Texan Joe Finger laid out the fairways at Pleasant Valley Country Club in the late 1960s, one of several courses – including Bella Vista Country Club and Meadowbrook Country Club – that he designed during his career in the state of Arkansas.
It’s said that the flamboyant former professional Jimmy Demaret, an old associate of Finger’s, also advised on the layout.
With eight lakes of varying sizes dotted around the property, it’s hardly a surprise to learn that a number of the tree-lined holes bring water into play, especially on the closing three fairways, which run anticlockwise around a large pond.In keeping pace with the modern game, all the greens on the main course at Pleasant Valley were replaced in 2009 with Bermuda grass putting surfaces.
Pleasant Valley has 3 nines, if you go make sure that you are booked on the blue & yellow. Those 18 have a surprising amount of water. Also on the 4th hole there are large rocks in play, actually i would call them boulders. Three excellent finishing holes and if you do not splash one in the water consider it a victory. Nice but not great