Tiger Woods to Design Public Courses at Big Cedar Lodge

By | April 19, 2017

Scheduled to open in 2019, the new Payne’s Valley Golf Course, named in honor of the late Payne Stewart, will feature a 19th hole set in a natural cavern system at the Branson, Mo., property. Woods will also design a short course, which property owner Johnny Morris described as “putt-putt on steroids.”


Announcement of Tiger Woods’ First Public Course Expected

By | April 14, 2017

A news conference to be held on April 18 in conjunction with the PGA Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf event in Branson, Mo. is expected to include confirmation that Woods will design an 18-hole course, as the latest being developed by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris to continue to establish the Big Cedar Lodge resort as a golf destination.


Short Courses Gain Favor in Kansas City Area

By | March 20, 2017

Tom Watson, who developed his own game playing on the former Santa Fe Hills executive course in the city as a youth, says his new “Watson 9” in Maryville, Mo. is being “well-utilized,” especially by junior players. The Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club par-3 has become “more popular recently,” reports General Manager Curt Nelson, thanks in part to a new unlimited-play-pass program.