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4.6
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
93.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.5
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
3.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.4
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 7036 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.9

Course Details

Year Built 2018
Golf Season April - December
Architect Bill Coore (2018) Ben Crenshaw (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Missouri (2019 #6)

Reviews

4.6
11 Reviews (11)
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Handicap 10-14
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3.0
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Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful views, half-baked experience

Should preface this by saying that the day I played was not ideal for golf. It was about 40 deg and breezy when I teed off at @9:15 a.m. and it had rained most of the day before. Still, the course was in very good shape and I have no complaints about the physical conditions or playability. My criticism is mostly for off-course things. First, the day I played, access to the ballyhooed stone house was closed, and there was no drink cart in service. That meant no restrooms, no food, no refreshments of any kind were available after I teed off. Unacceptable for the $150 I paid to play there.
Second, there are no layout maps on the hole markers or the scorecard to help you know where to hit, what to aim for, etc. On a course with as many blind tee shots as this one (at least five), that will no doubt host a majority of first-timer-visitors, that's inexcusable.
Third, course yardage markers were scant and hard-to-find, even on the tee boxes.
Finally, maintenance crew people and vehicles were omnipresent, and they seemed to have little regard for players. Several times they would roll up on a vehicle just before I hit and start talking. On at least three tee boxes they continued with loading, banging, laughing and generally being loud even though I was just a few yards away trying to tee off. Again, unacceptable.
I will wrap up with this caveat: it was the off-season. Perhaps all of these things will be fixed when the weather warms up and more people are playing there. And even on an ugly day, this course is gorgeous, well-kept, and the views are incredible. That alone is almost worth the steep admission price despite all the other problems. Almost.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

High winds equal challenging round

We played in 15 to 25 mph winds. Most of the course is on the high ridge on the Ozark mountains. Wonderful layout. Fairways are relatively wide but if you run off, you are in deep do-do. Greens were fast but very fair. It’s a course you need to play few times to know where to hit it. My brother and I enjoyed the day very much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best in Missouri

I will keep this review short and sweet. I can’t recommend enough paying the money to play this course. We did a guys golf trip that was 2 rounds at Ozarks National and one round at Buffalo Ridge. This was the second golf trip to Big Cedar in two years. Our first year, Ozarks National wasn’t open yet.

The course was in perfect shape.. it was very difficult to find anything wrong with the conditions. Hats off to the superintendent and Coore and Crenshaw for designing a course that drains so well.

The staff was amazing as with any staff associated with Big Cedar. And don’t worry about the snacks. They have a beautiful snack house.and you don’t spend $195 to play golf based on free snacks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Bandon in the Ozarks

An incredible links course in the Ozarks. If you could imagine ocean views you would think you were at Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. Choose the correct set of tees and you will really enjoy your day. Conditioning is near perfect. Staff is wonderful..

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

POOR VALUE FOR MONEY

Course is stunning and in great shape (except for thin fairways that will grow in over time), however, for the price ($195) we would much rather play Buffalo Ridge ($135 - just as stunning and also in great shape) right next door. Ozarks National did not provide as many services as Buffalo Ridge for that much higher price.
Though their website says "Enjoy Complimentary On-course Snacks With Your Round" they were out of hot dogs & buns at the turn, out of ice and water at the turn (on a 90 degree day), no beverage cart, no ranger (waited 20 minutes on several tees behind two very slow foursomes), no food or beverage at the clubhouse. We paid for bottled tea and were going to have to pay for chips too but the worker let us have the chips free since there were no dogs/buns.
For the significantly higher price, we just didn't feel it was worth it. We played on Monday, Sept 30, 2019.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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100% agree with this

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

New Ozark National Worth the Trip

Johnny Morris has done it again with a tight shot challenge course and the best views of the Ozarks of any course. Undulating and hilly make it a challenge to think through your shot. Some blind shots to greens add difficulty. Good or bad play you will enjoy the views. Can be a very slow round for high handicappers, and recommend they try Buffalo Ridge which can be more forgiving.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Missouri Advisor
Previously Played

Always in Great Shape!

Fun scoreable track. Always in great shape. I actually got to play as the very first public tee time back in November 2018 on a cold blustery rainy day. I feel as this course is overpriced for the AREA (not for the country)... I believe it IS the cheapest Coore Crenshaw design in the country though.if I'm not mistaken. I still believe Buffalo Ridge is the better of the two local courses and it's $125 vs $200 at Ozark National. Ozark National is definitely a 5 star track though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sam Yeager

Dropped the wife at the Spa and enjoyed one of the most scenic courses ever played. Vistas from every hole. Lots of width and big greens but trouble if you hook or slice. Great condition for a young course. Requires a strong tee shot on most holes but not intimidating.
What Johnny Morris is building here is one of the best kept secrets in the golf world. His eye for detail and no budget approach shows the confidence he has that this will become one of the premier golf destinations in the US.
I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best you can play in the American interior

The team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have built a near-spotless record of quality golf course designs across the world over the last 30 years. Their latest effort upholds the high standards to which they are justifiably held.

Ozarks National is a tremendous complimentary course to Buffalo Ridge Springs. BRS is a modern resort-style course, with lots of eye-candy features and a cart-mandatory layout. ON is a more classic test that is walkable, wide and firmer than its older sibling. The routing meanders along ridgetops and provides spectacular views as well as a high degree of playability, thanks to its grand scale. When the grandeur of it threatens to overwhelm a player, C&C place smaller tests like the par-3 8th and 17th at critical junctures. It is a golf course one would never tire of playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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