Joe Finger laid out the tree-lined 27 holes at Pleasant Valley Country Club at the end of the 1960s and it’s the Blue and Yellow nines that form the preferred 18-hole layout at this fine golf facility.
In 2009, architect Randy Heckenkemper upgraded the 18-hole layout at Pinnacle Country Club so the course now features Bermuda rough, Zorro Zoysia fairways and Tyee bentgrass greens.
Robert Trent Jones Jnr developed the 36-hole golf complex at Chenal Country Club over a 13-year period and the younger Bear Den course is rated a tougher test than the Founders.
Renovated by Jay and Carter Morrish in the late 1990s, the course at Hardscrabble Country Club dates back to the 1920s when Perry Maxwell first pegged out the fairways. The club hosted the 1979 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
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.
Big Creek and another four lakes provide plenty of aquatic challenge at Big Creek Golf & Country Club. The course is a Tom Clark design that has garnered plenty of praise since it was unveiled in 2000.
With fairways hewn from beautiful Ozark Mountain woodland, the 18-hole layout at Mountain Ranch Golf Club offers far more than the normal golfing challenge that might be expected of a resort course.
Former tournament venue for golfers on the Hooters Tour and Heartland Senior Tour, the public facility at Thunder Bayou Golf Links has water hazards in play at seven of its holes.
Located on the Springfield Plateau of the Ozark Mountains, the Highlands course is home to the local high school teams from Bentonville and Gravette where it’s acknowledged as the longest and most challenging of the five 18-hole layouts at Bella Vista.
The Magellan Golf Course is one of the shortest layouts at Hot Springs Village. It lacks the length of other courses at a wonderful golf facility but its tricky greens – renovated in 2012 – ensure golfers of all skill levels are challenged here.