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Western Amateur: A Showcase For Warren Stephens’ Alotian Club

by Jim Harris 4/1/2013 12:00 am

The Western Golf Association sought out Warren Stephens’ exclusive golf enclave for its prestigious Western Amateur tournament, which typically has been staged at top courses in the Chicago area and last year drew a field from 13 countries. In fact, for 43 years the Western Am has not been played outside the Chicago area or away from its previous permanent residence, Michigan’s Point O’ Woods Golf and Country 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.

Readers' Choice 2011: ‘Diamond’ in the Rough Surprises

by Jim Harris 3/28/2011 12:00 am

Big Creek stays atop the public-access vote, ahead of Red Apple.

Arkansas Signature Golf Holes

by Jim Harris 3/8/2010 12:00 am

Arkansas’ best golf courses feature holes that provide magnificent views and spectacular challenges.