Branson/Lakes Area Welcomes Dads with Golf, Special Playing Offers and Off-Course Choices

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Branson/Lakes Area Welcomes Dads with Golf, Special Playing Offers and Off-Course Choices

 (BRANSON/LAKES, MISSOURI) – Known as “Golf’s Ozark Mountain Oasis,” the Branson/Lakes Area golf destination is a place where players – and Dads! – can enjoy first-class golf, an array of off-course activities and substantial value.

 Pointe Royale Golf Village sells “A Day at The Pointe.”  The special includes 36 holes and a choice of breakfast or lunch for $89.  “The Pointe” also offers a “7-Day Pass.”  For $250, it includes unlimited golf for seven consecutive days.  A golfer who plays one round each day would average a greens fee of approximately $35. Visit www.pointeroyalegolf.net or call 417.334.4477.

 Pre-pay for your round at Branson Hills Golf Club and lock in a rate of $89 plus tax.  It includes one round, any day at any time, which means paying $10 less for the most-coveted tee times (mid-mornings on weekends).  Considering Golfweek Magazine ranks Branson Hills the No. 1 course in Missouri, that’s a solid savings.  Please call Head Professional Dan Davis to purchase: (417) 337-2963 x 101

For locals, the rate is even better – $69 from May through October.  The local rate is valid for one local resident (with ID) and up to 3 guests.  This price is offered to those living in Taney, Stone, Christian & Green counties in Missouri, and Boone or Carroll counties in Arkansas.  A driver’s license with current address is required at registration.

 Consider either of those courses for Father’s Day rounds, or select from other great Branson golf options including LedgeStone, Thousand Hills, Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge Springs.  Visitwww.explorebranson/golf for more information.

 Beside golf, there are other options and activities that Dad may appreciate.   Chateau Grille’s Champagne Sunday Brunch at Chateau on the Lake (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is a great place to celebrate before teeing off.  Call early to make your reservations (888-333-5253).

 The Branson Landing is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the party coincides with Father’s Day weekend. Start celebrating Dad on Saturday night, June 18, with a free 8 p.m. concert featuring Prince Ivan, Trey O’Dell and a fireworks-filled finale provided by Gateway Fireworks Displays.

 The celebration doesn’t end then, though. Surprise Dad on Sunday, June 19, with a live performance by the Taneycomo Festival Jazz Orchestra, beginning at 7 p.m.  See many more options for Dad at:http://www.explorebranson.com/blog/spend-fathers-day-branson#sthash.SmDukHgP.dpuf

About Branson/Lakes Area Golf

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

·         LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village, www.ledgestonegolf.com, 417.335.8187

·         Top of the Rock Golf Course, http://www.topoftherock.com/Page/Golf.aspx, 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

·         Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course, http://www.topoftherock.com/buffalo-ridge-golf-course/,  417.339.5430

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.

Branson is less than one day’s drive for one-third of America’s residents. With low-cost flights to the Branson Airport (BKG – www.flybranson.com) and nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), it has never been easier to access Branson.

Call 1-800-296-0463 for help planning your next vacation, convention or reunion. See more at: http://www.explorebranson.com

More, Better, Faster: New Airline Service Announced for Branson/Lakes Area Golf Destination

More, Better, Faster: New Airline Service Announced for Branson/Lakes Area Golf Destination

(BRANSON/LAKES AREA, MISSOURI) Daily airline service from Branson Airport (BKG) will commence July 15, great news for golf travelers who wish to play in North America’s brightest rising-star golf destination.

“We’re grateful that more people will soon be able to more conveniently access Branson Golf,” says Branson/Lakes Area CVB Director of Communications Lynn Berry. “The collection of existing golf courses are more popular than ever, and with two new courses under construction – one by Gary Player, the other by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw – the destination is growing in quantity and quality.”

With several of the state’s top-rated courses, courses that host the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf – a Champions PGA TOUR event at Big Cedar Lodge – and an array of complementary golf layouts by leading designers, the Branson/Lakes Area in southwest Missouri is increasingly on golfers’ must-visit list.

Elite Airways will offer daily non-stop service from Branson to Denver (DEN) and Houston (IAH) with connections to over 100 markets nationwide.  The Branson Airport, Elite Airways and Great Lakes Airlines have teamed up to launch this new program.  Daily service starts July 15.

Customers can book non-stop flights between Branson and Denver or Houston at EliteAirways.com, or connecting ones through those cities.  The full range of flight options is also available on your favorite travel websites such as United.com, Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz.

The new Elite Airways’ service will deliver more than 100 connections to major U.S. cities with multiple flight options.  Flights are available now at FlyBranson.com.”

Elite Airways and Great Lakes Airlines have entered into a codeshare agreement permitting the use of interline e-ticket and baggage agreements with legacy airlines including United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines making the connections seamless for the customer.  This arrangement will enable customers to purchase a single ticket from over 100 cities to Branson on United.com or on their favorite on-line travel website such as Expedia, Travelocity or Orbitz.  For details visit FlyBranson.com.

Branson Airport previously announced seasonal service on Branson AirExpress to New Orleans, LA and Austin, TX.  That service is available to book now and will fly from May 27 – August 14.

About Branson Airport
Opening its doors May of 2009, Branson Airport LLC is located in the heart of the Ozarks and centrally located in the Midwest.  The airport also boasts a state of the art FBO, Branson JetCenter and a full service travel agency.  For more information on Branson Airport LLC and any of its subsidiaries please visit FlyBranson.com.

