Friday, September 10, 2010

Northwest Arkansas LPGA Fan Recommendation: Prairie Creek Country Club

If you’re in town for the Northwest Arkansas LPGA Tournament this week, here’s a great golf course to play that is nearby, an excellent course, seldom busy, and surprisingly affordable.

Long one of northwest Arkansas’s favorite layouts, Prairie Creek Country Club offers 18 of the most challenging holes of golf that you can find. It is located just outside the city limits of Rogers, Arkansas near Beaver Lake and Oak Ridge Estates.

Prairie Creek Country Club was built in 1968. It has matured into a very tight, challenging course with lots of beautiful but challenging trees. Length is important, but accuracy is essential.

The rolling landscape offers hills and valleys that are breathtaking. Deer are a common sight on the fairways.

Prairie Creek Country Club

1585 Rountree Drive
Rogers, Arkansas 72757

· Founded in 1968

· Open to the Public

· Par 72

· Bent grass greens

· Bermuda fairways

· 90° rule for golf carts

· Walking allowed
Yardage Slope USGA Rating
Blue 6725 135 73.1
White 6574 132 71.7
Yellow 6220 120 68.1
Red 5921 124 72.8

· A challenging Joe Sanders design cut through the scenic Ozark mountains, Prairie Creek Country Club rewards long, accurate hitters and expert putters. The upper nine runs along the top of a hill, the bottom nine is in a valley where the wind always seems to be in your face. Though not the longest course around, its slope and USGA ratings testify to its inherent toughness.

Prairie Creek Country Club was listed in Golf Digest’s America’s Best Places You Can Play. It was listed as the 4th best public course in Arkansas.

USA Today asked Golf Digest to recommend its picks for public-access courses that can be played for under $50.00 in each state. Prairie Creek Country Club was the course choice for Arkansas.

· Golf Digest gave Prairie Creek Country Club a * * * 1/2 star rating.

· The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reviewed Prairie Creek Country Club and named it the 9th best public course in Arkansas.

Don Rountree, Course Professional

Bobby Rountree, Course Superintendent


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