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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613-9716
+1 800-494-8666
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Fantastic Time

We had planned this golf outing for a couple of months previous and the four of us were looking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clarkston, Michigan
Dinner with a lovely view

Out on a romantic date. Truly Beautiful setting overlooking golf course with a view of Lake... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613-9716
+1 800-494-8666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 drive up, you see...More

Thank JeffreyTravel
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

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. You can imagine the noise after that. Excellent...More

Thank Kmaster109
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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.

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank Robert S
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...More

Thank Pixelpanderer
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....More

Thank Kayla Z
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Tom P
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

Thank Dale Y
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank T M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, which airport nearby has direct flight from LGA or JFK airport and what is the distance to Acadia Bluffs?
21 June 2016|
Response from Arcadia_Bluffs | Property representative |
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
Do they let you play in rain?
3 June 2016|
Response from Amanda R | Property representative |
Hi Jay, As long as there aren't hazardous weather advisories, players can continue to play in the rain. Of course golfer safety is the #1 priority. Thank you!
Do they have a golf range?
2 June 2016|
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Response from Amanda R | Property representative |
Thank you for your question Rex, Arcadia Bluffs absolutely has a range available for golfers. Enjoy your day.