A Guys' Getaway in Branson
Golf, fishing and good grub are essentials for a great guys’ getaway. Fortunately, Branson offers all three in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
Golf in Branson
Branson is known throughout the Midwest as one of the region’s premier golf destinations with world-class courses and connections to some of golf’s biggest names. For an experience with the guys you'll never forget, be sure to book tee time at Top of the Rock. You’ll be blown away by the setting – the driving range alone is a jaw-dropper – which includes stunning views of Table Rock Lake.
Ozarks National is the latest course to to be added under Big Cedar Lodge. The 18-hole course features a very notable 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge on the 13th hole that towers above a creek. The neighboring Buffalo Ridge Springs Course is also a popular setting. You might even spot roaming buffalo! Other courses such as the Branson Hills Golf Club also incorporate natural rock formations, waterfalls, creeks and wooded areas into their designs.
Branson is inclusive of courses for all skill levels, so whether your group includes amateurs or pros, you're sure to find a course that is the perfect fit.
Fishing in Branson
If your idea of outdoor fun includes fly rods, be sure to try your luck on Branson’s lakes: Taneycomo, Table Rock and Bull Shoals. The cool waters of Lake Taneycomo make it an ideal trout fishery, while the clear, quiet waters of Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes hold trophy fish worthy of some epic fishing tales.
Consider connecting with Branson's area expert guides and fishing services to book a successful trip and learn about the waters from a local.
Food and Drinks
There are plenty of options for grabbing a hearty meal with the guys in Branson. For prime cuts of meat and incredible views of the surrounding Ozarks, head to Devil’s Pool Restaurant at Big Cedar Lodge. The smoked prime rib comes in 10 or 16-ounce cuts, guranteed to satisfy. For modern Mexican cuisine, try Arnie's Barn, which overlooks the impressive golf course at Top of the Rock. The nearby Buffalo Bar makes a great place to celebrate after a golf game or refuel with an appetizer.
In the mood for barbecue? Savor a smoked pit plate (includes chicken, sausage, ribs, pork and beef!) or a great burger at Danna’s Bar-B-Q & Burger Shop. In addition to being known for the restaurant of throwed rolls, Fall Creek Steak & Catfish House's barbecue ribs and brisket are definitely worth a trip. Take in views of Lake Taneycomo while dining at Famous Dave’s, also noted for ribs, on the Branson Landing.
Speaking of the Landing, you can find great evening entertainment at some of the shopping district's dining areas. Unwind with a bowling game at Andy B's Social Bowl, which includes a full-service restaurant and extensive beverage selection of cocktails, regional brews and non-alcoholic treats. Catch tropical vibes at LandShark Bar & Grill in Town Square. Landshark has an outdoor bar with fire pits, a stage for local musicians, coastal-themed food and cold draft LandShark. Sit lakeside at The Paddlewheel, and chow down on appetizers or a meal from the restaurant's full menu and bar. The Paddlewheel also regularly hosts live shows and musicians during the week, so be prepared to "rock the dock!"
After you’re worn out from golf, fishing and enjoying local flavors, it's time for a solid night’s sleep. There are multiple lodging and hotel options in Branson ready to accommodate your group and get you ready for another day of fun with the guys.
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