Planning a getaway to North America’s fastest-growing, most-compelling golf destination is instantly easier thanks to BransonGolfTravel.com, the area’s new, custom stay-and-play packages site. BransonGolfTravel.com simplifies planning vacations to the Branson/Lakes Area – golf’s Ozark Mountain oasis – home to acclaimed courses, high-quality lodging, and too many after-golf attractions to count.
The site launch and convenient booking it offers couldn’t be timelier for players – an array of good to great established courses was recently enhanced by the brand-new Mountain Top Course which opened on Aug. 31. A design collaboration between Big Cedar Lodge founder Johnny Morris and World Golf Hall of Fame Gary Player, it’s a unique 13-hole layout with stunning, long-range views of the Ozarks and exceptional golf holes.
The collection of courses offered on BransonGolfTravel.com consistently rank among the best in the state, with layouts designed by golf architects like Player, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Bob Cupp. Branson Hills Golf Club, a Chuck Smith and Bobby Clampett design, is a hearty, gorgeous golf test, ranked No. 1 in Missouri by Golfweek Magazine. If things go the way that new superintendent Lukas Phillips hopes, the course will soon be recognized nationally among America’s 100 best.
Before his move to Branson Hills, Phillips worked at Buffalo Ridge Springs, an exceptional Fazio course that incorporates enchanting water features, indigenous native grasses and visually striking limestone rock formations. Buffalo Ridge is played annually as part of the PGA TOUR Champions Legends of Golf each spring along with Top of the Rock, its sibling course at Big Cedar Lodge. As great as Top of the Rock’s golf is, the scenery is even more spectacular, thanks to its majestic perch above Table Rock Lake. With a golf cart tour of the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail included in Top of the Rock’s green fees, there’s no other golf experience like it.
Two more Branson playing options – and extremely popular at that – include Thousand Hills Golf Course, a Bob Cupp design, and Pointe Royale Golf Village, where many Branson entertainers live and play (there are 50 live entertainment theaters in the destination). One of the area’s most enjoyed courses, Thousand Hills has a par-64 routing that belies its championship-caliber quality.
An abundance of after-golf activities proliferate in the southwest Missouri destination, including outdoor activities, family friendly attractions, live entertainment shows, shopping, museums and a spectrum of dining choices.
When golf is the prerogative, BransonGolfTravel.com helps guests create their ideal itinerary, combining play at superb courses and lodging options to suit everyone’s taste. In today’s often hectic, hurry-up world, having a convenient resource like BransonGolfTravel.com makes planning trips to the Branson/Lakes area stress-free.
About Explore Branson
Branson is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains — and an incredible value — with dozens of live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, a Historic Downtown district, a Town Center-style shopping complex, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds and meeting and conference facilities.
Branson is less than one day’s drive for one-third of America’s residents. With low-cost flights to the Branson Airport (BKG – www.flybranson.com) and nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), it has never been easier to access Branson.