ARBOR HILLS (517)750-2290
Michigan Golf Course Review
Arbor Hills Golf Club, located in Jackson, was designed by Arthur Hamm in 1925 and was previously a well known private club. This 6513 yard par 72
layout is now recognized for having the best greens in Jackson, which all golfers should appreciate. The course is now open to the public for the first time in almost 90 years.
The clubhouse includes a pro shop and the Arbor Grill which opens at 11 am and serves lunch items and snacks. Practice facilities feature a grass range,
putting green, short game area with a bunker for chipping and sand practice, and a practice hole to warm up before a 9 or 18-hole round.
Three sets of tee boxes play to distances and slopes measuring 6513 yards/129 slope, 6243 yards/124 slope, 5282 yards with a slope of 118 for ladies
hitting from the forward tees. As the slope ratings indicate, scratch golfers will find a fair test from the back tees, while the average player and high
handicapper can enjoy a fair challenge from the White and red tees.
The yardage marking system consists of colored plates on the fairways from 100, 150, and 200 yards measured to the center of the green, along with 150
yard posts and marked sprinkler heads. On the approach to the greens golfers will notice different colored flags which indicate a front (red), middle (white
), or back (blue) hole location.
On course there is a total of 35 sand traps, and 4 holes with water in play. Bunkers are strategically situated near landing zones and/or greenside on
every hole with the exception of the 576 yard par five 12th - which is still one of the most challenging holes mainly due to its length. For the most part the
smaller sized greens are well protected such as holes 10,15 and 18 - each with three sand traps crossing the fairway directly in front of each green. The
516 yard par five 2nd is nearly impossible to reach in two strokes with a late dog leg right about fifty yards in front of the green. Overall the landscape is
fairly mounded with some blind tee shots mixed and sloping fairways mixed in with some holes which are flat from tee to green.
This is a nice course and a good value for the area! For more info, visit our page for the course with all the technical info on the property by clicking here.