Top of The Rock Golf Course

A Par 3 Course Designed by the Best


Before or after your round of golf, experience one of the many outstanding restaurants at Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock!

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.

Directions to Top of the Rock

Remembering the King: Thanks Arnie

Big Cedar Golf Featured In GOLF Magazine

Watch Top of the Rock, Buffalo Ridge, and Mountain Top on Michigan Golf Live Names Top of the Rock One of America's Most Inspiring Practice Ranges

Matt Ginella and Lauren Thompson talk Big Cedar Lodge and Top of the Rock

Now Open! - Mountain Top Course Designed By Gary Player

Gary Player and Johnny Morris combined 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 they created a renowned golf experience, delivering 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

November 2017 Tee Times

November 1st - 26th | Starting at 9:00AM
November 27th - 30th | Starting at 9:30AM

November 2017 Pro Shop Hours

Daily | 8:00AM - 9:00PM




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.

November 2017 Public Rates
9 Holes | $115
9-Hole Replay | $75
*All replay rounds must be played the same day as the first round

November 2017 Junior Rates (age 17 and under)
9 Holes | $75

Golf Fees Include:

  • Golf Cart
  • Access to Arnold Palmer Driving Range (includes bag of range balls)
  • Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail Tour Voucher

Callaway rental clubs are available for $65 including one sleeve of Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls.
Dress Policy: Appropriate golf attire.

Play both courses!
9 Holes at Top of the Rock & 18 Holes at Buffalo Ridge Springs

Combo Rate | $172

Combo Rate Includes:

  • 9 Holes at top of the Rock & 18 Holes at Buffalo Ridge Springs
  • Golf Cart
  • Access to Arnold Palmer Driving Range (includes bag of range balls)
  • Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail Tour

Note: Rates are subject to change, both rounds must be played in the same day

Call Big Cedar Lodge at 1-800-225-6343 for Tee Time availability.
Top of the Rock Pro Shop: 417-339-5344