“It took me seventeen years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course” – Babe Ruth
“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.” – Ben Hogan
Behold the game of golf. Whether you have a love/hate relationship with it, live for opportunities to play it, or find yourself somewhere in between, golf really seems to be more than just a sport, doesn’t it? Golf can help close an important business deal, serve as an ice-breaker between casual acquaintances, or provide the perfect landscape for reunions between families and friends. There also seems to be a unique camaraderie that exists amongst golfers, perhaps because they share and appreciate the special set of challenges and joys that the game provides. Simply put, golf can be a powerful way to unify people.
Most people who play golf on a regular basis have a couple of “go-to” courses – the ones they play most of the time because they provide a challenge level a golfer enjoys, they have pleasing aesthetics or maybe offer the ultimate in amenities. But, what an absolute joy it can be to discover a new course! An adult version of finding a coveted prize in the cereal box.
We want to tell you about a spectacular place where you can indulge your love of the game. Hot Springs Village, located in west central Arkansas, is nestled across 26,000 acres of the scenic Ouachita Mountains. Hot Springs Village has long been revered as one of Arkansas’s premier golf destinations. Year after year, several of the most elite golf magazines recognize these courses as some of the best in the state.
What distinguishes the 9 golf courses of Hot Springs Village from other courses? In two words, diversity and affordability. Each course is unique in both beauty and design. Every course affords the golfer a distinctly diverse golf experience. From the executive length Coronado course which offers a time efficient, yet challenging round of golf, to the elevation changes, water hazards and renowned (and respected) hole number 10, (considered one of the toughest holes in HSV) of Cortez, there is a golf club for every golfer, skilled to beginnner. At the end of this article, you will find, along with a snapshot of the many amenities offered in Hot Springs Village, a detailed description of each golf course.
Play a different course each day. You may find a favorite or two. You may love them all and your new normal may be “different day, different course.” The choice is yours. And…the temperate climate of Arkansas will ensure that you get plenty of time to devote to your game. Golf is not a seasonal activity in Hot Springs Village. Enjoy the particular beauty that each season has to offer as you perfect your golf swing! Hot Springs Village is proud of its partnership with Troon Golf, the industry leader in upscale golf courses. This relationship helps keeps HSV’s golf program at the top of its game!
Let’s talk affordability, you can play18 holes of golf in Hot Springs Village at a cost of $50+, depending on the course. Compare this to courses in Florida and Arizona, where you can expect to pay $100+. That is a substantial savings! And Hot Springs Village golf is always affordable – you won’t need to purchase a membership somewhere to avoid paying the triple-digit green fees of the resort courses during peak season. But, memberships are available here too – buy a invest in a property lot and play 18 holes for as low as $20.
There is no cause for concern for family members who are not as ardent about golf, or for golfers who enjoy balancing their time on the tees with their time on the town. Hot Springs Village is the largest gated community in North America, and these gates enclose 11 lakes, three lakeside beaches, 13 tennis courts, pickleball courts, 30+ miles of hiking trails and much, much more!
There are two full-service marinas which allow easy access for favorite water pastimes. Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming or taking your boat out for a scenic and relaxing cruise. And, there are opportunities for fantastic fishing – the lakes are stocked with bass, catfish, bluegill and sunfish by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
If you want to explore “downtown,” the Hot Springs Village lifestyle has that covered too! A scenic 25 minute drive into Hot Springs opens you up to a variety of shopping and dining options as well as microbreweries, spas and more. From trendy boutiques, fabulous and funky specialty stores to beautiful art galleries, there is something for everyone here. Enjoy a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, a steak grilled to your preference, succulently spiced seafood and everything in between.
The famous Hot Springs Historic Bathhouse row offers legendary thermal waters that have attracted people for the last 100 years! Long believed to possess healing powers, at a minimum they will nourish your soul! And, Hot Springs is also home to Oaklawn Gaming & Racing, Garven Gardens, a Dude Ranch, Adventure Works Zipline, Crystal Mining and Magic Springs Crystal River. Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine, along with Ouachita River along and Ouachita National Forest, offer boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking (including the Womble IMBA EPIC), rock climbing, camping and more… our Diamond Lakes region of Arkansas truly offers something for everyone!
With all that you now know about Hot Springs Village, don’t you owe it to yourself to make this your next golf destination? Plan a visit. The welcome mat is always out in Hot Springs Village!
Interested in further optimizing your Vacation? Consider the comfort and convenience of a vacation rental home. RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village offers nightly and long-term rentals, so you feel comfortable and at home! Visit VillageNightlyRentals.com for information or to book online.
Come to Hot Springs Village where the ultimate golf experience awaits you!