GOLF

You’ll find two premier Arkansas golf resorts in state parks, both of which offer excellent facilities and challenging play for expert and novice golfers. Check out two of the state’s best golf resorts below, and pack your clubs for a getaway.

DeGray Lake Resort Golf Course DeGray Lake Resort is among the most popular Arkansas golf resorts. Arkansas's resort state park features DeGray Lake Golf Course, a challenging, 18-hole championship public course that stretches over 7,100 yards. The course offers views of DeGray Lake and opportunities to view the birds and other wildlife that abound here. The front nine offers wide, expansive fairways with elevated, undulating, and sloping greens, and hidden water hazards. The back nine is carved out of the woodlands leaving little room for stray shots. The course features TifEagle Bermuda greens. It course offers a driving range, practice green, chipping area and, lessons. From the blue tees the course is 7,100 yards, from the white 6,560 yards, from the gold 6,200 yards, and from the red 5,800 yards. The Pro Shop offers refreshments, cart and club rentals, and golf equipment and apparel for sale. For tee times or tournament reservations, call the Pro Shop at:  501-865-5830.  
Ridges at Village Creek Golf CourseGolfers will enjoy The Ridges at Village Creek, the park's 27-hole, Andy Dye signature course. This outstanding public course features the rolling terrain of Crowley's Ridge, dramatic elevation changes, and the backdrop of the surrounding hardwood forest. These combine for an aesthetically pleasing and challenging level of play at one of the state’s best golf resorts. Since 1923, the Dye family designs of resort and public courses have included world-ranked championship-class courses including 17 of the world’s top 100 courses. Dye designs have a worldwide reputation for their creative, unique designs, and environmentally sensitive integrity. Depending on the configuration of the two nines you choose to play, the yardage could stretch to over 7,400 yards. The course features MiniVerde Bermuda greens and Tiff 419 Bermuda tees and fairways. Four teeing areas offer opportunities for golfers of any skill level. Three distinct nines make for outstanding golf. Water comes into play on 12 holes. The course is open daily and includes a full service clubhouse with pro shop, dressing rooms, snack bar, and full driving range. Golf carts are included with greens fee. For tee times, contact the clubhouse at 870-238-5226, or book online at TheRidgesAtVillageCreek.com.