Big Cedar Golf (Payne's Valley)

1250 Golf Club Drive,

Hollister, Missouri 65672

  • Office

    +1 (800) 225 6343 toll free
  • Pro shop

    +1 (417) 339 5420

About the course

  • The Course:

    19 holes.

  • Designer:

    Tiger Woods and TGR Design, in collaboration with Big Cedar Lodge owner/founder Johnny Morris.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7370
6133
4957
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.6
69.4
68.6

At the same location:

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.

Location

Latitude:

36.564190

Longitude:

-93.201916

How to get there:

6 mi S of Hollister / 47 mi S of Springfield.

Big Cedar Golf (Payne's Valley)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2020

Payne's Valley is a Tiger Woods designed 18-hole member of the Big Cedar Golf collection of courses. The inspiration of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, the Big Cedar resort is located in a wilderness environment close to Table Rock Lake in southern Missouri. On offer here is a unique array of 9-, 13- and 18-hole golf layouts.

Paying tribute to Ozarks-native and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Payne Stewart, Payne’s Valley is the first public-access golf course designed by Tiger Woods and his golf course design firm, TGR Design. Payne's Valley features an inviting layout, pristine water features, large fairways and greens, and a spectacular 19th hole … the Big Rock at Payne’s Valley.

Pick of the holes: Spectacular redefined! That might just be Payne Valley's 19th — a dramatic par-3 “bonus hole” featuring a narrow island green framed by a massive limestone outcrop and waterfalls. The clubhouse sits atop the outcrop ... hundreds of feet above the green — and looking down on the finish.

List of courses: USA - Midwest (Lower)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru Oct): $225 (all days). Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Did you know?

Payne's Valley, part of the Big Cedar Golf stable of courses, is the first public-access course designed by Tiger Woods. 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.

Published ranking

Payne's Valley course:
Missouri: 7th best course in Missouri (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA: 78th best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Big Cedar Resort

    612 Devil's Pool Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739.

    +1 (800) 255 6343

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      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).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Branson Hills

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