BRANSON, Mo. -- Spectacular foliage, festivals, and value-laden fall golf at specially priced autumn rates are abundant in Branson this time of year, with Veteran's Day and military discounts for active duty and retired service members offered through December in the Midwest golf destination.
Branson may be the most veteran friendly destination in the United States, with appreciation golf rates and a standard 30% discount to all active and retired military just the tip of the iceberg. Parades, week-long celebrations, memorial events and more pay homage to our American heroes.
Fall Foliage and Golf Rates
Branson golf rates at most courses easily start under $100 per round through October, but golfers looking for fall golf deals can benefit from late-season rates while temperatures are still in the 60s and 70s and fall foliage still colors the Ozark hills. Fall rates at regional courses can be booked online via http://www.explorebransongolf.com and include:
Murder Rock - $52 from October 29
Payne Stewart - $69 from November 1
Branson Creek - $60 from November 1
Pointe Royale - $39 from November 1
Holiday Hills - $48 before 11 am and $36 after 11 am from November 1
1000 Hills - $39 from November 1
Ledgestone - $49 from November 1
Fall Golf packages are also available, starting at only $70 per person, per night for room and golf and can be found online as well.
Active and retired military and families visiting Branson from now through the end of 2012 receive at least 30% discounts off of golf green fees, based on availability. Membes of the Armed Forces must show proper ID upon arrival. See http://www.explorebransongolf.com/courses for phone numbers to individual courses.
Golfers can combine a round with activities such as the famed Balloons over Branson Creek Hot Air Balloon Festival (October 19-21), the Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival (now through October 27), Branson's Salute to Veterans (November 5-11), and the Ozark Mountain Christmas, (starting November 1 through the holiday season, throughout the community).
Branson Golf Thrives on Facebook
The Branson Golf Facebook page surpassed 1,000 "Likes" last week, just a few months after the page was started. To celebrate the accomplishment and say thank you, Branson Golf awarded a golf stay-and-play package to one of the Branson Golf Facebook page followers.
Fans who "like" the Explore Branson Golf Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bransongolf receive updated information on special rates, events, activities and promotions throughout the year. Its growing popularity has increased interest and play at Branson's seven most popular courses.
Silver Dollar City Fall Harvest Festival Features Ozarks Craftsmen, Culture
While Branson is a rising-star golf destination, it is also a renowned travel destination, with people coming from though out North America to its many rich attractions. One such attraction is Silver Dollar City's Fall National Harvest Festival, going on now through Oct. 27.
There is something for everyone at the National Harvest Festival, including craftsmen from across the continent showing their creations, a special tribute to "Great American Cowboy", culinary events, and too many events for children and families to count.
Balloons over Branson Creek Highlights October Events
The Communities at Branson Creek and Branson Balloon will be hosting the 2nd Annual Balloons Over Branson Creek Hot Air Balloon Festival October 19, 20, and 21, 2012, to benefit the Ozark Mountain Family YMCA. With more than 20 hot air balloons, crafts & vendors, live music and more! The festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the Ozarks and beyond! Visit www.BalloonsOverBransonCreek.com for more information and a schedule of events.
About Branson Area Golf (BAG)
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1000 Hills Golf Resort, www.thousandhillsgolf.com, 800.487.0769, 417.334.4553
Murder Rock Golf Club, www.murderrock.com, 417.332.3259
Payne Stewart Golf Club, www.paynestewartgolfclub.com, 417.337.2963
LedgeStone Country Club, www.ledgestonegolf.com, 417.335.8187
Branson Creek Golf Club, www.bransoncreekgolf.com, 417.339.GOLF (4653)
Holiday Hills Resort and Golf Club, www.holidayhills.com, 417.334.4838
Top of the Rock Golf Course, www.bigcedar.com, 417.339.5085
Pointe Royale Golf Village, www.pointeroyalegolf.net 417.334.4477.
The Lodging page at www.explorebranson.com 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 several airlines, as well as Springfield-Branson National Airport, it has never been easier for families and groups to get to Branson.
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