Isn't it fun to play a brand-new golf course?
How about playing a brand-new golf course almost two months before the public gets to?
That was the case for about 25 avid traveling golfers at the latest Golf Advisor Getaways excursion to Big Cedar Lodge just outside Branson, Missouri.
Golf Advisor Editor-at-Large and Golf Advisor Round Trip host Matt Ginella and Senior Writer Tim Gavrich took the reins for Episode 2 of the Golf Advisor Podcast, which recapped that special experience and much more from one of America's emerging golf destinations.
Like many world-renowned properties, Big Cedar Lodge is the product of a passionate, singular vision. Its patron, Johnny Morris, founded and helms the massive Bass Pro Shops empire. On property, guests can take advantage of all sorts of outdoor recreation opportunities, including four golf courses (and a fifth being built).
Check out this latest episode below.
Some highlights from the episode:
Matt Ginella discusses why Big Cedar Lodge holds a particularly special place in his heart.
Ginella talks about his friendship with Johnny Morris, noted conservationist and Big Cedar Lodge owner, and Morris' passion for the Ozarks.
Gavrich and Ginella compare notes on the brand-new Ozarks National Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
Ginella details what makes Ozarks National unique among the Coore/Crenshaw portfolio.
Gavrich and Ginella look back on the latest Golf Advisor Getaway, which brought more than 20 readers to one of America's premier golf resorts.