(BRANSON/LAKES AREA, MISSOURI) – World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Hale Irwin, Gary Player and more will participate in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, April 20-24.
The PGA TOUR Champions event – a 3-day, 54-hole competition – will take place at the 9-hole, par-3 Top of the Rock Golf Course and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Springs layout. Both are amenities of renowned Big Cedar Lodge.
Jack Nicklaus designed Top of the Rock, the only par-3 course included in an official PGA TOUR professional event. Player, widely regarded as the most-traveled golfer ever, calls Top of the Rock the world’s best par-3 course.
Buffalo Ridge Springs was designed by Tom Fazio and earned distinction in Golfweek’s 2016 “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by state listing, determined by a panel of experts who canvass courses nationwide.
Daily and week-long tickets are available to the tournament, which arguably draws golf’s greatest field of players.
Daily Pass Tickets cost $25 ($20 when using MasterCard) and provide admission to Top of the Rock and or Buffalo Ridge on any one day from April 20-24. Those planning on attending more than one day may purchase a Daily Pass for each date, or a Gold Ticket that’s good for the entire week.
Gold Tickets cost $100 ($80 when using MasterCard) and provide admission to Top of the Rock and or Buffalo Ridge each day, April 20-24. The Gold Ticket provides week-long access to both golf courses and the “Arnie’s Barn” clubhouse facilities at Top of the Rock. The historic 150-year-old barn, relocated from Palmer’s hometown in Pennsylvania, houses the Top of the Rock Pro Shop and a superb restaurant full of historic photos and memorabilia.
Family Fun Day at Top of the Rock occurs on Saturday, April 23. PGA TOUR Champions star Tom Lehman will host a golf clinic on the driving range after completion of play (approximately 4 pm). Tickets are free for kids 17 and under with a paid adult. See more at: http://www.bassprolegends.com/schedule-of-events.php
Any tickets purchased online will be held for pickup at Will Call (College of the Ozarks Alumni Center in Point Lookout, Missouri). Tickets are available for purchase at both golf course gates (Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge) and at Will Call (College of the Ozarks Alumni Center in Point Lookout, Missouri).
A “Top 100 Public Course” upon opening in 1999, Buffalo Ridge Springs re-opened in 2014 after an astonishingly nuanced transformation guided by visionary conservationist and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and renowned course architect Fazio. Adding new approaches, water features and bunkers, Morris and Fazio redesigned the layout to bring players in close contact with nature, including native grasses, rock outcroppings and free-ranging buffalo from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.
Top of the Rock sits gloriously perched above Table Rock Lake, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area, an Ozark Mountain oasis of natural beauty. In addition to the outstanding course, the complex also showcases a lighted driving range by Palmer and a putting course by Tom Watson.
For more tournament and ticket information visit http://bassprolegends.com or call 1.888.347.4426
About Big Cedar Lodge
Bass Pro Shops’ Big Cedar Lodge has offered guests rustic elegance in the heart of the Ozark Mountains since 1988. Johnny and Jeanie Morris, inspired by their love of the area, created the popular vacation spot as a special place where conservation and family traditions meld. The resort is home to Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Ozark Mountains and legendary Table Rock Lake, Top of the Rock features the world-class Top of the Rock Golf Course, Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail and Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. Top of the Rock also features the “End of the Trail” All-American Wine Cellar, three restaurants, a Golf Pro Shop, and the spectacular Chapel of the Ozarks and Civil War-era Top of the Rock Cabin. For more information visit bigcedar.com.
About Branson/Lakes Area Golf
Big Cedar Lodge and its golf courses are located in the Branson/Lakes Area of southwest Missouri. The golf destination is home to several esteemed courses with two more currently under construction. Existing courses include the following.
- Pointe Royale Golf Village, www.pointeroyalegolf.net, 417.334.4477
- Thousand Hills Golf Resort, www.thousandhills.com, 800.487.0769, 417.334.4553
- Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course, http://www.topoftherock.com/Page/Golf.aspx, 417.339.5430
- LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village, www.ledgestonegolf.com, 417.335.8187
- Top of the Rock Golf Course, http://www.topoftherock.com/buffalo-ridge-golf-course/, 417.339.5343
- Branson Hills Golf Club, www.bransonhillsgolfclub.com, 417.337.2963
- Holiday Hills Resort and Golf Club, www.holidayhills.com, 417.334.4838
- Don Gardner Golf Course, http://www.bransonparksandrecreation.com, 417.337.8510
For more information about Branson/Lakes Area Golf, visit www.facebook.com/BransonGolf or www.explorebranson.com/golf
About Explore Branson
Branson is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains — and an incredible value — with dozens of live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, a Historic Downtown district, shopping galore, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds and meeting and conference facilities.
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