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Explore Branson Golf Properties Featured in New GolfPass 'Guide to U.S. Golf Resorts'

By Dan Shepherd


The editorial team at GolfPass compiled information on more than 800 golf resorts in all 50 states, and all of Branson's golf resorts are featured prominently in the Missouri Interactive Map.

"The stunning growth of the Big Cedar Lodge the past decade has put Missouri on the map of golfers. Branson offers multiple properties with golf courses that take advantage of the beautiful outdoors," wrote the GolfPass editorial team on the Missouri golf resorts' home page.

Owned by NBC Universal which also owns Golf Channel and other leading industry entities, GolfPass has created the first comprehensive list of golf resorts in the country. The Missouri state map helps golfers identify and locate each resort and individual resort pages that list what type of amenities are offered.

"There's a golf resort out there for every skill of golfer and every budget, from state parks and courses with simple cottages and cabins for accommodations to lavish five-star retreats on the ocean," wrote the GolfPass editorial team.

This holds true in Branson, the most notable golf resort of which is Big Cedar Lodge and its five courses - Payne's Valley (by Tiger Woods), Ozarks National (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw), Buffalo Ridge (Tom Fazio), Top of the Rock (Jack Nicklaus), and Mountain Top (Gary Player).

Other 18-hole options in the destination include Branson Hills (Chuck Smith), LedgeStone (Tom Clark), Thousand Hills (Bob Cupp), The Pointe, and Holiday Hills. Branson Hills is a Top 10 ranked course in Missouri and earned a No. 32 ranking nationally from Golfpass and Golf Advisor players.

Fall is an ideal season to play golf on any of Explore Branson's 10 courses that offer a variety of options pertaining to design style, price, terrain, after-play options, and resort amenities. Branson is within one day's drive - 12 hours or less - for 50 percent of the U.S. population (one-third is within 8 hours), and five of the state's top 10 courses are here (including the top four).

All 10 Explore Branson golf courses are open to the public and range from luxury resort to daily fee options. Located close to one another, the courses are situated near iconic Silver Dollar City theme park, museums (Titanic and Ancient Ozarks Natural History), wineries, distilleries, and countless other attractions without losing their idyllic settings amid the Ozarks' natural bounty.

Branson is annually voted a TripAdvisor community top U.S. destination, ranking No. 3 in 2021.



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Revised: 08/27/2022 - Article Viewed 222 Times


About: Dan Shepherd


Dan Shepherd Dan Shepherd has worked in the golf travel sector since 2000. Prior to that, he was Editor of Golf Inc. Magazine, a trade publication covering the industry. Currently, Dan runs his own firm, Dan Shepherd Public Relations, catering to golf, travel and tourism businesses, including resorts, destinations, and attractions of all types.



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