Date: June 18, 2013 Contact: Sharon Bowen, Public Relations Coordinator Phone: 501-538-6285 sbowen@hsvpoa.
org Five Reasons to Tee Up in Hot Springs Village Hot Springs Village, Ark.â Hot Springs Village has been a golfer's destination since its beginning, and the golf here just keeps getting better and better. Situated in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs Village has an idyllic setting with sweeping vistas, lush forest, pristine lakes and some of the best golf courses in the state. If you're looking for a good game of golf, look no further. Here are five reasons to come play in Hot Springs Village. Variety With eight public golf courses and one private golf club course, the sheer number of courses sets this golf community apart. Hot Springs Village is home to seven 18-hole courses, one 27-hole complex as well as one 18-hole private golf course. Each course is distinct with its own character, beauty and set of challenges. No two courses are similar and no two holes are the same. Both beginning golfers and seasoned veterans can find a course that suits their skill level and competitive spirit. Take a virtual tour online at www.HSVgolfing.com. Value If you want to lower your green fees as much as you want to lower your score, you're to going to love it here. All eight Property Owners' Association courses are open to the public; no membership required. Visitors green fees are competitively priced, and property owners play at phenomenal rates. A limited number of one-year memberships (www.HSVpoa.org/membership) and the State Weeks program (www.HSVstateweeks.com) offer visitors more ways to save. Quality Designed by Ault, Clark and Associates and Tom Clark, it is little wonder that Hot Springs Village golf courses are recognized for their superb design and exceptional play. Granada and Ponce de Leon are ranked in the state's Top 10 by Golf Digest. While high rankings are important, what matters most to the average golfer is the condition of the course. Hot Springs Village's reputation was built on golf and preserving the quality, condition and close management of the courses remain a top priority. Beauty Hot Springs Village may be known for its golf, but it's the scenery that makes the biggest impression. The hilly terrain, majestic trees and overall natural beauty of the golf courses leave visitors awestruck. All of the courses are picture-perfect, but Granada's wow-factor is unforgettable. Its club house sits atop one of the highest elevation and has spectacular views in both front and back. A meandering waterfall stretches the length of its signature hole, No. 18, and like many of the courses, the finishing hole backs up to the clubhouse allowing diners to get a glimpse of the action. Fun Hot Springs Village wants to put the fun back into your golf game. In fact, âCome Join the Fun' is one of the community's slogans. A variety of courses set the stage and multiple tee boxes offer golfers even more options to play at an enjoyable pace. Golfers are encouraged to âplay it forward' by selecting a tee set one forward than you would normally play. This not only speeds up the pace of play, but it also increases the enjoyment of the game. Plus, there's plenty of fun for the non-player, too. The DeSoto Family Recreation Area has playground equipment, basketball and tennis courts and a miniature golf course for family fun. Outdoor pools are also available from Memorial Day through Labor Day week end. Swim, boat, fish or just relax at one of the many recreational lakes. Lake Balboa is the largest and has a full-service marina offering boat rentals, covered pavilion and grills. Lake DeSoto also has a marina with boat, canoe and paddle boat rentals. Lake Balboa, Lake DeSoto and Lake Cortez all have beaches. There's also 26 miles of natural trails. These tree-shaded pathways are great for an exhilarating run, leisurely walk or family bike ride. The Coronado Fitness Center is a full workout facility with weight and cardio equipment, three-lane walking track, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, exercise classes, massage therapy and more. This isn't your typical community gym. Whether you're looking for a golf vacation, family outing or a new place to call home, Hot Springs Village is a must-see destination. No other golf community offers the variety, value, quality and beauty. Sign up for more information online at www.visitHSV.com. Come visit Hot Springs Village and find out what you have been missing.