Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

Architect: Rick Smith & Warren Henderson
Year: 2000

14710 Northwood Highway
Arcadia, Michigan 49613
(800) 494-8666

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

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The Itinerant Golfer

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

In many ways Northern Michigan is still a rugged and rustic place. I was surprised on my first trip to the area to see roads that were not paved. This is all part of the regions charm . . . as is Arcadia Bluffs. This doozy of a course sits right on Lake Michigan as you can see in the photo below taken from the clubhouse.     I've been lucky the two times I've played this course and the wind has not really been a factor. I hear that it can it can reach levels where you are hitting three or four extra clubs to compensate. Of course holes that are meant to be played with wind behind you, like the 16th hole, a 460 yard par 4, can be a real bear without that wind. I did manage to get there in two but then executed a perfect three putt. Though the course opened in 2000 it has the feel of a traditional seaside links style course. Natural fescue grasses all over the course make play difficult if you get off the beaten path. The course itself is manicured immaculately. The fairways are lush and nice and the greens roll true as can be. Speaking of the greens . . . they're huge. I'm talking huge. I suspect that there are eight or nine available hole locations on these babies. They're fast too, so when it comes to the long putts you sometimes end up with on huge… More >