An independent, unbiased review of Arbor Hills Golf Club in Jackson County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: 1426 Arbor Hills Rd., Jackson, MI 49201

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 5,019; Gold tees – 5,638; White tees – 6,222: Blue tees – 6,513
Stimp meter: 7.4

Arbor Hills Golf Club Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 6.33

The clubhouse at Arbor Hills Golf Club in Jackson, Michigan, is a charming and welcoming facility. Inside, golfers will find a cozy and relaxed atmosphere where they can unwind before or after a round. The clubhouse features comfortable seating areas, a full bar, and a variety of items from chips and candy, hot dogs, wraps, sandwiches, and fresh fruit to go with a fuller menu. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the pro shop, which has a limited selection of golf equipment, apparel, and accessories. The friendly staff is always ready to assist with any golfer needs. Together, the clubhouse and pro shop provide a complete and enjoyable golfing experience, ensuring that visitors have everything they need for a great day on the course.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Front Nine

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 6.33

Red: 287 yds
Gold: 310 yds
White: 310 yds
Blue: 354 yds

To begin the round, golfers start from small and level tee blocks, aiming down a rolling fairway with medium length rough. A real sand bunker strategically protects the right side of the green, requiring precision to avoid. The fringe is well maintained, leading to a small, rolling green that slopes from back to front. The medium-speed green demands careful reading of its undulations to secure a good putt.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 5 – Rating 6.17

Red: 396 yds
Gold: 439 yds
White: 495 yds
Blue: 504 yds

This par 5 hole begins with small, level tees that guide players onto a rolling, tree-lined fairway. The slight dogleg right requires strategic shot placement, especially with fairway bunkers ready to catch errant drives. Medium-length rough edges the fairway. A real sand bunker guards the approach front right, while a maintained fringe surrounds the small green. The green itself rolls gently and slopes back to front, offering a medium putting speed.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 6.17

Red: 166 yds
Gold: 178 yds
White: 178 yds
Blue: 191 yds

This par 3 hole starts with small, level tees that lead to a rolling approach playing downhill. Golfers must avoid medium rough and real sand bunkers strategically placed to challenge their accuracy. The maintained fringe surrounds a small, rolling green that slopes back to front. With medium putting speed, the green demands precision and careful reading of its undulations.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 301 yds
Gold: 301 yds
White: 387 yds
Blue: 390 yds

Golfers begin this hole from level, small tee boxes, driving onto a rolling, tree-lined fairway. The medium rough and a creek bed with minimal water need to be avoided, requiring precise shot placement. Real sand bunkers guard the approach to the green, while the maintained fringe leads to a small, rolling green. Sloped back to front, the green challenges players with its subtle contours and medium putting speed.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 6.67

Red: 107 yds
Gold: 117 yds
White: 117 yds
Blue: 138 yds

The second par 3 on the front nine challenges golfers with a tee shot over a water hazard from small, level tees. The hole is tree-lined, adding to its scenic difficulty. Medium rough flanks the approach, leading to a green protected by a real sand bunker. The maintained fringe surrounds a small, rolling green that slopes back to front. With medium putting speed, this green requires careful reading of its contours.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 6.33

Red: 377 yds
Gold: 467 yds
White: 477 yds
Blue: 529 yds

The second par 5 on the front nine starts from small, level tees, leading golfers onto a rolling, tree-lined fairway. Medium rough borders the fairway, while real sand bunkers strategically guard the approach. The maintained fringe gives way to a small, rolling green that is receptive to well-placed shots. It has a medium speed and a slope from back to front.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 6.33

Red: 274 yds
Gold: 360 yds
White: 428 yds
Blue: 429 yds

Starting from small, level tees, this hole features a rolling fairway that plays downhill, flanked by trees. Medium rough and real sand bunkers guard the approach. The maintained fringe leads to a small, receptive green that rolls gently. The green, sloped back to front and with medium speed, requires precise and thoughtful putting to navigate its contours successfully.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 6.42

Red: 301 yds
Gold: 301 yds
White: 373 yds
Blue: 391 yds

This hole begins from small, level tees. Navigate a rolling, tree-lined fairway with medium rough and a real sand bunker guarding the approach. The small, receptive green slopes gently from back to front and offers a medium speed, requiring accuracy and careful approach play.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 287 yds
Gold: 360 yds
White: 360 yds
Blue: 370 yds

From small, level tee blocks, face a rolling, tree-lined fairway with medium rough and real sand bunkers strategically placed near the small green. The maintained fringe surrounds the receptive and rolling green, which slopes gently from back to front and offers a medium speed. Precision in approach shots is crucial on this hole to avoid the bunkers and secure a good putt.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.27

