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WORLD-CLASS GOLF by BIG CEDAR

 

Top of the Rock Golf Course NOW OPEN

Johnny Morris, with Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Arnold Palmer has spent the past seven and a half years creating Top of the Rock, one of the most amazing golf experience ever developed.

Top of the Rock Golf Course, known as the first-ever Par-3 course to be included in a professional championship, features nature and golf at its finest. Perched high above Table Rock Lake, the peaceful waterfalls, wandering creeks, bass filled ponds and pristine lakes of Top of the Rock complete a true celebration of nature, the Ozarks and the game of golf. The experience includes Top of the Rock, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, an Arnold Palmer-designed Practice Facility, Tom Watson’s 70,000 square-foot putting complex called the “Himalayas,” and Arnie’s Barn, a magnificent 150 year old barn re-located from Arnold Palmer’s backyard in Latrobe, Penn., complete with historic photos and memorabilia from Palmer’s career achievements - and houses the Top of the Rock pro shop which features the latest in top-of-the-line logo golf apparel and goods.

 

Big Cedar Lodge's Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge (formerly Branson Creek Golf Club) golf courses are now home to the annual PGA Champions Tour Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf Tournament. In the words of PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, “If there was ever a Par-3 course worthy of PGA TOUR tournament play, Top of the Rock is it."

Top of the Rock Golf Course Facts

  • Top of the Rock is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design 9-Hole, Par 3 course and the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the state of Missouri.
  • The golf course ranges from 1,420 yards from the back tees to 945 yards from the forward tees.
  • Tees and greens are lush Bentgrass surrounded by Bluegrass roughs.
  • Top of the Rock covers appoximately 47 acres with 38 percent being kept in its natural state or planted in native species. Every effort has been made to allow this course to live in harmony with its environment of lush landscapes, meandering streams, waterfalls, lakes, stone bridges, and unparalleled vistas.


View the course Hole-by-Hole descriptions HERE.

 

The new Arnold Palmer Practice Facility is a breathtaking practice facility featuring 16 target greens, recessed lighting and three teeing decks – one grass tee and two synthetic tees for an all-weather experience. Guests can practice at night with in ground lighting. Like everything else at Top of the Rock, nature played a key role in development of the practice facility. From an environmental standpoint, the synthetic turf is easier on the delicate natural balance at Top of the Rock, with no need to water, mow or use chemicals on the practice course. Golfers have nicknamed the signature green at the practice facility the “Cliffhanger Green” for good reason. It is perched on the side of the bluff with a cascading waterfall. This green captures the heart of all golfers who cross Top of the Rock. 

 

 


And you have never seen night golf like hitting the Arnold Palmer Practice Range after dark! Recessed lighting allows for a one-of-a-kind golf experience after hours at Top of the Rock. The range facilities are open until 10:00pm for play.

 

 

 

The Tom Watson Putting Green is a one-acre green designed personally by Tom Watson. The putting course, which has an elevation change of 20-feet from top to bottom, was inspired by the famed Himalayas putting course at St. Andrews in Scotland and features putts up to 200 feet in length. 



 

Practice Range Hours | 7:00am - 10:00pm

$15 for the first bag of balls - $10 per bag after.
Includes access to the Arnold Palmer Practice Range
and the Tom Watson Putting Green.

Dress Policy: Collared Shirts required and soft spikes only.
Rental Clubs are available through the pro shop. 

Top of the Rock Pro Shop
The Top of the Rock Pro Shop at Arnie’s Barn has everything the discerning golfer needs for a day on the course. Featuring top brands, golfers can pick up hats, towels, tees, golf balls, clothing and playing equipment.

Lessons

For beginning and advanced golfers, Top of the Rock is staffed with seasoned golf professionals, recruited especially to facilitate development of the modernized Top of the Rock golf course. They provide professional one-on-one instruction for players of all ages and skill levels. Call the golf shop at 417-339-5343 to schedule a lesson with one of our PGA professionals today. 

Tournaments & Outings
For information regarding groups, tournaments, and outings - please contact our PGA Professional, Eric Smith at 417-339-5341 or ersmith@big-cedar.com.


Tee Times Available Daily | 7:30am - 6:30pm

Call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343 to reserve your tee time.
Top of the Rock Pro Shop: 417-339-5343

Public Rates: 

18 Holes | $175

9 Holes | $135

Golf Fees Include:

  • Cart
  • One Bag of Range Balls
  • Practice Putting Course
  • And a Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail Tour!

Dress Policy: Collared Shirts required and soft spikes only.

Rental Clubs are available through the pro shop. 

