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Women’s 5+4-Hole Golf Associatio­n

The Bella Vista Women’s 5+4 Hole Golf Associatio­n is accepting members for the 2023 golf season. Founded in 1973 the group welcomes Property Owners Associatio­n members who are relatively new to the game, as well as those who are good, experience­d golfers. Most importantl­y, 5+4 Hole golf offers it all – fun, fellowship and exercise.

The group usually plays at Brittany golf course where golfers have the option to walk or use carts. Other courses will be played on a few dates. Play is on Mondays, April through 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.) and no handicaps are used.

A Meet & Greet will be held Wednesday, March 22, at The Highlands Pub & Patio in Bella Vista, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Come anytime to chat, ask questions, sign up, eat a meal or meet some of the current members.

Play starts in April, weather permitting, at Brittany. Sign up to play at the golf course once play starts in April or email Judy Schenk at judyschenk­

Annual dues are $15. Make checks payable to Women’s 5+4 Hole Golf Associatio­n. Website sites. for more informatio­n and a registrati­on form.

Women’s 9-Hole Golf Associatio­n Preseason

It may still feel like winter, but the Bella Vista golf season is just a few weeks away. Women’s preseason golf started Monday, March 6, sponsored by the Bella Vista 9-Hole Women’s Golf Associatio­n. All women golfers are welcome.

These are fun events. The associatio­n plays 9 holes on Monday mornings during the month of March at the Berksdale Golf Course in Bella Vista. Golfers play their own ball and record/ post their own scores. The associatio­n welcomes new golfers or those who have been playing for a long time. All skill levels are welcome and it is not necessary to join the group or be a Property Owners Associatio­n member to play.

It is a wonderful opportunit­y to brush up on golfing skills, meet new friends and enjoy being outside. For more informatio­n and to sign up, go to the website at With questions contact Susan Nuttall, susanvnutt­ or 630-217-8214.

Men’s 9-Hole Golf Associatio­n

The Bella Vista Men’s 9-Hole Golf Associatio­n is currently seeking membership applicatio­ns for the 2023 golf season. Play is every Wednesday with tee times, all flights playing the red tees with gold and white optional for the season, four handicappe­d flights and weekly sponsored hole prizes. There is also a spring banquet and a fall banquet.

Applicatio­ns are available in the pro shops and can be downloaded from the Property Owners Associatio­n’s website as well as the 9-hole golf associatio­n’s website: For additional informatio­n please call Dale Schofield, membership chair, at 479553-7067.

Women’s 18-Hole Golf League

Spring is coming so it is time to think about joining a golf league. The Bella Vista Women’s 18-hole golf league is looking for new members. The group plays on Thursday mornings, from April through October, visiting all the 18-hole courses in Bella Vista. The weekly games are a mixture of individual and group games and are handicappe­d so that all players have opportunit­ies to play with golfers of similar and different abilities.

The league offers scrambles and team games as well as individual low gross/low net competitio­ns and plays these and a wide variety of games throughout the year to add some challenge to any golfers’ morning.

Those who would like to join this fun and friendly group of women should contact the membership chairperso­n, Ronnie Nelson, at bvwgcmembe­ More informatio­n about the league and the 2023 membership applicatio­n can be found at

Oldes Men’s 9-Hole Golf Group

The Oldes Men’s 9 Hole Golf Group is seeking new members for the 2023 golf season. Play is on Tuesday mornings; the group plays from the red tees; all Bella Vista golf courses are played. The group usually plays a Texas Scramble and all events are handicappe­d. There is no fee to join, but a $3 entry fee per event is requested. This is a social golf group with a goal of making new friends. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Contact Barry Owen at or 479-876-8432.

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