Though the course was built on rolling land, Arcadia Dunes’ massive dunes are man-made. Nonetheless, the course very much has the feel of oceanfront courses in Ireland. The 12th hole, running through a dune-sided canyon is the best example. The views of the lake, visible on all but three holes, don’t hurt either. And despite their artificial origin, the green sites and contours do not appear contrived. The course is quite enjoyable, but I wouldn’t put it in the upper echelon of modern links course such as those found at Bandon Dunes, Sand Valley or Streamsong.
Date: June 01, 2021