Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course

4.5294117647 4.5 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7036 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate attire is required. Denim is not allowed. Gentlemen must wear shirts with collars and sleeves. Mock golf shirts are acceptable. Appropriate fashion tops for women

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7036 yards 73.4 130
Gold 71 6628 yards 71.4 127
Bronze 71 6232 yards 69.3 125
Silver 71 5883 yards 67.5 123
Silver (W) 71 5883 yards 73.2 131
Red (W) 71 5032 yards 69.0 119
Red 71 5032 yards 63.8 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 8 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes  

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"Outstanding"


u2783294's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very scenic layout with springs everywhere.. The course plays very fairly from the whites. Not too tight, but requires plenty of shot making. You will hit every club in the bag....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Watch out for Buffalos"


Mark2937239's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

This was my 1st time playing since Bass Pro/Big Cedar had taken over the course. They have turned it into a Outdoorsmans golf resort. The details are fantastic. There are numerous covered bridges blended into the rolling hills of Southwest Missouri. I didn't see them but I hear there are buffalo roaming on the range :-)

Today the wind was gusting up to 20 mph so the course [from the tips] played very difficult but I managed to post a 77 thanks to a hole out and my trusty Swing by Swing GPS app.

The daily rate during the week is going to be close to $150 but I played at the Fall rate of $65... it's well worth the play at that rate... or even at $150.

Go check it out.

Note: this is an un-walkable course :-(


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000004193934's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I really liked the course. Generous landing area on most holes. Greens in great shape. Keep ball in the fairway and you will enjoy this course. Didn't see any Buffalo at this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Love this course"


abguffey1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was in fantastic shape but I had to knock the rating down a star due to the slow greens and the fact that they only the first 3 sets of tees available. Kind of disheartening to find out that you just drove 250 miles and paid $100 to play a course that only gives you the option to play a 7000 yd course at 6200 yds or shorter. Either way we still enjoyed the course and it was very challenging even at that short length. The course views are spectacular and the condition of the course was great. Next time I will ask about the course set up when making the tee time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging Golf Course"


Handicapman88's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

If you are in the Branson Mo, area, you have to stop by and play the Buffalo Ridge. The staff at Buffalo Ridge are some of the friendlies staff I have meet.

Our starter, Mike, was so helpful by giving us tips on each of the holes.

Hole 7 par 3 call the Intimidator maybe one of the hardest I have played.

The Scene is beautiful, nice covered bridges , water ways,etc

I am looking forward to coming back in the fall to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course, challenging & great value"


u5563298's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

First off, I played the course twice, these last two afternoons in a row, wow what a value, $100. Super practice facility, great quality range balls, not a muni bone in its body. The course, reminded me of a really cool well designed inland California course, tracking along creeks, across drop offs and mind blowing down hill open vista type par 4 & 5's, especially on the back nine.

Typical of a Fazio course, Some of the holes have false fronts on the greens, especially the elevated greens. I'm not a fan of this design feature, in my opinion. But Fazio gets the max best routing for the layout as a rule from a a property tract, he did it here too!

Maybe a few of the fairways on the front nine need some aeration and sanding, turf seems sparse and ground hard. Having said that, there was no roll, played the fairly back tees, fairways grass was cut a longer length and conditions were really wet from recent heavy rains . I thought the bent grass greens were super nice! All the staff I met was very pleasant and friendly.

The rough & off the fairway on most very hole was ferocious, heavy, high and really very unforgiving, lost ball peril. Must be impossible for a local charity scramble. Beginners & folks who spray the ball will be forever looking for lost balls.

I'm a ardent walker and always carry my own walking bag, only 12 clubs. No way you can walk this course. Distance between holes will eat your lunch. Get a cart!

I'm coming back , loved it overall !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


francosky's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, views were unbelievable, and it was absolutely a joy to play this course. Will definitely come back to play here if I am in this area again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fazio design receiving the Big Cedar, Morris golden touch"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2015
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

You can tell work is still underway at Buffalo Ridge Springs (formerly Branson Creek). While this Tom Fazio design has always been considered one of the best courses in the Branson area, Johnny Morris, owner of Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock, has been busy squeezing every ounce of potential out of the property. New facilities and some enhancements to the course have been ongoing, and there's currently one temporary hole as the par-4 4th is re-graded and grassed.

I have little doubt that when the enhancements are complete, this will be a five-star facility through and through. For now, it's a four-star with a lot of five-star touches, from covered bridges and a wonderful comfort station on the front nine to a smattering of waterfalls, roaming buffalo and some really exciting downhill tee shots with fabulous, expansive views.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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