Golfing in Branson

Golf in Branson, Missouri is truly a thing of beauty. From rolling hills to lake views and lush greens can all be seen from one of Branson's many golf courses.  Not only are the shows and lakes attracting visitors to Branson, Missouri but also many beautiful and challenging golf courses, snugly fit into the hills and valleys of the Ozarks. Your time will be well spent playing through courses designed by the likes of Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus. Whether you're a scratch player or a novice, Branson, Missouri has 10 golf courses to keep you occupied.   Read on, and contact us for your Branson golf vacation!  Several of the courses are very close to our Branson's Best Properties' hotels and motels.  Brookwood Inn and Branson's Best Motel are both a very short distance from Thousand Hills Golf Course!  

 


Buffalo Ridge Golf Course 

1001 Branson Creek Boulevard
Hollister, MO 65672
417-339-5430

Located just 4 miles south of Branson off of Hwy 65, you will find Buffalo Ridge.  This 18-hole championship golf course has had many great names play a part in the design of the land.  For instance, the course was originally designed by America’s leading golf course developer, Landmark Land Company.  However, the course is now under the direction of visionary conversationalist, Johnny Morris and architect, Tom Fazio.  Beauty that is similar to Morris’s, Top of the Rock course is what you can expect here.  This course is a one of a kind in architecture as it gives players an up close interaction with the Ozarks nature.  I am sure this is the only course around where you may spot actual buffalo roaming during your game.  It’s no wonder Golf Magazine rated this course #1 Public Course in Missouri as well as Top 10 Missouri courses by Golf Digest

The course in all its wonderfully designed challenge is marvelous.  However, it is equally breathtaking to even the average “joe” wanting to sightsee in the beautiful lands of the Ozark Hills.  You truly may never see the Ozark Mountain beauty like this anywhere else in the area.  


Holiday Hills Golf Resort

630 E Rockford Drive
Branson MO 65616
Phone: 417-334-4838

Being located just 3 miles to the east of Branson is the Beautiful Holliday Hills Golf Club.  This 18-hole public golf course is newly updated and features golf carts with the ProLink GPS system.  Among all the courses Branson has to offer, Holiday Hills may be the most “user friendly”.  The Par 68 course totals up to 5798 yards including, over 40 bunkers and 6 holes surround by water.  Each hole along this course offers 4 tee boxes allowing players from every skills level to enjoy a great game. Holiday Hills is the perfect course for someone to learn the game on. 

While playing at Holiday Hills, stop in and browse the fully stocked Pro Shop where a PGA professional is always on site to assist you.  In addition, The Grille On The Greens offers a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu daily during the season. 

Holiday Hills is a great choice to stop in and play on your next visit to Branson!


LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village

1600 Ledgestone Way
Branson West MO 65737
Phone: 417-335-8187

This 18-hole, par 71. Championship golf course is nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.  The ponds, creeks, and rock formations throughout this course are absolutely stunning.  This course has hosted several championship tournaments, events, and group functions. 

The 27,000 square foot clubhouse at LedgeStone is located right in the middle of the property, making it a great location for any event or gathering.  There are two levels to the clubhouse with the top level offering fine dining on Friday evenings.   If you’re looking for dining options after a long day on the course or a romantic dinner date after a long week, then Ledgestone Grille has got you covered. 

Aside from other great facilities on the property such as the Pro shop, grille, and clubhouse, LedgeStone now offers a Junior Golf program for young golfers.  Ozarks Jr Golf is founded by, The Sticks and Stones Foundation.  This program helps to create a positive golf experience through camps and even bringing the sport into the physical education of our local public schools.  The Junior Golf camp is a summer program that is open for children ages 7-13.  The instruction learned covers; golf etiquette, rules, swings, pitching, chipping, sand play, and putting.  This 4 day long clinic is conducted by a professional instructor and includes 1 day of play on the course.  If you have ever thought about giving your child golf lessons, this is the place to do it!


Branson Hills Golf Club

100 North Payne Stewart Drive
Branson MO 65616
Toll-Free: (866) 417-9300
Phone: (417) 337-2963

Branson is fortunate to have many beautiful golf courses.  One of which is the Payne Stewart Golf Course. This is not like any ordinary course.  Now when you play on this tribute golf course you get a sense of who Payne Stewart was as a person and golfer.  At each of the 18 holes you will see a story with something of Payne’s legacy.  It’s a pretty amazing thing every golfer must see when they visit. 

The championship course is located in a great mid-point of Branson.  Being close to shopping, dining, hotels, and located only a mile off the highway, you really can’t beat the location. 

The Payne Stewart Golf course is not only in a great location, but it also has many wonderful amenities to offer as well.  Inside the immaculate clubhouse you will find a sports bar called, “Many Faces of Payne”, a smaller more intimate bar, lounge area, and museum featuring many significant items from Stewart’s career.  Membership options are available as well, providing you with even more amenities.  


