The practice facilities at Big Cedar Lodge, like our golf courses, were built by World Golf Hall of Fame legends. From the Arnold Palmer Practice facility at Top of the Rock to the Tom Waton-designed putting course at the Mountain Top Course designed by Gary Player, you’ll find it hard to stray away and actually play the courses. With world-class facilities and highly trained staff, growing your game at Big Cedar Lodge couldn’t be easier, or more fun.
The Arnold Palmer Practice Facility is a breathtaking facility featuring 16 target greens, recessed lighting and multiple teeing decks that offer a one-of-a-kind experience. Guests can practice at night with in-ground lighting. Like everything else at Top of the Rock, nature played a key role in the development of the practice facility. From an environmental standpoint, the synthetic turf is easier on the delicate natural balance at Top of the Rock, with no need to water, mow or use chemicals on the practice facility. Golfers have nicknamed the signature green at the practice facility the “Cliffhanger Green” for good reason. It is perched on the side of the bluff with a cascading waterfall. This green captures the heart of all golfers who cross Top of the Rock.
The practice facility at Buffalo Ridge Springs features an extensive driving range, set just beneath the clubhouse. Overlooking a vast, sloping hillside, the range features an unending amount of open space ready for endless play. Overlooking the peaks and valleys of the Ozark Mountains, practicing at Buffalo Ridge Springs is a breeze. A course-style chipping green is also available, with room for pitching and sand practice along with two putting greens.
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.
PAYNE STEWART LEARNING CENTER
Honoring Ozarks native and 11-time PGA TOUR event winner, Payne Stewart, The Payne Stewart Learning Center will open in 2019. Johnny Morris has created an extraordinary practice facility that will contain a tribute museum displaying Stewart’s personal trophies, scorecards, apparel, equipment, photos and more.