This is Nature’s Course Mountain Top Golf Course
What do you get when you combine the creative genius of Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris and World Golf Hall of Fame legend Gary Player? None other than Mountain Top Course. 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.
"People in America should really make an effort to come and see what exists here. It’s beyond one’s belief.”
- Gary Player
2023 GOLF RATES
Rates subject to change. Price does not include tax. Rates include golf cart, driving range balls, and bottled water on the course.
April 17 – October 29
Resort Guest 13 holes: $80 | Public Guest 13 holes: $95
Junior 13 holes (17 & Under): $30
March 10 – April 16 & October 30 – December 3
Resort Guest 13 holes: $70 | Public Guest 13 holes: $80
Junior 13 holes (17 & Under): $30
Resort Guest 13 holes: $55 | Public Guest 13 holes: $65
Junior 13 holes (17 & Under): $30
CADDIES AVAILABLE March – November!
Book your forecaddie or double-bag caddie by contacting our Caddie Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash payment only. $40 suggested Caddie fee per bag & $30 recommended gratuity per bag.
Callaway rental clubs are available for $80, including two sleeves of Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls.
Mountain Top is a walking-only golf course.
Dress Policy: Appropriate golf attire.
Spring 2023 Aeration Dates
April 3 & 4: Closed for Aeration.
April 5 – 16: Aeration Recovery. Reduced Rate.
Fall 2023 Aeration Dates
September 13 & 14: Closed for Aeration.
September 15 – 24: Aeration Recovery. Reduced Rate.
As you prepare to experience the splendor that is Big Cedar Golf, take a hole-by-hole tour to get a taste of the courses that make up America’s Next Great Golf Destination.
Hole 1 · Par 3
This short opening hole eases golfers into the challenge ahead. Take in the views, but avoid the left side bunkers on your way to an easy par.
Hole 2 · Par 3
One of the more challenging holes on the course. This long uphill par 3 is made even more exciting by the heavily sloping multi-tiered green and left side bunker. A par here is a great score.
Hole 3 · Par 3
A fairly straight par 4, aim your tee shot just left of the fairway bunkers and the hole will turn slightly left off of the bunkers. The approach shot is slightly downhill to a green with a back right bunker and a sharp falloff behind the green.
Hole 4 · Par 3
It may be the shortest hole but it’s not the easiest. The thin green is protected by a bunker long and a dramatic false front. Make a confident swing to avoid a difficult up and down.
Hole 5 · Par 3
This inviting downhill tee shot makes way to a green that is severely downward sloping from back to front. Too much spin could force your ball to the wrong tier and create a challenging putt.
Hole 6 · Par 3
The short par 3 is heavily guarded by bunkers left and right. The three-tiered green can also make for a difficult par depending on the pin location.
Hole 7 · Par 3
The #7 teebox is one of the most picturesque spots on the course with beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains and the valley below. The downhill par 3 leads to a green that slopes away from the tee boxes making it a challenge to hold the green.
Hole 8 · Par 3
The start of the home stretch. This long par 3 is defended by bunkers left and natural limestone formations on the right.
Hole 9 · Par 3
Don’t let the limestone rock and caves to your right distract you! This hole is protected by the largest bunker on the course. Hit a focused tee shot to the green that slopes downwards from right to left. Exit right to the catwalk.
Hole 10 · Par 3
After a scenic walk through the exposed rock, you find yourself on top of the golf course overlooking the 10th hole and clubhouse. Wind plays a huge factor on this stout tee shot with bunkers left and long of the green.
Hole 11 · Par 3
The longest hole on the course. Use a long iron to hit this massive green and avoid the bunkers on the left side. If you bail out short and right, you’ll find a safe landing space with a clean line to the green.
Hole 12 · Par 3
From the tee box, you’ll have a beautiful view of Payne’s Valley, designed by Tiger Woods & TGR Designs. The #12 green slopes downwards from right to left and is protected by bunkers on both sides.
Hole 13 · Par 3
This finishing hole is only 95 yards from the back tees, but the elevated green slopes downwards from back to front. The limestone rock formations and views from the clubhouse make it a finishing hole to remember. Cap off your round with a refreshing drink at the Mountain Top Grill.
Tom Watson Putting Course
The Tom Watson Putting Course was designed by Missouri-native and World Golf Hall of Fame legend, Tom Watson, and is inspired by the historic Himalayas putting grounds at the Old Course at St. Andrews. Sitting high atop the Ozark Mountains, Watson’s masterpiece at Big Cedar Lodge covers over one acre of land near the Mountain Top Club House. The course consists of nine challenge holes sure to test any golfers putting skills. Enjoy a beverage from the Mountain Top Grill as you navigate the greens overlooking the beautiful Mountain Top Golf Course.
Dining at Mountain Top Course
Mountain Top Grill
Perched high in the hills and overlooking Mountain Top Course and Payne’s Valley Course, this lodge-style restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal after a round on the links or a date night with some of the best views in the Ozarks.
Daily | 7:30am – 9pm
Tall Tales Bar & Grill
Tall Tales Bar & Grill is just footsteps away from the entrance of the Bass Pro Angler’s Lodge in Hollister, MO. This full-service restaurant offers an over-the-top sports bar theme while serving up a taste of the Ozarks with plenty of fun to be had. Open to the public, guests are able to enjoy delicious cuisine, arcade games, billiards, a golf simulator and multiple large-screen TVs. Be sure to enjoy our daily happy hour from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
- Monday – Thursday | Closed
- Friday | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Saturday & Sunday | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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1250 Golf Club Drive
Hollister, MO 65672
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612 Devil's Pool Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739