Thousand Hills Re-Directs Branson Golfers

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Golfers are in for a change at one of the most popular Branson Golf Courses. Layout Changes are in store to improve the golf experience.

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This year, the course is making
numerous additions to the course to improve on an already great experience.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort is located just off the famous Country Music Boulevard in the heart of Branson Missouri. This beautiful Robert Cupp design is nestled in the middle of pristine land. Thousand Hills Golf Resort is frequently cited as one of the Branson’s most outstanding golf courses. This 18-hole course, equipped with challenging tees and fairways, is played each season by more than 25,000 golfers. Playing to a Par 64, this Branson golf course has 9 par 3’s, 8 par 4’s and one par 5. This layout can be demanding off the tee and require precise shots into the undulating greens. Elevation changes and strategic bunkering throughout this beautiful masterpiece adds to not only the aesthetic value but also to the overall experience. Thousand Hills offers a spectacular combination of scenic surroundings and challenging holes.

For the past 17 years, thousands of golfers have played Thousand Hills Golf Resort and many come back year after year to play their favorite. Thousand Hills Golf Resort is dedicated to always keeping the golf course fun and enjoyable. This year, the course is making numerous additions to the course to improve on an already great experience. Thousand Hills Golf Resort understands that the accessibility to the golf course is important. Thousand Hills offers senior flags allowing seniors over the age of 55 to drive in the fairways on days that others can’t (conditions permitting). The senior flags were implemented in the fall of 2012 with great response. Everyone enjoyed the convenience of driving on the fairways and shorten their steps to get to their ball. In addition to the senior flags, new cart paths have been built so that the walk to the greens is much less severe. Previously, hole number 12, a short par three that plays severely downhill; with the cartpath staying up on the hill. This year, construction crews brought the cartpath to the green. This is a huge improvement keeping the golfers from having to walk up and down a flight of stairs during their round. Course officials hope the senior flag system and the new cartpaths will encourage our seniors to get out and play more.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort is now working to re-route the golf course for a better flow and speedier round of golf. Thousand Hills Golf Resort has one of the toughest par 4’s in the state, hole number 3. The re-routing of the golf course will put this difficult par 4 later in the round. In the new layout, hole number three becomes number nine. When guests play hole number one and two and go through the tunnel under Golf View Dr., they will now stay straight and head to what was hole number six. Here is how the new layout configuration will work; Hole 6 is now 3, hole 7 is now 4, hole 8 is now 5, hole 9 is now 6, hole 10 is now 7, hole 11 is now 8, hole 3 is now 9, hole 4 is now 10 and hole 5 is now 11. This change will help reduce the typical round to four hours or less. Golfers are still getting the same great 18 holes but just in a little less time. The new layout will be ready to play in March of 2013.

Thousand Hills Golf Resort is a fun, fair and challenging golf course that golfers of all ages can enjoy. All golfers who have played Thousand Hills Golf Resort before, are encouraged to come out and enjoy the new re-routing of the course. New golfers who have not played there are encouraged to try this gem that is as beautiful as the Ozarks scenery itself.

Thousand Hills Golf course is an 18 hole golf course in the heart of Branson Missouri. Offering public daily fee golf as nightly rental condos and cabins, Thousand Hills has been a leading provider of Branson golf and lodging for over twenty years.

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