1001 Branson Creek Blvd,
Hollister, Missouri 65672
Office+1 (800) 225 6343 toll free
Pro shop+1 (417) 339 5430
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Original design by Tom Fazio (1999); redesigned by Tom Fazio and owner/founder Johnny Morris (2014).
The five courses at Big Cedar Lodge are: BUFFALO RIDGE SPRINGS (18-hole; par-71; 7036 yds from back tees; rating 73.4; designer Tom Fazio); OZARKS NATIONAL (18-hole; par-71; 7036 yds; rating 73.9; Coore & Crenshaw); PAYNE'S VALLEY (18-hole; par-72; 7308 yds; Tiger Woods); MOUNTAIN TOP (13-hole; 1912 yds; Gary Player); TOP OF THE ROCK (9-hole; par-27; 1420 yds; Jack Nicklaus).
Ozarks Natl, Mountain Top and Payne's Valley share the same clubhouse. Located 1.5 mi N is the Buffalo Ridge clubhouse, while 9 mi (by car) to the SW is the Top of the Rock facility.
5.5 mi S of Hollister / 50 mi S of Springfield.
Big Cedar (Buffalo Ridge)
The Buffalo Ridge Springs course at Big Cedar Golf formerly went under the name of Branson Creek Golf Club. Originally designed by Tom Fazio, it was acquired by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, who set about redesigning the course with Tom Fazio in 2014. The result of their endeavours is a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Missouri.
This tree-lined and open parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. A must play if you are in the area, as are its companion courses, the 18-hole Ozarks National and Payne's Valley layouts, the 13-hole Mountain Top course and the renowned 9-hole Top of the Rock par-3 course.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Non-metal spike facility.
Buffalo Ridge Springs, formerly a Troon Golf managed property known as Branson Creek GC, is now part of the Big Cedar Golf stable of courses. The Big Cedar golf and wilderness resort is the inspiration of Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, one of the USA's biggest retailers of hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor recreation gear.
Buffalo Ridge, also referred to as Buffalo Ridge Springs, is one of the host courses for the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament, a PGA Tour Champions event.
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 9th best course in Missouri.
612 Devil's Pool Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739.
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Big Cedar Lodge, originally established in 1921, is located at the heart of the Big Cedar Resort, one of America's largest wilderness destinations, and now a sizable golf destination. A wide variety of accommodations are available at Big Cedar, including lodge rooms, private cabins, cottages, glamping and camp cabins and high-end exclusive accommodations. Big Cedar Lodge itself is a member of the Historic Hotels of America collection.
Big Cedar Golf's Top of the Rock (3.5 mi), Buffalo Ridge Springs (10 mi), Mountain Top, Ozarks National and Payne's Valley courses (12 mi).
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