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3.9
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
86.9%
Recommend this course
48 out of 53 reviews
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4.2
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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3.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6812 yards
Slope 118
Rating 71.1
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Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Marvin Ferguson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is recommended. Shirt and shoes are required at all times. All players must wear golf shoes or smooth soled shoes (soft spikes required).

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Reviews

3.9
53 Reviews (53)
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Reviews 4
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It’s fun to playa th

It’s fun to play this course and plenty challenging. The course has three nine holes and you play one and go to the other.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 3
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Solid

If you can secure a deal for it, you might as well play it. I know Ft Smith has had issues with golf courses but I’m glad BG is still around. Course is very patchy and has a lot of drainage problems but it’s fairly priced imo. Several holes have amazing grass and setups (Silo’s par 3’s are fantastic and look great). Greens run on the slower end but roll true.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Overall the friendliness of the staff has gone down hill over the years. They treat this public course like it’s a PGA course. Something that definitely needs to be worked on. The course itself was in pretty good shape. Some of the tee boxes could use work but the greens rolled true and fairways were overall decent for the area and the conditions we’ve had. With the amount of heat that’s in the area I would recommend having jugs of ice water for people to cool off with at least 2 per 9 holes. Overall, a good course and I’ll continue to play it. These things I mentioned could definitely be worked on though.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value but needs work

I play here pretty regularly. The course is one of the better public tracks around Ft. Smith but still needs some work. Greens are in pretty good shape but they’ve lost around half of their fairways. Still not a bad bang for your buck.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course is always on and off as far as management goes, there’s one specific staff member that works that at the front desk that’s a hardass and everybody knows it. Pace of play sucks sometimes due to how they tell you what courses to play which is unfortunate. I’ve played here all my life layout is fantastic arkansas weather just sucks.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Worst Pro Shop Staff Ever

The guy working the counter at the pro shop is the most unfriendly person I've ever seen at a golf shop. If there was another decent public course option in this area, I wouldn't ever play Ben Geren.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not Good

Pace of play is always terrible. They allow 5 and 6 people to a group without a marshal. Miserable experience when you have to wait 15 - 20 minutes between shots. Condition of the course has declined over the past 2 years. Ball marks aren't repaired on the greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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