Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar Lodge

Ridgedale, Missouri

Tucked in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Cedar Lodge is the '#1 Resort in the Midwest', according to Travel and Leisure. Bought in 1987 by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, who transformed Cedar Lodge into an expansive wilderness resort spreading over 4,600 acres and overlooking the beautiful Table Rock Lake at the top of Rock Road and less than a 30 minute drive from Branson Airport.

A remote haven of natural beauty, you will find all the comforts of a luxury wilderness hangout at Cedar Lodge combined with, of course, world-class golf.

Self-proclaimed as the next great American golf destination, Cedar Lodge boasts 5 on-site courses including the first public course designed by Tiger Woods himself, Payne’s Valley. Payne’s Valley was recently opened in September 2020 and played host to the Paynes Valley Cup between professional golfers Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose against Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods, a Ryder Cup-style match to raise money for charity.

With the other on-site courses including, Top of the Rock, Buffalo Ridge Springs, Mountain Top, and Ozarks National, Cedar Lodge is setting itself up to be a premier Midwest golf destination right on par with Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Golf Courses at Big Cedar Lodge

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Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock Golf Course

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Top of the Rock is the first par 3 course to be played in a professional tournament. The course is used for the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Tournament on the Champions Tour. It has been played here since 2014 and usually attracts big-name golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Watson to play.

Perched high above Table Rock Lake, the course is beautiful with waterfalls, wandering creeks, bass-filled ponds, and pristine lakes. All of the golf courses at Cedar Lodge embrace innovation but none more so than Top of the Rock. A unique par 3 course with elevation change and an island green, Top of the Rock is truly a fun course to play. 

Buffalo Ridge Springs

Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course

Buffalo Ridge Springs is the highest-rated golf course in the Ozarks, considered the '#1 public Golf Course in Missouri' by Golf Magazine, and has consistently been named by 'A Top 10 Course in Missouri' by Golf Digest. Johnny Morris and legendary golf course architect, Tom Fazio, designed the course to bring players closer to nature, and, if you’re lucky, some free-ranging North American bison. Buffalo Ridge has also been used for one round during the Bass Pro Shop Legends of Golf Tournament.

The course is expansive, and the views are stunning, overlooking the beautiful landscape the Ozarks provide. Wide fairways and minimal rough make Buffalo Ridge Springs an excellent golf course for golfers of all ability to enjoy. If you are making a trip to Cedar Lodge, Buffalo Ridge is a must-play, with the views alone enough to make your round.

Mountain Top

Mountain Top Golf Course

Mountain Top is another masterpiece, designed by Johnny Morris and golfer Gary Player, and with just 13 holes, it is truly unique! The course routes through rock formations with some of the most dramatic views at Cedar Lodge, yet, it is still designed to be suitable for players of all skill levels and players.

Hole #10 is the signature hole of the course, after weaving through a rock formation to get to the tee box, you'll be faced with a challenging tee shot to a green with the clubhouse in the background. It makes for a simply incredible golf experience.

The Tom Watson Putting Course is also located at Mountain Top. The legend Watson was inspired by The Old Course at St. Andrews when he laid out the nine-hole putting course. Enjoy a putt after your round with a couple of drinks for a fun, casual experience.

Ozarks National

Ozarks National Golf Course

Designed by arguably the two best golf architects of the moment, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Ozarks National is a new addition to the list of world-class golf courses. Located next to the Mountain Top Course and opened for play in 2019, Ozarks National immerses its golfers in the beauty of the Ozarks terrain. The 18-hole course is masterfully carved into the landscape to challenge gofers but heighten the senses.

The most unique feature of the golf course is the 400-foot wooden bridge that connects the 13th hole tee box and fairway. It stands above a flowing creek below. With Golfweek Magazine naming Ozarks National as the “Best Course You Can Play in Missouri” in 2020, just one year after it opened, it is truly spectacular.

Payne’s Valley

Payne’s Valley Golf Course

Payne’s Valley is the first course designed by Tiger Woods that can be enjoyed by the public. Only recently opened in the fall of 2020, it is already drawing rave reviews. 

Tiger Woods certainly has a knack for creating courses, with this championship-caliber golf course suitable for golfers of all skill levels. The fairways and greens are wide, and set beautifully into the Ozark setting, playing alongside rock outcroppings, mountain ridges, valleys, streams, and mature trees.

