Resort-style Championship Golf
Hot Springs Village offers seven private, 18-hole championship golf courses that all Vacation Rentals guests can access with POA-member Guest Cards. Their beautifully-manicured, rolling fairways and greens have earned many of the courses top-ten state and national rankings from Golf Digest within the last 10 years. When you tee it up in Hot Springs Village, you easily find yourself thinking you are standing on a tee box in Florida, South Carolina or Alabama.
Tennis and Fitness Facilities
If you prefer tennis instead of golf, the 16 tennis courts in Hot Springs Village should get your attention. The Coronado Tennis Center is a premier facility with 10 clay courts and three hard-surface courts, and the clubhouse features a lounge, kitchen and pro shop. In addition, there is a 400-square-foot pavilion with an ice machine room, picnic tables and restrooms with showers. A ball machine and practice hoppers are also available. Vacation Rentals guests should call the tennis center a week in advance to set up play.
The Coronado Fitness Center is a full-workout facility. The facility includes a large exercise area with weight and cardio equipment, a three-lane walking track, exercise classroom, a 25-meter-heated indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, steam room, sauna, and massage therapy. In addition to the men’s and women’s locker rooms, two family-handicap dressing/shower rooms are available. The indoor pool was renovated in 2009 when new flooring, paint, and geo-thermal heating and air were added to the pool area.
The water-sports enthusiast or lake fisherman has seven recreational lakes totaling 1,900 acres of aquatic space to enjoy. Boat rentals are also available at the Balboa and Desoto Marinas. In addition, Lake Ouachita, one of the nation’s clearest lakes, is only 12 miles away.
Experience the Arts
If your trip to Hot Springs Village would be enhanced by the arts, the Ponce de Leon Center Complex seats 650 guests at the Woodlands Theatre which sponsors symphonies, musicals, plays and movies.
If you enjoy nature trails, then Hot Springs Village is mapped with 20 miles of scenic walking and hiking trails that are accompanied by wooded, mountain and lake views.
Hot Springs National Park
When you’re ready to venture away from Hot Springs Village for a day or two, Hot Springs National Park needs to be your destination.
Home to historic hotels and Bathhouse Row, exciting Oaklawn Park thoroughbred horse racing, eclectic shopping, exquisite eating establishments and nightlife’s live music, Hot Springs lives up to it namesake as America’s First Resort.
Oaklawn: Races start January 13, 2017
On February 24, 1905, Oaklawn presented its first racing card before a crowd of 3,000 that turned out after Hot Springs Mayor John Belding declared a half-day holiday for the city. The first race at the new track was won by Duelist, owned by John W. Schorr, a prominent Memphis sportsman, and since that time, Oaklawn has evolved into one of the premier race meets in the country. Best known as the home of the Racing Festival of the South and Arkansas Derby, the track has played host to some of the biggest names in the sport with the latest star being 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who won both the Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby en route to making history with victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Magic Springs Water and Theme Park has been named one of the three most family-friendly parks in the nation by Better Homes and Gardens, offering two parks for the price of one. It is the largest water park in Arkansas and the only theme park located in a national park, offering more than 80 attractions which include the Arkansas Twister roller coaster. Thrill rides include the X-Coaster, Plummet Summit and The Gauntlet. Other attractions at the park include Crystal Lagoon, seven brightly-colored slides, a play pool, High Sierra Slide Tower, Crystal Falls Wave Pool, Kodiak Canyon Lazy River and Bear Cub Bend for smaller children.
Garvan Woodland Gardens on Lake Hamilton is a world-class botanical garden that is an example of The Natural State at its best – a canopy of pines reaching skyward providing protection for delicate flora and fauna, gentle lapping waves that unfold along the 4 ½ miles of wooded shoreline and rocky inclines that remind you of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains. From the dynamic architectural structures to the majestic botanical landscapes, Garvan Woodland Gardens offers breathtaking sights and fantastic photo opportunities at every turn.
Whatever the perfect vacation is for you – a wonderful lake home filled with quiet, restful times or a busy, action-packed holiday – you’ll find it at Hot Springs Village!