Golf in Branson: Course Difficulty

Branson offers a variety of stunning golf courses for all skills levels. Check out our rankings of course difficulty from easiest to most challenging.

Holiday Hills

Located just east of Branson, this 18-hold “user friendly” course has flat and rolling terrain with wide and open fairways, making it an enjoyable round for all skill levels.

Thousand Hills

This Golf Digest award-winning course is located in the heart of Branson. The relatively short 18-hole course (par 64) follows a winding creek and has dramatic elevation changes.

The Pointe

Located along the banks of Lake Taneycomo, this course is the original 18-hole championship course in Branson. Abundant wildlife can be spotted all along the rolling landscape.

Mountain Top

This 13-hole, all par-3 course designed by Gary Player sits atop the Ozark Mountains just south of Branson, providing some of the most magnificent vistas in the area. 

Buffalo Ridge Springs

Designed by Tom Fazio, this 18-hole championship course has been named the #1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine. While sizing up this course’s challenging approaches, you just might see a herd of free-ranging buffalo!

Ozarks National

This 18-hole course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is integrated into the beautiful terrain of the Ozarks just south of Branson. It includes unique architectural features, such as a 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge on the 13th hole.

Top of the Rock

Located high above Table Rock Lake, this 9-hole, all par-3 course designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer is the first par-3 course to be included in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event.


Golf Digest calls this course, which is located just west of Branson, “a masterpiece of golf architecture.” The narrow Zoysai fairways lined by dense forests and the plentiful water features will challenge any golfer.

Branson Hills

Just north of Branson proper, this course, designed by Chuck Smith and Bobby Clampett, has been ranked the #1 Golf Course in Missouri according to Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play.” The undulating design makes this course a fun challenge.

Wanting to find a place to pratice your swing? View Golf in Branson: Driving Ranges for great selection in the Branson area!