Branson Golf Itinerary: Week-Long

More and more, Branson is recognized as one of the nation’s top golf destinations. If you live and breathe golf, you will appreciate the variety of courses in the Branson area that will more than fill your week-long vacation itinerary!

Day 1: Arrival / Holiday Hills

Arrive in Branson and get settled into your accommodations. If time permits, this would be a great day to play the course at Holiday Hills Resort & Golf Club. This course is described as “user friendly” and “very forgiving,” the perfect warm-up for your week of golf!

In the evening, explore the Branson Landing where you will find a variety of restaurants, shopping, live music and attractions. Branson Landing would also be a great place for any non-golfers in your party to spend the afternoon while you’re on the course.

Day 2: Ozarks National and Mountain Top

Head just south of Branson to play two adjacent courses, part of Big Cedar Golf, that highlight the beauty of the Ozarks. In the morning, play Ozarks National (re-opens late April 2019), an 18-hole masterpiece designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

Take a lunch break at the Mountain Top Grill, where you will not only enjoy delicious food but panoramic views of the golf courses below and the Ozark Mountains on the horizon. In the afternoon, play Mountain Top, a 13-hole, par-3 course designed by Gary Player. This course features multiple tee-box locations to create varied experiences for all skill levels.

After a day of golf, rejoin your party for an evening of entertainment and relaxation at one of Branson’s many live shows, which feature a variety of music genres, comedy, magic, acrobatics and Broadway-style musical productions.

Day 3: Ledgestone

Visit StoneBridge Village, just west of Branson, and enjoy playing the beautiful, but challenging, Ledgestone course, which Golf Digest calls “a masterpiece of mountain golf architecture” and that has been voted “Best Places to Play” by Golf Magazine for multiple years. This 18-hole course is known for its narrow Zoysia fairways, water features and bunkers that surround the greens.

Depending on your tee time, have breakfast or lunch at Billy Gail’s Café, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Enjoy homestyle dishes that come in huge portions (think pancakes cascading over the side of the plate!) and excellent Ozark Mountain hospitality.

Meet up with any non-golfers in your party and spend the rest of your day exploring the area around Table Rock Lake. On your way to the lake, Stop by Lindwedel Winery for free wine tasting and a relaxing atmosphere. Then, drive over Table Rock Dam and visit the Dewey Short Visitor Center, where you can view interactive exhibits and take a stroll along the lakefront.

Day 4: Thousand Hills and The Pointe

Start the day at The Pointe, the original 18-hole championship course in Branson. Located along the banks of Lake Taneycomo, this course offers a rolling landscape and the chance to see abundant wildlife.

Then, head to Thousand Hills, a Golf Digest award-winning course that was recently rated World’s Best Par 64. Located in the heart of Branson, the course is built around the natural beauty of the area—a meandering creek, rock outcroppings and dramatic elevation changes.

While you’re playing, any non-golfers in your party can explore the heart of Branson. For great shopping, try Tanger Outlet Mall or the Grand Village Shops. For dinner, choose from one of many locally owned restaurants in Branson, such as Danna’s Bar-B-Q, Thai Thai Cuisine, India Clay Oven, Little Hacienda or Outback Steak and Oyster Bar.

Day 5: Branson Hills

Play Branson Hills, ranked Golfweek’s #1 Golf Course in Missouri. This course, designed by Chuck Smith and Bobby Clampett, offers five distinct teeing areas, making it accessible to players of all skill levels.

When you’re finished, take advantage of Branson’s many attractions . . . they’re not just for kids! Ride go-karts or mountain coasters or thrill rides, visit the Titanic or Hollywood Wax Museum or take in a movie at the IMAX. Top your night off with a trip to Andy’s Frozen Custard and a ride on the Branson Ferris Wheel!

Day 6: Buffalo Ridge Springs and Top of the Rock

Spend your last day of golf on the remaining two courses in the Big Cedar Golf family. Start the day at Buffalo Ridge Springs, named the #1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest since 2001. Designed by Tom Fazio, this 18-hole course incorporates the natural beauty of the area and just might give you a glimpse of a herd of free-ranging buffalo.

Next, head to Top of the Rock, designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. This 9-hole course is the first par-3 to be included in a PGA TOUR- sanctioned event. With breathtaking views of Table Rock Lake below, this course is unique in its perspective.

While you’re playing, non-golfers in your party might enjoy some pampering at the Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge. Afterwards, plan to meet at Top of the Rock for lunch at Osage RestaurantBuffalo Bar or Arnie’s Barn. While at Top of the Rock, you can also visit the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum onsite and take the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail tour.

Day 7: Departure

Leave Branson satisfied that you experienced some of the best golf the nation has to offer . . . and start planning your trip back!

To experience more Branson outdoor adventure, check out Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy!

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