Top of The Rock Golf Course

A Par 3 Course Designed by the Best

Johnny Morris, with the assistance of golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer, spent nearly eight years crafting the Top of the Rock Golf Course out of the Ozarks landscape.  

The first-ever par-3 course to be included in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event, Top of the Rock is Missouri golf at its finest. Located high above Table Rock Lake with tranquil waterfalls, meandering creeks and lakes and ponds teeming with bass, the course is a true celebration of nature. 

In addition to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, golfers will enjoy an Arnold Palmer-designed practice facility, and Arnie's Barn, a beautifully restored 150-year-old barn that was transported from Arnold Palmer's backyard in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and rebuilt plank by plank, complete with historic photos and memorabilia from Palmer's career achievements. In addition to a restaurant, Arnie's Barn houses a world-class pro shop offering top-of-the-line golf apparel and goods.

Remembering the King: Thanks Arnie

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Coming in Spring 2017- Gary Player World-Class Short Course

Gary Player and Johnny Morris are pleased to announce a partnership to create a world-class short course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri.

Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist, and golf icon Gary Player share a similar passion for nature and golf. Through a joined pioneering spirit to create a renowned golf experience, Morris and Player seek to deliver a special offering for the guests of Big Cedar Lodge, which is ranked as one of the top resorts for families in America.

Tiger Woods holding PGA trophy

To learn more about the exciting announcement from Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and Tiger Woods, click here!

Top of the Rock

Tee Times

Daily | 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

(weather permitting)

Pro Shop Hours

Daily | 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Call Big Cedar at 1-800-225-6343 to schedule a lesson with one of our PGA professionals today.

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Golf Course Facts

  • Top of the Rock is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design 9-Hole, Par 3 course and the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the state of Missouri.

  • The golf course ranges from 1,420 yards from the back tees to 945 yards from the forward tees.

  • Tees and greens are lush Bent grass surrounded by Bluegrass roughs.

  • Top of the Rock covers approximately 47 acres with 38 percent being kept in its natural state or planted in native species.

  • Every effort has been made to allow this course to live in harmony with its environment of lush landscapes, meandering streams, waterfalls, lakes, stone bridges and unparalleled vistas.

Public Rates: April 1 - October 31
9 Holes | $135
9-Hole Replay | Monday – Thursday $65
9-Hole Replay | Friday – Sunday $90

Public Rates: November 1 - March 31
9 Holes | $115
9-Hole Replay | $65

*All replay rounds must be played the same day as the first round

Golf Fees Include:

  • Cart and bag of range balls included

  • Access of Arnold Palmer Driving Range

  • And a Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail Tour

Dress Policy: Collared shirts are required and soft spikes only.
Rental Clubs are available through the pro shop.

Play both courses (Valid April - October, Sunday - Thursday only)
9 holes at Top of the Rock and 18 holes at Buffalo Ridge

Combo Rate 
Monday – Thursday l $195

Friday - Sunday l $210 

Golf Fees Include:

  • Both rounds must be played in the same day

  • Cart and range balls included

  • Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail Tour

  • Note: Rates are subject to change

Call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343 for Tee Time availability.