If your favorite vacation views include rolling fairways, we have three words for you . . . welcome to paradise. Missouri boasts many beautiful golf courses, perfect for players of all levels. Whether you secretly aspire for PGA status or just like to socialize with your foursome, a great golf course awaits your arrival.
Plan a weekend getaway to Osage Beach, and be sure to include a round of golf on your itinerary. The course at Dogwood Hills Golf Club provides a lush landscape, with Bermuda-grass fairways and bent-grass greens. Want to get in some practice shots before playing 18 with your competitive pals? Dogwood Hills features a lighted practice facility, so you can hone your skills even after the sun is down.
At the Innsbrook Resort Golf Course, a certified Audubon sanctuary, the vistas are as beautiful as the golfing is fun. Swing your clubs on this wooded, 18-hole course, which is dotted with sand bunkers and lakes. Innsbrook welcomes players of all skill levels. The luxurious resort features a putting green, driving range, pro shop and restaurant.
In Union, the Birch Creek Golf Club provides excellent play in beautiful surroundings. The gentle rises and falls of the course make for an interesting challenge, and the variety of tee distances (senior, standard and forward) are perfect for golfers of all experience levels.
With a par of 71, Shoal Creek Golf Course, consistently ranked as one of Missouri's best public courses, boasting an elegant design and a variety of elevations. After playing this Kansas City course, relax and discuss your round in the expansive clubhouse.
Need to brush up on your skills? Take a lesson at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville, then hit some balls on the driving range or practice the most important shot on the putting green.
If you want to play golf on a great course, but don't quite have time for 18 holes, head to Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course. Play nine holes with plenty of challenges, including three water holes and 12 sand bunkers.