Arcadia Bluffs

South Course

Arcadia, Michigan

Indebted to the past yet totally unique


No, you’re not seeing things – those corners are square. They’re almost unsettling at first, aren’t they? But the longer you look, the easier it is to find beauty in the straight edges and angular turns. At a time when golf courses are focused on a hook or gimmick to show they’re different, the South Course at Arcadia Bluffs manages to truly stand apart as something different. It’s a radically new course, but it’s also one heavily indebted to the past. In this case, the golden age of golf course architecture of the 1920s. Unfortunately for most, almost all these golden age courses are locked away behind private gates. But by crafting a loving tribute to these strategic, fun and dare I say beautiful courses, the South Course has made itself a “must-play” for any visit to Michigan.

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What To Know

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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.




Greens Fees


Greens Fees

January Closed
February Closed
March Closed
April $75
May 1-10 $75 Mon-Thurs, $85 Fri-Sun
May 11-30 $100 Mon-Thur, $110 Fri-Sun. $90 after 4pm
June $160. $100 after 4pm, $80 replay
July $160. $100 after 4pm, $80 replay
August $160. $100 after 4pm, $80 replay
September $160. $100 after 4pm, $80 replay
October 1-4 $160. $100 after 4pm, $80 replay
October 7-31 $75
November 1-14 $75
November 15-30 Closed
December Closed

Note: All rates include Golf Cart and Unlimited use of the Practice Range

Greens fees last verified October 2019. View them on

Visitor Tee Times

Visitors may play Arcadia Bluffs seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

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.


Practice Facilities

Arcadia Bluffs has a full practice range with a separate short game practice area. 

Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year built: 2018

Architects: Jason Straka & Dana Fry

Lodging: Arcadia Bluffs offers on-site lodging. Learn more about here.

Course tour: Check out Arcadia Bluffs’ course tour here.

Go deeper: Arcadia Bluffs South Course architect Dana Fry spoke about the course on Golf Advisor’s podcast. Listen here.