You are here:  Parks & Rec - Ben Geren Golf Course - Rules Regulations



Jay Randolph - email Ben Geren Golf Course
6471 Golf Course Loop
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Club House: 479.646.5301

Open 8:00 am daily
Closes - sundown every day
Tee Times recommended 
Walking golfers or cart rental available

Golf Course will be closed: 
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Rules & Regulations

  • All golfers must register at the Pro Shop desk.
  • Appropriate golf attire is recommended. Shirt and shoes are required at all times.
  • All players must wear golf shoes or smooth soled shoes (soft spikes required).
  • Each golfer must have a bag and a set of clubs.
  • Pro Shop personnel will have authority to and will pair up players into foursomes and fivesomes when appropriate; no sixsomes at any time.
  • A maximum of 4 hours is enforced for 18 hole rounds.
  • Golfers must replace all divots and repair ball marks on greens.
  • All spectators are the responsibility of their accompanying adult golfers and must abide by all rules of the golf course. Due to inherent danger and related safety factors, spectators under the age of 10 are discouraged from accompanying golfers.
Golf Carts
  • Only 2 riders per cart; operators are responsible for any damage to golf cart.
  • Twosomes and foursomes must pair up, in one cart or two carts respectively.  No individual cart, unless golfer pays for other seat in twosomes or foursomes.  A golfer can ride in an cart by themselves in a threesome or fivesome, granted the other players are sharing a cart.
  • Golf carts will stay on asphalt paths around tee and greens and on asphalt paths continuously during wet conditions.
  • No private carts will be used on Ben Geren Golf Course.
Local Rules
  • U.S.G.A. Rules govern play, subject to local rules.
  • Fence surrounding golf course and white stakes designate out of bounds.
  • Hazards:
    • Red (Silo Hill) Course
    • Lateral hazards (red) lakes on #1, 2, 3, and 4.
    • Water hazards (yellow) creek on #8.
    • White (Magnolia) Course
    • Lateral hazards (red) lakes on #3 and 9.
    • Water hazards (yellow) creek on #2 and 3, creek right and left of #5, ditch on #7 and lake on #8.
    • Blue (Willow) Course
    • Lateral hazards (red) lakes on #2, 3, and 4, creek on #6 and 8, and lake on #9.
    • Water hazards (yellow) creek on #3, 5, and 6.




Fort Smith Court House
35 South 6 St.
Fort Smith, AR

Justice Building
901 South B St.
Fort Smith, AR

Greenwood Courthouse
11 Town Square
Greenwood, AR 72936

Sheriff Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901


©2024 Sebastian County | Web Design and Development by Local Creative Agencies |