Lions Den Golf Club. originally opened as a 9-hole course named Bay Ridge Golf Club, is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Dardanelle, Arkansas.
The Lions Den golf course first opened for play in 1969. The course was designed by Jerry O'Neill.
This is the courses where John Daly learned to play the game. Daly purchased the club in 2005.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,036 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5196 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 601 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 120 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, a 573 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 14, a 120 yard par-3.
(cart included), played on Sunday, January 2011 at 6am
It's a shame this course has been allowed to deteriorate. First three holes were so bad, we seriously considered leaving. But as you progress, the scenery is incredible and the hole designs are very unique. Unfortunately, many of the fairways are unkempt and the greens are extremely sandy. When we arrived, we were told hole #3 was closed! No discount for that, though. Cart kept wheezing and coughing; feared we would be stranded. With just a little TLC, this course could be a wonderful experience.
$21 (cart included), played on Tuesday, November 2007 at 8am
Now owned by John Daly. He has done a great job improving an already good course. Very good fairways, and replacing the marginal bentgrass greens with championship bermuda has been a great improvement.
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