Big Creek Golf & Country Club
452 Country Club Drive
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
Clubhouse Phone: (870) 425-0333
Pro Shop Phone: (870) 425-8815
Fax: (870) 425-0275

COURSE INFORMATION

Hole 1

An excellent starting hole. The fairway is framed by existing oak trees and your tee shot should favor the left. The uphill second shot must avoid the large bunker guarding the front right of the green and the grass depression that lies over the putting surface. The green is slightly undulated with a terrace back right.



Hole 2

This par 5 can be reached in two by only the longest hitters. The tee shot must avoid the pond on the right and most golfers will try to position their second shot on the right side of the fairway, avoiding the fairway bunker on the left. This allows a very slightly uphill approach to a well-guarded green surrounded with three bunkers on the right and on the left.

 

Hole 3

This short finesse hole offers the golfer many opportunities where he could go for this reachable par 4 in one by avoiding the numerous sand bunkers and flying the heavily landscaped rough on the left. The safe play is to use a medium to long iron and play to the right, setting up a wedge into the undulated green.

Hole 4

A picture postcard par 3 that can be just as demanding as it is beautiful. The front right pin position demands a precise approach shot. There is plenty of fairway to the left and behind the green, which allows the more timid player the opportunity to ensure he is over the water with a chance of chipping back to save his par.

Hole 5

“Grip it and rip it” on this demanding uphill par 5. This is definitely a three-shot hole where your tee shot needs to avoid the bunkers on the left, your second shot avoid the bunker on the right, and your uphill third shot avoid the large front left bunker and hope for a two putt.

Hole 6

This is the most attractive par 3 and requires precise club selection. It is guarded by a large sand bunker behind the green and a series of grass depressions in the front and to the left. There are many subtle breaks throughout this putting surface that will make a score of para luxury.


Hole 7

This brutal par 4 is the longest on the course and has no bunkers but plays downhill. The secret is to keep the ball on the short grass soyou can chip or putt for par.


Hole 8

Your tee shot must avoid the bunker on the right and the trees on the left to set up a medium iron approach to a slightly elevated green. Two bunkers guard the front left and a rock ledge protects the right side of the green.

Hole 9

Another difficult par 4 where a draw is almost a necessity from the back tees. You must avoid the trees forming the corner of the dog leg andthe two large sand bunkers on the right. The uphill approach to thegreen is difficult with the tree guarding the left side of the green and a large bunker fronting the right. There are numerous bunkers around the green protecting a most undulating surface.  

Hole 10

A risk-reward par 5 that will set the stage for scoring on a demanding back nine. If your tee shot finds the fairway and avoids the bunker on the left, your decision will be either to lay-up short of the green, avoiding the bunkers and trees, or go for the peninsula green surrounded with a rock wall and bunker. The green is quite large and will be receptive to a long iron or a fairway wood approach.

Hole 11

This tee shot must be fashioned so as to avoid the woods on the right and Big Creek on the left. The green is protected on the left by the creek, the right and back by two sand bunkers. This green has some wild undulations and requires a deft approach.

Hole 12

This long par 4 requires a tee shot that should be placed on the right side of the fairway, avoiding the bunker on the left. This allows for an uphill approach where you won’t have to challenge the two bunkers guarding the front of the green.  The bunker on the front right is a good 30 yards from the putting surface so don’t be fooled by appearances!


Hole 13

This downhill par 3 plays to a green guarded by a bunker on the front left and middle rear as well as a small oak tree guarding the front left of the green., don’t be long or your shot could run down the bank and into the lake behind the green.

Hole 14

The 3 last of the par 5’s will require an accurate tee shot to avoid Big Creek and the bunkers on the left. The second shot needs to avoid the bunker on the right to allow for an approach to a bunkerless green, which is framed by a series of grass depressions.

Hole 15

This beautiful par 4 is set up by the tee shot, which is pinched in by the lake on the left and a target bunker on the right. The green is well guarded with bunkers and has several tiers.

Hole 16

This is a short par 4 on the backside that requires a well-place fairway wood or a long iron to carry the fly bunker on the left side of the fairway. Your wedge shot must find the correct terrace on the green to allow for a chance for a birdie.

Hole 17

This monster par 3 may require as much as a driver to find the elevated putting surface. Don’t miss left, right or long, for your comeback chip may prove to be just as hard as hitting to the hood of a car.

Hole 18

This monster dogleg left finishing hole will separate the men from the boys, and the women from the girls. Be bold and carry the large bunker on the left, but don’t cut off too much or you’ll find the tall grass, your uphill approach will be anywhere from 220 to 180 yards to a severely contoured putting surface flanked by bunkers. There is a bailout over the green short of the rock ledge.


Course Design

Big Creek Golf & Country Club sprawls over nearly 200 acres of rolling Ozark terrain featuring four lakes and Big Creek itself. White sand bunkers, lush zoysia fairways and L-93 bent grass greens provide a perfect setting for a memorable test of golf. A wide array of hole layouts makes Big Creek challenging, yet enjoyable for all. Five sets of tee boxes ranging from 5,068 yards up to 7,320 yards, along with large greens, ensure that Big Creek is a course that will always offer both challenge and pleasure to golfers of every ability.

If you need to sharpen your game, you can do so on our state-of-the-art practice facility featuring a massive, three-tiered, 400-yards-deep driving range, separate putting and chipping greens and a large practice bunker.



Course Information

Big Creek’s par 4’s range from the relatively short (but heavily bunkered) 325-yard #16, all the way up to the brutal #7 at 491 yards. The four par 5’s include two that may be reachable (depending on your risk / reward decision) and two that are definitely three-shot holes. The four par 3’s all face in different directions with each offering unique challenges – whether they be water, sand or mainly length. The five sets of tees allow every caliber of golfer to play the course to their level of expertise.

Tee Information

Black Tees

  • Par - 72
  • Yardage - 7,320
  • Rating - 75.8
  • Slope - 134

Blue Tees

  • Par - 72
  • Yardage - 6,740
  • Rating - 73.1
  • Slope - 129

White Tees

  • Par - 72
  • Yardage - 6,197
  • Rating - 70.6
  • Slope - 125

Gold Tees

  • Par - 72
  • Yardage - 5,807
  • Men's Rating - 68.6
  • Women's Rating - 73.2
  • Men's Slope - 120
  • Women's Slope - 132

Red Tees

  • Par - 72
  • Yardage - 5,068
  • Rating - 69.3
  • Slope - 127

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