Nicklaus, Watson, Player, Couples highlight field for Bass Pro Legends up next week, ticket prices reduced

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World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Hale Irwin, Gary Player and more will participate in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, April 20-24.
The PGA TOUR Champions event, a three-day, 54-hole competition will take place at the 9-hole, par-3 Top of the Rock Golf Course and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Springs layout.  Both are amenities of renowned Big Cedar Lodge.
Jack Nicklaus designed Top of the Rock, the only par-3 course included in an official PGA TOUR professional event.  Player, widely regarded as the most-traveled golfer ever, calls Top of the Rock the world’s best par-3 course.
Buffalo Ridge Springs was designed by Tom Fazio and earned distinction in Golfweek’s 2016 “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by state listing, determined by a panel of experts who canvass courses nationwide.
Daily and week-long tickets are available to the tournament.
Daily Pass Tickets cost $25 ($20 when using MasterCard) and provide admission to Top of the Rock and or Buffalo Ridge on any one day from April 20-24. Those planning on attending more than one day may purchase a Daily Pass for each date, or a Gold Ticket that’s good for the entire week.
Gold Tickets cost $100 ($80 when using MasterCard) and provide admission to Top of the Rock and or Buffalo Ridge each day, April 20-24. The Gold Ticket provides week-long access to both golf courses and the “Arnie’s Barn” clubhouse facilities at Top of the Rock.

The historic 150-year-old barn, relocated from Palmer’s hometown in Pennsylvania, houses the Top of the Rock Pro Shop and a superb restaurant full of historic photos and memorabilia.
Family Fun Day at Top of the Rock occurs on Saturday, April 23. PGA TOUR Champions star Tom Lehman will host a golf clinic on the driving range after completion of play (approximately 4 p.m.). Tickets are free for kids 17 and under with a paid adult. See more at:
Any tickets purchased online will be held for pickup at Will Call (College of the Ozarks Alumni Center in Point Lookout, Missouri). Tickets are available for purchase at both golf course gates (Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge) and at Will Call (College of the Ozarks Alumni Center in Point Lookout, Missouri).
A “Top 100 Public Course” upon opening in 1999, Buffalo Ridge Springs re-opened in 2014 after an  transformation guided by visionary conservationist and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and renowned course architect Fazio.  Adding new approaches, water features and bunkers, Morris and Fazio redesigned the layout to bring players in close contact with nature, including native grasses, rock outcroppings and free-ranging buffalo from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.
Top of the Rock sits gloriously perched above Table Rock Lake, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area, an Ozark Mountain oasis of natural beauty.  In addition to the outstanding course, the complex also showcases a lighted driving range by Palmer and a putting course by Tom Watson.
For more tournament and ticket information visit or call 1.888.347.4426 

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