Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri Courtesy of Big Cedar Lodge
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
Johnny Morris acquired Buffalo Ridge Springs in 2013 when it was formerly named Branson Creek. Courtesy of Big Cedar Lodge
Big Cedar Lodge cabins -
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For more space than the lodge, Big Cedar offers secluded cabins. Courtesy of Big Cedar Lodge
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - Big Cedar accommodations
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - Big Cedar accommodations
A few minutes away from Buffalo Ridge Springs, The Big Cedar Lodge is the main spot for accommodations and resort amenities. Courtesy of Big Cedar Lodge
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 5
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 5
One of several elevated tee shots at Buffalo Ridge Springs is the par-4 5th. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 6
The long, par-4 6th heads back uphill at Buffalo Ridge Springs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 10
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 10
The dogleg left, par-4 10th hole at Buffalo Ridge Springs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri
Some country kitsch at the comfort stations at Buffalo Ridge Springs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 15
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 15
The par-4 15th hole heads over water and darts uphill to the right. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - tee markers
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - tee markers
Horned bull tee markers adorn Buffalo Ridge Springs at Top of the Rock. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - No. 18
The 18th hole is a dazzling dogleg left at Buffalo Ridge Springs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - Buffalo
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Tour Buffalo Ridge Springs at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri - Buffalo
A buffalo statue on display near the clubhouse at Buffalo Ridge Springs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Tour Tom Fazio's Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course at Top of the Rock in Missouri

Buffalo Ridge Springs is the first 18-hole option at Top of the Rock and Big Cedar Lodge, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris' getaway to the great outdoors. Buffalo Ridge Springs originally opened under the name Branson Creek in 1999. Morris purchased the course in 2013 as an addition to the upgraded Top of the Rock par-3 course, making the resort officially a multi-course golf getaway minutes from the entertainment mecca of Branson. The course co-hosts the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf on the PGA Tour Champions.

Since the purchase, the resort has enhanced certain elements of the layout, from more waterfalls to fun comfort stations with whimsical writing. The Fazio design features wonderful Ozarks scenery and is void of any residential development. Another cool touch is the herd of buffalo that roam to the right of the first hole and is visible from the clubhouse.

Buffalo Ridge Springs won't be the only 18-hole course much longer at Top of the Rock. Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw's Ozarks National is scheduled to open in 2018, and Tiger Woods recently announced that Payne's Valley, a 19-hole course, is under construction and is on pace to open in 2019.

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Tour Tom Fazio's Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course at Top of the Rock in Missouri