Operated as a semi-private golf facility, Mystic Creek Golf Club opened in May 2013, with the layout hewn from the rolling pine timberlands that surround the small city of El Dorado in Union County.
The course, designed by Ken Dye from the Texas-based Finger Dye Spann design firm, is part of a property development but the fairways were routed across a 510-acre tract before housing was added to the plan, thus ensuring the best golfing layout.
When pressed, developer Pete Parks wouldn’t divulge the cost of this new facility but he is on record as saying it was the third most expensive course built in the state of Arkansas, behind only Alotian and Blessings.
Starting and ending with a par five hole, the layout can be stretched to just less than 7,500 yards for championship events. Water comes into play sparingly at only three holes on either of the two returning nines.
Feature holes include the par four 3rd and par three 4th (routed either side of a small lake), the par four 10th (where water threatens down the right of the fairway), and the closing 18th, which doglegs left to the home green.