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Great public golf courses are found across Missouri, from metropolitan areas and charming small towns to well-known destinations. Here's a primer on 10 courses to add to your Missouri to-do list.


Shoal Creek Golf Course

This 6,950 yard par 71 golf property offers a unique golfing experience for players of varying skill levels. The design features breathtaking elevation changes and expansive landing areas that meander through picturesque terrain. Our 11,000 square foot clubhouse is available for private events.

Stone Canyon Golf Club

The layout at Stone Canyon provides a memorable golf challenge with Greg Norman’s signature design traits: closely mown green surrounds; creative bunkering; landscape accents that pay homage to some of the great courses in the world.

The site itself is dramatic, with interesting rock outcroppings, rolling topography and dramatic long views towards downtown Kansas City.


Missouri Bluffs Golf Club

The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club opened in 1995 and remains the only St. Louis area golf club designed by golf course architect Tom Fazio. The par-71 course plays slightly more than 7,000 yards from the championship tees.

A pro shop offers a variety of golfing accessories and the clubhouse serves a variety of fare, including sandwiches, salads, wraps and appetizers.

Please note Missouri Bluffs has a dynamic pricing model, which means course fees vary by date and by time of day.


Rivercut Municipal Golf Course

Ranked #1 Municipal Golf Course in Missouri by Golf Digest

The "Crown jewel of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board public golf courses." This 18-hole championship course is exceptionally designed to maximize the challenges of the game amidst a breathtaking setting.

Planned by Master Designer Ken Dye, Rivercut is the Ozarks' premier course. At 7,066 yards, with a par of 72, the course is both unique and spectacular.

Every hole brings the golfer a new adventure; fairways border the scenic James river, providing one of the most beautiful courses in the midwest. Greens are large, with significant undulations that will challenge your short game.

Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course

It's easy to imagine why Buffalo Ridge is considered to be the centerpiece for golf in the midwest. The course has been rated the #1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and been named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest for 11 consecutive years. The course holds a Golf Digest rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

Top of the Rock Golf Course

Top of the Rock golf course is a nine-hole, par-3 course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Theree sets of tees allow for 18 holes of play. The site, on a blufftop overlooking Table Rock Lake, is a nature-based heritage preserve created by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris.

Golf amenities include an Arnold Palmer-designed practice range, with 18 target greens and a 70,000 square-foot "Himalayan" putting-course, designed by Tom Watson.

The facility includes, among other attractions: Lost Canyon nature trail; the Ancient-Ozarks Natural History Museum; four dining and socializing venues; a spactacular wedding chapel; and a honeymoon cabin.

Top of the Rock and its sister course, Buffalo Ridge (a regulation, 18-hole course redesign by Tom Fazio) are part of the Big Cedar Lodge resort complex.

Branson Hills Golf Club

The Payne Stewart Golf Club is a tribute course honoring the life and legacy of golf legend Payne Stewart.

It is difficult not to be affected by the story of Payne’s life and to feel his legacy when you play this championship golf course. Each hole is interwoven with a story of Stewart’s life and golfing career.

The clubhouse bar and lounge includes images of Stewart’s professional and personal life. Appetizers and sandwiched are available. A glassed display features items loaned by Stewart’s wife, including five Ryder Cup bags, apparel, shoes, clubs and other personal items

Named #1 Course in Missouri by Golfweek, 2012 and 2013.


The Cove Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons

Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr., The Cove is the Lodge's signature course. This 18-hole, par-71 championship course offers undulating fairways, challenging greens, 65 bunkers and breathtaking views of the lake.

Tee times may be reserved online and by phone.

Resort facilities include, among other activities: additional golf courses; meeting space; Japanese garden; weeding facilities; rental and owned lodging; restaurants; Spa Shiki; shopping.

The Ridge Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons

Many golfers refer to the 18-hole course's altitude drops and generous landing areas as player friendly. Golfers on this par-72 course enjoy the rolling hills, native wildflowers and beautiful views of the lake.

Old Kinderhook Golf Course

This Tom Weiskopf Signature golf course is the crown jewel of this master-planned golf course community.

The golf course is carved out of the Ozark hills to makes the most of nature’s beauty.

Tee times may be scheduled online and by phone, 30 days in advance.

This is the centerpiece of the 700+ acre Old Kinderhook master-planned community which includes rental and owned lodging, a day-spa, restaurants and meeting facilities.

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