RIDGEDALE, MISSOURI | Players competing in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf beginning next week will be treated to something old and something new when they return to the Ozark Mountains of Missouri for this popular PGA Tour Champions event.
The old is the Jack Nicklaus-designed Top of the Rock golf course, a scenic nine-holer at the Big Cedar Lodge resort that affords sweeping views of massive, smallmouth bass-rich Table Rock Lake and is the first par-3 course ever to be used for a professional golf tournament. It’s been part of the rota for this event since it moved to Big Cedar Lodge in 2014.
There is plenty of beauty and golf at the Big Cedar Lodge resort.
Top of The Rock reflection pool
The new is Ozarks National, a recently opened and equally panoramic 18-hole track laid out on a series of nearby ridges by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
The garden-like Top of the Rock is a known entity, having been the centerpiece of this popular tournament for the past five years. Ozarks National is a new addition and a good one....
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