Arcadia Bluffs GC: #13Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
14710 Northwood Hwy
Arcadia, Michigan 49613
Manistee County

Phone(s): (800) 494-8666, (231) 889-3001
Fax: (231) 889-0117

The 18-hole Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course in Arcadia, MI is a public golf course that opened in 1999. Designed by Rick Smith, Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course measures 7300 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 146 and a 75.7 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bent grass.

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
5 stars out of 5 (based on 19 reviews)
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A view of one of the toughest holes on the course, the 13th at Arcadia Bluffs Golf ClubA view from tee #18 at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course.A view from Arcadia Bluffs Golf ClubArcadia Bluffs GC: View from #14

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Rick Smith, Warren Henderson
  • Public/Private: Public/Resort
  • Year opened: 1999
  • Golf Season: April 1st - November 14th
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $90 - $215
  • Weekends: $90 - $215

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6913 140 72.7
White 72 6389 134 70.5
White (W) 73 6389 142 76.7
Champions 72 7300 146 75.7
Gold 72 5661 126 67.8
Red 72 5024 120 64.7
Gold (W) 73 5661 134 73.5
Red (W) 73 5024 128 69.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by bill smith
    on July 20th, 2020 10:40
    Like many others on these reviews I have played a number of highly rated courses. Arcadia Bluffs is so unique in its setting and unmatched beauty I cannot remember a more indelible experience. We played on a beautiful day in July, the lake was crystal blue forever, almost every hole was a stand-on-the-tee and say WOW this is amazing. I will remember this for a loooong time. Most impressive, while sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the lawn with a glass of wine at sunset, a man came by dressed in a suit/shirt/tie. It was the owner Richard Postma checking out his operation and asking guests how they liked it. This is 8:30 on a Friday evening. Everyone else is relaxing, he is still working, and he could not have been nicer. Thanks to him, Charles Schwab, Mike Keiser, Johnny Morris and so many others who have invested huge $ in this wonderful game we all love.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Chris Wright
    on August 25th, 2019 06:13
    This was an experience of a lifetime. Can’t wait to come back. Every aspect was more than perfect. Challenging, spectacular views, great food and a sunset you have to experience.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Carol Hoogterp
    on May 04th, 2016 13:09
    Last year we golf we played eighteen holes during the hottest months of summer.
    Can anyone tell me where this course is pulling it's water from 's was from. It seems like a waste of a natural resource. Been so close to Lake Michigan it would be a shame if their wells dry up. There is only so much water in the ground. please don't waste a precious resource to keep the greens lush. .
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Kevin
    on July 03rd, 2015 12:56
    Like everyone has said, you have to love Arcadia Bluffs. The look of the course is fabulous, the views gorgeous, the challenges very real, the speedy greens a blast. And if you're an old fart like me and qualify as a senior, half-price senior Tuesdays are a bargain. Not to diminish these positives, the following needs to be said as well. This is a golfer's golf course. High handicappers are likely to find it pretty frustrating. Our golf group plays the course annually but we're losing a couple of the older guys who simply can't hit it long and accurately enough. That's not to take away from a truly great course; just to offer some perspective.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Corey
    on June 04th, 2015 12:33
    This is my favorite course from the perspective of just the views. (played 18 of top 100 courses in America but not Pebble//Cypress/Augusta/Bandon/Pine Valley). One major flaw as one or two people mentioned is one particular ranger that hopefully has been fired by now. He's an absolute ass that sits up by the outside grill area (7 teebox?). 50% of the people that I talk to complain about the exact same guy. I've played it 3 times. Everyone else at the place is fantastic. The place is a must for avid golf enthusiasts.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by john fitzgerald
    on November 17th, 2014 08:44
    a great course thats fun to play that does not beat you up
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by David Dimmich
    on August 12th, 2014 18:21
    Played Pebble, Cypress Point, and Spyglass Hill about 3 weeks after Arcadia, and they probably weren't the equal of this course, especially the greens.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Steve
    on March 13th, 2013 04:33
    I have played almost all of the top 10 public courses in the country and not many compare to this gem. Great views and fun golf lead to an experience of a life time. If you have not been there, what are you waiting for?
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by dominogold
    on July 02nd, 2012 12:24
    I've been to St. Andrews Old Course, played Whistling Straits - Straits (WI), Chambers Bay (WA), TPC, Forest Dunes, Eagle Eye, The Bull at Pinehurst Farms and a number of other amazing courses. There is nothing that compares to this... it's something special. It's the most enjoyable golf I've ever played. Looking forward to heading back this summer for round 2.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jack Tanis
    on June 30th, 2012 05:28
    I have played Golf Magazine's top 100 courses you can play. This course should be in the top 5!
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Tim
    on September 04th, 2011 04:44
    I got to play here last year and all i can say is it is just PERFECT u have to go play here one time and u will never forget that day for the rest of your life, I hope to get up there and play it again soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by LaBeau
    on August 29th, 2011 15:17
    Played on 16 August 2011. Absoutely amazing course! Both beautiful and a fair test of golf. Better hit it in the fairways as the rough is almost unplayable. Not easy to get to, but worth the travel time.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Hack Jones
    on July 30th, 2011 03:54
    All I can say is take a camera, Wow! I have played in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii (3 islands), Aruba, Mexico and many other places throughout the U.S. and this place is really tough to beat. Finished at sunset at 9:30pm!, and this was as good if not better than being on the ocean. Great day! Minus 1/2 star for waiting on every shot, which actually gave you a few seconds to take a picture or 2 or 3 or 4. Course in immaculate condition.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by dave p.
    on September 10th, 2010 05:07
    I've played Troon North- AZ, Beth Paige Black -NY, Falcon's Fire -Fl,Harbour Town -SC, as well as some other great courses in michigan and throughout the nation. For me Arcadia is most beautiful course I've ever seen, and it's a fair test of golf for players at any level. If you love golf this one is a must play.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by jeremy
    on August 17th, 2009 08:10
    simply awesome!!!!!!!!
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jon Deereson
    on August 13th, 2009 13:49
    The golf course is perfect. The long rounds leave something to be said.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff Ginter
    on July 05th, 2009 14:50
    The golf course is outstanding. I would say it is a must play for anyone looking for incredible views of Lake Michigan. The only problem is the staff at the course. We played on a very slow day in early June, no one was around our foursome, so we were taking in the views. The ranger tells us we need to speed up our play. There was no other groups around us. The staff took a great experience and ruined it.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Chris Paulus
    on July 05th, 2009 07:32
    I've played in several states while serving in the military and played numerous top 100 courses throughout the country. I have no doubt that Arcadia should be in the top 5 of Americas best courses based on it's condition, asthetics, clubhouse amenities and choice of tee selection to make it a true challenge for all golf levels. If not for the logistics challege this would be a true U.S. Open venue.
    Lastly, this is a must play on any golfers list and my hats off to the entire staff for your outstanding work.
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Steve Urka
    on May 28th, 2009 10:44
    I've played the best courses in Ireland and many here in the U.S. including Whistling Straits, Franklin Hills and Crystal Downs and I believe Arcadia Bluffs to be the best course in terms of layout, scenery, condition and value. For the full price of $180.00 one can play a World class course. If one is lucky enough to play Arcadia on a fairly calm day, the experience can't be beat. The only detail that may be lacking is the availability to take a caddie. Although this course would be hard to walk, golfing with a caddie, in my opinion, always enhances the experience.
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