Hot Springs Village (Granada) - Arkansas - USA

Hot Springs Village Granada Golf Club,
250 Maderas Drive,
Hot Springs Village,
Arkansas,
(AR) 71909,
USA


  • +1 501 922 3095

  • Matt Lewarn

  • Ed Ault and Tom Clark

  • Tom Heffer

Unveiled in 2004, the Granada Golf Course at Hot Springs Village is an Ed Ault and Tom Clark design extending to more than 7,000 yards. The signature 18th hole features a waterfall that meanders along the entire length of the fairway.

There are 171 golf holes in operation at Hot Springs Village, comprising eight public layouts (seven 18-hole courses plus one 27-hole set-up) and one private 18-hole course, the Diamante. The Granada was the last of these tracks to appear, opening for business in 2004.

In The American Golf Resort Guide, author Daniel Wexler writes: “the Granada course sits at the property’s northeast corner and features a demanding new millennium design whose slightly longer back nine carries the day.

Early on, it is highlighted by the 515-yard 12th (where a creek divides the fairway and flanks the green), before a big finish includes the 420-yard pond-guarded 16th and the 444-yard 18th, a dogleg left around still another pond.”

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Description: Unveiled in 2004, the Granada Golf Course at Hot Springs Village is an Ed Ault and Tom Clark design extending to more than 7,000 yards. The signature 18th hole features a waterfall that meanders along the entire length of the fairway. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 1
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Colin Braithwaite

This is one of the most scenic courses in the area, but it is also one of the toughest walking courses. The first hole is a welcoming par five. The 2nd is a short par four with lots of bunkers, 3 fairway bunkers left, 1 right and three greenside. Consider laying up, it is a birdie hole. The 3rd is the number one handicap, long with fairway bunkers left and right as well as greenside front left and right. Par is a good score. The 4th isn’t much easier. Also, a long par four with fairway bunkers left and right, water greenside left as well as four bunkers. The first par five is reachable, especially if you draw the ball. Yes, there are the prerequisite trees and fairway bunkers to keep you honest, but it is only 505 yards. The first par three is over two hundred yards and has a green shaped like a peanut. The 7th is a straight forward par four with fairway bunkers left and right. There is a large front bunker that ate my lunch. The 8th is a par three that measures the same as the 6th. The ninth is a well designed golf hole, fairway bunkers where they should be and greenside bunkers that will penalize the wayward shot.

The back starts with a short par four. Consider laying up to your preferred wedge yardage. The 11th is the longest par three with a peninsula green, front right and wrap around rear. The 12th is a good risk reward par five. It has a split fairway, but if you are going to go for it, it does not matter. Hit it as far as you can straight off the tee. If successful, take dead aim at the pin. If not, take the easy way out to the right fairway and set up your favorite wedge yardage. The 13th is the shortest par three and rated the easiest hole. The 14th is a long straight away par four. Off the tee, aim a the left fairway bunkers. The 15th is the longest par five. Favor the left side off the tee and pick upir favorite yardage as you favor the left side on your 2nd shot. The long par four 16th has a huge landing area. Off the tee, aim at the left fairway bunker. The finishing holes are tough, so hopefully, you have taken care of business early. The 17th is long and leans left. Off the tee aim at the right fairway bunker. The 18th isn’t quite as long, but also leans left and there is a water hazard left in the landing area, which, sadly I found. Stay right! There are three large bunkers in front of the uphill green. Take an extra club.

Good, not great. Not walker friendly.

December 26, 2021
6 / 10
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