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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia

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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, designed by Warren Henderson and Rick Smith, was founded in 1999 in Arcadia, Michigan. The course is built on the bluffs above the shore of Lake Michigan on approximately 245acre. The course drops 225ft from its highest point down to the bluff, 180ft above lake level and has 3100ft of lake frontage. The golf course was designed to resemble seaside Irish links, with rolling terrain and windswept natural fescues throughout.Arcadia Bluffs is a daily-fee golf club, open to the public seven days a week, weather permitting, from mid-April to mid-November. GPS-equipped golf carts and caddies are available. Guests can use a full practice range and separate short-game facility. The Restaurant at Arcadia Bluffs is open to the general public from May through September each year.Golf Digest selected Arcadia Bluffs as one of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the United States in 2005. The club was ranked #10 in America's 100 Greatest Public Courses list and #56 in the 100 Greatest Golf Courses list. In addition to the Golf Digest ranking, Golfweek magazine ranked Arcadia Bluffs at #24 in their listing of The 100 Best Courses in United States.
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  • We had planned this golf outing for a couple of months previous and the four of us were looking very forward to it. It would be the first time any of us had played golf at Arcadia Bluffs. As you first...  more »
  • Out on a romantic date. Truly Beautiful setting overlooking golf course with a view of Lake Michigan. It was a great table until the hostess seated 2 large groups of teenagers out for prom next to us....  more »
  • This course is perfection. The views are amazing, the course is challenging and fun to play, and the clubhouse is beautiful, overlooking the 18th green and Lake Michigan. Can't wait to get back and pl...  more »
  • I have been a very lucky golfer having played some amazing courses from Beijing to Charleston for work and pleasure. Yesterday, I experience something I have never witnessed anywhere, and it was the attention to details and customer service that every golf club should take notice of. We tee'd it up late in the afternoon on a Saturday and figured it would be a 5 hour round. What we hoped was that we wouldn't be behind a slow slow slow group. Unfortunately, by the turn we were at least 15 minutes behind. BUT this is where the staff at Arcadia Bluffs stepped up. They put a staff member with the slow group. Yes, they literally put a staff golf ambassador with the group to speed them up. It wasn't a lip service, "We are trying, thanks for your patience" effort...they stepped up and put a member of their golf team with the slow group to help them find balls, be faster around the greens and move quicker from Tee to green and greens to tee. It was the most impressive thing I have ever witnessed in terms of understanding that one group was slowing a field of groups down and that intervening meant making a more enjoyable round of golf for a number of groups. This gesture changed our day. I hope it changed the bad groups day, but most of all Arcadia Bluffs won me over again. The course is hard and for the average handicapper, probably overwhelming at times The beauty and the attention to placement on the course can be difficult, but being slow is no excuse and fixed by a great team & great staff. So the staff is great, everyone from golf star to wait staff in the restaurant. Well done Arcadia Bluffs, I will be back!
  • Beautiful setting right on the bluffs. Golf course is challenging and has plenty of elevation. Clubhouse has a very upscale restaurant with an amazing view of Lake Michigan. Sunsets are breathtaking. Pricey accommodations and a round costs much more than the average public course but it's all about the view.
  • Great views of lake Michigan, one of very few courses built on the shoreline. Fairways are wide and generous. This is a destination golf course you must add to your bucket list.
  • Incredible course. Very difficult, but expectantly. Gorgeous views out across Lake Michigan. A definite must play at least once type course for anyone who can make it there.
  • The best golf course I have every played. Unfortunately a few holes in our round were covered by fog. Then the fog cleared and appeared a beautiful golf course. This is a golf course every golf enthusiast must play once. #puremichigan