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3.7
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3
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
16 out of 20 reviews
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3.8
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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3.8
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
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0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.7%
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12 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 36
Length 3428 yards
Slope 137
Rating 36.4
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The First Tee of Central Arkansas- Chairmans Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1956
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Clark (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
20 Reviews (20)
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Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bird

I thought everything was very good but the course is pretty thing in areas. Overall, it is in good shape including the bunkers which were very well manicured.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little course

We play there often, greens are tricky. Great value for the money!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice sand

Good course no cart. Parts which is fine because don't have to stay on paths. Like the man in club house. Just so hotttt.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Prices were wrong.

The GolfNow app told me that the total for me and my friend to play 9 holes with a cart at The First Tee would be $39 ($17 for each player for the game + cart, $5 convenience fee), when I arrived, The First Tee had my reservation, but told me my total was $51. They claimed it was $11 per player for the course, and $12 per player for the cart, plus fees. Not only did we have to share a cart, but we ended up paying about 125% of what golfnow had originally said it would cost. Loved the idea of using GolfNow to reserve, but was disappointed with the misleading price.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little golf course

The staff is friendly and they’re always working and improving the course, the greens are excellent the whole course is a lot of fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Confidence Builder

Pretty short 9 hole course form green tees. Blues would make it closer to normal distance. GolfNow app worked great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice nine hole course challenging the greens are in good shape lotta fun to play

The staff was very safety conscious very Friendly made it easy to play golf there!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Much improved conditions

Course finally fixed their bunkers , they are no longer rock gardens. Greens and fairways are now in good condition. Course in general could use a little variety. Holes 1, 5, 6, and 7 are all very similar par 4s. Overall a fun play though.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Misleading Prices Listed

Reserved an 8:20am tee time for the First Tee of Central Arkansas and was told that the total would be $39 combined for myself and a friend to play a 9 hole round with a cart ($34 course fee + $5 convenience fee to the app). I paid $5 through the app and was told to pay the other $34 when we arrived. When I arrive at 8am, the course pro shop tells me I owe $51. I ask them how, and they claim that it is $11 per player for the course and $12 per player for the cart (even though we still had to share one cart) plus taxes and all. Either the GolfNow app or the course itself was in the wrong. I paid a total of $56 ($5 on the app and $51 at the course) when I was told the total would be $39. I tried explaining (and showing the app reservation) that the total was $34 and they were saying they couldn’t help me with that and that they didn’t know why it said that. Not going to die over $17, but do want to point out that there clearly seems to be an issue between this course and the app. I don’t want other golfers to be misled like I was, so I hope this is soon fixed to where the price listed on the app is the price that is actually paid at the course.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid course

Fairways and greens are nice. Solid 9 hole course. Need to get cart paths though

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First Tee Play

This course was located just down the street from UALR and I was very pleased with the Club House and course layout. I will be going back again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Paid more than advertised

Staff does not know how to deal with Golf Now.
Had to pay the regular price so lost money. Paid the Golf Now charged and the regular green fees so we would have been money ahead if we did not use Golf Now!!!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We were playing at a very good pace until we hit the 8th of our 9 holes. The first tee typically does group classes on Saturdays for juniors and they preach courtesy and things like that however when we reached the 8th tee we saw the class for that hour. They were just teeing off and did not let us play through. We then proceeded to wait for 20 minutes for their 9 some to finish the hole, after we finished the hole we beat them before they teed off on 9 they still did not let us play through so we ended up leaving and will not be back on a Saturday afternoon anytime soon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gnats, Gnats and more Gnats

Round was dominated by hungry swarms of biting gnats. All else soon became secondary.

$24 cart rental fee was very high (Not included in Golf Now price.).

I recommend this course only with full disclosure -- 9 holes only, pricey cart fee, check the gnat status, don't expect too much, don't pay too much.

Greens were EXCELLENT; as good as any played this season to date. Fairways were also pretty good. Terrain is pretty rocky and sand traps are in un-maintained condition and unplayable on most of the course.

There could be a few more signs directing players to the next tee box or to clubhouse. There are no cart path so sometimes you just had to guess where to go next.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Greens are great, rest of the course needs a little help.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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