Enjoy views of the beautiful Ozark Mountains while playing the Branson Golf Courses. Did you know that Tiger Woods, Bobby Clampett, Tom Fazio, Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player all designed courses in the Branson area?
Here are more fun golf facts:
- Golf originated in Scotland
- Tiger Woods made his first hole-in-one when he was eight years old
- Phil Mickelson is right-handed, but he golfs left-handed
- A golf ball will travel further on hot days because the air is less dense
- Only two sports have ever been played while on the moon. One is golf, and the other is the javelin throw
- If you walk all eighteen holes, instead of riding in a golf cart, you will walk approximately four miles
National Golf Month encourages shared experiences in the outdoors and bringing new golfers to the courses. August is a great time to visit Branson, get outside, and as a bonus, many of the golf courses offer discounts and packages.
The Branson Golf Courses are diverse and offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, you will find a course that fits your level of play.
Below are a few courses to get you started.
Branson Hills Golf Club – This is a tribute course honoring Legendary Missouri Golfers. Designed by Chuck Smith and Bobby Clampett, the course is literally carved through the Ozark Mountains. Enjoy natural rock features, waterfalls, creeks, and wildlife. Learn more –bransonhillsgolfclub.com.
A world-class short course, Mountain Top Course, was designed by Gary Player and Johnny Morris. It is considered a perfect balance between nature and golf. Enjoy rock formations and dramatic views. This 13-hole, par-3 course is excellent for all skill levels and is rated the number one public course in Missouri by Golf Magazine. Learn more –bigcedar.com/golf/mountain-top-course.
Ozarks National Golf Course is Missouri’s first and only 18-hole golf course designed by architect duo Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Ozarks National has unique features, including a 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge that stands 60-feet above a rushing creek. Learn more – https://bigcedar.com/golf/ozarks-national-course/.
Want to play the most golfer-friendly course in Branson? Check out Holiday Hills Golf Club. This 18-hole course was a main Branson attraction before it became the music mecca that it is today. People from all walks of life came to golf or just have fun in the rustic clubhouse. This course features bentgrass greens and over 40 bunkers, with water coming into play on six holes.
Payne’s Valley pays tribute to Ozarks-native and World Golf Hall of Fame member Payne Stewart. Offering pristine water features, large fairways and greens, and a spectacular surprise at the 19th hole. Learn more – https://bigcedar.com/golf/paynes-valley-course/.
Looking for more inspiration? Explore Branson offers many different golf itineraries, from weekend trips to week-long or extended trips. Learn more at www.explorebranson.com.
*Fun facts courtesy of Keiser University College of Golf