Mountain Top Golf Course | Big Cedar Golf | Branson, MO


“People in America should really make an effort to come and see what exists here. It’s beyond one’s belief.”


This is Nature’s Course

Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris has teamed up with World Golf Hall of Fame legend 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 rock formations and includes some of the most dramatic views in the Ozarks, while delivering a rewarding experience for all skill levels. Thousands of hours of painstaking pick and shovel excavations revealed 300-million year old limestone formations, creating an over-the-top experience that golfers will never forget.

Mountain Top Course
1250 Golf Club Drive
Hollister, MO 65672

Phone: 417-339-5421

Toll-Free: 1-800-BCLODGE


Mountain Top is currently closed for the winter and will reopen in March of 2019.


Rates subject to change. Price does not include tax.

13 Holes: $50  |  Replay: $35

April - October
13 Holes: $60  |  Replay: $40

13 Holes: $50  |  Replay: $35

13 Holes: $45  |  Replay: $30

Callaway rental clubs are available for $40, including one sleeve of Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls

Dress Policy
Appropriate golf attire

Mountain Top is a walking-only golf course.

Check our events calendar for special events and scheduled course closings.

“We’ve built hundreds of courses over the years, but never one as drastically stunning as this. The transitions between wonderful rock formations and magnificent views make this a true national treasure.”
- Gary Player

Take a virtual tour of Mountain Top Clubhouse



The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf returns April 22-28, 2019! Join us for the sixth playing of the Bass Pro Shops® Legends of Golf® at Big Cedar® Lodge. As always, the greatest legends of golf will be here for one of the premier tournaments on the PGA TOUR® Champions schedule. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Top of the Rock golf course at sunset during the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Tournament


Before you experience the courses that make up America’s Next Great Golf Destination, take a hole-by-hole tour to prepare yourself for the splendor that is Big Cedar Golf.

Hole 1 · Par 3

This short opening hole eases golfers into the challenge ahead. Take in the views, but avoid the left side bunkers on your way to an easy par.

Hole 1 at Mountain Top with the sun setting in the backgorund

Hole 2 · Par 3

One of the more challenging holes on the course. This long uphill par 3 is made even more exciting by the heavily sloping multi-tiered green and left side bunker. A par here is a great score.

Aerial view of hole 2 during sunset

Hole 3 · Par 3

Accuracy is key on this elevated tee box. The green is protected by bunkers short, long, and right. Being the highest point on the course, tee shots are easily affected by the wind.

Sprawling greens on Hole 3 at Mountain Top with flag marer in the forground.

Hole 4 · Par 3

It may be the shortest hole but it’s not the easiest. The thin green is protected by a bunker long and a dramatic false front. Make a confident swing to avoid a difficult up and down.

Hole 4 at Mountain Top

Hole 5 · Par 3

This inviting downhill tee shot makes way to a green that is severely downward sloping from back to front. Too much spin could force your ball to the wrong tier and creating a challenging putt.

Aerial view of Mountain Top Hole 5

Hole 6 · Par 3

The short par 3 is heavily guarded by bunkers left and right. The three-tiered green can also make for a difficult par depending on the pin location.

Talls trees appear on the right as the sun shines thorugh casting shadows on the sand trap for hole 6

Hole 7 · Par 3

The #7 teebox is one of the most picturesque spots on the course with beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains and the valley below. The downhill par 3 leads to a green that slopes away from the tee boxes making it a challenge to hold the green.

Perched high on the mountain top, hole 7 is seen as the sun reflects off the low clouds hanging above the Ozark Mountains

Hole 8 · Par 3

The start of the home stretch. This long par 3 is defended by bunkers left and natural limestone formations on the right.

Looking over the fence to hole 8, stone formations line the left side of the fairway and the Ozark Mounains line the right

Hole 9 · Par 3

Don’t let the limestone rock and caves to your right distract you! This hole is protected by the largest bunker on the course. Hit a focused tee shot to the green that slopes downwards from right to left. Exit right to the catwalk…

The orange - pink clouds create a vivid contrast witht the green grass and tan rock foramtions below on Hole 9

Hole 10 · Par 3

After a scenic walk through the exposed rock, you find yourself on top of the golf course overlooking the 10th hole and clubhouse. Wind plays a huge factor on this stout tee shot with bunkers left and long of the green.

The catwalk which winds through rock formations near hole 10 takes the forground of the photo. In the far distance is the clubhouse perched at the pinnacle of the mountain.

Hole 11 · Par 3

The longest hole on the course. Use a long iron to hit this massive green and avoid the bunkers on the left side. If you bail out short and right, you’ll find a safe landing space with a clean line to the green.

The sun rises early in the morning casting a warm glare across hole 11

Hole 12 · Par 3

From the tee box, you’ll have a beautiful view of Payne’s Valley, designed by Tiger Woods & TGR Designs. The #12 green slopes downwards from right to left and is protected by bunkers on both sides.

The mid-morning sun devours the Mountain Top clubhouse in the distance as hole 12 takes the forground of the photo.

Hole 13 · Par 3

This finishing hole is only 95 yards from the back tees, but the elevated green slopes downwards from back to front. The limestone rock formations and views from the clubhouse make it a finishing hole to remember. Cap off your round with a refreshing drink at the Mountain Top Grill.

A vivid purple sky warns of an upcoiming thunderstorm above Hole 13 at Mountain Top


Inspired by the historic Himalayas putting course at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Tom Watson’s one-of-a-kind putting course, designed by Missouri-native and World Golf Hall of Fame legend Tom Watson, sits high atop the Ozark Mountains. Watson’s masterpiece at Big Cedar Lodge now covers more than one acre of land near the Mountain Top Course Designed by Gary Player and the 18-hole Ozarks National designed by the architect team of Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw. The Tom Watson putting course includes a Himalayan style putting experience.

Exposed rock at Mountain Top
Tom Watson's Putting Course at Mountain Top


A truly unique dining experience, Mountain Top Grill offers a full dining experience for lunch and a small plates menu in the evening. This grill is just as noteworthy as the course it sits on.

Open Dining - Reservations not Available



Mountain Top Course
1250 Golf Club Drive
Hollister, MO 65672

Phone: 417-339-5421

Toll-Free: 1-800-BCLODGE

Mailing Address
612 Devil's Pool Road
Ridgedale, MO 65739