Play a Round of Golf in Branson

Golf courses in Branson take advantage of the rolling landscape and striking natural features of the surrounding Ozark Mountains.

Even better, the courses are suitable for all skill levels, so grab your clubs and tee off at one these local spots.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort

245 South Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO 65616
An 18-hole, award-winning course is the centerpiece of this resort, where you can book a condo or cabin for your stay in close proximity to Lake Taneycomo and Table Rock Lake. The par 64 is open to the public and features three sets of tees that provide just the right level of challenge, whether you’re a novice or more advanced golfer. Robert E. Cupp’s design meanders past lush hardwood forests, rock formations and Ozark streams for a scenic experience you’ll enjoy even if you aren’t playing particularly well. 

Pointe Royale Golf Course

1000 Pointe Royale Drive, Branson, MO 65616
Don’t miss out on the chance to play a championship par 70 known for its plentiful wildlife — you might even spot a bald eagle — and gorgeous rolling fairways. Maneuver around water hazards on more than half of the course and bunkers that add a degree of difficulty to all 18 holes. A hitting net and chipping/putting practice green are perfect for warming up before a round, and you can rent a GPS-equipped golf cart as your ride. There’s also staff on hand for individual or group lessons. 

Buffalo Ridge Springs

1001 Branson Creek Blvd, Hollister, MO 65672
Formerly known as the Branson Creek Golf Club, golf course architect Tom Fazio and conservationist Johnny Morris have redesigned the 18-hole, par-71 layout so that players come closer to the surrounding nature. Measuring a total of 7,036 yards from the back tees, the course is one of two affiliated with Big Cedar Lodge and is consistently named among the top 10 in Missouri by Golf Digest. 

Branson Hills Golf Club

100 North Payne Stewart Drive, Branson, MO 65616
For the past four years, Golfweek has proclaimed Branson Hills the top course in the state. Honor legendary Missouri golfers like Payne Stewart, Dale Irwin, Tom Watson and Judy Rankin by playing a round at this tribute course. With the help of consultant and PGA pro Bobby Clampett, Chuck Smith created an 18-hole, par-72 arrangement that measures 7,324 yards and incorporates waterfalls and creeks, wooded areas and rock outcroppings to showcase the area’s natural beauty. 

Don Gardner Golf Course

201 Compton Drive, Branson, MO 65616
Not far from downtown Branson in Eiserman Park you’ll find this municipal course. The nine-hole par 3 is an affordable opportunity for beginners to get out and play, though seasoned aficionados can also test skills around the sand traps and two ponds. Each hole ranges in distance from 82 to 182 yards. Take advantage of the practice green for a warm-up, as well as pull-cart and club rentals. 

Holiday Hills Resort & Golf Club

630 East Rockford Drive, Branson, MO 65616
Make your way to Holiday Hills’ 18 holes, designed with all ability levels in mind. Coming in at par 68, the course runs 5,798 yards in length and benefits from daily mowing. You’ll encounter more than 40 bunkers and water coming into play on six holes. One of the coolest features is the ProLink GPS System installed on all of the carts; use it for getting a real-time graphical look at the course, viewing accurate distances and even ordering snacks and drinks. 

Top of the Rock Golf Course

150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739
Big Cedar Lodge’s second course in the area, Top of the Rock is a Jack Nicklaus signature situated high above Table Rock Lake. Though there are only nine holes, this par 3 sets players up for a world-class day on the links and has been well-integrated across 47 acres with the surrounding lush landscape. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art ways to improve your game: Arnold Palmer designed an all-weather driving range with 16 fully-lit target greens, while Tom Watson is responsible for the 70,000-square-foot Himalayas putting complex — replicating that of St. Andrews in Scotland. 

LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village

1600 Ledgestone Way, Branson West, MO 65737
If you want to experience mountain golf in Branson, LedgeStone is the place to do it. Tucked into the Ozarks, the unique layout and immaculate condition make for an unforgettable outing. Test your accuracy and distance control on Tom Clark’s 18-hole par 71 as you negotiate elevation changes and natural elements like creeks, forest and rock outcroppings. Once you wrap up, stop by the clubhouse’s LedgeStone Grille for breakfast, lunch or dinner.