Golf News for Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Travel

Branson, Missouri golf destination offers spring golf packages

BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson's golf destination - "Discover Golf's Ozark Mountain Oasis" - announced some spring values and options available, more information about which can be obtained at

Branson Creek Stay-and-Play Package
Tom Fazio-designed Branson Creek Golf Club - ranked one of Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses" - is offering March and April 2011 stay-and-play packages. The package includes staying at the Clarion Hotel in the heart of the acclaimed Branson Strip - near the live entertainment theaters. All of the rates are per person and based upon double occupancy per room. The rates include 18 holes of golf with golf cart and practice balls (any day of the week), standard hotel room, a deluxe continental breakfast, as well as all taxes.

The March rate is $80.53, a savings of $80 (or a whopping 50% off booking room and round separately). April package rate of $91.14 is a savings of $91. May through October package rate is $115.98, a savings of $55 (a 35% savings).

Contact the golf shop at Branson Creek Golf Club, at (417) 339-4653 or 1-888-772-9990, or for more information, visit or

StoneBridge Resort & LedgeStone Golf Course
Described by Golf Digest as "a masterpiece of mountain golf architecture," LedgeStone is an 18-hole championship course offering the kind of golfing experience where "players don't want the round to end." Starting at $99 per person, per night, guests can enjoy one round of golf and stay in an upscale two- or four-bedroom lodge.

If variety is what you're looking for, the Stay & Play package can be customized to include other Branson courses - Pointe Royale, Payne Stewart, Murder Rock, Holiday Hills, Branson Creek and Thousand Hills - with an added bonus (stay three nights and receive a fourth round of golf free; only one course may be played twice). For information, visit or call (866) 332-1373.

Platinum Experience offered at Thousand Hills
The beauty of the Branson golf destination ( is the live entertainment, outdoor activities and other attractions which complement its many, compelling golf options.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort provides great value across the destination with its Branson Platinum Experience. The resort is giving each qualified reservation during 2011 a booklet to experience some of Branson's most popular shows, attractions, activities and restaurants at no charge. The Platinum Experience booklet provides tickets, admissions and meals, valued at more than $750.

To earn the free gift, book a reservation for a stay between March 1 - December 31, 2011 in any 2 bedroom or larger golf condo, lake condo, or log cabin unit. (Group reservations and reservations in 1 Bedroom, King or Queen Suite units do not qualify). Receive your Platinum Experience Booklet at check-in, and follow the instructions on each coupon for redemption. You can use as few or as many of the coupons as you would like during your stay. See a sample of the latest Platinum Experience Booklet.

Visit or call 800-864-4145 for information or to book a stay.

The award-winning courses comprising the golf destination - known collectively under the brand promise "Branson: Discover Golf's Ozark Mountain Oasis" - are:

Pointe Royale Resort & Golf Course,, 417.334.4477

Thousand Hills Golf Resort,, 800-487.0769, 417.334.4553

John Daly's Murder Rock Golf and Country Club,, 417.332.DALY (3259)

Payne Stewart Golf Club,, 417.337.2963

LedgeStone Golf Course,, 417.335.8187

Branson Creek Golf Club,, 417.339.GOLF (4653)

Holiday Hills Resort and Golf Club,, 417-334-4838

Top of the Rock Golf Course,, 417-339-5085

With more than 22,000 lodging and hotel rooms, Branson matches every style and budget, and there are many golf stay-and-play packages available.

Known as the "Live Music Show Capital of the World," Branson, MO is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination -- and incredible value -- with 50 live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, an historic downtown district, shopping galore, and full range of dining options, hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds and meeting-and-conference facilities.

The Lodging page at includes a directory of accommodations, resorts and spas. For assistance planning a golf vacation to Branson: 800.296.0463

Branson is less than a day's drive for one-third of Americans, and with low-cost flights to the new Branson Airport (served by AirTran and Frontier airlines) and Springfield-Branson National Airport, it has never been easier for families and groups to get to Branson.

Janeen Driscoll
Buffalo Communications, 910.690.9711

Dan Shepherd
Buffalo Communications, 703.891.3320