4th Annual Lake Bella Vista Open Update and Two New Courses in NW Arkansas - May 16th, 2011
The 4th Annual Lake Bella Vista Open is around the corner. There have been some changes due to the extreme weather (flooding) in the area. The LBV Open is now a ONE DAY PDGA C - TIER set for Saturday the 28th. This is changed from a 2 Day PDGA B - Tier. The reason for the change is because the City of Bella Vista has actually closed the Park until June 1st. We have been in discussion with the city about re-opening it early, and it looks like tis will happen. The course is drying out nicely with no major issues (with the exception of a downed basket that Randal will be re-planting soon). We are 90% sure that the event will be at the Lake Bella Vista course (The flyer reads TBA). If the event is moved to another location, there will be an announcement made. The Event will still be held on one of the local courses in the Rogers/Springdale area. Please check back for more information.
If you did not know, there are two new courses in the NW Arkansas area. The City of Rogers has put in a new 18 hole course next to Rogers High School. The baskets are Navy Blue Monkey Traps. Heath Whitley has been indirectly in charge of this course and has put in countless hours/money making this course special. His ideas for raised pin positions are awesome! Thanks for the hard work Heath! I also want to thank Andrea at the Rogers Parks & Rec for getting this course in the ground! It has been a pleasure working with you.
Harbor Meadows, in Springdale is a new private 9 hole course that was installed the same day as the Rogers course. The shiny new Red & White Monkey Traps pop in the beautiful Harbor Meadows community. Kyle McClure designed and helped install this course. A special thank you to both Kyle, his brother Ryan, and Marcus Purdy on helping with this project! Great job guys. We are working on a way to allow all golfers to play this course, but right now you do need to be with a resident of the Harbor Meadows.