The Village has eight Championship courses and one eighteen hole Executive course. These courses are ranked as some of the finest in both the state and the country. For course ratings and slope ratings, please click HERE
If you love golf, you need to come here. There is not a finer place in the country to play on the variety and quality of courses to be found in Hot Springs Village. There is a course and a tee box for every skill level. These courses are beautifully maintained and manicured. They will stack up well against almost any high end country club in the country and in most cases they are better. Ault and Clark, the designers, have taken the natural terrain and designed something that is both memorable and breathtaking. Get ready, you won't want to leave, but as you do, you will already be trying to figure out when you can come back.
"It's a lifetime of memories … one hole at a time."
The DeSoto Course:The original and first course built in the Village. It reopened in 2001 after a two year renovation. In addition to a well stocked Pro Shop, this facility has a driving range, a large practice putting green and restaurant/snack bar. There are five sets of tees with course yardage ranging from 5300 to 6700. It's a shot maker's course with some tight fairways and water hazards that will test your game.
The Cortez Course:Another shot maker course with some tight fairways and the strong presence of water hazards. Opened in 1979, this course was voted sixth BEST in the State in 1999 by Golf Digest. Bring your camera and get ready for a photogenic and panoramic view from the 17th tee box. Among the amenities at this course are a driving range, practice green, well stocked pro shop and a restaurant. There are six tee boxes with yardages ranging from 5400 to 6600.
The Balboa Course:Balboa will test the skills of any level golfer. From the championship tees you will need to be on your game. But it's also a fun tract for those that play the shorter tees. The amenities here include a large putting green, a chipping green, a driving range, a well stocked pro shop, restaurant and snack bar/lounge. This one will let you know what kind of golfer you really are. The five tee boxes yield yardages that range from 5400 to 6700 yards.
The Magellan Course:Originally, this was a practice and teaching facility. It still affords the best practice area of all the courses. A large putting green, two short game areas with sand bunkers and a well laid out driving range are just what is needed to get your game ready. Don't let the fact that the yardages (4900 to 6500) are shorter fool you. You have to be able to work the ball both ways to tame this one. Equipped with a snack bar and well stocked pro shop, this one is a favorite of many of the full time residents.
The Ponce de Leon Course:A truly challenging championship course from the black and blue tee boxes. This layout has five tee boxes with yardages from 5200 to 6900 yards. Your sand game needs to be "on" because it has 78 bunkers strategically placed. A restaurant, pro shop, putting green, chipping green and driving range make up the amenity package at this personal favorite course. It's tight and the rough is thick. This one makes you play better golf. After opening in 1991, the course was later named fifth best in the State of Arkansas by Golf Digest.
The Isabella Course:Isabella opened in the Fall of 2000. Beautiful describes this course which has received frequent accolades and honors. Golf Digest ranked it the 5th best private course in the country in 2001. In 2003 it was ranked #1 in the State of Arkansas. Very open and playable hosting six sets of tee boxes. Yardages range from 7061 from the back tees to 4,969 from the front tees. The Nina and Pinta were the original front and back nines. Then in 2006 the Santa Maria was opened making this course a total of 27 holes. Golf and Beauty got welded together on this one. An efficient and well stocked pro shop, a putting green, driving range, short game practice area and a restaurant set off the amenities for this wonderful golfing challenge.
The Granada Course:Breath taking … and it starts on the driving range. Imagine … hitting practice shots down a gentle slope with mountains as the backdrop … and you are here. When you step on the first tee box and take in the view toward the first green, you will know you are somewhere special. It happens again when you walk up on the tee box of the #10 hole. It happens again and again on this picturesque gem of a course. There are not any flat lies…it's mountain golf at its pinnacle. You will want to play it again after you have lunched on the veranda to the sound of the water rushing down what has to be the Signature 18th hole. Driving range, putting green, short practice area, a wonderful pro shop and a restaurant view you will never forget.
The Coronado Course:It's an executive course but don't let that fool you. You had better be on your game and be able to read greens well. Par is 62 and it will challenge you on every hole. From one of the holes you look back, out across the mountains, and see the Tower at Hot Springs National Park some 13 miles away - as the crow flies. There is water and sand, holes that require a draw and ones that demand you fade it. You won't need your driver, but you can hit it on occasion. A wonderful blend of par 3's and par 4's and you'll have a round full of challenging fun. You can pick up the basics in the pro shop or a quick sandwich before heading out to the practice green and then the first tee box.
The Diamante Course:This one is private, open only to Members and Club Corp members. But, it's a celebrity. For three years from 2001 to 2003, it hosted a Nationwide Tour Event. It's a lot of golf course. The fairways are Zoysia, and that in itself is a special treat. If you can find a way to get on and you like a total challenge, it's worth the $100.00 green fee. It is basically a country club so it has all the amenities you would expect