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5211 Cliff Dr
Fort Smith, AR  72903-4630
United States
P: (479) 783-3731
F: (479) 782-4918
Hardscrabble Course

18 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

70 par | 6,619 yards | 130 slope

72.9 rating | Bermuda grass

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Hardscrabble Golf Course

The 18-hole "Hardscrabble" course at the Hardscrabble Country Club facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas features 6,619 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 72.9 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Herman Hackbarth/(R) Jay Morrish, ASGCA, the Hardscrabble golf course opened in 1926. Bob Philbrick manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed April 21, 2009

Enjoyable course, fun to play, and fair. Need refreshment opportunities for nonmembers.

Reviewed July 25, 2008

Hardscrabble is one of the best courses in Arkansas. It is also on eof the toughest. The greens have all these humps and bumbs in them called "Maxwell Rolls." They were Perry Maxwell's signature. They are found at Southern Hills, Colonial, and Hardscrabble! All Maxwell gems. When the greens at Hardscrabble are running fast, this course is one of the toughest in the country! A must play if you get a chance.

(By the way, Golf Link is wrong. Hardscrabble isn't designed by Herman Hackbarth. Its designed by Perry Maxwell.)


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Shawn W. 19 92 73 06/01/07
2 Jason G. 24 97 73 09/18/07
3 colin C. N/A 87 87 11/13/07
4 William G. N/A 120 120 06/19/13
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Golf Course Information

About Hardscrabble

Hardscrabble Country Club

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Hardscrabble

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Tournaments of Hardscrabble

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Course Staff

Bob Philbrick, General Manager
Jon Burton, Golf Professional
Scott Hickey, Head of Agronomy

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