One of nine courses to be found within a sprawling property owned by the Hot Springs Village gated community, the private 18-hole layout at Diamante Country Club is a very long, demanding test of golf.
Diamante is the only private membership golf club in the residential development, first opening for play in 1995, and it’s widely recognised as one of the most challenging golf courses ever built, stretching to an incredible 7,560 yards from the back tees.
Such are the massive yardages involved here, five of the par four holes play in excess of 470 yards and the shortest par five (at the uphill 18th) measures a total of 565 yards. Diamante was clearly built exclusively for big hitters.The more memorable holes at Diamante include the water-laden par three 4th and the short par four 17th. Beware the trio of long par fours at 13 to 15 because this set of demanding holes, arriving so late in the round, has the potential to ruin any good score.