A powerful lineup of Nicklaus, Player, Fazio, and Woods unite.

In The Heart Of the Missouri Ozarks: Located in the rugged landscape of the Missouri Ozark Mountains, overlooking Table Rock Lake, discover Big Cedar Lodge. Dreamt up by Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, every detail of this premier wilderness resort has been inspired by a commitment to conservation and connecting people through the outdoors.

It’s easy to understand why Travel+Leisure ranked Big Cedar Lodge the best resort in the Midwest two years running. Located 20 minutes south of downtown Branson, it’s well on its way to becoming the next great golf destination. Existing golf amenities include a Jack Nicklaus Signature par-3 course, a Gary Player short course, and a Tom Fazio championship course. Next in the pipeline is a Coore/Crenshaw stunner set to open on September 1, followed by a Tiger Woods design in 2019.

After a 43-year career as a golf professional (including 10 years at Pelican Hill Resort in California), Steve Friedlander had settled into semi-retirement. “I heard of Big Cedar Lodge as the host of the Legends of Golf on the Champions Tour,” said Friedlander, “but I had no idea as to the scope of the resort. When the opportunity presented itself to become involved in its growth, I was intrigued. My first visit was a whirlwind. In all my years, I’ve never seen anything like it. To most golfers, Missouri is a ‘fly-over’ state. We are out to change the perception of the Ozarks in what is a relatively undiscovered part of our country.”

Golf And Fishing – The Original Social Media

Each season, 60 new boats are placed in the lake for guest use to explore 960 miles of shoreline.

“Big Cedar Lodge delivers rustic elegance,” described Friedlander. “The combination of luxurious lakefront cabins, courses by the best designers, expansive boating amenities, a Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, Fun Mountain [with a three-story rope course for kids], and proximity to Dogwood Canyon [a 10,000-acre nature park] create exceptional appeal.

“Big Cedar Lodge allows you to disconnect from the digital world. After all, golf and fishing are the original social media allowing us to connect and communicate around common interests.” 

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