Fore! Whether you always shoot below par or require a bit of handicapping, you’ll have a wonderful time on Missouri’s gorgeous golf courses.
The Lake of the Ozarks area recently received top honors from AAA’s Midwest Traveler magazine, which named the region: “Best Golf Weekend.” Pros and duffers alike love the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail for its excellent courses and for the surrounding beauty and entertainment options. In its 51st year, Dogwood Hills Golf Club offers 18 picturesque holes in Osage Beach. No matter your skill level, Dogwood Hills provides a golfing experience destined to delight. Channel your inner Phil Mickelson as you play the Bermuda grass fairways and bentgrass greens. Need to hone your swing a bit? Dogwood Hills offers the lake area’s only lighted practice range.
Also in the Lake of the Ozarks area, Old Kinderhook dazzles golfers with its absolutely gorgeous design. The course, located seven miles west of Camdenton, wows even the most experienced players. Elevation changes, waterfalls, trees, valleys, hills and water hazards make Old Kinderhook a beautiful and compelling place to play. After your game, pick up some new gear and apparel at the Golf Shop and grab a bite to eat at the Trophy Room Bar & Grille.
In Branson, The Pointe Golf Course offers a total golfing paradise on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. As you would expect from a lakeside course, many holes include water features. Play is challenging, fun and incredibly scenic. Celebrate your victory (or take the sting off of a loss) with a meal at the grill and bar, and take a relaxing dip in one of the hot tubs.
North of Branson, the Payne Stewart Golf Club honors the remarkable legacy of American golf great, Missouri native Payne Stewart. As you play this championship course, take time to learn about Stewart’s life – stories and advice appear at each hole.
In Wentzville, hit the links at Bear Creek Golf Club. This lush course stretches across 150 acres of rolling hills. Six natural lakes and numerous flowing creeks provide a beautiful backdrop for a day of golf. At the end of your game, relax in The Clubhouse, which boasts a beamed cathedral ceiling and a perfect view of the course through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Encounter natural beauty at the Adams Pointe Golf Club. This Blue Springs course, nestled among rolling hills, provides a variety of terrain. Forests and wetlands lend a dramatic backdrop to the front nine, while the back nine features elevation changes and a links-style layout. In addition to being a fantastic golf course, Adams Pointe is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary . . . birdies of a different feather are abundant.
Golf is a serious sport – but it can be part of a luxurious getaway. Find the best of both worlds at Innsbrook Resort Golf Course, six miles south of Wright City. Like Adams Pointe, Innsbrook is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, meaning you’ll see gorgeous and unspoiled scenery at every turn. As you play these 18 holes, you will encounter 12 lakes and numerous elevation changes. Later, relax in the on-site restaurant and improve your game on the putting green. Plan a wonderfully fun, multi-day golf getaway on the Missouri Golf Trail. This collection of 11 topnotch courses introduces players to links from Hartsburg (17 miles north of Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital), through the Lake of the Ozark region, to the Branson area. As you traverse the Missouri Golf Trail, hone your skills on award-winning courses designed by Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf.