Massive views, massive elevation change, massive fun
Some golf courses are subtle, and underwhelm at first before slowing revealing their mysterious charms. Arcadia Bluffs is not one of those courses. From the moment you arrive, you can see this is a big, brash course that’s knows it’s got something special and is not afraid to flaunt it. The change in elevation is its secret weapon – the property drops precipitously as it approaches the cliffs above Lake Michigan, which allows for impressive vistas and a fun, tumbling routing. But this boldness – one reviewer calls the course “obnoxiously beautiful” – works. Arcadia Bluffs is an experience, in a way few other courses are. Take this totally fun journey – you’re not soon to forget it.
Arcadia Bluffs runs along more than 3,000 feet of shoreline and the course drops more than 200 feet from its highest point down to the cliffs which themselves are 150 feet above the lake – it is as dramatic a setting for golf as you can imagine and there is not a weak hole on the card to give you any respite as you play.Top 100 Golf Courses
Given the extreme nature of this site, both the fairways and greens are generously sized, although skinny target areas do make some pin locations quite severe. The outlooks and playing characteristics, however, are first-rate and most who play Arcadia Bluffs are likely to walk away from a round immensely satisfied.Planet Golf
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Arcadia Bluffs is open from April through mid November.
Temperatures are relatively mild year-round. Look for temperatures to remain consistently in the 50s later in May through September. Rainfall is relatively consist throughout the year, but it does get wetter as the summer progresses — September is the wettest month.
May through September is a good time to play, with June through August being your best bet.
|May 1-10||$90 Mon-Thurs, $100 Fri-Sun|
|May 11-30||$135 Mon-Thur, $145 Fri-Sun. $110 after 4pm|
|June||$215. $140 after 4pm, $110 replay|
|July||$215. $140 after 4pm, $110 replay|
|August||$215. $140 after 4pm, $110 replay|
|September||$215. $140 after 4pm, $110 replay|
|October 1-4||$215. $140 after 4pm, $110 replay|
Greens fees last verified October 2019. View them on arcadiabluffs.com
Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Arcadia Bluffs seven days a week.
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are $75 for a senior caddie and $50 for a junior caddie.
Clubs are available for $75.
Golf shoes are available for rent for $10
Golf carts are available.
14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613
Grand Rapids (152 miles / 2 hours 30 minutes)
Arcadia Bluffs has a full practice range with a separate short game practice area.
Other Things To Know
Year built: 1999
Architects: Rick Smith
Lodging: Arcadia Bluffs offers on-site lodging. Learn more about here.
Course tour: Check out Arcadia Bluffs’ course tour here.