A World-class Links Golf Course

The Bluffs Course offers unparalleled world-class golf on a links style layout. Undulating and open, The Bluffs Course is revered for its wind-swept native grasses, sod-walled bunkers, wide fairways, spacious greens, and stunning views of Lake Michigan. It is renowned for the challenges each of its unspoiled, artfully crafted holes presents the mind and body.

The Bluffs Course is open to the public seven days a week April through November each year. Every design aspect of The Bluffs fosters enjoyment for guests of all golfing abilities offering panoramic views of Lake Michigan throughout the entire round and impeccable playing conditions. In addition to the premier layout guests can enjoy a complimentary full practice area with a separate short game facility. GPS-equipped golf carts are included in your round, or you may take advantage of the seasonal caddie program. Players are always welcome to walk and carry or push their clubs.

2021 Operation Dates
April 1 - November 30
Director of Agronomy
Jim Bluck
Golf Course Superintendent
Matt Morley
PGA Director of Golf
Chris Sivier
PGA Head Golf Professional
Aric Zuberbier
Course Designer
Warren Henderson
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Score Card

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 5 3 5 4 5 3 4 4/5 3 36/37 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72/73
Champion 519 189 530 415 583 195 472 449 203 3555 481 633 431/386 190 340 519 486 176 439 3745 7300
Blue 498 182 524 410 578 190 434 389 196 3401 424 594 430/385 181 340 470 459 170 435 3512 6913
White 459 160 502 367 557 161 425 352 162 3145 399 563 378/333 160 310 460 441 158 375 3244 6389
Gold 415 146 467 311 460 142 365 310 140 2756 375 480 305/260 135 304 440 376 150 340 2905 5661
Red 355 124 372 279 439 80 350 295 134 2428 359 465 293/248 98 245 358 342 129 307 2596 5024
Handicap 15 17 7 13 3 9 1 5 11 2 12 10 8 14 18 4 16 6

Slope

Men Rating Slope
Champion 75.7 146
Blue 72.7 140
White 70.5 134
Gold 67.8 126
Red 64.7 120
Women Rating Slope
White 76.7 142
Gold 73.5 134
Red 69.8 128

The History Of

Arcadia Bluffs

Built on 240 acres that was a mix of apple and cherry orchards and densely wooded sections, construction of Arcadia Bluffs began in 1997 and was completed in 1999.  The clubhouse opened on July 4th and the golf course to limited play on Labor Day. Although the land was spectacular by itself, many of the mounds and native areas were sculpted and shaped into their present form as the holes were routed by architect Warren Henderson. As the course began to emerge it was clear that this was going to be a special place.

Throughout the years many of the green complexes have been modified offering a more enjoyable and playable course with an improved pace of play. Many of the original sod-walled bunkers have been converted into native bunkers and those that remain are rebuilt every 3-5 years. A new set of Senior Tees were added in 2016 offering playing distances of 5,200 to 7,400 yards with constant attention paid to providing the best playing conditions for all players.

The evolution of The Bluffs Course continues today with the addition the new fairway and green complex on the iconic 12th hole.  This dramatic par four runs along the bluff and now offers a second option for players as the new routing turns slightly inland and away from the bluff line.

For Reservations & Tee Times - (800) 494-8666

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