The course has a spectacular 19th hole par 3, featuring an island green surrounded by streams and waterfalls that literally falls into the water. The addition of Payne’s Valley makes Cedar Lodge and its golf courses one of the premier golf destinations in the country, competing with the likes of Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst, and Streamsong.

Accommodation at Big Cedar Lodge

With the sheer size of Big Cedar Lodge, it means that there is a huge array of accommodation options, each catering to various needs, vacation styles, and group sizes. Be sure to get in touch to help with your vacation planning, we'll be able to recommend the perfect accommodation to suit your group.

Off Course Activities

There are plenty of  onsite restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and a range of outdoor adventure activities to enjoy when you're not on the golf course. You can swim in the outdoor or indoor pool and soak up the scenery in the lazy river. Walk a nature trail, explore the Lost Canyon Cave,  Dogwood Canyon Nature Park  and if you're travelling with your family why not visit Fun Mountain. Big Cedar Lodge is also 10 miles from Branson MO where you'll find an array of live entertainment and shopping.

Packages can be customized for your travel needs. Please click on the link below to receive a custom quote or call us at 866-260-4409.

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Exclusive Villa & Suite

Exclusive Villa & Suite

The most luxurious of the accommodation options at Cedar Lodge, both the Villa at Integrity Hills & The Governor's Suite, combine the comfort of home with the indulgence of a resort. 

Sleeping up to 14, The Villa at Integrity Hills is a 7,000 sq ft luxury private home complete with an infinity pool, hot tub, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, home theater, and more. Perfect for large groups, a stay here will be one to remember for years to come. 

The Governor’s Suite is filled with rustic charm and beauty, sleeping up to 12 guests. Complete with a full kitchen, gas fireplace, and a large balcony that offers views of the resort and lake, it is the spacious two-story suite that is perfect for families and large groups. 

Lodge Rooms

Lodge Rooms

The Cedar Lodge features 3 grand lodges, offering a variety of rooms that cater to all different group sizes. With rustic décor and modern luxury amenities, each lodge is located in a different part of Cedar Lodge and so offers a unique atmosphere. Whether you want to be amongst the action within walking distance to restaurants, pools, and the fitness center, or perched high on the property, overlooking the beautiful Table Rock Lake and rolling Ozark hills, there'll be a lodge to suit your vacation style.



Each filled with its own special charm and character, if you’re looking for a private, intimate experience, the Cottages at Cedar Lodge are the way to go. Suitable for smaller groups and families, there are a variety of cottage options available with large living areas and internet access. Ranging from one-bedroom cottages featuring a king-size bed and luxury amenities including a fireplace to lakeside two-bedroom cottages that sleep 6 people and come complete with a kitchen and living area. Get in touch, and we'll be able to advise the best option to suit your group.

Private Log Cabins

Private Log Cabins

The Private Log Cabins available at Cedar Lodge are lakefront retreats offering the full wilderness experience making for the perfect home away from home. Each unique interior has a fireplace, living area with a TV, Sleep Experience bedding, internet access, kitchens, expansive decks, and a gas grill. There are 2 types of two-bedroom cabins, one with a loft that sleeps up to 10, and the other sleeping 6-7 people. There are also 3 types of one-bedroom options. The Cabins at Cedar Lodge are perfect for families or big groups who want the full wilderness experience.

Glamping & Camp Cabin

Glamping & Camp Cabin

The newest addition to the array of accommodation options at Cedar Lodge, the Glamping & Camp Cabins, combine camping and comfort with luxury. At Camp Long Creek, you’ll enjoy a serene backdrop in either a camp hut, camp cabins, or glamping tents that are pet-friendly and located near a full-service marina, all just minutes from Cedar Lodge. 

Top of the Rock Lodge (Coming Soon)

Top of the Rock Lodge

Top of the Rock is a new lodge opening soon at Big Cedar Lodge. The lodge will be the first of its kind sitting at the Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, offering stunning clifftop views, golf courses, fine dining, and entertainment. Stay tuned for more information and an opening date! 

Customized packages

With an array of Championship golf courses and outdoor adventure activities at Big Cedar Lodge, this is one vacation destination that is sure to tick all the boxes.

Packages can be customized for your travel needs. Please click on the link below to receive a custom quote or call us at 866-260-4409.

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