Isabella Golf Course - Nina

4.5490235294 4.5 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3486 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 37.2
  • Layout

  • 110 Iniciador Way, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909, United States
  • (501) 922-5505
  • (501) 922-5507
  • www.hsvpoa.org

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Ault, Clark & Associates (2000)
Type: Private
Greens: L93 Crenshaw Bent Grass
Fairways: 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3486 yards 37.2 132
Blue 36 3205 yards 36.1 128
White 36 2987 yards 34.9 126
Silver 36 2814 yards 34.0 122
Gold 36 2467 yards 32.3 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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Reviews


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"Good Day"


u000008046198's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Isabella Golf Course is a nice course with lots of distance between the holes. The conditions were wet because it rained the night before, but the course still played good. I impressed with the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Another good example of how good golf is in Hot Springs Village"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Like Granada, the 27 holes at Isabella is terrific golf. That I liked Granada more is the only reason I'm giving Isabella four instead of five stars, but it's barely a notch below. Like all these courses here, it's very playable, there are great views and conditions are superb. There aren't as many elevated tees and uphill shots as there are on Granada, but the course is plenty interesting. The ninth hole, by the way, on the Santa Maria nine is a bear, no matter what tees you play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Definitely a good course to play"


u134354114's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the second time I played Isabella (first was last July). Course is beautiful and in very good shape. Isabella (played the Nina and Pinta 9's) is a fun course as the drives are pretty open and one can take driver out on almost all the holes. There are some subtleties to driving though. If you haven't played here look carefully at the coloration of the fairway as what looks wide open is deceptive. A number of holes have contoured areas that are rough that sneak into the fairway and will grab your ball. If you are more into shot making off the tee, you might want to try Ponce de Leon as it is more challenging.

Played 18 in 2:15 as it was wide open on a weekday at 4:30.

Beautiful course, fun play, wide open and quick. Wish all the places I played did that.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course/ 7 other courses in complex"


bgmullen's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very pretty course in excellent condition. Wide fairways, some water. Outstanding layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


u000004900598's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My favorite course in the Village. Use Golf Now for your chance to play here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Should have been closed by management"


u883413634's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A thunderstorm happened the previous night.<br/> The course was soaking wet! It was not enjoyable playing in this condition: none of the fairways was practicable: I ended up aiming to the rough which was a lot better.

The management should have closed the course for the day, waiting for it to dry. Making people pay the full price for such bad condition is not commercial.<br/> Plus letting us play on a soaking wet course is very bad for the grass and the ground.

It is definitely not recommended to play after even a slight rain.<br/> Disappointed by the staff saying "It's bad luck. Mother Nature wins...".

I am still pretty confident that the course must be very nice to play after 10 days of nice sun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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