September 20, 2022
Many thanks for your inquiry, we would love to be your resource for all your golf travel needs!
Epic Golf Travel was founded over 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have over 75 years of golf industry and travel experience. We are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the leading international golf tourism organization, as well as the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). Our commitment is to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every client, every trip, every time.
At Epic Golf Travel, our motto, “The Best Golf Vacations on the Planet”, is our sincere promise to you to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every trip you take and every time you take one.
To this end, we spend more hours planning and executing your trip than any other golf tour company in the industry. Because of the time we spend, this sometimes comes at a cost, so working with us may not be for everyone or for every trip. But for those who seek a genuine interest in their golf experience and fanatical attention to detail, we believe you’ll appreciate our absolute commitment to you and your golf travel plans.
The attached schedule is based on 12 golfers traveling and includes 5 nights single lodging at Big Cedar Lodge, 5 rounds of golf at Payne's Valley, Buffalo Ridge, Ozark National, Top of the Rock par-3, and Mountain Top par-3.
Your suggested lodging has you staying 5 nights in individual 1-Bedroom Private Cabins at Big Cedar Lodge. These cabins are situated on a wooded hillside, complete with rustic decor and modern amenities. Each cabin features a King-size bed, bathroom with a luxury tub and separate shower, open-concept floor plan with a kitchenette, and a private deck with a gas grill. Here is a virtual tour of this cabin type at Big Cedar Lodge.
More information on the golf courses and lodging may be found below.
Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.
Should this itinerary suit your needs and you are flying into the Big Cedar Lodge area, I suggest your fly into Springfield Airport (SGF), which is approximately a one hour drive. If flying private, Branson Airport is more conveniently located just 15 minutes from the resort.
Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip can be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19 that affect your lodging or golf.
This trip itinerary is a quotation only and therefore remains subject to availability.
When we've reached the point where you're ready to book, you can simply click on the "Ready to Book" button contained herein and it will walk you through the process of making your deposit and other payments.
I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out with your questions or comments.
|YOUR TRIP SUMMARY|
|DATES:||October 22, 2023 - October 27, 2023|
|# GOLFERS:||12 Golfers|
|6 Days / 5 Nights / 5 Rounds|
|GOLF:||5 rounds of golf on Payne's Valley, Buffalo Ridge, Ozarks National, Top of the Rock, and Mountain Top|
|LODGING:||5 night single lodging in 1-Bedroom Private Cabins at Big Cedar Lodge|
|TRANSPORT:||Airport transfers from Springfield or Branson airports are included. Complimentary shuttle service to all golf courses provided by the resort.|
|PRICE:||$6,380.00 USD per person|
|DEPOSIT:||$1,700.00 USD per person|
|TERMS:||Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip can be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19 that affect your lodging or golf|
In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a deposit reflected above is required, with the balance due 60 days prior to travel.
WHY EPIC GOLF TRAVEL?
WE'VE BEEN THERE
We have real-world experience with every location and golf course we offer. We use our personal journeys to help create your custom trip.
THE EPIC TEAM
PGA Professionals, travel industry veterans and golf travel experts at our locations add up to a perfect blend of local knowledge and expertise.
THE TRIP PUZZLE
Fitting the pieces of your golf trip puzzle together is sometimes hard work. We make it easy by doing it for you so you just enjoy the ride.
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Payne’s Valley is an homage to Ozarks-native and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Payne Stewart. It is the first public-access golf course designed by 82-time PGA TOUR winner, Tiger Woods and his golf course design firm, TGR Design.
Through the creation of PAYNE'S VALLEY GOLF COURSE™, Tiger Woods and Big Cedar Lodge offers a course where players of all skill levels are invited to come together to experience the breathtaking Ozark Mountain Landscape. Enjoy the game's pristine water features, large fairways and greens, and spectacular 19th hole—the Big Rock at Payne’s Valley™.
Buffalo Ridge has been transformed by the guiding hands of visionary conservationist Johnny Morris and renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, who redesigned the course layout to immerse players into the striking nature around them.
Praised as a top golf course in the region, the 18-hole championship course showcases the charm of the Ozarks with rich native grasses, natural rock formations, caves and creeks, lakes and waterfalls and free-ranging North American bison from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.
The Buffalo Ridge Practice Facility is accessible for guests playing on Buffalo Ridge and Top of the Rock. The facility overlooks an expansive, sloping hillside and features Zyosia & Rye grass hitting surfaces. You might even see some free-range buffalo while you warm up. Sharpen your short game with sand bunkers and plenty of room for pitching, plus two putting greens.
Among the world-class courses that Big Cedar Lodge offers, is Ozarks National, Missouri’s first and only golf course designed by architect duo, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Measuring 7,036 yards from the back tees, this 18-hole course represents all of what the Ozarks terrain has to show.
Move right through the challenging carriers as you admire the beautiful views and a variety of visually appealing approach shots—spotlighting the native habitat that surrounds you. Also appearing throughout the course are several riveting features, including a 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge, which connects the tee box and fairway of the 13th hole that stands 60-feet above a flowing creek.
TOP OF THE ROCK PAR-3 COURSE
A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, Top of the Rock Golf Course is the first-ever par-3 course to be included in a professional championship.
Settled high above Table Rock Lake, players can revel in the celebration of nature around them with peaceful waterfalls, wandering creeks, bass-filled ponds and pristine lakes.
Keep an eye out for Arnie’s Barn, a magnificent 150-year-old barn relocated from Arnold Palmer’s backyard in Latrobe, PA—complete with historic photos and memorabilia from the legend’s great career achievements. After the game, head over to Top of the Rock Pro Shop and grab the latest in logo golf apparel and goods.
MOUNTAIN TOP SHORT COURSE
Designed by Bass Pro Shops founder, noted conservationist Johnny Morris, and World Golf Hall of Fame legend Gary Player. Sharing a similar passion for nature and golf, and through a joined pioneering spirit, they created this renowned golf experience fit for all skill levels.
This short, 13-hole course lacks nothing short of a remarkable experience for golfers. Intertwined through unforgettable rock formations, Mountain Top Course includes some of the most dramatic views in the Ozarks. With thousands of hours put into pick and shovel excavations, 300-million year old limestone formations were revealed, adding to the unparalleled, over-the-top experience that is Mountain Top Course.
BIG CEDAR LODGE
Located in the heart of Missouri’s Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is America’s premier wilderness resort. A passion of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, the 4,600-acre lakeside retreat connects guests to the outdoors with a variety of nature-based experiences including fishing, boating, hiking, spa and wellness offerings.
Signature attractions include Top of the Rock, home to world-class golf, dining, and entertainment; Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, a 10,000-acre nonprofit wildlife preserve; and a world-class golf portfolio that includes the Mountain Top Course by Gary Player and Buffalo Ridge Springs in addition to a Jack Nicklaus-designed 9-hole course at Top of the Rock. Named the No. 1 resort in the Midwest by the readers of Travel + Leisure in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Big Cedar Lodge offers genuine Ozarks hospitality and a convenient location just south of Branson.
COMMITTED TO THE PERFECT TRIP
A COMPANY OF GOLFERS
We've traveled the world playing golf. We think just like you do, making us the perfect golf planning partner.
BESPOKE GOLF EXPERIENCES
We offer the finest resorts and golf courses in the world and customize each and every trip.
OUR SERVICE PROMISE
Our partners have been providing the highest level of service to their golf clientele for decades.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
You deserve a trip that is planned and executed perfectly, providing you with memories that last a lifetime.
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