Jun 16, 2009

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

Did you know that Michigan has the most public golf courses in the United States? More than 850 and counting. Did you know that there is at least one golf course for each township in Michigan? And I can guarantee you, there isn't a state which can offer world-class courses at a better value than Michigan.

Regrettably, I didn't pick up the game until my mid-thirties, when a friend of mine invited me to play during a friend's wedding weekend at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa. I do remember hitting balls with my uncle back in the Philippines, but in a basketball and racket sport crazy country, golf had to take a back seat. 

But I fell in love with the game, right here in West Michigan. It's hard not love the game when my backyard is surrounded by fantastic public and private courses such as Thornapple Pointe, Thousand Oaks, Wuskowhan Players Club, Kent Country Club and Pilgrim's Run to name a few. Add to that all the magnificent clubs in Northern Michigan such as Crystal Mountain, Bay Harbor and Grand Traverse Resort. With that kind of environment, falling in love with the game is a golf "gimme." 

Pictured above is the #11 tee at the most picturesque course in Michigan- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club in Arcadia, Michigan. Arcadia is ranked by Golf Digest as the #10 best public course in the United States. I can attest to its breathtaking splendor with Lake Michigan as its canvas. Her fortress like bunkers and pristine, yet challenging, greens, add to the mystique of conquering Arcadia. 


Andrew Voss said...

What a great looking course. I have never been lucky enough to try and conquer such a beauty. Hopefully one day I will let Arcadia show me why I am a "so-so" golfer!! Hopefully . . .

My Hotel Life said...

The way you play, this course is a "gimme"