The Natural State Golf Trail

The scenic beauty of Arkansas is a natural complement to the game of golf. From rolling hills to hardwood forests, towering pines to mountain lakes, pristine rivers to fertile farmlands, the state boasts amazing golfing experiences around every turn. The Natural State Golf Trail features 12 elite courses (two at the Hot Springs Country Club) in 11 unique locations. Whether you’re looking for tournament play on a world-class course, or you’re simply interested in a relaxing round with friends, these courses provide the perfect path for you to follow your passion for the game. Off the links, discover exciting attractions, fine dining, great shopping, lively entertainment and comfortable lodging in cities and towns across the state.

  1. Big Creek Golf and Country Club

    Mountain Home
    Five-star-rated by Golf Digest for the 3rd consecutive time, #1 rated by Golf Digest in several categories, #1 public access course by Arkansas Business readers for four years running. A wide array of hole layouts makes the Big Creek course challenging, yet enjoyable for all. The 15,000 square foot clubhouse includes a fine dining room, a casual grill and bar, pro shop, lockers; two tennis courts and resort-style pool.
  2. Eagle Crest Golf Course

    Alma
    Eagle Crest has established itself as one of the premier golf courses in Arkansas. With perfect zoysia fairways, great greens and one spectacular view after another, Eagle Crest is an elite destination for golfing in The Natural State. Designed by Tournament Players Champion Mark Hayes, Eagle Crest entertains the novice and challenges the professional. In addition to the scenic course with its amazing views, Eagle Crest has an excellent practice range and putting green conveniently located adjacent to the clubhouse.
  3. Glenwood Country Club & Lodge

    Glenwood
    Two lodges, located directly adjacent to the course, include The Fairways lodge with 12 rooms, and new Greens lodge has seven rooms plus one suite. Each lodge has a fully equipped kitchen and living area. Each guestroom has a private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and other amenities. The back patio has a grill area and picnic table for barbeques and group get-togethers. Also outside the back of the lodge is a hot tub and an incredible view of the natural beauty of the Ouachita Mountains and Ouachita National Forest.
  4. Hot Springs Country Club Arlington Course

    Hot Springs
    The challenging Arlington 18-hole championship course rambles over 6,690 yards of the Ouachita foothills. It was built in 1927 by William Diddle, it was renovated in 1994 by two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw. It features a series of undulating Bentgrass greens and steep, narrow Bermuda fairways.
  5. Sage Meadows Country Club

    Jonesboro
    A Tommy Bolt signature course, Sage Meadows features zoysia grass fairways, lush bentgrass greens, water on nine of the 18 holes and 37 sand bunkers. Sage Meadows is a wonderful combination of strategic golf and power golf to challenge players of all skill levels.
  6. Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club

    Fayetteville
    Featuring five sets of tees ranging from 5,215 to 7,150 yards, the energetic layout by architect Randy Heckenkemper delights golfers of all abilities. Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens are accentuated by a 13-acre practice facility, and the clubhouse offers a great place to relax after a round. Fayetteville is an exciting city nestled in the scenic Ozark Mountains.
  7. Tannenbaum Golf Club

    Drasco
    Voted by Golf Digest as one of Arkansas's Best Places to Play; located in Ozark Mountains on the shores of Greers Ferry Lake, Tannenbaum is actually a peninsula surrounded by water.
  8. The Ridges at Village Creek State Park

    Wynne
    The Andy Dye-designed course at Village Creek State Park features 27 holes located within the rolling terrain of Crowley’s Ridge. The challenging course is nestled within the dramatic backdrop of this unique landforms mixed hardwood forest.
  9. Harbor Oaks Golf Course

    Pine Bluff
    Voted one of the top 10 public courses in Arkansas, Harbor Oaks Golf Club is a challenging par 72. Five sets of tees stretch from 5,182 to 7,006 yards of Tifton Bermuda fairways and mini verde greens with water on seven holes.
  10. Mountain Ranch Golf Club

    Fairfield Bay
    Golflink's #4 Best-Valued Course in America; Golf Magazine's #2 Best Public Course in Arkansas; PGA professional instructors on-staff; designed by renowned architect Edmund Ault.
  11. Red Apple Inn Country Club

    Heber Springs
    On a peninsula surrounded by Greers Ferry Lake in the scenic foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this 18-hole championship course has been rated by Golf Digest as one of the 50 most scenic in the country. Features 57 guest rooms, two restaurants, two outdoor pools, tennis courts, steam rooms and a whirlpool.
  12. Hot Springs Country Club Park Course

    Hot Springs
    Eighteen-hold course was built in 1898 by Willie Parks, Jr. It underwent extensive renovation in 2001 resulting in 6,836 yards of lush fairways, water challenges, and beautiful vistas of the surrounding lakes and mountains. It features new Bentgrass greens for year-round playing.