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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613-9716
+1 800-494-8666
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Worth the drive up North

Fantastic golf course on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Great vistas from almost every hole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim47Dorch
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Dorchester, On
Pure Michigan

We stayed and played at Arcadia. The course is absolutely beautiful with such breathtaking views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cincymom5
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cincinnati, ohio
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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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14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613-9716
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic golf course on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Great vistas from almost every hole and the course starts out fairly accommodating during the first few holes and then becomes a beast, especially when the greens are lightning. Still ranked among my all time favourites!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed and played at Arcadia. The course is absolutely beautiful with such breathtaking views over the lake. It does present many challenges with the unusually deep bunkers requiring steps to climb in and out. The staff is very welcoming and it is very clear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in around The Memorial Day holiday. We brought 16 guys from MS to stay & play golf. Expectations exceeded!! We had a fantastic time. Everyone was so friendly & helpful here. Bill Shriver greeted me by name every day, even gave me an...More

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ArcadiaBluffsStaff, COO at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you visit – it was our pleasure to serve you! On behalf of the entire Arcadia Bluffs staff, we look forward to your safe return visit when you can play the new South Course as well as the Bluffs Course.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We played at Arcadia a couple days ago. I couldn't imagine better views than what this course provides. The course is meticulously maintained and very challenging. These are by far the fastest greens I've ever played on. One of the best courses I've ever played....More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

My family has a cabin about an hour south of Arcadia and they always hyped it up to me when I was younger. I first played it 10 years ago when I was 14 and haven't missed a year since. I am a golf snob...More

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ArcadiaBluffsStaff, Director of Golf at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you jmatt0472- We truly appreciate your comments and support of our player assistance on the course. They strive to make a positive impact and are an integral part of the Arcadia Bluffs experience. We look forward to providing you with world class service in...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The valet – for golf bags – was expeditious. Staff members in the pro shop were very professional. Since play occurred on a chilly day, the drive cart had a plastic golf cart cover, as well as a heater. If your shots miss the fairways,...More

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Arcadia_Bluffs, Manager at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you back later this season to check out the new South Course.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I've played golf all over, and this is probably the favorite course that I've ever played. Meticulously maintained and incredible views throughout the course. Even though it rained for our last 8 holes, we had a fantastic time.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

From the golf to the food to the bagpiper to the amazing views -- Arcadia Bluffs makes you feel like you are not in Michigan anymore! Set on the shores of Lake Michigan, this is one of the most well-rounded and spectacular places I have...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I don't know what it is, but this course continues to be something special. Conditions were perfect again, greens ran fast and true, just remember the lake effect, and I don't mean the weather. Everything wants to run toward the water, so factor that into...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Looking for a great golf course. Both guys and couples. Stay at the lodge for even a better time. Great service too

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DMJ6545
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Yes, you are welcome to smoke on the Adirondack chairs overlooking 18 green.
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All of our accommodations can be found on our website arcadiabluffs . com Unfortunately, we do not offer a spa onsite, but there is one just a short distance away. The Dining Room at Arcadia Bluffs offers full-service... More
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Grand Rapids would likely be the only airport to have a direct flight from LGA. This would be about a 2.5 hour drive up to Arcadia Bluffs. If you fly through Chicago or Detroit you could fly into Traverse City which is just... More
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