Explore Branson Golf Properties Featured in New GolfPass 'Guide to U.S. Golf Resorts'
By Brian Weis
The editorial team at GolfPass compiled information on more than 800 golf resorts in all 50 states, and all of Branson's golf resorts are featured prominently in the Missouri Interactive Map.
"The stunning growth of the Big Cedar Lodge the past decade has put Missouri on the map of golfers. Branson offers multiple properties with golf courses that take advantage of the beautiful outdoors," wrote the GolfPass editorial team on the Missouri golf resorts' home page.
Owned by NBC Universal which also owns Golf Channel and other leading industry entities, GolfPass has created the first comprehensive list of golf resorts in the country. The Missouri state map helps golfers identify and locate each resort and individual resort pages that list what type of amenities are offered.
"There's a golf resort out there for every skill of golfer and every budget, from state parks and courses with simple cottages and cabins for accommodations to lavish five-star retreats on the ocean," wrote the GolfPass editorial team.
This holds true in Branson, the most notable golf resort of which is Big Cedar Lodge and its five courses - Payne's Valley (by Tiger Woods), Ozarks National (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw), Buffalo Ridge (Tom Fazio), Top of the Rock (Jack Nicklaus), and Mountain Top (Gary Player).
Other 18-hole options in the destination include Branson Hills (Chuck Smith), LedgeStone (Tom Clark), Thousand Hills (Bob Cupp), The Pointe, and Holiday Hills. Branson Hills is a Top 10 ranked course in Missouri and earned a No. 32 ranking nationally from Golfpass and Golf Advisor players.
Fall is an ideal season to play golf on any of Explore Branson's 10 courses that offer a variety of options pertaining to design style, price, terrain, after-play options, and resort amenities. Branson is within one day's drive - 12 hours or less - for 50 percent of the U.S. population (one-third is within 8 hours), and five of the state's top 10 courses are here (including the top four).
All 10 Explore Branson golf courses are open to the public and range from luxury resort to daily fee options. Located close to one another, the courses are situated near iconic Silver Dollar City theme park, museums (Titanic and Ancient Ozarks Natural History), wineries, distilleries, and countless other attractions without losing their idyllic settings amid the Ozarks' natural bounty.
Branson is annually voted a TripAdvisor community top U.S. destination, ranking No. 3 in 2021.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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