Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



Arcadia Bluffs South Course

Arcadia, MI, United States Public

Overview

The challenge at Arcadia Bluffs for architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka was to create a course that guests would want to play as often as they do the original course. But how can golf built on non-descript farmland compete with a course set on dramatic bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan? The answer? Do something entirely different. Channeling another famous but rather indifferent site, the designers turned to Chicago Golf Club and the architecture of C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor for inspiration. The South Course is a throwback in time, a jigsaw puzzle of intersecting bunkers, centerline hazards, alternate routes of play and geometric shaping. It interprets the strategic spirit of Raynor and Chicago Golf Club without replicating any specific holes. Where the Bluffs Course is a feast for the eye, the South Course is a treat for the intellect.

About

Holes 18
Length 7412
Slope 132
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2018
Designer Dana Fry/Jason Straka

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2021-'22.
Previous ranking: 52nd.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 53.

Best in State: Ranked eighth, 2021-'22.
Current ranking: Seventh.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.1

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.1794
Character
7.1288
Challenge
7.1388
Layout Variety
7.1422
Fun
7.2123
Aesthetics
6.823
Conditioning
7.3574

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