Top 6 Golf Courses in Branson, Missouri – Branson’s Nantucket

Just as Branson offers a diverse selection of shows, entertainment, and attractions, this area of the Ozarks also makes way for some of the best golf courses in the country! Entry-level or professional, any golf lover planning to visit Branson should clear their vacation schedule and make their way over to ONE or ALL of the golf courses located in the Branson area!

Here are our top picks for the 6 Best Golf Courses in Branson, MO: 

This 18-hole public golf course is ideal for many golf skill levels, with three separate sets of tees available. Guests may reserve a tee time, enjoy daily specials, and participate or plan Tournaments. Thousand Hills is known for accommodating many events and outings, such as Company Retreats and Charity Events.

Location and the outdoor experience is another enticing feature at this resort and golf course attraction. Only miles from the famous entertainment district, guests can enjoy the peace and beauty of the area away from the hustle and bustle of the 76 Strip as you will be surrounded by serene hardwood forests, signature rock formations, and a series of natural streams.

Additional Features/Facts to Know:

  • Golf Digest Magazine gave Thousand Hills 4 Stars.
  • Voted Best of the Ozarks for Branson Golf Courses by readers of the Springfield News-Leader.
  • Located just minutes from Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo.
  • 18 Hole Golf Course.
    Pro Shop on property that sells all the golf accessories you need.
  • Mulligan’s Snack Bar & Grill is open April – November.
  • Yamaha golf carts are available to navigate the course.

Location: 245 Wildwood Dr. S, Branson, MO 65616

Top of the Rock incorporates the best of golf and nature in its par-3 golf course which took over 7 years to create. Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, wanted to ensure the creation of a course that was worth housing national championships. After including a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, Tom Watson’s acre putting complex( called the “Himalayas”), and the Arnold Palmer-designed Practice Facility, Top of the Rock quickly became known as the greatest golf destination in the United States. Now home to the annual PGA Tour, Big Cedar is truly making headway in the world of golf.

Additional Features/Facts to Know:

  • Callaway Rental Clubs available.
  • First-ever par-3 course to be included in a professional championship.
  • Top of the Rock Pro Shop sells golf apparel and goods.
  • Course has attracted the attention of several stars, including Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods.
  • Big Cedar is also home to Buffalo Ridge, Ozarks National, Payne’s Valley, and Mountain Top golf courses.
  • Par-3 Course offers beautiful landscape features throughout, including waterfalls, stunning oak trees, and vibrant plants and flowers scattered about.

Location: 190 Top of the Rock Road Ridgedale, Missouri 65739

Also located at Big Cedar in Ridgedale, Missouri, Payne’s Valley was designed by none other than the 82-time PGA TOUR winner, Tiger Woods. This 19-hole design course is the first public-access golf course designed by Woods – and his design firm TGR Design – and opened early last year.

Payne’s Valley is actually one of the most established courses at Big Cedar as it originally opened in 1947 and was planned by the illustrious designer Perry Maxwell. The course pays tribute to Bill Stewart( Missouri Amateur Winner) and his son Payne Stewart who went on tour 11 times, including 1 PGA Championship and 2 U.S. Opens. The design of Payne’s Valley requires accurate iron play( meaning the head of the club is iron and the head is larger, with an angled face and scored with grooves)- making the layout the perfect combination of fun and challenge.

Additional Features/Facts to Know:

  • The course is a 6,162-yard par 70.
  • Stocked Pro Shop.
  • Snack Shop.
  • PGA Professionals are available for private lessons.
  • Course ends on the spectacular 19th hole, which Johnny Morris designed.

Location: 1825 E Norton Rd, Springfield, MO 65803

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Avid golfers will enjoy the stimulating yet enjoyable Public 18 Hole Course that is Branson Hills Golf Club. This tribute course honors Legendary Missouri Golfers and offers various enticing amenities, venue opportunities, and teeing areas for guests. Get your golf garb on and explore this truly lush and beautiful course that incorporates various challenging landscape features with creeks, waterfalls, wooded areas, and rock outcroppings.

Additional Features/Facts to Know:

  • The course was designed by Chuck Smith with the help of Bobby Clampett, a pro golfer.
  • Voted #1 Course in Missouri by Golfweek in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.
  • 5 Distinct Tee Areas
  • Venue spaces for Weddings & other special events.
  • Public Sports Bar

Location: 100 North Payne Stewart Dr, Branson, MO 65616

Specially designed by the architect duo Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, this 18-hole layout embodies a unique atmosphere with gorgeous terrain and irreplaceable views. Ozarks National fits in perfectly with the many other amazing world-class golf courses available at Big Cedar Lodge.

The 18-hole layout features challenging carries and a variety of visually appealing approach shots highlighted by the native habitat. The course also includes out-of-the-box features, including a plank bridge, which connects the tee box and fairway of the 13th hole (which stands 60-feet above a flowing creek).

Additional Features/Facts to Know:

  • Dining options available at Mountain Top Grill.
  • Complimentary On-course Snacks.
  • Named the ‘Best new public course in America’ by Golf Digest.
  • Course measures 7,036 yards from the back tees.

Location: 1250 Golf Club Drive, Hollister, MO 65672

Located in the StoneBridge development, this 18-hole, par 71 championship course presents a fun golf landscape with neat hole designs and a clear creek running through. The Ledgestone Country Club continually gains the praise of visitors and members alike and keeps many returning.

Additional Features/Facts to Know:

  • Great Value.
  • Tom Clark Layout.
  • Distinct Elevation Changes.
  • On Property Country Club.

Location: 1600 Ledgestone Way, Reeds Spring, MO 65737

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