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 Golf Course DeGray is one of the most popular Arkansas golf resorts featuring DeGray Lake Golf Course, a challenging, 18-hole championship public course that stretches over 6,900 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 offers a driving range, practice green, chipping area and lessons, from the blue tees the course is 7,100 yards, from the Blue 6935 course rating/slope 73.0/134, White 6421 course rating/slope 70.7/128, Gold 6136 course rating/slope 69.4/126, and Red 5178 course rating/slope 69.3/115 The DeGray Lake Golf Course rating is 72.7 and the slope is 134. Water comes into play on seven holes.

The Pro Shop offers a snack bar, cart and club rentals, golf equipment and a wide selection of brand name golf apparel and accessories for purchase. Call the Pro Shop for tee times and tournament reservations at:  501-865-5830.

Disc Golf

Set along the picturesque shoreline of beautiful DeGray Lake, the course winds its way through a mixed forest, while traversing rolling hills, across open fields, and over streams. This free public course was created by professional disc golf course designer and Arkansas native Matt Loyd. It is family friendly and has challenges for all skill levels.

Disc golfers will appreciate the concrete tee pads, the Innova DISCatcher Pro targets and custom tee signs with equipment hooks. There are also benches at every other hole. The holes vary in length, terrain, and difficulty to offer enjoyable challenges for players every skill and experience level.

With the front nine and back nine each beginning and ending at the park visitor center, guests have snacks, drinks, and restrooms available. Loaner disc golf sets and discs for purchase are available at the visitor center for those without the essential equipment. The course is open during daylight hours.


The Ridges at Village Creek Golf Course

The Ridges at Village Creek golf course Golfers 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

These courses are well worth the travel, and you’ll find a variety of accommodation options ranging from campsites to cabins and well-appointed lodge rooms. Visit our Deals page to search for savings on a golf getaway in Arkansas–you’ll be seeing green in no time.

Fling Golf

Fling golf is a golf/lacrosse hybrid. It’s similar to golf in that players use the same course. At the same time, it’s different because only one club is used and players use that club to throw the ball, not hit it.

Enthusiasts say there are many reasons they enjoy this sport.  Cost is certainly one. A fling golf club costs around $100, while a bag of traditional golf clubs are five times that.  Players are also drawn to fling golf because it’s a fresh way to experience the game.Check out our fling golf video blog.

Once on the green the fling golf club is used as a putter, but it requires an altered swing. This club has a carbon shaft and a plastic club head so this put is not one in which players pull back like in traditional golf. Instead it’s a push. This takes a lot of the wrist action out of golfing, which is actually why a lot of people miss golf putts – another bonus!

Fling golf clubs are available to use for free at both Village Creek State Park's The Ridges at Village Creek and DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Players pay regular golf fees.