View from the 12th green at Mountain Top Course
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Holes 13
Type
Par 39
Length 1927 yards
Slope N/A
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Mountain Top (13 Holes)
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Course Details

Year Built 2017
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Gary Player (2017)

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes - included

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2020 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Missouri (2020 #4)

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5.0
6 Reviews (6)
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
First Time Playing

Great par 3 Course!

First time playing at big cedar, and it didn’t disappoint. Very walkable course with some nice scenic views. The course set up was nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely try to play again in the future. It was first weekend of it being open so the course needed a little work, but still in good shape for the time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 539
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

The most fun you'll have at Big Cedar Lodge

Mountain Top gets the par-3 formula just right. It's fun, fast, interesting, playable, walkable, challenging, scenic and flat-out cool.
It's as good for beginners as it is for buddies looking for more golf before or after a regulation round. There's no water or cross hazards, other than the occasional bunker guarding a front portion of the green but not the entire thing. The stretch from the downhill 7th to the rocky 8th and 9th is simply fantastic. The 13th green is made to funnel shots toward the pin, so take aim for that hole-in-one!
If I had a minor complaint, it would be to ask for a little more variety of yardages. From the tips, there's only two holes playing between 125 to 170 yards. Those are the scoring clubs I need work on (along with many other golfers). Thankfully, your group can likely mix tees up to find the perfect match for your game.
Mountain Top shares a clubhouse with Payne's Valley, so playing both would make for one of the best 1-2 punches in resort golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 108
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
Previously Played

Super fun golf experience

Played this course about 5-6 times and it's always fun. It's one of the more fun GOLF experiences you could have whether you are a scratch or starter golfer. All walkable par threes. Lots of fun holes and hole in one watches. I actually enjoy this course more than the sister par three course top of the rock and it's about half the price. Gary Player did a great job helping design this gem. One hole you might need a 5-wood/4 iron depending on wind (it's always windy on the mountain top), otherwise it's a lot of 6 iron through wedge. Super fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Highly recommend Loved it.

Took my fiancé along with me it was her first time. No one was really on the course. It was a blast and great set up. Recommend if you want a nice view and fun short course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 234
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Exceptional short-course fun

"Golf" has often been thought of in narrow ways, even by the game's more avid players. Big Cedar Lodge's Mountain Top Course succeeds in challenging those preconceptions. It's 13 holes, all par threes, with walking being mandatory. Though a player won't hit many longer clubs than a mid-iron, it is a satisfying golf experience unto itself.

The winding expanse of closely-mown turf knits together the baker's dozen tests, which amble along a ridge top sporting beautiful Ozark views. Limestone outcroppings spring up, creating vistas that might remind golfers more of Sedona, Arizona than Missouri. The greens are undulating and great fun to putt, and there are plenty of opportunities for pars and birdies for golfers of all stripes. Best of all, it's a lovely walk that acts as a great second round of a day, paired with one of the resort's "big" courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Outstanding New Course

Wife and I played this walking only course and had a ball. This is the perfect course to play with your spouse or children that have some golfing experience. You have a choice of where to tee off to make yardage fit your game. Longest hole is just over 200 yards at the tips. Scenery is fantastic and you can see the two new courses being built in the distance. Nice pro shop and restaurant. You know its a great course when the on course restroom had heat and AC!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Golf Packages
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BRANSON, MO | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at choice between two Hilton hotels, 2 rounds of golf at Big Cedar Lodge, and 1 round of golf at Branson Hills.
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