Monday, May 2, 2011

Branson Golf Destination News & Notes: May 2011 Happenings

(BRANSON, Missouri) - The eight award-winning courses which comprise Branson's golf destination are offering rounds to people who sign up for their monthly e-newsletter.

The e-newsletter is complimentary and each month opt-in subscribers are randomly selected to receive prizes as thanks from the golf destination courses, which include three top five-rated Missouri courses in Golfweek's annual "America's Best Courses You Can Play" list.

To sign up, golfers simply go to and fill in their name, email address and zip code to be entered to win.

Thousand Hills Offers Unlimited Golf Deals
Golfers at Thousand Hills Golf Resort can opt for one of three value-laden golf offers this season. For $99 plus tax, a 3-day unlimited golf package includes three consecutive playing days when you stay three nights. If you play 36 a day, that's less than $20 a round. The Resort also offers a one-week, unlimited play card for $199 plus tax., 800-487.0769

Payne Stewart Golf Club Selects Troon Golf
On the heels of being named one of the nation's best new golf courses, Payne Stewart recently changed management companies and is now operated by Troon Golf,. Payne Stewart Director of Golf T.J. Baggett has previously worked for Troon, including leading one of the clubs it manages in the Caribbean. "It's an honor to work with Troon Golf again and Payne Stewart will only build on the accolades we've been fortunate to enjoy since opening." Look for some cross-marketing between Payne Stewart and Branson Creek (also a Troon-managed property) later this year.

Holiday Hills Adds More Condo Units
Holiday Hills Resort & Golf Club has begun building more condominium units at the popular venue, located in the heart of Branson's entertainment epicenter. Twelve new units are complete with an additional 480 eventually to come. The project does not affect the golf course, lodging at the resort's many existing condos, or other resort amenities. For more information or to book a tee time, visit or call, 417-334-4838.

Pointe Royale Offers Guest Incentives
Pointe Royale Resort & Golf Course is offering the following values this spring (through May 26). For 2-3 night stays Sunday-Thursday, guests can save 15 percent off the normal rate, and 10 percent on Friday-Saturday stays. For stays of four or more nights, visitors can save 20 percent during Sunday-Thursday. Call 1-866-334-4477 for tee reservations and 1-800-962-4710 for condo rates and/or stay-and-play reservations.

LedgeStone Adds Branson Golf Veteran to Team
Jeff Walster, PGA, has joined the golf staff at LedgeStone Golf Course, an amenity of StoneBridge Village & Resort. Prior to joining LedgeStone, Walster was longtime Director of Golf at Pointe Royale. Among other things, Walster is helping oversee the golf shop merchandise program, group events/outings, and club repairs. "Jeff's experience in Branson and the industry is a great addition for LedgeStone," said StoneBridge General Manager Bill Hasler, PGA. For tee times, and other information, visit or call 417.335.8187.

Branson to Host "Live Remote" by ESPN Affiliate 
The Branson golf destination is hosting the first of several live remote broadcasts this season on May 6. Pearson Broadcasting's KTTG (ESPN Sportsradio 96.3) in Fort Smith, Ark will broadcast "The Morning Rush" with Derek Ruscin & Tommy Craft from Payne Stewart Golf Club on Tuesday. "Derek and Tommy will help spread the word about the Branson golf destination to a convenient, common-sense drive market," said Ross Summers, President/CEO, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB. The partnership includes awarding Branson stay-and-play packages to ESPN Sportsradio 96.3 listeners, which includes golf, lodging and admission to shows.


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