Announcing the 2017 Amateur & Mid-Amateur Champions

The scenic Granada Course at Hot Springs Village will be the site of the 2017 Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships. The events will be contested June 12-16 at the picturesque Arkansas course.

The Granada Course, which opened in 2004, is ranked among the Top Ten courses in Arkansas by Golf Digest and is considered by many to be the most scenic of the 9 courses in The Village.

“Grenada features great views, large driving areas and can be stretched from 5000 yards to over 7000 yards,” said Tournament Chairman Linda Carter. “There are excellent practice facilities with a large driving range with easy access from the clubhouse, short game area and putting green near number one teeing ground.” The former WSGA President added that the clubhouse has a dining area and large verandas on the front and back. “We look forward to our players enjoying their week in Arkansas,” said Carter, who can be contacted via email at

The course fairways and tees are Tif Sport Bermuda with the greens featuring a blend of L93 and Crenshaw Bent grasses. Designers are Ault, Clark & Associates.

The Granada Course features rolling hills, pine forests and amazing views throughout its 18 holes. The signature hole is #18 which features a meandering waterfall that stretches the length of the fairway. This was built entirely out of rocks that were removed during course construction.

Hot Springs Village is the largest gated community in the United States and is located on 26,000 acres in the beautiful foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in Southwest Arkansas. There are 13,500 full-time and 35,000 overall residents at the facility.

The Village was established in 1970 and has grown into one of the top retirement and recreation communities in the nation. It boasts property owners from all over the world. The courses are members of the Ouachita Sports Trail.

The pre-tournament meeting for the Amateur and Mid-Amateur was held this past week at Hot Springs Village. Entry Chairman Susan Hall said the entry form should be available around the first week in April.

Sandra Smith
WSGA Publicity Director

WSGA Tournament Chairman Linda Carter and President elect Janie Carpenter are shown at the pre-tournament meeting with Ray Metz of the PGA golf staff at Hot Springs Village and Kathy Norris, Golf Event Sales and Marketing Coordinator.

WSGA board members Mary Edwards, Tanya Richard, Pat McKamey and Susan Hall are shown with Hot Springs Village staff and volunteers. The pre-tournament meeting was held to finalize details for the 2017 Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships, which will be held June 12-16.

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