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Fairway Notes

September 8, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.

Upcoming Golf tournaments

"Fun Fore All" Courtesy Van Golf Tournament -- Oct. 1

This golf tournament is open to men, women and couple's teams, POA members and non-members. This tournament begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, Friday, Oct. 1, at Kingswood Golf Course and is formatted as a four-person scramble flighted after play. Mulligans and raffle tickets will be available for purchase during registration which begins at 7 a.m.

Entry fee is $40 per player, payable to "Bella Vista Courtesy Van" (check only). Players will be responsible for paying their own green and cart fees at the pro shop. Lunch and prizes included in the entry fee will be provided after play at the Kingsdale Pavilion.

There will be a 30 team limit. Entry forms are available in all pro shops or can be obtained by emailing Kevin McGee at [email protected] The entry deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Hole sponsorships can be purchased for an additional $100. Email Kevin at [email protected] with information to be printed on your sign. Additional information or questions can be forwarded to the same email address.

All proceeds benefit the Bella Vista Courtesy Van.

BHC Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble -- Oct. 4

The 2021 BHC Chamber Challenge Golf Scramble presented by BHC Insurance will take place Monday, Oct. 4, at the Bella Vista Country Club Golf Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a fun opportunity to engage with others in the community, promote your business and support a great area nonprofit while in a relaxed environment. In addition to golf, there are various sponsorship packages available offering you the opportunity to promote your brand and in many cases directly engage with the golfers.

Fees: chamber member team is $400, non-member teams $500, member individual $100 and non-member individual is $125. Register at

This year's nonprofit partner will be The Peel Compton Foundation. You help support it when you purchase mulligan and pro's drive packages when you register or during the event, as well as participate in the various games and contests throughout the day.

If interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, email Travis Stephens at [email protected] or call the chamber at 479-273-2841.

Golf Associations

Women's 9-Hole Golf Club

The Bella Vista Women's 9 Hole Golf Club welcomes new members to join the 2021 season. The group plays on Mondays. Members can choose to play from red or gold tees each week. Play includes all courses with a different game each week and handicaps. This group is great for beginners or someone who just wants to play 9 holes. Applications are available in the pro shops or can be downloaded at For additional information, contact Jane Long at [email protected] or the president, Julia Doverspike, at [email protected]

Women's 18-Hole Golf Club

The Bella Vista Women's (18 hole) Golf Club invites you to join the 2021 season. Play is on Thursdays with tee times -- red tees with gold optional for the season. Applications are available in the pro shops or can be downloaded at For additional information, please email [email protected] or call Ronnie Nelson at 479-268-3037.

Oldes Men's 9-Hole Golf Group

The Oldes Men's Golf Group welcomes new members and plays on Tuesday mornings at all of the Bella Vista courses. All of the weekly events are handicapped and players of all skill levels are welcome. The group plays a Texas Scramble just about every week. There is no fee to join and a $3 entry fee per event is requested. It is an informal group with a goal to just have fun playing a game all enjoy. Contact Barry at 479-876-8432 or [email protected]

Men's 9-Hole Golf Association

The Men's 9 Hole Golf Association welcomes membership applications for the 2021 golf season. Play is on Wednesdays with tee times -- red tees with white optional for the season, four handicapped flights and weekly sponsored hole prizes. Applications are available in the pro shops and can be downloaded from the POA website as well as For additional information, call Dale Schofield, membership chairman, at 479-553-7067.

Women's 5- and 4-Hole Golf Association

Founded in 1973, the group welcomes POA members who are relatively new to the game, as well as experienced golfers, and offers it all -- fun, new friends and exercise. The group primarily plays at Brittany golf course where golfers have the option to walk or use carts. Play is on Mondays, with morning tee times April-October. Members score the first five holes of play, after which players can quit or finish out the nine-hole course. A variety of games are played (scrambles, closest to the pin, longest drive, etc.). No handicaps are used. Print an application on Annual dues are $12. Make checks payable to Women's 5-Hole Golf Association and mail check and application form to Patty Mahoney, 18 Shropshire Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72714.

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