Golf in the State of Arkansas
Situated in the south central region of the United States, Arkansas is bordered by Missouri to the north, Oklahoma to the west and Texas to the southwest, Tennessee to the east, and to the south and southeast, Louisiana and Mississippi. The diverse geography of the state, containing mountainous regions, highlands, forested areas and lowlands, gives rise to a variety of differing course landscapes from which to choose. Of the 182 golf courses in the state, the majority are in or close to the major metropolitan centers including, the capital city Little Rock with over three dozen, Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Hotsprings, and slightly under a dozen found at Jonesboro.
The relaxing and enjoyable environment of Hickory Creek Golf Course, Jacksonville usually requires the use of every club in your bag. Affordable rates and professional staff can be found at Longhills Golf Course, Benton. Harbor Oaks Golf Club, Pine Bluff, provides world-class golf instruction.
Pro John Daly, born in Carmichael, California resides in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Fred Haas hails from Portland, Arkansas. Dutch Harrison was born in Conway - the “Arkansas Traveler’s” career spanned over 4 decades with many tour victories to his credit as well as three spots on the Ryder Cup team. Paul Runyan, from Little Rock had to perfect his short game to compensate for his lack of driving prowess. In later years he became the pro at Metropolis Country Club at White Plains, New York.