The first Jack Nicklaus signature course in the state of Missouri, Top of the Rock hosted the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf Champions Tour back in June along with the Buffalo Ridge Springs course which also made the list, coming in at No. 8. Both Branson courses were broadcast on national television.
According to Yahoo Travel, several other prominent courses also made the list, including:
- Pebble Beach Golf Course, Pebble Beach, California
- Harbor Shores Golf Course, Benton Harbor, Michigan
- Shoal Creek Golf Course, Shoal Creek Alabama.
- Whistling Straits Golf Course, Kohler, Wisconsin
- Wade Hampton Golf Course, Cashiers, North Carolina
According to a press release from Big Cedar Lodge published by World Golf, one of the winners of the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf, Fred Funk said about Top of the Rock, “There are no comparisons, there’s nothing like this anywhere in the world. It’s unbelievable what Johnny’s passion is for his community and the will he has to want to create something like this. It’s over the top.”
Funk was referring to Johnny Morris, the founder of Big Cedar Lodge and Bass Pro Shops.
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