HORSESHOE BEND — The Ozark Gateway Region Golf Classic three-person scramble will be held Aug. 25 at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course, 3 Club Road, Horseshoe Bend.

Tee-off time is scheduled for 8 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts to be served beginning at 7.

The entry fee is $120 per team. However, this does not include the cost of cart rentals, according to a news release.

Players 70 years and older will be allowed to play from the forward tees except on contest holes. Cash prizes will also be awarded.
The annual event has become a popular fundraiser for the Ozark Gateway Regional Council, a nonprofit organization, which works to promote tourism, industry and the communities of a multi-county area.

“The three-person scramble has become an event that many look forward to every year, and it is one we’re proud to host,” Ozark Gateway Executive Director Cathy Drew said.

“Not only is it a chance for the council to hold something that brings everyone out for a fun time, but to hold it in a setting in The Natural State as beautiful as Horseshoe Bend, is what the Ozark Gateway’s mission is all about.”

Entry forms can be picked up at the Lawrence County Chamber in Walnut Ridge, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Melbourne Office, Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce, Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center, Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Randolph County Tourism Association & Visitor Center, Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce, Mammoth Spring State Park, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, The Ozark Gateway Office (forms will be available 24/7 outside by the door).

Forms are online at

Completed forms can be returned to The Pro Shop at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course or email them to or

For more information, call 870-670-5252 or 1-800-264-0316.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.