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Beat The Pro: Shanty Creek Resorts

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 BELLAIRE - Shanty Creek Resort offers four unique golf courses.

    

    The Summit has special accommodations for beginners and junior golfers.


The Legend brings all the challenges of an Arnold Palmer design.


While Schuss Mountain really shows off the Northern Michigan terrain.


However, the Cedar River is the spotlight of this week's Beat The Pro.


    "The Cedar River course is real refreshing as far as a Northern Michigan course," Cedar River's PGA Head Golf Professional Jason Kempfer said.  "Weiskopf builds courses that are very player-friendly.  We have that here, almost every hole allows for someone to use some sort of run-up in front of the green."


    Each hole is pretty well sectioned off. 


    There is plenty of elevation change.  Five sets of tees and really only one hole where you have to carry your shot over water.  The water-carry on Number 7 is more a "choose your own adventure" hole.  


    You also have a choice on 13.


    "It'Weiskopfk-reward par 4, weikopf puts one of those in all of his designs," Kempfer said.  "From the tee you can drive the green, and you don't necessarily have to be a long hitter.  You just have to get it around the tree and the bunker that intersects the fairway and you have a chance to drive it on a par 4.


    You also don't want to miss the adventures or the views on the finishing hole.


    "The 18th is one of the best finishing holes in the north," Kemper said.  "From back tee it measures 603 yards and it can either make or break your round."


    We go from the longest hole on the course, to the shortest.  This year's feature hole is the par three 14th.


    "Well it's the shortest par 3 on the golf course but also the most exciting and probably the most picturesque hole that we have out here," Kempfer said.  "The backdrop is absolutely stunning.  So it's a little bit different compared to the rest of the golf course.  It gives you a little breather but it also adds some excitement to your round."


    Jason Kempfer's shot landed 25 feet, 11 inches from the pin.  David Cybulla's shot on the competition day beat the pro, landing 21 feet 5 inches away from the cup.  So Cybulla is qualified for our Beat The Pro Finals later this summer at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.


    Next week we visit PGA Director of Golf Rob Lussenhop at the Wild Bluff in Brimley.

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