Big Sugar Golf Club
|Gold (W)||72||5652 yards||76.6||139|
|Red (W)||72||5191 yards||74.2||134|
|Black M: 76.9/150||612||402||252||509||185||463||428||351||499||3701||492||507||465||150||360||403||170||440||513||3500||7201|
|Blue M: 74.0/144||590||358||229||487||168||444||407||319||365||3367||454||475||416||150||335||373||154||417||488||3262||6629|
|White M: 71.0/127||569||333||212||460||138||427||388||270||337||3134||370||450||410||140||310||332||140||388||466||3006||6140|
|Gold M: 69.2/122 W: 76.6/139||528||316||171||443||121||368||371||209||323||2850||355||424||395||122||292||306||127||347||434||2802||5652|
|Red M: 67.3/121 W: 74.2/134||496||288||166||426||94||261||350||192||301||2574||346||399||371||89||285||280||112||323||412||2617||5191|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arkansas
Neighborhood golf course
My wife and I have played here in the past. It’s near Eureka Springs and we enjoy running over here to get a round in. COVID issues have the pro shop as well as the grill closed to going inside. So, everything is handled outside the doors. No coolers or drinks on the course. We had our own cooler to use, so we bought drinks from them and used that. Carts are really nice! No gps but nicest gas carts I’ve seen. The course is not very long, but there are many narrow holes that require pretty straight shots. Greens are deceptively tricky. They appear to be flat, but are situated on hills and will break if you don’t pay attention to how they are sitting relative to the surrounding area. Small raised greens on a lot of the holes will mean missed GIR but chipping is a “must have” skill here. I played from the tips and found myself using less than driver on about 40 percent of the 14 par 4/5 holes. Fun course.
This review is a mistake. It was actually for holiday Island in eureka.
Crazy layout at times
My wife and I played here and had a good time. The views are great on many of the holes. Very sloped greens here make for some unexpected 3 putts. The second hole is a very narrow valley with walls on both sides and trouble all the way to the green. I hit the left edge of the green and it backed off slightly and rolled into a creek that is 5 yards to the left of the green! I made double after hitting 2 good shots to get there. You have to play the slope on most of the shots here. If you are all over the place off of the tee, you will hate those holes. If you struggle to read putts, this place will eat you up. I really never figured out the putting and managed zero birdies. I’m a 5.6 handicap. Shot 81 with 2 penalty holes. Clubhouse is typical small town erupted with very little in the pro shop. Carts are horrible, gas because of the hills, but not enough power to climb many of the hills. We had to get out or start from a running head start over again to make it up many of the steep hills. 4 holes at least. Beautiful looking course but it needs a little investment help and maybe flatten out some of the greens. The layout is hard enough that crazy hilly greens seems like over kill. It was fun overall, and unlike many courses now, we had a cooler on the cart and they sold drinks.
Rugged, sprawling, dangerous. Always an adventure. Some world-class (difficult) shots - if you can get your ball around here, you can get it around anywhere.
This is the most unique course in Northwest Arkansas, and one of the most challenging as well. The layout is amazing, and no hole is the same.
What a find
What a find in the wooded hills of northern Arkansas. Each hole is cut out of the forest and you can not see any other hole from it . The greens were excellent rolled true and fast. For being in the hills of Arkansas the tee boxes and fairways were in good shape. It is a part 72 course. From the white tees at 6140 yards the rating is 71.0 and slope is 127. It is all you can handle. No beverage cart and not much of a snack bar. If you are ever in Northwest Arkansas treat yourself to a gem in the forest.