With all Branson Golf courses open and the summer solstice on the horizon, the destination is in full swing, including the state amateur at Ozarks National and appealing packages at many of the 10 diverse yet complementary playing venues.
Men’s State Amateur Championship
The event will be played June 22-28 at Ozarks National, the astounding Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design that garnered “2019 Best New Public Course in the US” distinction from Golf Digest when it opened last year. Open to spectators, it features the largest field ever in a Missouri Golf Association competition (172 players). Stroke playing qualifying begins on June 23-24, with match play rounds on Thursday through Sunday (when the final two players compete over 36 holes for the title).
J.P. Morris (son of Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge Founder Johnny Morris) qualified and is competing in the event at his “home” course. Likewise, Joey Johnson, the assistant golf professional at Ozarks National, will compete in the championship. He is a two-time Missouri Amateur Champion (2013, 2014), and nearly won a third straight title in 2015 (at Tom Fazio designed Buffalo Ridge at Big Cedar). He fell in the finals to his college teammate and roommate, Mitch Mather, then of Missouri State.
Thousand Hills Brings the Value
Visit ThousandHills.com (https://www.thousandhills.com/branson-golf/specials-coupons/) to browse a variety of specially priced offers. These include:
Foursome Special | $199 + tax (18 holes with cart, anytime) Super Twilight | $39 + tax (up to 18 holes with cart after 3pm) Lunch Special | $5 + tax (jumbo hot dog, chips & drink; valid during Mulligan’s operating hours) Senior Specials (go to the website and click on the link to see them)
To receive these special prices, go to the website, print the respective offer, then submit the coupon at check-in. Player may also show the coupon on their phones. Thousand Hills does not charge your card online; payment is due at the course. Coupons are valid for up to 4 players.
Food and Golf at Branson Hills
When considering which Branson course to play, consider Branson Hills, perennially rated one of the top state courses by Golfweek (seven years at No. 1 in Missouri). Make sure to order a boxed lunch when you do. It comes with a custom Branson Hills Golf Club lunch box. For more information about the golf club and its special offers, visit https://www.facebook.com/BransonHillsGolfClub
For more information about Branson Golf, visit https://www.facebook.com/BransonGolf/ or www.explorebranson.com/golf
Branson Golf Course Contacts
Branson Hills Golf Club, 417.337.2963
Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course, 800.225.6343
Mountain Top Course, 800.225.6343
LedgeStone Country Club at StoneBridge Village, 417.335.8187
Ozarks National, 800.225.6343
Payne’s Valley, 800.225.6343
The Pointe, 417.334.4477
Top of the Rock Golf Course, 800.225.6343
Thousand Hills Golf Resort, 800.487.0769, 417.334.4553
Holiday Hills Resort and Golf Club, 417.334.4838
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