Arbor Hills Golf Club Back Nine

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 3 – Rating 6.17

Red: 154 yds
Gold: 163 yds
White: 163 yds
Blue: 170 yds

From small, level tees, tee off uphill to the approach area bordered by medium rough, leading to a small green. Real sand bunkers strategically placed around the green add challenge to approach shots. The maintained fringe surrounds a small, rolling green that is receptive and slopes gently from back to front, offering a medium speed. Precision in both approach and putting is essential on this par 3 to navigate its slopes and hazards successfully.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 6.42

Red: 269 yds
Gold: 351 yds
White: 351 yds
Blue: 358 yds

From small, level tees, play onto a rolling fairway lined with trees and medium rough. A real sand bunker strategically guards the small green, surrounded by maintained fringe. The green, sloped back to front, offers a medium speed and is both receptive and rolling.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 5 – Rating 6.33

Red: 392 yds
Gold: 454 yds
White: 555 yds
Blue: 576 yds

The first par 5 on the back nine starts from small, level tees and leads you through a rolling fairway bordered by medium rough and lined with trees. The maintained fringe surrounds a small green that slopes from back to front, offering medium speed and a receptive, rolling surface. Precision in both approach shots and putting is crucial on this challenging hole to navigate its slopes.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 138 yds
Gold: 148 yds
White: 148 yds
Blue: 159 yds

The second of three par threes on the back nine starts from small, level tee blocks, with medium rough surrounding the small green. A real sand bunker sits strategically in the back left corner of the green. The maintained fringe complements the receptive, rolling surface of the green, which slopes from back to front and offers medium putting speed. Approach this hole with precision to avoid the bunker and navigate the green’s contours effectively.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 5 – Rating 6.33

Red: 427 yds
Gold: 460 yds
White: 499 yds
Blue: 514 yds

The second of three par 5 holes on the back nine begins from small, level tees, leading golfers down a rolling fairway with a slight dogleg left and tree-lined borders. Medium rough adds challenge along the way, while real sand bunkers strategically positioned at the green test approach shots. Surrounding the small green is a maintained fringe, and the green itself is rolling, receptive, and slopes from back to front, putting with a medium speed.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 6.75

Red: 298 yds
Gold: 308 yds
White: 308 yds
Blue: 318 yds

From small, level tees, navigate a rolling fairway lined with medium rough and trees. Real sand bunkers strategically guard the small green, which is surrounded by a maintained fringe. The green offers medium speed, is receptive to approach shots, and rolls gently while sloping back to front.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 6.17

Red: 292 yds
Gold: 292 yds
White: 379 yds
Blue: 389 yds

From small, level tee boxes, face off against a challenging hole with a rolling fairway that sharply doglegs left. Medium rough flanks the fairway, adding to the difficulty. A real sand bunker strategically placed left of the green tests approach shots, while the maintained fringe surrounds the small, sloped back-to-front green. The green’s receptive and rolling surface, combined with medium speed, demands accuracy and finesse in both approach shots and putting to score well on this hole.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 154 yds
Gold: 174 yds
White: 187 yds
Blue: 217 yds

The penultimate hole, a challenging par 3, begins from small, level tees with a rolling approach. Medium rough borders the path to a small green, guarded by a real sand bunker positioned to the left. Surrounding the green is a maintained fringe that complements its receptive, rolling surface. With a medium speed and sloped from back to front, precise approach shots and careful putting are essential to navigate this hole successfully.

Arbor Hills Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 5 – Rating 6.17

Red: 399 yds
Gold: 455 yds
White: 507 yds
Blue: 516 yds

The final hole on this course is a challenging par 5, featuring a rolling fairway lined with trees and bordered by medium rough. Real sand bunkers strategically guard the small green, which is surrounded by a maintained fringe. The green slopes from back to front and offers a rolling, receptive surface with medium speed. Expect to navigate both the fairway and the green with precision to finish your round successfully.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 6.26

Overall Course Rating: 6.27

SUMMARY:

Arbor Hills Golf Club, located in Jackson, Michigan, is a picturesque 18-hole public golf course with a parkland style layout and classic design. Established in 1925, this historic course layout offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels, with its mix of tree-lined holes, strategically placed bunkers, and water hazards. The club also features a driving range, practice greens, and a pro shop with a limited selection of apparel and equipment. Its welcoming atmosphere, coupled with the beautiful natural surroundings and solid course conditions, makes Arbor Hills Golf Club a favorite destination for both local golfers and visitors seeking a round near Jackson, Michigan. See our video of Arbor Hills Golf Club.

Pricing: Refer to www.arborhillsgolfclub.com or call (517) 750-1400 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.27

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