Payne’s Valley

Ridgedale, Missouri


Set among the majestic Ozark Mountains near the Big Cedar Lodge, Payne’s Valley is the first public TGR Design golf course in the United States.

The design of Payne’s Valley created a championship-caliber, family-friendly golf experience that allows individuals of all skill levels to come together to enjoy the game and the beautiful natural setting.

The course plays alongside dramatically exposed rock outcroppings, bold mountain ridges, sweeping valleys, pristine streams, and beautiful mature trees, creating a memorable backdrop for the 18-hole golf course.

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Sprawling, wide fairways will showcase playability, while also allowing strategic angles and shot values to be emphasized to challenge experienced players. The green surrounds are designed to promote creativity and a variety of recovery options, while the fairway rough will be maintained to low heights of cut to further promote a fun, enjoyable golf experience.  

Payne’s Valley complements the expansive amenities at the premier wilderness resort and family destination located in Ridgedale, Missouri.

The world-class course concludes on the spectacular 19th hole designed by Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge Founder. The striking par three hole plays to an island green surrounded by streams and waterfalls flowing down exposed rock walls to close the round.

Recent Press

Colorado Avid Golfer

Bringing the Payne

With Payne’s Valley, Tiger Woods’ first public course, Branson has truly arrived as a golf destination.

PGA Tour

Woods, Thomas, McIlroy and Rose headline 'Payne’s Valley Cup'

The Payne’s Valley Cup, a special 18-hole charity team exhibition match headlined by four of the world’s top golfers to commemorate the grand opening of Payne’s Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo. Payne’s Valley represents the first public golf course design for 82-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods, who will team up with World No. 3 Justin Thomas (Team United States) to take on major champions Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose (Team Europe) in the Payne’s Valley Cup.

Forbes Magazine

Tiger Woods' First Public U.S. Golf Course Is Awesome

Payne's Valley is probably going to be the highest-profile domestic golf course opening of 2020, and justifiably so.

LINKS Magazine

A Tour of Payne's Valley

Golf Advisor

Tiger's next course: Payne's Valley is next in line at Big Cedar Lodge

Johnny Morris doesn’t do things in a small way. Having turned a 40-square foot bait and tackle stall into a billion-dollar outdoor gear and apparel company, he decided to make his native Ozarks region a world-class tourist destination.

The Joplin Globe

Branson lodge announces plans for Tiger Woods-designed golf course

Big Cedar Lodge, in conjunction with TGR Design, Woods' design firm, and Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris, announced on Tuesday that the new course, Payne's Valley, is scheduled to open in 2019.

The Kansas City Star

Looking for golf’s newest hotbed? Check out the booming Ozarks

Morris and Tiger Woods announced Tuesday a partnership with the family of the late Payne Stewart, a Springfield native who became a PGA Tour star before he died in a plane crash in 1999, to create the first public access golf courses designed by TGR Design. It will be called Payne’s Valley.

Tiger Woods to design his first public golf course at Missouri's Big Cedar Lodge

TGR Design announced Tuesday that it has inked a deal to build its first public-access course, called Payne's Valley, for the Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo., just south of Branson on the Arkansas border.