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Location: Rogers, Arkansas
Opened: July 1990
3 Clubhouse Drive Rogers, Arkansas 72758
Pinnacle Country Club is owned and operated by the Hudson family led by Mike Hudson, son of the late James T. “Red” Hudson – founder of Hudson Foods and Pinnacle Country Club who died in August 2006. The club is man-aged by General Manager Pat Hennessy.
Originally designed by the late Don Sechrest, with PGA TOUR great Bruce Lietzke serving as a consultant. Re-designed by Randy Heckenkemper in 2009.
Pinnacle Country Club began as farm land in the serene rolling hills of Rogers, Arkansas. In 1988, with the goal of creating a superlative private golf course and gated community, a group of visionaries led by Berky Resources Corporation, developers and local golf enthusiasts transformed the pristine, fertile land into what was originally known as Champions Golf & Country Club. The course opened for play in 1990, and true to their vision, the club rose to prominence as one of the most desirable private clubs in the region. Pinnacle Country Club has played host to the LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship since 2007.
Along the way, Pinnacle Country Club has distinguished itself as a world-class venue for championship golf. Among the numerous high-profile events that have been staged on its perfectly sculpted links are the Greg Norman Challenge and the Phillips Classic. The course also serves as the annual host of the LPGA’s prestigious NW Arkansas Championship, featuring competition by some of the best female players in professional golf.
Already considered among the best golf courses in the state of Arkansas, Pinnacle Country Club’s spectacular cham-pionship golf course – home to the LPGA’s Northwest Arkansas Championship – was made even better in 2009 as a result of a $6.2 million renovation spearheaded by acclaimed golf course architect Randy Heckenkemper. The ren-ovation was initiated to modernize and fine-tuning this superb golf gem without jeopardizing the unique character and topographical nuances that have made the course a favorite among both members and LPGA players, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the golf experience for members.
Pristine fairways and newly built bunkers and greens enhanced with new grasses make Pinnacle’s magnificent par-71, 7,001-yard layout one of the most strategically diverse and visually stunning layouts in Northwest Arkansas, while multiple tees on each hole enable golfers of all abilities to enjoy an exhilarating challenge.
The course’s signature hole is its par-3 #15 featuring elevated tees leading to a beautiful island green. Three bun-kers and tightly mowed Zoysia grass roll-offs surround the putting surface, with the abundance of water surround-ing the complex adding to both the beauty and intimidation factor of this outstanding golf gem. Another notable hole is the 595-yard, par-5 finishing hole, a challenging dogleg left that requires pin-point accuracy with every shot. Off the drive, players need to place their shot between two bunkers on the right side of the landing area and one in the fairway to the left. From there, the hole begins to take its turn left. As players consider their next shot, they must negotiate a new pond that extends into the fairway, leaving only 20 yards of fairway landing area to the right, followed by deep rough and another water feature. The approach shot is difficult to an elevated, undulating green featuring steep Zoysia roll-offs.
The course spans 148 acres.
The course encompasses 100 acres of rough, 62 bunkers, and 18 water features.
With the exception of holes 1 and 10, every hole on the golf course features either a wet or dry rock creek system or ponds. All of the water features are interconnected, beginning from the top of the property at holes 11, 13 and 14, to the bottom at hole 6. Many of the water features come into play more than once.
Known for his impeccable attention to detail, hands-on approach and reverence for nature, Randy Heckenkemper worked with Pinnacle Country Club Golf Course Superintendent Todd Towery and his team to totally re-vamp the playing surfaces using a variety of cutting-edge, finely textured turfgrasses, with an eye toward enhancing the strategic value of the layout while ensuring premium conditions regardless of the weather.
- Fairways, tees and green surrounds were converted from Meyer Zoysia grass to Zorro Zoysia, a fine emerald-green colored, player-friendly variety that thrives in heat and humidity.
- Roughs were converted to a thick Riviera Bermuda.
- Greens were converted to Tyee Creeping Bentgrass, a superior putting surface that is heat-tolerant, exceptionally dense and resistant to brown patches and weed invasion.
Most significant in the renovation was the re-building of the greens throughout the course, many of which were completely re-positioned. Additionally:
- Greenside and fairway bunkers were added to some holes while others were re-located or completely removed – most notably, the long fairway bunker at the par-4, 5th hole.
- A state-of-the-art SubAir sub-surface “vacuum” system was installed to remove excess moisture on the greens.
- A technologically advanced irrigation system was added, along with a new pump station.
- Tee boxes were rebuilt to allow for better drainage, and then laser leveled; and beautiful new water features and trees were added to enhance the overall aesthetics of the course. Adding to the risk/reward value of the course, the layout was lengthened from 6,745 yards to 7,001 yards while remaining a par-71.
Blending the time-honored traditions of golf with today’s conveniences, Pinnacle’s 50,000 square-foot clubhouse serves as a welcoming focal point for member dining, hospitality and relaxation.
The luxurious yet comfortable clubhouse features a friendly, family-oriented ambience where the emphasis is always on superior service. The clubhouse includes:
- Men’s and women’s golf locker rooms complete with sauna, Jacuzzi, showers and amenities
- Full-service golf and tennis shops
- Distinguished Board Room for meetings, dinners and intimate events
- Numerous inviting lounges
- Beautiful native rock patio overlooking the golf course, featuring spectacular vistas and seating for up to 250 guests
- In-house pastry chef
- Kids’ Korner facility offering professional childcare services and a fun variety of activities and programs for children of all ages
- Massage therapy available upon request
- A variety of elegantly appointed event space including a spacious banquet hall, private meeting rooms and a conference facility.
Meetings & Events:
Pinnacle Country Club’s elegantly designed, spacious clubhouse provides several dining, meeting and entertainment spaces in which to host your special event, including:
- Expansive banquet facilities
- Several private meeting rooms, including a stately 34-seat Board Room
- Outdoor patio area with ample seating for tented events
Pinnacle Country Club was designed to fit seamlessly into the Rogers countryside, in perfect balance with nature. Great care was taken during the construction of the course to preserve and protect natural wildlife habitats, while at the same time incorporate the distinct natural contours of the land into the design – diminishing its impact on the environment. The result is a serene stage for golf that serves as a refuge for numerous wildlife species.