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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

14710 Northwood Hwy,

Arcadia, Michigan 49613

  • Office

    +1 (800) 494 8666 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (231) 889 3006
  • Fax

    +1 (231) 889 0117
  • Golf pro

    Zack Chapin (PGA Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open links-style. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Seaside (Lake Michigan), open countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Rick Smith in collaboration with Warren Henderson.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7300
6244
5107
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.4
70.3
70.1

Location

Latitude:

44.456942

Longitude:

-86.240873

How to get there:

2.5 mi S of Arcadia / 52 mi SW of Traverse City.

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1999

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club: Located directly alongside Lake Michigan, Arcadia Bluffs is a wonderful example of the new breed of top-quality "retro-links" golf courses. These inspiring and headline-grabbing layouts replicate "seaside golf as it used to be". The golf course and onsite facilities puts this superb Stay&Play venue in the same elevated league as the likes of Whistling Straits, Bandon Dunes and Canada's Cabot Links.

Played through huge fescue-covered sand hills, the layout is as authentic and inspiring as any of the modern designs that tip their hats to the links courses of old. In an environment where busy roads and housing play no part, all the key characteristics of a great links course are here in abundance. Laid out on open undulating treeless terrain, the good-width slivers of fairway are routed through towering himalayan dunes. Sod-faced revetted bunkers, large sandy waste areas and expansively undulating greens support the overall links-style character of Arcadia Bluffs.

The layout contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. From the Lodge and clubhouse, and just about every hole on the course, you enjoy wonderful vistas onto mighty Lake Michigan.

Starting the back-nine loop, the par-4 10th and par-5 11th take you lakewards from the impressive red-roofed clubhouse. Both these holes will feel a little tighter than much of the front-nine, as they wriggle downhill between the dunes. At the par-4 12th you play along the shoreline, albeit perched on the bluffs a couple of hundred feet above the lake (the far-side of which lies a mere 50 miles to the west). Although a relatively recent addition, Arcadia Bluffs is a pure links layout, offering all the thrills and spills of duneland "seaside golf", and then some.

List of courses: Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (mid-April thru' mid-Nov).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (June thru' Sept): $180 (all days). Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Caddies and forecaddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Just 20 miles to the north of Arcadia Bluffs, on the same Lake Michigan shoreline, is the also stunning, but private golf course of Crystal Downs Country Club.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 68th best course and 13th best public course in the USA; 3rd best course in Michigan.

Where2Stay

  • The Lodge at Arcadia Bluffs

    14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613.

    +1 (231) 889 3016

    Visit website

    The Lodge at Arcadia Bluffs is located on the second level of the beautiful Nantucket coastal estate-style clubhouse and has 15 comfortably appointed guest rooms. Ten rooms face west with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, while the other five offer sunrise views. Each room is furnished with king bed, desk and chair, flat screen television, stand up shower, and private walk-out porch.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Arcadia Bluffs

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Crystal Downs.

  • Little River Casino Resort

    2700 Orchard Hwy, Manistee, MI 49660

    +1 (231) 723 1535

    Visit website

    Little River Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The hotel offers 292 luxury rooms and suites attached to the onsite casino. Facilities include a fitness center, indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub, as well as several dining options.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Arcadia Bluffs (14 mi)

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