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Top of the Rock, nestled in the iconic Ozark Mountains, overlooking the sparkling waters of Table Rock Lake, is truly a one-of-a-kind golf experience. Designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson as a Par-3 course, Top of the Rock's legendary pedigree provides a unique challenge for golfers of all levels. The natural Ozarks topography adds a unique twist to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course while the magnificent views of Table Rock Lake make it unlike any other. Improve your swing at the new Arnold Palmer Practice Facility; this deluxe practice facility features sixteen target greens, recessed lighting and teeing decks. Also under construction is the Tom Watson Putting Green, personally designed by Tom Watson himself. The practice green will thrill the imagination of any golfer. Don’t forget to make a stop at the Top of the Rock Pro Shop located in Arnie’s Barn.
Top of the Rock is not currently open for public play, but stay tuned for Top of the Rock opening information!
**This June, the course will make history as it plays host to the first ever PGA-sanctioned Par-3 event.
Please visit www.BigCedarLegends.com for event information. Tickets go on sale the beginning of April and you can call Big Cedar for room reservations today at 1-800-225-6343 or reserve online.
Big Cedar is excited to announce that Murder Rock Golf Club and Branson Creek Golf Course are under new ownership!
Both courses have been acquired by a company of John L. Morris and will be managed by Big Cedar Lodge. Both courses are currently closed for renovations and upgrades. The Buffalo Ridge (formerly: Branson Creek) Course will reopen late spring of 2014.
Buffalo Ridge (Formerly: Branson Creek) is considered to be the centerpiece for golf in the midwest, and it's easy to imagine why. Etched into the majestic Ozarks landscape, the Buffalo Ridge course will bring players in contact with fields of native grasses and free ranging buffalo upon a rolling countryside that truly epitomizes the beauty of Missouri.
The course, reimagined by golf architect Tom Fazio, expertly incorporates the natural lay of the land for a uniquely challenging experience. With five sets of tee boxes, this Par-71 championship layout is the perfect locale for golfers of all skill levels to get away from it all. For travellers and golf enthusiasts who need more than just one day on the links, the course is conveniently located just north of Big Cedar Lodge.
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 out of 4.5 stars out of 5.
Buffalo Ridge (formerly: Branson Creek) is currently closed for renovations and is planned to open late spring of 2014. Check back for future opening information.
Murder Rock Golf Course is 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 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.
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. Patrons are treated to a wonderful variety of golf holes by design, exciting par 5s, challenging par 4s, and dramatic par 3s. Golf Digest has ranked this golf course as one the Top 50 Golf Courses in the United States for Women in recognition of the challenging layout with strategic tee-box placement. It has been presented with numerous accolades from major golf publications. In 2010, GOLFWEEK named Murder Rock Golf Club as one of 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 as the #4 Course in the state of Missouri.
Murder Rock Golf Club 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.