Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club - Michigan
Arcadia Bluffs was on our golf bucket list, so we were thrilled to score a tee time this late in the season.
Arcadia Bluffs was founded in 1999 on the windswept bluffs overlooking 3100 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline. The original Bluffs Course resembles a seaside links course with rolling terrain, natural fescues, and panoramic views of beautiful Lake Michigan. The Bluffs offers players a world-class golfing experience unlike anything in The United States.
The course, facilities, practice area, and service were all top notch. It was a bit windy and cold, but it didn't take away from the experience of getting to play at Arcadia.
There were lots of undulations throughout the course which made for forgiving fairways and ruthless greens. Many of the greens were tiered and running extremely fast even though they had recently been aerated. Some greens had false fronts which we unfortunately hit a few times and watched as our ball rolled back down.
There were insanely deep bunkers on this course. Many were so deep that they had stairs for access. Even the chipping green had a fairly deep practice bunker. Stuart and Sawyer, who have always had a knack for getting out of the sand easily, put their sand wedges to the test here.
Everyone was very welcoming to our junior golfers, and the boys played phenomenal. This could have easily been a nightmare of a course, but they carried shots over some gnarly bunkers and made some incredible shots.
The club house also has a beautiful restaurant, bar and library that looks out over the course and Lake Michigan. During the summer months (through September), a Scottish bagpiper in full regalia will play in the evenings as the sun sets over the lake. We'd love to have an opportunity to visit this course again in the future. For any golfer, this is a real treat - a golf must for sure!
To read more about Arcadia Bluffs, you can visit their site here.