According to golf legend John Daly, golf course selection in Arkansas is as good as just about anywhere else. And he would know–Daly grew up playing Arkansas golf courses before playing internationally as a top pro.
John Daly Welcomes You
An Invitation from Arkansas's Most Famous Golfer
Welcome to my home course -- The Natural State.
You won't find a more enjoyable place to play the game of golf.
Arkansas has some things a lot of golf havens don't have. Like the combination of large trees, plenty of water and rolling terrain that have given The Natural State's golf courses plenty to brag about and given it the reputation of being one of the best states for golf in America.
Desert golf and ocean golf are nice, but Arkansas golfers don't have to settle for one kind of layout. There are windswept courses on flat, open terrain in the Delta and Grand Prairie; mountain courses in the Ozarks and Ouachitas; and courses that wind through tall pine forests waiting to punish a bad shot. It is this diversity that makes Arkansas golf special.
I've had an opportunity to play courses all over Arkansas -- first as a high school player at Dardanelle; then as a member of the Arkansas Razorback golf team and later as a pro. I would put their scenic beauty right up there with any I've seen as a professional player.
If you're looking for challenging golf courses decorated with beautiful scenery -- and plenty of interesting attractions for you and your family to enjoy off the course -- I heartily recommend Arkansas as as one of the best states for golf and family vacations. But let me warn you, if you're the competitive type who maybe likes to make a friendly wager now and then on a game -- I'm not the only golfer from Arkansas who hits a long ball.
Visit John Daly's discount golf store in Russellville, Arkansas.
John Daly and Golf
John Daly grew up in Dardanelle, Arkansas, and played golf on a scholarship at the University of Arkansas. He was relatively unknown in professional golfing ranks until 1991 when he shot his way to the top by winning the PGA Championship. Suddenly, the golfing world had a new hero. The Daly "grip it and rip it" long drive and aggressive style of play quickly won fans from Little Rock to Tokyo. Today, John Daly is one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour, consistently drawing large galleries wherever he plays. In 1995, John again established himself as one of golf's elite by posting his second major tournament victory at the British Open, and in 2004, he won the Buick Invitational. It’s clear – Arkansas golf is a big hit with John Daly. Golf course options in Arkansas range from easy 9-hole outings to all-day 27-hole courses–find the best of the best on The Natural State Golf Trail.