BRANSON, MISSOURI –Those wishing to play the new Payne’s Valley by Tiger Woods will find they need to book well ahead as demand for the course has been overwhelming since it opened fully to the public in the fall of 2020.
However, many options remain both in the Big Cedar catelog of courses and in the Branson area in general for those making their way to this Ozark destination resort this spring.
Add in wonderful restaurants, three lakes, and a plethora of other after-golf attractions, and it’s clear why Branson is a spring break destination for not only discerning golfers, but also everyone in the family.
“Explore Branson during spring break and you’ll leave having enjoyed what will surely be an unforgettable getaway,” said Lynn Berry, Branson CVB Communications Director. “Play great golf courses that are drawing global interest, then experience some of Branson’s many live shows, family attractions and other activities.”
When considering where to stay and play in Branson, start by learning all that Big Cedar Lodge offers. In addition to a spectrum of wonderful lodging styles and Payne’s Valley, the renowned resort includes four other layouts:
- Top of the Rock (9-hole par-3 course, Jack Nicklaus design)
- Mountain Top (13-hole par-3 course, walking only, Gary Player design)
- Ozarks National (18 holes, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw)
- Buffalo Ridge Course (18 holes, Tom Fazio and Johnny Morris design
Branson Hills Golf Club and the Hiltons at Branson (Hilton Branson Convention Center and Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing) combine to form another first-class stay and play option. Both hotels are located across the street from one another – Promenade on the waterfront at Branson Landing, Convention Center adjacent to historic downtown Branson. Branson Hills is a Chuck Smith-Bobby Clampett 18-hole course design, and it was voted one of the top 50 courses in the country in the Golf Pass/Golfers’ Choice awards this year.
Thousand Hills (Bob Cupp design), The Pointe, LedgeStone (Tom Clark design), and Holiday Hills complete Branson Golf’s roster of 10 courses, and each has earned appreciation for their playability and value. Thousand Hills has a variety of lodging options, from condos to upscale cabins, and Holiday Hills Golf Resort is a Holiday Inn Vacations Club property that is open to the public.