Missouri Golf Post

Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson Lead the List of Legends Returning to Premier Golf Event at Big Cedar Lodge


RIDGEDALE, Mo. – Tickets to see the greatest legends of golf compete at the April 22-26, 2015, Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge are on sale now.

This event is an amazing opportunity to be in the company of more World Golf Hall of Fame members than at any other time in history. See true legends of the game such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Colin Montgomerie, Davis Love III, Ben Crenshaw, and many, many more. Participants can also rub elbows with many other high profile celebrities: fishing legends, racing legends, entertainment legends, and more! Add to that the opportunity to enjoy time in the heart of the Ozarks at Johnny Morris’ spectacular Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge golf courses.

PARKING GREATLY IMPROVED for the 2015 Legends at Big Cedar Lodge
Newly created parking lots at Buffalo Ridge and Top of the Rock will get you to the action much faster and in some cases within walking distance from your car. Easy access VIP and general parking lot upgrades will cut down on shuttle time for this year’s event.

For all active and former members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge are proud to offer FREE tickets to Buffalo Ridge for active and former soldiers and their spouses to enjoy the Legends of Golf at Buffalo Ridge. We are also proud to offer a 25 percent military discount on all tickets to Top of the Rock.

All children (18) years of age and younger will receive a complimentary ticket with a paid adult admission at Buffalo Ridge golf course.

Legendary entertainer Shoji Tabuchi has generously offered one free ticket to his famous Branson theater show for each Legend tournament ticket purchased — a $40 value!

Different ticket packages provide a range of ways to experience the Legends of Golf tournament. Starting for as little as $25, you can buy tickets to events at Buffalo Ridge. Be among the first to see the the dramatic transformations that have taken place for the past six months at Buffalo Ridge. Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge Gold Combo tickets start at $50 and offer access to see the legends play the par-3 World-Class Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge. In addition to providing access to tournament play on both courses,displays and attractions, this premium pass also admits holders to Arnie’s Barn at Top of the Rock. At Arnie’s Barn, participants can dine at the restaurant*, visit the pro shop and see the legends up close. Quantities of the Gold Combo tickets are limited.

The Bass Pro Shops Legends at Big Cedar competition will be played over 54-holes, featuring the only PGA Tour championship hosted at a Par-3 course. The total purse for the tournament will be $2.75 million, and the event’s presenting sponsors are Bass Pro Shops, Big Cedar Lodge, MasterCard, and the State of Missouri.

“Missouri is proud to again be the host state for this world-class golf tournament where spectators, volunteers and players can enjoy a rich variety of outdoor activities in the Ozarks region,” said Governor Jay Nixon. “It’s an outstanding showcase of the Show-Me State, and a great way to boost our reputation as America’s favorite place to get outdoors.”

“Top of the Rock is without question the most incredible par-3 course in the world.” -Gary Player.
The Par-3 Top of the Rock golf course offers a one-of-a-kind golf experience designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson. The natural Ozarks topography and breathtaking views of Table Rock Lake make the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course unlike any other. Top of the Rock also features the new Arnold Palmer-designed “Cascades” practice facility with 18 target greens and a 70,000-square-foot “Himalayan” putting course designed by Tom Watson.

Be among the first to experience the remarkable transformation of Buffalo Ridge – Missouri’s #1 Golf Course.

Buffalo Ridge (Springs course) has been rated the number one public course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and appears in Golf Digest’s 2015 list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.

Over the last six months, Buffalo Ridge has been dramatically transformed by visionary conservationist Johnny Morris and legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio. The result is a truly magnificent layout destined to become one of America’s premier golf experiences.

Proceeds for the tournament will go to support the College of the Ozarks “Hard Work U” and The National Fish and Wildlife Museum.



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The Missouri Golf Post is a monthly digital magazine that “celebrates the people who play the game.” Each monthly issue contains several “feature” stories on golfers, golf courses, and/or major tournaments of interest statewide. Each issue contains a number of regular departments on topics such as Tournament Summaries, Fitness, “The Superintendent’s Corner,” Instruction, and Rules.


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