**Call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343 for Tee Time availability.


Branson Creek Golf Course

Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course NOW OPEN
1001 Branson Creek Boulevard
Hollister, MO 65639

Matching the beauty of Top of the Rock is the redesigned Buffalo Ridge Springs (formerly Branson Creek Golf Club). Already acclaimed as the region’s top golf course, Buffalo Ridge has been transformed by the guiding hands of visionary conservationist Johnny Morris and renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. Adding new approaches, water features and bunkers, Morris and Fazio have redesigned the course layout to bring players in close contact with nature, native grasses and free-ranging buffalo from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

The course has been rated the #1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and has been named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest for 11 consecutive years. The course holds a Golf Digest rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

Buffalo Ridge Springs Course is located within the Branson Creek development just 4 miles south of Branson, MO. Follow Hwy 65 South, one mile past the Hollister exit, left onto Branson Creek Boulevard towards the new Branson Airport.

Hole-by-Hole coming soon!

Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course Facts

  • Buffalo Ridge Springs Course is an 18-Hole, Par 71 public golf course situated in the heart of the Ozarks.
  • The golf course measures from 7,036 yards from the back tees to 5,032 yards from the forward tees.
  • Fairways are a rich Zoysia grass while greens consist of lush Bentgrass. First cut rough is Bermuda while second cut is made up of Fescue.
  • Branson Creek Golf Club was originally designed by Tom Fazio in 1999 and has undergone a major renovation by Tom Fazio along with new owner, Johnny Morris, to revitalize the course with new water features, bunkers and other enhancements which include free ranging bison from near-by Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.
  • In June 2014, Buffalo Ridge Springs and Top of the Rock hosted the first annual PGA TOUR's newly renamed Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf present by Bass Pro Shops.

Lessons
Call the golf shop at 417-339-5430 to schedule a lesson with one of our PGA professionals today. 

Tournaments & Outings
For information regarding groups, tournaments, and outings - please contact our PGA Professional, Greg Thomas at 417-339-5430 or gjthomas@big-cedar.com.

Tee Times Available Daily | 7:30am - 6:00pm
Call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343 to reserve your tee time.
Buffalo Ridge Clubhouse: 417-339-5430.

Public Rates: 

Friday - Saturday | $110

Sunday - Thursday | $99

Twilight - After 3:00 pm | $80

 

Golf Fees Include:

  • Cart
  • One Bag of Range Balls
  • Practice Putting Course

Dress Policy: Collared Shirts required and soft spikes only.

Rental Clubs are available through the pro shop. 

**Call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343 for Tee Time availability.

 


Please visit www.BigCedarLegends.com or call 1-888-347-4426 for event information.
***Check back for information regarding the 2015 Legends Tournament.***


Buffalo Ridge Valley Course (formerly Murder Rock Golf Clubis an 18-hole championship golf course that enhances the magnificent landscape of the Ozark Mountains by incorporating the natural beauty of the land with lush fairways and pristine grees. The course was originally designed by Landmark Land Company, who for over three decades has been the leader in developing America's best loved golf course communities including Oak tree, La Quinta, PGA West and Kiawah Island.

Buffalo Ridge Valley Course is currently undergoing renovations under the visionary eye of John Morris to offer new challenges and a dynamic golf experience only Big Cedar can provide, complete with magnificent views of the Ozarks landscape. The course plays to a par 71 and ranges in length from 6,727 yards from the tournament tees to 5,627 yards from the forward tees. It has been presented with numerous accolades from major golf publications. In 2010, GOLFWEEK named Murder Rock Golf Club as one the Top 40 New Courses in the United States, and in 2011 and 2013, it was awarded one of the "Best Courses You Can Play by GOLFWEEK as well as being ranked the #4 Course in the state.

Buffalo Ridge Valley Course is currently closed for the 2014 season for renovations. Check back for future opening information.

Both award-winning golf courses are located within the Branson Creek development just four miles south of Branson off Hwy 65 and Just 15 minutes north of Big Cedar Lodge.

A golf experience like no other awaits you in the breathtaking scenic hills of the Ozarks. The Branson area has quickly evolved into a national golfing destination. In addition to magnificent golf, you'll experience rolling hills, breathtaking views of Table Rock Lake and genuine Ozarks hospitality. Each of our carefully selected courses provides challenge depending on your choice of championship, member, or forward tees. After a full day of thrilling golf, indulge in the many amenities and dining options Big Cedar Lodge has to offer. Packages are being developed so pros and amateurs alike can take advantage of this amazing golfing opportunity in the heart of the Ozarks.


Call Big Cedar Lodge for information at 1-800-225-6343.

 

 
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