Experience Nature’s Finest™
World-Class Golf Inspired by the Beauty of Nature
Big Cedar Lodge is quickly becoming known as America's Next Great Golf Destination, with Nature’s Finest™ courses designed by some of the top names in golf: Tiger Woods, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
Along with these legendary names, Johnny Morris is changing and growing the game of golf while incorporating the beauty of the Ozarks into every shot. Book a tee time today at Nature’s Finest™ golf courses and rediscover what the game is all about.
One of only two par-3 courses to be used in official competition in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event, the Jack Nicklaus designed Top of the Rock features nature and golf at its finest. Perched high above Table Rock Lake, the peaceful waterfalls, wandering creeks, bass filled ponds and pristine lakes of Top of the Rock complete a true celebration of nature, the Ozarks and the game of golf.
Already acclaimed as one of the region’s top golf courses by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest, Buffalo Ridge has been transformed by the guiding hands of visionary conservationist Johnny Morris and renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. Morris and Fazio have redesigned the course layout to bring players in close contact with nature, native grasses and free-ranging buffalo from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.
Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris has teamed up with golf icon Gary Player to create a world-class 13-hole short course that delivers an unparalleled experience for golfers. Sharing a similar passion for nature and golf, and through a joined pioneering spirit, they created a renowned golf experience for all skill levels. The course routes through unforgettable, 300-million year old rock formations and includes some of the most dramatic views in the Ozarks, while delivering a rewarding experience for all skill levels.
New to Big Cedar Golf is the 18-hole Ozarks National Course. The golf course architect team of Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw shares Johnny Morris’ passion and appreciation for nature and conservation, and they have designed a championship course to connect golfers with nature. The design of this course is a striking display of the senses and a fitting tribute to the Ozarks region. It will test avid players and golf travelers from around the country and provide the perfect complement to the existing 18-hole layout at Buffalo Ridge Springs.
Scheduled to open in 2019 and named in honor of the late Payne Stewart, the new Payne’s Valley will be the first completed fully public-access course in the world designed by Tiger Woods’ design firm TGR Design. Built to showcase the region’s natural beauty, the championship course will feature an extraordinarily dramatic 19th hole, “The Rock,” that can be used to settle unfinished wagers. The hole was envisioned by nature-loving Johnny Morris, and is set in one of the most dramatic geological features imaginable. The challenging but player-friendly walkable course will have an unforgettable finish where golfers will actually traverse through a breathtaking natural cavern system to return to the clubhouse after completing the 19th hole.
Dude Perfect Plays Big Cedar Golf!
When Dude Perfect plays a round of golf, you know it will be anything but ordinary. Watch as they play a non-traditional round of golf at Mountain Top and Top of the Rock courses.
At Big Cedar Lodge, food is one of our passions. Guests enjoy multiple options, all casual and elegantly rustic. In addition to our unique on-site restaurants, we offer in-room dining experiences and food to-go for all your adventures around the resort. Whether you’re looking for fine-dining at Osage, a quick cup of coffee at Truman Sweet Shop, lunch at Mountain Top Grill after a round on the course, or contemporary Mexican cuisine at Arnie’s Barn, Big Cedar Lodge has it all.
Big Cedar Lodge is located just 10 miles south of Branson, MO and offers 260 well-appointed accommodations in its collection of lodges, cozy cottages, and private log cabins. All are outfitted with cabin-style décor and offer all the privacy needed for a quiet and relaxing vacation retreat. With accommodation styles for groups both large and small, Big Cedar Lodge is perfect for family vacations, buddy trips, girl’s weekends, couples getaways, reunions and corporate retreats.
Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, opened Big Cedar Lodge in 1987, originally envisioning it as a fishing camp for Bass Pro Shop employees and Tracker Boat customers. Morris, an avid outdoorsman, was inspired by the majestic beauty of Table Rock Lake and his own childhood family fishing trips. Big Cedar would ultimately become a place for all families to reconnect with each other in the Great Outdoors. Today, the resort offers access to world-class recreational facilities including Top of the Rock, the Bass Pro Shops headquarters in nearby Springfield, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and the all-new Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor Shooting Academy.