Bella Vista, AR (April 25, 2017) – The Bella Vista Property Owners Association (POA) and the Bella Vista Foundation are proud to announce the APT (Adams Pro Tour) is coming to Bella Vista.  In operation since 1994, the APT Pro Tour represents one of the best development opportunities for golf professionals to hone their competitive skills, while preparing for a life on the PGA Tours.  Past players include Masters Winner Bubba Watson and Ryan Palmer.

Similar to the PGA Tour and web. Com Tour, the APT Tour offers championship caliber pro golf events filled with the stars of tomorrow.  This year’s event at the Highlands Golf Club will include practice rounds on Monday, Pro-Am competition and Long Drive Contest on Tuesday and a 72- hole championship Wednesday through Saturday. “We are delighted to bring men’s professional golf to NW Arkansas and the Bella Vista community”, says Gary DeSerrano, Tour President. “Both Visit Bentonville and the Bella Vista community have embraced the tournament and we are certain this will be one of our most popular events of the season for the pros.”

Local businesses and charities play a vital role during this year’s event.  They not only help provide the numerous volunteers used throughout the week, but also raise funds needed to run a first-class professional event.  All local sponsor dollars will pass through The Bella Vista Foundation ( The Foundation’s role as the charity partner is to solicit sponsorships, accumulate funds, and ultimately distribute the net proceeds to local charities.  “We are very excited to be a part of this great new event for Bella Vista and our NWA partners,” says Tom Pyatt, Foundation President.  “We wish to express our appreciation to our volunteers, sponsors, and especially the Bella Vista POA for hosting this exciting event”.

“This Cooper Communities NWA Classic will showcase the City of Bella Vista, Visit Bentonville, the POA and all of NWA in a positive way. It is one of those unique events that could have lasting potential for all partners”, said Tom Judson, POA General Manager. 

About Bella Vista and the Property Owners Association
Bella Vista, in conjunction with the governing Property Owners Association, is a 36,000-acre, recreational community in Northwest Arkansas offering seven golf courses, seven stocked private lakes, swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, parks, pavilions, recreation centers, a gun range, an RV park and many other amenities. The area has been ranked one of America’s top 10 best healthy places to retire by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the top 25 best places for affordable homes by and Money Magazine.

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