About Elite Airways
Elite Airways was founded in 2006 by airline veterans looking to provide a better travel experience for their passengers.  Elite operates charter service for various professional and college athletic teams, celebrities, and corporate clients.  On February 16, 2016, Elite was approved by the US DOT as a US Part 121 Air Carrier. Elite has a fleet of Bombardier 50-seat and 70-seat jet aircraft. Elite provides schedule airline service to markets throughout the United States.

About Great Lakes Airlines

Incorporated in 1979, Great Lakes Airlines is a regional airline operating as an independent carrier and as a codeshare partner with United Airlines. Great Lakes Airlines also has electronic ticketing interline agreements with United, American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Through these relationships, customers are able to purchase connecting flights through the partner airlines, as well as share other benefits such as baggage transfer.

About Branson/Lakes Area Golf

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
  • LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village, www.ledgestonegolf.com, 417.335.8187
  • Top of the Rock Golf Course, http://www.topoftherock.com/Page/Golf.aspx, 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
  • Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course, http://www.topoftherock.com/buffalo-ridge-golf-course/,  417.339.5430


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.

Branson is less than one day’s drive for one-third of America’s residents. With low-cost flights to the Branson Airport (BKG – www.flybranson.com) and nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), it has never been easier to access Branson.

Call 1-800-296-0463 for help planning your next vacation, convention or reunion. See more at: http://www.explorebranson.com

Branson/Lakes Area Golf Course Enhancements, Unique Packages Highlight 2016 Season

Branson/Lakes Area Golf Course Enhancements, Unique Packages Highlight 2016 Season
 
 
(BRANSON, MO) – With the Branson/Lakes Area golf destination already into “shoulder season” – the bookend timeframes in early spring and late fall when value-laden deals are popping – the Ozark Mountain oasis is one of America’s most compelling places due to new courses being developed, award-winning venues, a “legendary” pro tournament and multiple stay-and-play packages that provide a broad spectrum of options.

In addition to courses designed by Gary Player and Coore & Crenshaw that are being built, area golf and resort managers have been busy during the past several months enhancing operations and playing opportunities as illustrated by the following, a small sample of representative destination offerings.

Packages galore
 

Renowned for its overall resort excellence – it holds Trip Advisor’s coveted “Certificate of Excellence” – Big Cedar Lodge is increasingly becoming known for its burgeoning golf amenities.  With two new courses under construction, two already open to esteemed acclaim – Buffalo Ridge and Top of the Rock (both are played during the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge PGA Champions Tour event each April) – and a miniature golf course rated one of the “10 most unusual in America” (source: USA TODAY), there’s something for everyone.  That goes for its stay-and-play packages too, pairing a wide range of activities with golf including spa, boating, fishing, shooting and more.  The “Ultimate Guys Getaway Package” is indicative of the scope and depth of Big Cedar packages and includes:

  1. Round of golf at Top of the Rock
  2. Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail Tour
  3. $100 voucher for Cedar Creek Spa
  4. One-half day guided fishing at Bent Hook Marina
  5. Shooting Sports at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Academy (includes firearm, 100 rounds ammunition, safety equipment and shooting guide)
  6. A $100 credit for the End of the Trail All American Wine Cellar, Whiskey Bar and Humidor 

The package requires a two-night minimum stay.

Call Big Cedar Lodge today at 1-800-225-6343, and mention code EXBR16 when making reservations.

Pristine and on pace

Thousand Hills Golf Resort’s owner invested substantially to improve the look and playability of the already-popular course in the heart of Branson.  One project included “de-brushing” the area between its creeks and the course, and nearly $100,000 was invested in new maintenance equipment to ensure immaculate playing conditions – something golfers avidly seek.

Designed to promote the best playing surfaces, Thousand Hills is re-grassing several teeing areas this spring, leveling and changing them to Zoysia. “Also, we have a much better handle on pace of play for 2016,” said course superintendent Pat Shay. “We are striving for players to enjoy sub 4 hour rounds.”

Enhancements on and off course

Pointe Royale Golf Village was particularly busy this winter, adding a new bridge on Hole No. 3, re-routing or improving paths on holes 3, 5 and 15, building a new teeing area for senior men on No. 9, and improving drainage on No. 16.  A golf car fleet and refreshed course restrooms are also new this year.

Player-friendly youth golf program

The 2016 Ozarks Junior Golf League is designed for children of all skill levels who are age 13 or under. A six-week program, the league includes practices, events, and instruction from professionals.  Participants receive a team jersey and two dozen golf balls. The events are a “scramble” format and played at Don Gardner Golf Course.  Scrambles are the most player-friendly golf game, allowing everyone to contribute and feel good about the experience.

Those interested should send a $100 check to Sticks & Stones Foundation, 1600 Ledgestone Way, Branson West, MO 65737. For more information about the program, email Bill Hasler at bill@svpoa.org.

For more information about Branson/Lakes Area Golf, visit www.explorebranson.com/golf and “Like” Branson Golf on Facebook.

About Branson/Lakes Area 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.

Branson is less than one day’s drive for one-third of America’s residents. With low-cost flights to the Branson Airport (BKG – www.flybranson.com) and nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), it has never been easier to access Branson.

Call 1-800-296-0463 for help planning your next vacation, convention or reunion. See more at: http://www.explorebranson.com

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