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Granada Golf Club - no. 4
Rolling hills, mountain views and excellent conditioning are all part of the package in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and its top golf club, Granada. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 1
Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas starts off with a picturesque par 5. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Granada Golf Club - 4th hole
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Granada Golf Club - 4th hole
The tee shot on the par-4 fourth hole at Granada Golf Club reveals Hot Springs Village, Arkansas' beautiful landscape. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 6
The par-3 sixth at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas can play as deep as 209 yards. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 8
Like the sixth, the eighth hole at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Ark. can be tipped at 209 yards, but it plays shorter because the tee is elevated. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 10
The 10th at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas is a short par 4 that eases you into the back nine. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 11
Water certainly comes into play on the par-3 11th at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 13
A hazard runs in front of the par-3 13th at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 14
The 442-yard, par-4 14th at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas is one of the tougher holes on the course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 15
Water comes into play on the approach of the par-5 15th at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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The fairways are certainly generous at Granada Golf Club, evident here on the 16th hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 17
The dogleg-left, par-4 17th is the no. 2 handicap hole at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Granada Golf Club - no. 18
There's no doubt that the signature hole at Granada Golf Club in Hot Springs Village, Ark. is the uphill, par-4 18th. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas' top golf club, Granada is more than memorable

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. -- There are nine golf courses in Hot Springs Village, Ark. but none finer than Granada Golf Club, which is the most picturesque among the collection.

Designed by Tom Clark and Ault, Clark & Associate, Granada is a par-72, semi-private course that plays to 7,115 yards from the tips. Opened in 2004, it is a well manicured, rolling course with panoramic views, elevated tees, extensive bunkering, wide fairways and bentgrass greens.

Located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Granada Golf Club's signature hole is the beautiful 18th with a meandering waterfall that stretches the length of the fairway and was built entirely out of rocks that were removed during course construction. One of the best and most difficult holes on the course is the previous hole -- the par 4, 17th -- which has a green 60 yards in length.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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