Morris Teeing Up More Golf in Branson

Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris has enlisted some of golf’s biggest names as he continues his quest to make Branson one of the country’s top destinations for golf. Morris is currently developing two courses that will join Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge Springs in Big Cedar Lodge’s stable of incredible golf amenities. 

The Mountain Top Course

The Mountain Top Course appeals to golfers juggling busy lifestyles. Located on the Buffalo Ridge property, the 13-hole par 3 course will require less time to play. Golfers are required to walk – no carts allowed. Players can complete a round in less than two hours. Convenient and healthy – ideally aligned with Players’ legendary lifelong dedication to fitness.

Payne’s Valley Course

The collaboration of Morris, Tiger Woods and the Payne Stewart family will produce America’s first TGR Design public access golf course called Payne’s Valley Course. The unique feature about this course is the extraordinarily 19th hole. Known as “The Rock”, the 19th hole can be used for settling unfinished wagers. Set on one of the most dramatic geological features imaginable, the player-friendly walkable course will end with a breathtaking natural cavern system which returns to the clubhouse after the 19th hole completed. 

Buffalo Ridge Springs Course

Another course with high praise from golfers worldwide is the Buffalo Ridge Springs Course. Designed by Tom Fazio, this 18-hole course allows players to experience Ozark beauty in while enjoying a round of golf. Rated #1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest, this course is a must see.

Top of the Rock Golf Course

Known as the first-ever Par-3 course included in a professional championship, Top of the Rock Golf Course is one of the first golf courses that Morris brought to life. This amazing golf experience was created over seven and half years with the help of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. These golf legends, along with Morris, worked diligently to give each player an experience to remember.

All of these courses add to Branson’s growing reputation as a top golf destination – there are several other top-notch courses throughout the area. Learn more about these courses and others at Be sure to make golf a part of your next Branson getaway.

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