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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club: Bluffs Course

Arcadia, MI Public

4.4

Panelists

156 Reviews

Overview

Can a 100 Greatest course be a sleeper? The Bluffs Course at Arcadia Bluffs has been overshadowed by No. 18 Pacific Dunes ever since it finished second to it in the Best New Upscale Public Course race of 2001. And likewise it’s been second-fiddle to No. 14 Crystal Downs, a northern Michigan neighbor that every visitor wants to play, even though it’s private and Arcadia is public. And even by No. 23 Whistling Straits, the imitation links on the opposite side of Lake Michigan that Arcadia Bluffs resembles, although the sand dunes at Arcadia are natural, not manmade. Now the Bluffs faces competition from within, the newly-opened sister layout, the South Course at Arcadia Bluffs, designed by Dana Fry in the style of C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor.

About

Holes 18
Length 7412
Slope 132
Price $220
Facility Type Public
Designer Warren Henderson/Rick Smith

Panelists

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

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.6
Challenge
7.53
Distinctiveness
7.86
Layout Variety
7.55
Fun
7.35
Aesthetics
8.1
Conditioning
7.54

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