Tee It Up and Hit the Links

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Driving Doesn’t Always Mean in a Car
Author: Scott McCullough

Whether you play golf alone, with family or with friends, you'll be delighted by Missouri's rolling fairways. Throughout the state, public and semi-private courses welcome players of all skill levels.

Fun Family Vacations

Missouri’s golf courses feature tee times bookable online, stay and play packages and courses designed by some of the top course designers in the world. For example, play a beautiful round at the Arnold Palmer designed Osage National Golf Resort, located amongst the bluffs along the Osage River, just downstream from Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks.

In the Mississippi River town of Hannibal, the course at
Norwoods Golf Club stretches for more than 6,600 yards on bluegrass fairways. Agronomists from the University of Missouri have rated the greens the best bentgrass greens in a 90-mile radius.

A great game of golf is easy in Chillicothe at
Green Hills Golf Course. You'll find a perfect spot to send your ball soaring toward the green, thanks to four sets of tees, set at varying distances. The pro shop stocks golf supplies, clubs and apparel, while the snack bar offers plenty of treats for hungry players. Season passes are available.

The
Indian Rock Golf Club in Gravois Mills rolls across more than 300 beautiful acres of Bermuda grass fairways and bentgrass greens. As you play the course's legendary 17th hole, stop to admire the crystal-clear lake at the front of the green and the “Indian head” rock formation at the back. After a successful 18 holes, step into The Clubhouse Pub and Restaurant for a bite to eat and a refreshing cocktail.


Located within Forest Park in St. Louis, the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course enjoys a reputation as a top quality municipal course. Built in 1912-1915, the course offers a fun challenge for players of all skill levels, as well as lovely views of the surrounding park. Choose from three nine-hole courses and make your own 18-hole combination. After you work up an appetite from all that golf, head to the Boathouse for a sandwich, hand-tossed pizza, fish and chips and other light fare.

In Blue Springs, the stunning
Stone Canyon Golf Club delights golfers seeking exciting and challenging play. This is the only Greg Norman Signature Design course in the Midwest. It includes unique landscape features and bunkering, with rock walls and stone outcroppings are integrated into the layout. Play a great 18 holes, and be sure to look up and enjoy the view – downtown Kansas City shimmers on the western horizon.

Excelsior Springs Golf Course pairs an excellent golf experience with a side of history. The property includes a log cabin built in 1825. Union and Confederate soldiers fought the Battle of Fredericksburg on this site; a monument to the battle stands near the 15th hole. Excelsior Springs Golf Course welcomes young golfers by offering free games for kids younger than 16 (after noon Monday through Thursday; after 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).

In the picturesque town of Ste. Genevieve, the Ste. Genevieve Golf Club provides a relaxed, scenic golfing experience for all players. After a fun game on the pine tree-lined course, head to the clubhouse for a cold drink and a meal. The course is located less than 10 minutes from Ste. Genevieve, the oldest European settlement west of the Mississippi River.

People around the world know Branson for its live shows and family entertainment – the town offers great golf as well. At
The Pointe Royale Golf Course, you enjoy excellent views of Lake Taneycomo as you play 18 holes along its banks. Water on nine holes and bunkers on every hole make for an interesting game. Afterwards, kick your feet up at the on-site grill and bar and take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool.

Named for two legendary Missouri golfers, the
Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course in Springfield offers a pro-quality challenge that requires accurate iron play and places a premium on good putting for all skill levels. Custom golf club fitting is available, including gripping, shaft extensions, loft & lie adjustments to fit your swing.

It is said that golf is more than just a sport, it is a social event as well. Gather family and friends and get out on the links in Missouri, where you will have a great day yelling: “Fore!”






  Osage National Golf Resort
The resort is located amongst the bluffs of the Osage River, downstream from Bagnell Dam at the Lake ...

  Norwoods Golf Club
Norwoods Golf Club course plays 4,779 yards from our forward tees and stretches to 6,641 yards from ...

  Green Hills Golf Course
This links-style golf course features large mounds lining the fairways, tall native grasses in the unconditioned ...

  Indian Rock Golf Club
Indian Rock's bermuda fairways and tee boxes, and bentgrass greens, cover 300-plus acres. Four tee boxes ...

  Norman K. Probstein Golf Course
Located in Forest Park, the course has 27 holes of golf. The course was originally built as a 9-hole ...

  Boathouse Forest Park
This casual restaurant, bar and boat rental facility located in Forest Park.  In the cold weather ...

  Forest Park – St. Louis
One of the largest urban parks in the United States; at 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger ...

  Excelsior Springs Golf Course
Built in 1915, Excelsior Springs Golf Course has established trees, rolling hills, zoysia fairways/tees, ...

  Stone Canyon Golf Club
The layout at Stone Canyon provides a memorable golf challenge with Greg Norman’s signature design ...

  Ste. Genevieve Golf Club
The golf course is a player-friendly layout with four sets of tees, Bermuda-grass fairways lined with ...

  The Pointe Royale Golf Course
This is a championship course along the banks of Lake Taneycomo. There is water on 12 holes; bunkers ...

  Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course
Named for two legendary Ozarks golfers, the course rises to the standard that its name implies. Springfield ...