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Payne’s Valley is named as a tribute to Payne Stewart, a native of Springfield, Missouri, who won 11 PGA Tour events, including three major championships before his death in a plane accident at age 42 in 1999.

Big Cedar Lodge continues to bolster its reputation as a golf destination with the opening of Payne’s Valley as the first public course from Tiger Woods and his design firm.

The full course opening will be in the fall, but guests can play the first 13 holes as part of a preview play. Guests can play additional holes as they are completed through the fall.

The family resort created by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is tucked within Missouri’s Ozark Mountains overlooking Table Rock Lake about 10 miles south of Branson, Missouri.

Last year, Golf Magazine named Big Cedar Lodge as the No. 1 best family golf resort, and Golf Digest named the Ozarks National golf course at the resort as the “Best New Public Course in America.”

The Ozarks National course was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and opened in April 2019. Three other courses at the resorts were designed by golfers Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Fazio.

Payne’s Valley is named as a tribute to Payne Stewart, a native of Springfield, Missouri, who won 11 PGA Tour events, including three major championships before his death in a plane accident at age 42 in 1999. The resort has his memorabilia on display.

The course is designed for players of all skill levels to enjoy the game. The layout includes water features, large fairways and greens and a breathtaking view of the Ozark Mountains at the 19th hole, called the Big Rock at Payne’s Valley.

For more information or to book a tee time, call 1-800-225-6343 or go to bigcedar.com.