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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
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23 out of 23 reviews
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4.5
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.6
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7320 yards
Slope 134
Rating 75.8
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Big Creek Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens L-93 Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Kevin Atkinson (2000) Tom Clark (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No. Only with permission
Dress code Denim is not allowed; Gentlemen must wear shirts with collars & sleeves; Appropriate fashion tops for women.

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Reviews

4.7
23 Reviews (23)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape. Front nine is the easier of the two. Good warm up for the back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course!

If someone complains about this golf course, then that someone needs to get shot!!
Best golfing since playing tpc Southwind this spring.
Fairways are amazing, greens are receptive and rolling true, even the roughs are immaculate!
Can’t wait to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The "Horse Race"!

Always a few impatient players. They (perhaps from TLCC) anxious to get many holes in before an "appointment"!. By far most "stay in their lane" but there are always some that want to 'get there" before everyone else. Since the scenery is beautiful one would thing people could enjoy it all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play was slow

This is a pretty course that was in great condition. The staff was friendly. The facilities were great. I’d be prepared for possible slow play though. I know it doesn't matter where the course is there will be a chance to get stuck behind people who are slow. This is my second time there and both times I got stuck behind slow groups that were unwilling to let a single around them. It’s probably just my luck but I still don’t like it. Great course though. Just keep that in mind when going there.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Can’t miss public golf in Arkansas

I have played this golf course on multiple occasions. Seems like I always play it when the grass is dormant but guess that’s my fault. Big Creek is a golf course that is worth playing multiple times, it is that good. The course isn’t much different from the first time I played it, only difference being is that they decided to change their bunkers just a little as well as get rid of a select few of them. Outside of that, seems like this course never changes and that’s a great thing, because it is a great place to play. I believe the course’s biggest strength is it’s wide variety of holes it offers! The par threes are all different in length, the par fives are solid and offer a couple of risk reward opportunities, but the par fours are fantastic! The par fours range from drivable holes like numbers 3 and 16, to absolute brutes in the likes of 7 and 18. Inbetween those are very thoughtful holes with all sorts of options you can take.
As far as conditioning, I can’t really speak for the summer months but the last two times I have played it (late November and mid March), it has been in very acceptable shape. The grass hasn’t had time to grow so there are quite a few sod patches around the lips of the bunkers that are basically ground under repair. The fairways were in great shape, the rough was easily playable, and the greens were a very good speed considering the time of year. They do seem to have added new collars around a few of their greens and those will also need some time to grow in. Overall, a very well maintained course, especially in the dormant season.
This public golf course is a must play in Arkansas, so if you’re ever going through or near Mountain Home, take the time and play Big Creek!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course!

If you are in the Mountain Home area, this is a must play! Got a weekday round fo $40 on GolfNow - a real bargain! Bent greens and Zoysia fairways. Never a bad lie. Greens were fast and tricky, plus the wind got up a bit mid-round. I was a single and the two old geezers in front of me made me wait on every shot. There was no course Marshall. That was the only negative. Go play!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

Rained all morning; the rain stopped 15 miinutes prior to tee time. Course was a little wet but it didn't interfere with play. By the 5th hole the sun had come out an it was beautiful - agina no wet spots in the fairwars, traps or greens and the course was extremely playable and fair. This is the second time I've played this couse and the first for the rest of the foursome - everybody loved it. Highly recommended for anyone from a hack (me) to a scratch golfer (my daughter and son in law.)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very playable and well maintained course.

Big Creek is definitely the nicest course in the area ! The fairways and greens are in really nice shape even in the hot weather. No dried out burnt grass. The course is pretty challenging and fun to play. The staff is super friendly also. It's always a pleasure to play here ! The only downside would be no GPS on the carts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Had a great time

The course was beautiful and in great shape. I was really impressed and will come back. The guy at the pro shop was friendly and helpful. It was a pretty challenging course but well designed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always welcomed

Ray, in the Pro Shop, takes good care of me. He's great and the course is very good too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

This course was in great shape. We had fun and played some challenging holes. Pace of play was excellent. We really enjoyed it. Was worth the drive from Branson.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!!

Course was in great shape. This is a must play and for the value can’t beat it. I wish it was closer to my house I would play this course all the time. Great diversity of holes and scenery, just an all around great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cool windy - ist day of the Fall

Other than the unexpected weather, the course was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice place to play

was a little cold when we started but the sun came out on the back 9 and was nice. had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love it

The layout is very fair for all levels/ tee boxes. Open fairways and not too tight. You get to use your driver as well as a few target golf par 4s. Greens are bent grass and true, respond to spin, and be prepared to fix ball marks! Fairways and traps are very well maintained. Had a great time! Staff is nice to all.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful course challenging layout

Fairway grass very green and the ball set up off the ground nice.
We played 2 days after a large college golf tournament and the course was still in excellent shape.
Great club house to have a drink or meal after a round of golf.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/16/2017

Hello from Big Creek. We appreciate your positive comments, but were wondering about the low overall rating of 1 star you gave the course; they don't seem to jibe.
We take customer service seriously, and if there is an issue we need to be aware of, please contact our PGA professional. We look forward to your return visit.

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