Golf News for Monday, December 17, 2012 | Business

Online tee times now available via GolfNow at ExploreBransonGolf.com, contest announced

BRANSON, M0. -- Branson's exceptional golf destination values can now be clearly seen, thanks to its convenient, new online tee time booking system.

Golfers can now go online 24/7 at www.explorebransongolf.com, choose a course, pick a tee-time deal that fits their schedule and budget, and book the tee time. Moreover, golfers can see savings amounts with each tee-time option.

The GolfNow.com booking engine used by Branson golf is powered by Golf Channel, giving golfers the option to book tee times the web, via email or via iPhone mobile application.

"Branson-area golf courses are committed to providing golfers with ease, enjoyment and valuable service," said Dan Davis, president of the Branson Area Golf (BAG) destination marketing cooperative. "We believe our website gives golfers what they want - clear information, demonstrated value, options and efficiency."

Already acclaimed for award-winning live entertainment and outstanding golf courses - including three of the five best golf clubs in Missouri by Golfweek magazine - Branson golf booking experience is more user-friendly than ever. Overnight golf packages are also available at explorebransongolf.com.

Contest Launched through the End of the Year
Explore Branson Golf will reward four lucky fans who sign up to the collection's eClub through December, with a free round of golf at any of the group's courses.

There is no cost to participate, and all members of the eClub are eligible. Golfers can enter at http://www.explorebransongolf.com/signup.

For more information about Branson area golf courses and the destination, visit www.explorebransongolf.com, or "Like" Branson Golf on Facebook. For a sneak peek at what Branson Golf offers, watch this 30-second video

About Branson Area Golf
Branson Area Golf is a collection of premier golf courses in America's Heartland, located in the beautiful Ozarks Mountains of southern Missouri. Partner courses include:

Thousand 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.

About GolfNow.com
GolfNow.com is the Internet's largest and most comprehensive online tee time reservation service. Using leading edge technology, GolfNow.com offers golfers more ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and tee times through the web, e-mail and an iPhone mobile app. Golfers can go online 24/7, choose a course, and pick a tee-time deal that fits their schedule and budget and book the tee time. Founded in 2001, GolfNow.com has expanded to more than 80 markets in North America, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico and Bermuda, providing tee-time access to more than 4,000 courses for more than 1.1 million registered users. GolfNow.com is powered by Golf Channel, which is seen in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies, as well as by GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet. GolfNow.com is part of GolfChannel.com's online platform of Internet sites designed to help the recreational player enjoy every aspect of the game.

Contact:
Janeen Driscoll
Buffalo Communications, 910.690.9711
jdriscoll@buffalocommunications.com
http://www.facebook.com/bransongolf

Dan Shepherd
Buffalo Communications, 703.403.5317
dshepherd@buffalocommunications.com
www.twitter.com/explorebranson