Thousand Hills Resort & Golf Club

4.2850705882 4.3 stars from 5 (68)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 64
  • Length: 5111 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 66.5
  • Layout

  • 245 S Wildwood Dr, Branson, Missouri 65616, Taney County
  • (888) 809-9875, (417)336-5873
  • (417)337-5740
  • www.thousandhillsgolf.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Bob Cupp (1996), Michael Riley
Type: Resort
Greens: Crenshaw Bentgrass
Fairways: Zoysia Grass
Golf Season: Year round. Weather permitting

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 64 5111 yards 66.5 125
White 64 4439 yards 64.7 116
Red 64 3616 yards 64.1 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 68 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

55 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers  

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"Fun Course that IS Hilly"


u000001730570's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Wife and i played and had a fun time. It is hilly and don't think walking is an option unless you're 20! I would like to see some steps from cart path to greens and some tee boxes... very steep walk up and down and somewhat slippery. A few holes are quirky as they tried to stuff this course into limited space. And it will play tougher than you would think looking at the card.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best value in Branson."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a nice layout that is always in great shape! The only drawback can be the pace of play at times. During the peak season you will see some large groups.. We ended up behind a group of SEVEN on the back nine on this particular Sunday... But it's a great course nonetheless, if you can catch it uncrowded.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Surprising hidden gem - play it!"


u730621490's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A great example of why length is not required to make a course interesting or challenging. This course is short, featuring lots of par 3 holes, but it's beautiful, challenging, interesting, fun to play. I'm a 12 handicapper and I had all I could handle from the blue tees. I loved the elevation changes and well-protected greens. My wife enjoyed how far forward the red tees were - a great layout for the ladies! Gary in the club house was super helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"garunteed to get your heart rate up."


Millsb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found course to be overall excellent. Very hilly. Almost Too much hill climbing for a 73 year old. Greens were in very good shape and challenging. Fall view were fabulous.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Training to be a mountain goat"


barbarabarnett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our ball was never on the same level as the cart path. Greens and tee boxes were above or below the cart path. Cart accessibility to fairways was minimal. Every tee box, fairway and green needs stairs or pathways. Potable water accessibility was terrible. It took us 4 1/2 hours to play because of accessibility.<br/> They are in an area where seniors vacation and yet it is not suitable to people with health or accessibility issues.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging Course"


Len9353843's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Don't be fooled by the large number of par threes on this course and the 68 par. This is a fun but very challenging course. Not for the golfer who doesn't want to walk and climb slopes. Lots of play staying on cart paths.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Fireman7106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play. We had several slow players in front of us so our round was longer than normal. We play this course several times a year. Will continue to play here every chance that we have.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Scenic & challenging Par 64"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in excellent condition, but on the slow side. Good mix of holes with lots of challenging shots required. Hole 16 a disappointment in that we could not see the green or flag to know where it was over the tall vegitation in the marsh.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course."


u000003958819's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course. But challenging holes . Plenty of par threes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course but take your walking shoes"


u000005737379's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing thousand hills the staff keeps the course in excellent condition you don't always get to drive to your ball I enjoy walking but it can be challenging at times


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"the course renumbered some holes to make it quicker and easier to get around the course."


Chevrolet1107's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

The course is in good shape and the staff is friendly and helpful. I never noticed it before when I played this course ,but they only have 2 drinking fountains on the front holes and a drinking fountain by number 17 tee box, which is the only one with cold water. The day I played the temperature was around 100 and when it is that hot you need to drink a lot of water. On this course you play 1-13 then you are back at the club house. When I got to the clubhouse I was hot and extremely thirsty. The lady running the grill helped to revive me and prepared me for the last few holes by giving me a cold cloth, ice water and water to keep cloth cold. I cannot recommend playing this course in the summer time when it is this hot until they get more cold drinking on the course. Most people that play this course are on vacation ,so what kind of vacation would they have if they overheated one day?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Branso golf"


tammyandgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played most of the Branson courses and for the money , this is by far my favorite , you don't have to be a long ball hitter , just need a good short game , fairways and greens were in great shape , highly recommend this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bring your hiking shoes"


Ed2214285's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition, but in spite of hot dry weather, most holes were closed to carts. So, having a cart was a bit misleading. As the course name implies, it is hilly. As a result of the numerous cart restrictions, you were frequently walking up or down fairly severe hills for all but about 6 holes.<br/> Greens were fast but well kept. Fairways were in great shape, but some were pretty narrow. Frequent play would help learn the nuances of the fairways to better position shots.<br/> We had two foursomes. For a couple of our players the walking was too much.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice course"


Damendenhall's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in very nice condition. Yes, there are hills, but that's what makes the course challenging! I think we've discovered our new "best course" in the Branson area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course but lots of hills!"


sonnybray's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways were wonderfully kept, too many cart path only fairways, hills are a killer if temp is over 85...they are steep and no carts allowed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short but hilly"


5up52go's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many ups and downs.<br/> cart path only for no apparent reason.<br/> Just not a fun resort course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Over Rated"


dlbblb's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course is very short and the designer tried to make up for distance with unreasonable challenge for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"SLOW PLAY"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course and would would play it again. however the course does bottle up and constantly waiting to shoot. I also went on a Monday afternoon so I assume it is not there most busy of days.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a nice scenic enjoyable place to play. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great golf day"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing golf with friends and family. We had a rain delay golf staff gave us rain checks so we ate at grill on course and finished playing later. The course was in great shape and the staff was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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