(BRANSON/LAKES AREA, MISSOURI) – Acclaimed for its collection of golf courses by multiple media outlets, the Branson/Lakes Area destination has added distinction via Big Cedar Lodge, named a “Best Resort 2016” in North America by Golf Digest.
The resort’s two existing courses are played during the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, a PGA TOUR Champions event. Top of the Rock (Nicklaus) is “the world’s best par-3 course” according to World Golf Hall of Fame member Gary Player, and Buffalo Ridge Springs (Fazio) is a Golf Digest “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” honoree.
Two new Big Cedar Lodge courses are under construction, a 12-hole family friendly course by Player and an 18-hole championship layout by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
Other Branson/Lakes Area golf courses having garnered best-in-kind honors in a variety of categories across a number of outlets include Branson Hills, LedgeStone and Thousand Hills.
“Big Cedar Lodge is a wonderful place with world-class golf and so much more,” says Lynn Berry, Branson/Lakes Area CVB Director of Communications. “It exemplifies why many people think of our area as an Ozark Mountain oasis, a place where people can enjoy the natural beauty and vast array of activities – from outdoor attractions and family friendly activities to shops, museums, wineries, historic downtown and live entertainment theaters.”
Courses in the Branson/Lakes Area include:
Pointe Royale Golf Village, www.pointeroyalegolf.net, 417.334.4477
Thousand Hills Golf Resort, www.thousandhills.com, 800.487.0769, 417.334.4553
Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course, www.topoftherock.com/buffalo-ridge-golf-course/, 417.339.5430
LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village, www.ledgestonegolf.com, 417.335.8187
Top of the Rock Golf Course, www.topoftherock.com/Page/Golf.aspx, 417.339.5343
Branson Hills Golf Club, www.bransonhillsgolfclub.com, 417.337.2963
Holiday Hills Resort and Golf Club, www.holidayhills.com, 417.334.4838
Don Gardner Golf Course, www.bransonparksandrecreation.com, 417.337.8510
For more information about Branson/Lakes Area Golf, visit www.facebook.com/BransonGolf or www.explorebranson.com/golf.