America’s Next Great Golf Destination
Inspired by a deep desire to connect people to nature, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, has set out to create one of the greatest golf experiences in the country. When staying at Angler's Lodge Hollister, you're just minutes away from this world-class golf experience. Growing the game of golf while incorporating the beauty of the Ozarks into every shot, 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, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Golf at Big Cedar is truly an experience you will never forget! Book a tee time today and rediscover the beauty of nature through golf at the BIG CEDAR LODGE NATURE LINKS™.
Big Cedar Golf Courses
Top of the Rock Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, is the first-ever par-3 course to be included in a professional championship, featuring 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. Arnie’s Barn, a magnificent 150-year-old barn was relocated from Arnold Palmer’s backyard in Latrobe, PA and is complete with historic photos and memorabilia from Palmer’s career achievements. It also houses the Top of the Rock Pro Shop which features the latest in top-of-the-line logo golf apparel and goods.
Already acclaimed as the region’s top golf course, 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 North American bison from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. The course has been rated the No. 1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and has been named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest since 2001. The course holds a Golf Digest rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.
Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris 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.
Adding to an amazing list of world-class golf courses, Big Cedar Lodge is proud to introduce Ozarks National, Missouri’s first and only golf course designed by architect duo Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Measuring 7,036 yards from the back tees, the course represents the terrain of the Ozarks with beautiful views.
The 18-hole layout features challenging carries and a variety of visually appealing approach shots that are highlighted by the native habitat. The course also includes interesting features, such as a 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge, which connects the tee box and fairway of the 13th hole that stands 60-feet above a flowing creek.
Paying tribute to Ozarks-native and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Payne Stewart, Payne’s Valley is first public-access golf course designed by 82-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods and Woods-led golf course design firm, TGR Design. Payne's Valley will stand out with its inviting layout, pristine water features, large fairways and greens, and spectacular 19th hole… the Big Rock at Payne’s Valley™.
Through the creation of PAYNE'S VALLEY GOLF COURSE™, Tiger Woods and Big Cedar Lodge will offer a course where players of all skill levels will be able to enjoy the game with each other in the beautiful Ozark Mountain landscape.
More Nearby Attractions
Top of the Rock
150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739
7.7 miles away
This one-of-a-kind destination, Top of the Rock, offers some of the most unique dining and entertainment options available. Positioned high above Table Rock Lake, you can enjoy spectacular views as you journey through the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, play a round of golf or dine at one of three magnificent restaurants. Located adjacent to Big Cedar Lodge.
Bass Pro Shooting Academy
1901 State Hwy 86, Ridgedale, MO 65739
8.3 miles away
The Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy is a stunning outdoor playground for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. Designed for all skill levels, this world-class facility offers training and experience in shooting sports all in front of the stunning backdrop of Table Rock Lake. Various shooting disciplines including ATA Trap, Wobble Trap, American Skeet, Sporting Clays, and 5 Stand are available. You will be supplied with a shotgun, ammunition, clay targets, and all required safety gear.
Big Cedar Lodge
190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739
8.8 miles away
Big Cedar Lodge is the very first Bass Pro Shops resort with acres of fishing, sport shooting and outdoor recreational opportunities to explore. In addition to beautiful accommodations, Big Cedar features a variety of restaurants and activities open to the public including a world-class spa, legendary golf and Fun Mountain, a 50,000 square-foot adventure complex complete with an arcade, golf simulator, bumper cars, laser tag and an underwater-themed bowling alley.
190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739
8.8 miles away
Fun Mountain offers 50,000 square feet of endless entertainment for you and your family – conveniently located at Big Cedar Lodge. Complete with a full arcade, bumper cars, underwater-themed bowling, laser tag, and a golf simulator, this world-class attraction offers year-round fun for all ages. Whether you’re climbing to the top of the rock wall or zooming down the slide of the pirate ship, you’ll delight in the adventure of Fun Mountain, created for the kid in all of us.
Long Creek Marina
1368 Long Creek Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739
11 miles away
If you are looking to get out on the Lake, Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina has everything you need. Located south of Branson, MO on Table Rock Lake, the marina offers boat and personal watercraft rentals, ski and tube rentals, fishing guides, rod and reel rentals and ski school.
2038 West State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681
23 miles away
Explore 10,000 acres of outdoor adventure at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. In addition to the majestic views, you and your family can enjoy activities like a wildlife tram tour, trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking & biking, Segway tours, live mill demonstrations and dining. Located 50 miles south of Angler’s Lodge.
Wonders of Wildlife
500 W Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO 65807
44 miles away
Just across the street from the Angler’s Lodge, you can experience the world’s most immersive conservation attraction and explore over 350,000 square feet of captivating exhibits at the Wonders of Wildlife. Voted America’s #1 Best New Attraction 2017, this is a must-see during your stay.
Larger than the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, this unbelievable attraction is fun for all ages and features 1.5 Million Gallons of Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums and includes 35,000 Live Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians and Birds.