Blessings Golf Club

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Blessings Golf Club is a private, 18-hole golf course located along Clear Creek in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Its creation was funded by former Tyson Foods CEO John Tyson. Blessings was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.. and opened June 2004. From the back tees, its rating is 79.1 and its slope is 153, making it one of the most difficult golf courses in the U.S. Its routing is a true "out-in" design, in that the 9th hole does not end at the clubhouse. Blessings features three par-5 holes on the "out" nine and three par-3 holes on the "in" nine, for a par of 37-35-72. Its topography is characterized by hilly terrain creating numerous sidehill lies, dramatic elevation changes, forced carries over ravines and valleys, and large, undulating greens, with Clear Creek in play on several holes. Accuracy off the tee is a must.

Blessings' clubhouse was designed in a modern style by architect Marlon Blackwell.[1] The clubhouse[2][3] is outfitted with natural, organic design features including local stone and imported, exotic woods used throughout the interior. It features a pro shop, restaurant, lounge, men's and women's locker rooms, and a swimming pool.

Blessings is also home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks golf teams.[4] The membership and the Razorbacks enjoy the Fred and Mary Smith practice facility,[5] located on the grounds. It is home to six indoor-outdoor practice bays, an indoor video swing analysis station, office space and fully furnished men and women’s locker room facilities for the Razorbacks.

Blessings Golf Club does not have a website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marlon Blackwell Architect". Marlon Blackwell Architect. Retrieved 2014-01-10. [not in citation given]
  2. ^ "(untitled)". Picture. Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Marlon Blackwell's Work Published in World Atlas". Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Men’s Golf". Arkansas Razorbacks. Retrieved 2014-01-10. [not in citation given]
  5. ^ "The Home of the Razorbacks: Blessings and the Fred W. and Mary B. Smith Razorback Golf Training Facility". Arkansas Razorbacks. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

Coordinates: 36°07′58″N 94°12′05″W / 36.13288°N 94.20128°W / 36.13288; -94.20128