Thanks to Greg Johnson for another fantastic Pure Michigan Golf guest blog post!
I looked down from one of the new Lodge rooms at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club and couldn’t believe it.
The view from the clubhouse (the one I thought couldn’t be topped) had just been topped: the good folks at Arcadia had added a top floor of 14 guest rooms to the existing clubhouse. It was the one thing missing from this golf jewel in Northern Michigan – a place to stay on property.
The clubhouse has become “The Lodge”, and the view and room are spectacular. Each room was built with first-class customers in mind: they all come furnished with a king bed, desk and chair, flat screen television, stand up shower, and private walk-out porch. The Lodge will provide an elegant, comfortable, and private environment for all guests. Each night stay includes breakfast, laundry service, room service and more. Ten of the rooms face west with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, while the other four offer sunrise views. The lake view rooms are amazing, and The Lodge stayed true to the original architecture and image of the club.
Lake Michigan never looked so good from on high. The unique golf holes at Arcadia, now aged 10 years like a fine wine, were dressed up and ready to play. Eighteen Rick Smith and Warren Henderson designed holes on 245 acres along 3,000 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline.
As a Grand Rapids-based ownership group envisioned upon founding in 1999, Arcadia has become a must-play for golfers, especially those who travel the world for unique and special golf experiences.
Greg Johnson has been writing about Michigan golf since 1982 primarily as the golf writer for The Grand Rapids Press and Booth Newspapers. He is a native of Three Rivers, grew up in St. Joseph, and a graduate of Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor and Michigan State University in East Lansing. An award-winning writer, he has lived in Hudsonville for the last 20 years and worked in Grand Rapids for the last 27 years.