Branson

By Ruth J. Katz If the stunning, take-your-breath-away Thorncrown Chapel, snugly tucked into a leafy, woodland setting in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, embraced a particular religious denomination, I would have converted. That is how serenely transported I felt, sitting in the glass-enclosed (425 panes, measuring a total of 6,000 square feet)

By 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,