Tagged: golf digest

New El Dorado Course Mystic Creek Earns National Notice

by Jim Harris 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Ron Whitten doesn’t throw platitudes around willy-nilly about every golf course he sees. Golf Digest’s esteemed expert on golf courses and architecture has to truly be moved, and to see his comments in national print about the new Mystic Creek Golf Course in El Dorado speaks volumes.

Private Course Voters Pick Alotian As Favorite in 2012 Readers Choice

by Jim Harris 4/16/2012 12:00 am

Warren Stephens’ Alotian Club, the only Arkansas golf course ranked in Golf Digest’s Top 100 U.S. Courses (No. 14 in the 2011 list), is also No. 1 in the state among private courses in a survey taken of top Arkansas golfers.

On the Tee: Warren Stephens and The Alotian Club

by Warren Stephens 4/16/2012 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. CEO Warren Stephens has not only played some of the country’s best courses, he built one. Stephens shares his memories of a life in golf and the creation of the Alotian Club.

Jim Harris: Stephens' Alotian Club Will Be In Full View In 2013 With Prestigious Western Amateur

by Jim Harris 11/30/2011 3:30 pm

Average golfers and regular fans of the sport see Augusta National Golf Club and its beauty every spring, thanks to the Masters Tournament being televised. If we wanted to see up-close the greatness of Pine Valley in New Jersey, we could follow amateur golfers for one weekend in the fall. For free. But, we wondered, would we ever have the chance to watch skilled golfers take on Arkansas' greatest, but rarely seen, golfing treasure? Warren Stephens, the Little Rock businessman, said Wednesday he just wanted the right event to come Alotian's way. That tournament will be coming in 2013.

Jim Harris' Notebook: Alotian Club Gets Its National Notice, and Then Some

by Jim Harris 5/5/2011 2:40 pm

Golf Digest's prestigious rankings of the best courses in the United States in its May 2011 issue placed Warren Stephens' The Alotian Club at No. 14. The 13 courses than rank ahead of it, some more than a century old, are without question among the best that will ever be constructed, and most new courses will be fortunate to copy some of their wondrous aesthetics. Alotian is the only Arkansas course to grace these rankings. In the state breakdown, Alotian and Pleasant Valley Country Club ranked 1-2.

The Alotian Club

by Tre Baker 3/30/2011 7:15 am

Private golf club in western Pulaski County ranked 14th best in the U.S. by Golf Digest.

Little Rock's Alotian Club Named One of Nation's Top Golf Courses by Golf Digest Magazine

by The Associated Press 3/29/2011 4:05 pm

Augusta National is No. 1 again in Golf Digest's biennial ranking of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses," beating out Pine Valley Golf Club by a fraction of a point.

Hitting the Sweet Spots: Glenwood Golf Course, Glenwood (Advertisement)

by ArkansasSports360.com Staff 3/28/2011 12:00 am

This "secluded track" is “great golf for the money, and it’s well worth the drive to find it.” It is a "great course with great people."

Hitting the Sweet Spots: Ponce de Leon Golf Course, Hot Springs Village (Advertisement)

by ArkansasSports360.com Staff 3/28/2011 12:00 am

A favorite among lower handicap golfers, Ponce de Leon Golf Course has tree-lined fairways and consistently true greens. A real player’s golf course, Ponce de Leon Golf Course was designed by Ault, Clark & Associates and was the fifth course opened in Hot Springs Village.

Golf Architect Tom Clark Puts His Stamp on The Natural State's Golf Courses

by Max Farrell 3/28/2011 12:00 am

Golf architect Tom Clark leaves his mark on courses and clubs throughout Arkansas.

Drink Up: John Daly Doesn't Like the 'John Daly'

by Jim Harris 9/23/2010 12:29 pm

You may be familiar with the "Arnold Palmer," a fairly tame, summery drink made half with tea and half with lemonade. Supposedly, Arnold ordered it back when he owned golf and it just exploded from there. Now, a new drink has surfaced called the "John Daly," and Big John from Dardanelle isn't happy about it. It's like the "Arnold Palmer," only with vodka, Golf Digest reports.