The Greens at North Hills in Sherwood
Dawn Darter grew up on the course and is now the course pro.
The course has been busy since it re-opened last week
It was 84 years ago when the first shot was taken on the course once known as North Hills Country Club.
Three years ago, folks thought the last shot had been taken, when the owners attempted to sell the property to developers.
But the city of Sherwood stepped in and bought the property themselves.
Now, after three years of neglect and inactivity, golfers are once again testing their skills at North Hills.
"My parents have a house on the sixth hole. I started playing here when I was five," says course pro Dawn Darter, who learned to play golf here.
The fairways are once again mowed, and the greens, brand new Bermuda grass. The grand opening of what is now the Greens at North Hills was only days ago, and already the customers are lined up.
Darter says, "Oh, it's overwhelming. I have tee times booked today 'till after 3:30, close to 4:00 and we started this morning at 7:00. So yesterday we ran 170 players. So the demand is there and people want to play."
"Just all kinds of memories from being eight years old on," says Jim Finley. Finely drove from Maumelle to see the resurrected golf course.
Just standing on the course brings back memories for Jim and many others.
Finley remembers, "My parents joined North Hills, actually it may have been Sylvan Hills Country Club at the time back in 1954. So I grew up out here, learned to play golf out here, was out here every day of the summer."
Many of the players on this day played this course before it closed. There have been only minor changes to the design of famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Golfer Tom Hamm says, "They've taken some bunkers out of it but it's still really in good shape. And the pace of play is probably a little quicker doing that. But it's a it's a lot of fun."
"We heard and saw a couple articles about it being open so we decided to come try it out on Memorial Day." This is the first time on the course for Wesley Brown.
Designer Trent Jones is famous for his risk-reward designs.
Brown found it challenging, "It's a tight course. But it's fun. And if you keep it in the fairway you can play some good golf. But if you get it outside the fairway there are a lot of trees. So you can hit a lot of trees."
There are other reasons to come here; after all not everyone is a great golfer. The birds alone offer a nice distraction from the surrounding city.
But for many, this place stirs memories. Memories of their first lessons, or the rounds played with Dad.
And now that the course is alive again, so are the thoughts of those cherished times gone by.
The old golf course now known as the Greens at North Hills may leave you Amazed by Arkansas.