellaire, surrounded by glacier-carved hills and steep valleys. The vacation home is nestled in the scenic region of Antrim County and is centrally located on the chain of lakes, connecting 75 miles of waterway. Several of the larger ones, like Torch Lake and Elk Lake, are considered among the most beautiful in the world. Passes to Shanty Creek Resort pool facility included.

Valley View

Executive quality, family friendly northern vacation home large enough to host a large group. Located across from the Chief Golf Course in Bellaire, MI. Ski, golf, water recreation nearby. Passes to Shanty Creek Resort pool facility included.

The Roost

Large executive quality, family friendly log-cabin located on at the Chief Golf Course in Bellaire, MI. Amazing Views. Located on #18 fairway. Ski, golf, water recreation nearby. Contains 4 bedrooms that has 8 total beds plus 4 roll-a-way beds for the little ones.

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Golfer Testimonial

“AWEsome golf course!!! Best kept secret in all of Northern Michigan!!!! The rates for what this course is are fantastic!!! I’ve been coming up here for years and it is my favorite place to golf on earth!!! A mighty tough challenge and better bring your A game to play it!!!”

-- Chris Eppel

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2535 N. Main St.
Central Lake, MI 49622

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Phone: (231) 544-2583
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