Persimmon Ridge Resort

Steve and Kim Jones of Conway recently took a sweeping life change by purchasing the property formerly known as Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. The beautiful space located at #1 Fairway Drive in Greenbrier was purchased by the Jones family in October.
Steve and Kim have been married for 33 years. Kim owns Onsite Therapies in Little Rock, a pediatric outpatient speech, occupational, and physical therapy clinic. Steve previously owned Arkansas Carpet Outlet and Applied Velocity Sports Training Complex, both in the Greenbrier area.
Their new venture, off the highway that leads to Wooly Hollow State Park, served as a golf club for several years. Now it is known as Persimmon Ridge Resort. The Jones family could not be happier to own the lovely property or to provide a new service to the area. “The property just spoke to us the first time we saw it. The views are beautiful with the lake, the tree covered ridge, and the bridges, not to mention the expansive lush green lawns,” says Kim.
With almost 90 acres of trees, rock walls, and trails throughout the resort, the possibilities—and walks—are nearly endless. The Joneses have excitedly discussed many options. “Weddings were our first idea, but the property has so many areas and opportunities that we are still brainstorming,” shares Kim. Their first project is remodeling the clubhouse to accommodate receptions and events. The finished structure will include a bride’s and groom’s area. The updates do not stop there.
“We are adding a deck over the lake, and two additional outdoor reception areas with a fireplace and pergola, ideal for viewing the stars.” In addition, brides will be able to choose an outdoor wedding location to best suit their individual style. Options available include the lake, gardens, or the forest/ridge.
The possibilities extend beyond weddings. “We can accommodate several hundred people for corporate events as well. We offer a natural environment and can provide entertainment options as part of the package,” says Kim. The property also includes fishing, disc golf, geocaching, biking, walking trails, scenic views, wildlife areas, and birdwatching. There are ducks on the pond and there are allegedly two eagles that nest on the property.
The second phase of the changeover to Persimmon Ridge Resort includes a plan to offer sustainable/organic gardening that will include flowers that will be available for weddings, and seasonal farm-to-table dining. They also plan to offer tours and opportunities for guests to get hands on gardening/cultivation experience.
The final phase includes plans for nightly cabin/cottage rentals for honeymooners, those celebrating anniversaries, or nature lovers. “We will potentially include eco-friendly, off-the-grid cottages/cabins,” says Kim. In keeping with the former theme of the property, the Jones family plans to offer a driving range, putting greens, and possibly a three-hole executive golf course for guests.
Persimmon Ridge Resort has already become a favorite spot for portrait photographers, particularly for bridals. If you have an event on the horizon and are interested in a beautiful, local, and natural space, look no further than Persimmon Ridge Resort.
For rental information, visit online at
www.PersimmonRidgeResort.com, or call (501) 765-1215.