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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

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Address: 14710 Northwood Highway, Arcadia, MI 49613-9716
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+1 800-494-8666

Founded in 1999 in Arcadia, Michigan, the course is built on the bluffs...

Founded in 1999 in Arcadia, Michigan, the course is built on the bluffs above the shore of Lake Michigan and sits on approximately 245 windswept acres of lakefront property. The course drops 225 feet from its highest point down to the bluff, 180 feet above sea level, and has 3,100 feet of Lake Michigan shore frontage.

Arcadia Bluffs resembles a seaside links course, with rolling terrain, and windswept natural fescues throughout. Players will be reminded of their favorite holes at Lahinch and Ballybunion, while enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from all points on the majestic layout. A Warren Henderson/Rick Smith design, Arcadia Bluffs offers players a golfing experience unlike anything in the United States.

In addition to the golf course, Arcadia Bluffs offers world-class lodging. The Lodge at Arcadia Bluffs opened in 2010, and offers 15 well-appointed guest rooms, April through October. The Lodge is available, for private and corporate bookings, the months of November and December as well. Exceptional personal service is the hallmark of The Lodge.

The Dining Room at Arcadia Bluffs offers a casual atmosphere, with an upscale feel. Again, personal service is paramount in The Dining Room, and the exceptional cuisine provides a truly unforgettable dining experience, every time out. Dining on the deck is available in the summer season, and offers incredible panoramic views of the golf course and beautiful Lake Michigan. The setting is simply breathtaking. The outside Patio Bar offers a casual setting, with a more relaxed atmosphere and menu. As with the Dining Room and deck, the Patio Bar offers unmatched vistas with world-class service.

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Best Track Ever

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sean B
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 play it again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the most memorable round of golf I've played in Michigan (maybe anywhere). The views are phenomenal. The course is in excellent shape. Very friendly staff. The design of the course is beautiful. If you don't mind breaking away from traditionally designed golf courses and playing a bit more of a "tricked out" design, this course could very well... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

See the title? That's what we experienced at Arcadia Bluffs. From the moment we checked into this place, it was first class all the way. Great, clean rooms...with a view...and the golf. Oh the golf. This place is one of the finest golf destinations in the USA folks. No kidding. Great food, service, friendly staff everywhere and the golf course.... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have been to many golf clubs as a visitor. This place has to rank in the top twenty ( that includes Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines) in terms of views. Leave that aside; the place treats you like a king. We were there for lunch and the food and drink were outstanding.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped just for breakfast. It was a little cool outside, but we still wanted to sit on the porch because they have heaters. Our breakfast was very good and the view was amazing. It was nice to watch golf at such a beautiful course. I'd love to play there in the future but it looks a little to difficult... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had the opportunity to play this course the first week of October 2016. I knew it was rated very high on the Golf DIgest 100; but I didn't know it's like 13 for public courses. It is spectacular. There were many holes that reminded me of the courses I played in Ireland. I've read several reviews and people have... More 

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A great course, spectacular views of Lake Michigan! ! Way too tough of a layout to play for my guest and myself, but a very enjoyable experience. Excellent service dtaff, good pace of play. A bucket list course for sure

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Played here for the second time. The round took almost five and a half hours. We waited on every hole. Fun golf course and great views of the lake -- which we had plenty of time to enjoy.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I am not a professional golfer, nor do I work in the golf industry, but I love everything about the game and am a knowledgable enthusiast. I have been fortunate to play some of the finest golf courses in the world (both private and public) and truly believe Arcadia Bluffs can rub shoulders with the top courses. From an esthetic... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Where do I start! At first I pulled in and thought this is just another links style course but that changed very quick. 10/10 as far as golf is concerned. It's a must play if you are in the area but make sure you call ahead because the place is super busy and tee times are hard to get. I... More 

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