Did You Know? May 2018

At Bella Vista Country Club you are now allowed to drive your golf cart from the clubhouse to Tanyard Creek Practice Facility to warm up before your tee time.  We ask all golfers to be considerate of other golfers who are already playing on holes #6 through #9 while they drive to and from Tanyard Creek. Take advantage of a good warm up session and be back 15 minutes before your allotted tee time.

Play where you are comfortable!

With most of Bella Vista’s golf courses having 5 tee boxes now, make sure you are playing the correct Tee box. Hitting long irons or fairway wood into par 4’s & 3’s makes for a long and frustrating round. There are many different thoughts about this topic out there today. Suggestions include making sure you are using no longer that a 7 iron in to most Par 4’s on average. However, with new equipment and clubs like hybrids, that throws that suggestion out the window. The PGA and USGA came up with this table and it goes according to your average driving distance. This chart is a guideline to help golfers tee it up from the correct tee box.

Driver Distance Recommended 18-Hole Yardages
275 6,700-6,900
250 6,200-6,400
225 5,800-6,000
200 5,200-5,400
175 4,400-4,600
150 3,500-3,700
125 2,800-3,000
100 2,100-2,300

Tee it up and “enjoy the summer playing golf and scoring well”