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Branson: Golf’s Best Kept Secret Or Golf’s Hottest Destination?

Branson-TOTRPractice-CourseBy Larry Olmsted

Jack Nicklaus plays here. So do Tom Watson, Gary Player, Ben Crenshaw and a veritable Who’s Who of Major Champions and Hall of Famers. And when they are not teeing it up, many of them have been designing courses or other golf facilities here.

Here is Branson, Missouri, better known as a major entertainment destination popular with fans of music and spectacle, home to countless live performance theaters. As a result, the tourism infrastructure, including lots of restaurants and lodging, is already in place for the current golf boom.

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Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com.
Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com.
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