Pointe Royale Golf Village

1000 Pointe Royale Drive
Branson MO 65616
Toll-Free: (866) 334-4477
Phone: 417-334-4477

This 18-hole golf course is located along the banks of beautiful Lake Taneycomo.  Along this course you will find lush green grass, multiple sand and grass bunkers, and water holes, not to mention the natural beauty and wildlife being near the lake.  There is tons of beauty to behold throughout this 6,501 yard course. 

The amenities of this course are top notch, from the clubhouse to the practice putting green and pro shop, Pointe Royale offers it all.  This course is a great option for those who want to stay and play.  You can even enjoy the resort amenities as a guest in their nightly or weekly condo rentals.   Pointe Royale is in the heart of Branson close to many hotels, shows, attractions, and dining. 

Throughout the year, Point Royale hosts a number of tournaments including; the Men’s Springvitational, Ladies Royale Invitational, Ron Casey Classic, and Halloween Classic.  At Pointe Royale it is easy to host your own golf tournament.  Check online for dates and registration details.   The beauty and location of the course will make the events all the better.  


Thousand Hills Golf Resort

245 S Wildwood Drive
Branson MO 65616
Toll-Free: (877) 262-0430
Phone: (417) 336-5873

Coming to town for some family fun and shows on Hwy 76?  Well, I bet you didn’t know that there was a beautiful award-winning, 18-hole golf course just off behind all the hustle and bustle of the Hwy 76 “strip”.  Having been voted “Best of the Ozarks for Branson Golf Courses”, this public course has been a Branson favorite for years.

The amenities this course offers are also a treat.  You will find it easy to book a tee time or tournament with the friendly, “Ozark” hospitable staff.  The golf professional on staff will be able to help you with renting the necessary equipment you’ll need to have the best experience possible.

Looking for meeting space? The clubhouse at Thousand Hills offers meeting facilities overlooking the golf course for any reunion or business meeting you may have during your stay.  Also in the clubhouse you will find Mulligans Grill.  So after a day of golf (or meetings) you can relax with a great meal. 

Prided on varying levels of challenge, this course is a good choice for any type of golfer.  Bring the kids out for an active afternoon game of golf, or arrange a competitive tournament with your buddies, either way you will be please with your game on the course. 


Top of the Rock Golf Course

612 Devil's Pool Road
Ridgedale MO 65739
Phone: (417) 339-5312

Top of the Rock is the newest golf course just south of Branson in Ridgedale, MO.  The creativity of this course comes from 3 of the top PGA golfers, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Arnold Palmer alongside Johnny Morris.  This is the first 9 hole, Par-3 course to be included in a professional championship and the only Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Missouri.  Top of the Rock is 47 acres with almost half it being completely kept in its natural state.   At Top of the Rock you are not just getting a beautifully architected, professional level golf course, but also an ultimate Ozarks nature experience. 

From the time you enter property to everything you see inside, is Ozarks’ nature to its fullest beauty.  Top of the Rock is located at just that, high above Table Rock Lake.  The view is breathtaking and the adventures are endless.  Not only is this a world class champion golf course, but you will also find caves and nature trails, the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and gourmet dining on the property.  So, whether you’re an avid golfer, lover of nature, or enjoy a great meal overlooking a beautiful sunset, this is your kind of place. 

When at Top of the Rock you will want to plan time to visit the Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail.  You will be able to take a relaxing ride along the two-and-a-half mile trail.  You will be able to see the Ozarks natural beauty from a great vantage point.  The cart ride through Lost Canyon Cave will take you alongside natural waterfalls, gorgeous rock formations, and breathtaking views of Table Rock Lake.  Oh, and while you’re in the cave be sure to try a signature beverage at the “cave bar”!  Check online for hours and pricing. 

The dining at Top of the Rock will not disappoint.  With 3 restaurants to choose from you will have to try them all!  Osage Restaurant, the Native American themed restaurant with beautiful views if the Ozark Mountains serves American cuisine.  The Buffalo Bar, which is located on the lower level of the Osage Restaurant, is an open-air dining option where you relax with after a long day of exploring.  Choose a bite to eat from the dinner menu or just enjoy the lake view with a cold beverage.  Above all you must visit, Arnie’s Barn.  This barn is in honor of Arnold Palmer.  This is a “real deal” barn from Palmer’s hometown in Pennsylvania that was dissemble and brought to Top of the Rock which in turn was transformed into Arnie’s Barn.  Aside from coming to see the one of a kind structure and memorabilia, you can also enjoy a wonderful contemporary Mexican cuisine. 

Words can’t describe the beauty of this place, you’ll just have to come for a visit.  See you soon!