The house was clean throughout and not worn-looking-- the two most major criteria for me.The fact that it was a great looking place with large living areas (having a separate one for kids is an attractive design if I returned with the family) and numerous well-decorated bedrooms is an additional plus for me. And several bathrooms permitted quick showering and getting our entire group out of the house timely for dinner each night. This is the 3rd year our golf group has done a travel trip. I am an admitted Florida lover since I was a kid and I steered the group to Tampa in 2012 and then the Destin/Pensacola/Gulf Shores, AL area in 2013. This year we decided to try something else and heard about the numerous courses at Hot Springs Village, Arkansas-- not just Hot Springs but the Hot Springs Village (HSV). We struck "Golfer's Gold". What a vacation. Excellent fairways, greens, and tee boxes. Played 4 courses. Recommendation:they are different, so play a variety when you schedule your courses and tee times for the week-- but be sure to include Cortez and Granada. [I kept taking the cell phone out of the bag to take pics from the tee box looking down to the green—as each course had numerous picturesque holes]. And the food in each of the 3 grilles we ate lunch in, at the clubhouses, was excellent. And a tip for you that have 36 hole stamina-- you come off the 18th from your morning round and go straight to the clubhouse and request a "Replay" round in the afternoon. Unbelievable green fee price for this. And reasonable prices for the tasty lunch I already talked about. For dinner in the evenings, there are several reasonably priced restaurants just outside the HSV gates. And this story keeps getting better. The place we stayed in, being a large house, was perfect for us to hang together in the evening and then each could retire to their own bedroom for a quiet night's rest. There was only 1 disappointed person in our group. One of our members is an avid fisherman and every morning and evening he'd go on the back porch and say, "I should have brought my fishing pole." He would have grilled on the back balcony also. Maybe next year we'll cut back from 7 rounds of golf to 5 or 6 and fish and grill one evening. I should mention that each day we drove past the tennis courts and this caught the eye of our group member that plays competitive doubles tennis. Always in pursuit of the perfect vacation, but we may have found it here in HSV and this place we stayed at.