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5085 Shanty Creek Rd
Bellaire, MI  49615-9105
United States
P: (231) 533-9000
Chief Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,556 yards | 145 slope

72.6 rating | Bent grass

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Chief Golf Course

The 18-hole "Chief" course at the The Chief Golf Course facility in Bellaire, Michigan features 6,556 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.6 and it has a slope rating of 145 on Bent grass. Designed by John F. Robinson, the Chief golf course opened in 2000. Keith Verellen manages the course as the General Manager.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed September 05, 2008

Reviewed September 05, 2008

This course is located within the Hawk's Eye Golf Resort and is equally as phenominal. The service at both courses is always first class. This resort is the only place I'll golf in Northern Michigan anymore. I've heard buzz that they are constructing a new course as well. I look forward to having another great place to play!

Reviewed August 17, 2008

I played this course for the first time on 8/15/08 and found it to be very much a placement course. My 5 wood was used off the tee maybe 6 times. The course was quiet, well maintained, offered lots of great golf scenery, and fun to play. I look forward to going back. Get a course book if you're playing The Chief for the first time. You'll really be glad you did.

Reviewed June 09, 2008

What a track! Short but very difficult. Great scramble course. Deffinately a must play.

Reviewed February 18, 2008

I'm being realistic with my ratings. Augusta National = 5 stars, a muni in a garbage dump = 1/2 star. 2 1/2 = good. Not much to the Clubhouse, but is is nice. The view is hard to beat and there are quite a few tricky holes (#2 if you miss the green). Look for the Replay Rate. It was all of $20 when we played in early Sept. Wonderfull course. You can't go wrong adding this one to you golf package!


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 dominic M. 23 100 77 08/18/09
2 mike A. 8 90 82 09/23/10
3 peter S. 8 92 84 05/31/10
4 Troy R. N/A 91 91 06/05/08
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Golf Course Information

About The Chief

The Chief Golf Course

Resort facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at The Chief

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Tournaments of The Chief

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Course Staff

Keith Verellen, General Manager
Mike Dean, Golf Professional
Kenneth Graham, Superintendent
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