Holes 5 and 15 Beautiful and Bold


Glenwood Golf & Country Club:

A Western Arkansas Treat.

Posted by: Rick Parnham


The quaint town of Glenwood in west-central Arkansas is a short drive west of the historic National Park city of Hot Springs. Home to a rich history around French explorers and the Louisiana Purchase, along with beautiful hiking, canoeing and rafting opportunities, the town is also home to one of the facilities on the Natural State Golf Trail collection.


The course is a great example of old school design principles. Routed over a series of rolling hills, elevation change is a central theme to your round. The trio of holes that open the day traverse a considerably sized hill making club selection a challenge. Added to that, most of the fairways have a cant to them, some slight and others more severe. This a common thread throughout the round placing a premium on shot making. Being able to work the ball off the tee to use the slopes is paramount to a successful score. Most of the green sites are raised and surrounded by grassy hollows and swales, or have steep falloffs making recovery shots for missed approaches a stern test.


Challenging Par 3 Number 7


The collection of short holes at Glenwood stood out for both their design and challenge. The penultimate hole is the shortest on the card playing downhill to a hanging green fronted by a bunker on the left. The 7th is a beastly challenge with the tees and green on opposite sides of a wide valley. A steep face guards the green while a massive oak plays havoc with the shaping of your shot. The 5th and 15th are twins, parallel to each other and both crossing the same pond. Well struck mid to long irons are required to cover the watery abyss. Take the time to walk out on the lengthy peninsula to hit a tee shot from the forward deck on 15, it feels like you are on an island.


The course has a pair of lodges for those wanting to book a stay and play experience. The lodges have multiple rooms for a booking of any size. Spacious common areas appointed with flat screens, leather couches and hardwood provide a contemporary feel, while the huge kitchen with massive granite counters and a patio gas grill will help feed any size golf group. A relaxing hot tub overlooking the rolling countryside is the perfect respite after a day navigating Glenwood's fairways and greens.



584 Highway 70 East
Glenwood, AR







































Glenwood G&CC: Par 72

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Spacious Well Appointed Cabins


Photography is Courtesy of:

Glenwood Golf & CC &

The Natural State Golf Trail