Tiger Woods fans will soon be able to experience a first: the golf legend has designed his first public-access golf course.
Called Payne's Valley Course and named for the late Payne Stewart, winner of 11 PGA Tour events, the new course is located at Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozark Mountains. Stewart was an Ozarks native. The project was led by Tiger Woods’ TGR Design and Johnny Morris -- the founder of Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge -- and will open 13 holes on March 6 for preview play. Additional holes will be added as they become complete.
According to the lodge, "Payne’s Valley will showcase the region’s natural beauty through a championship course featuring a 19th hole known as The Big Rock at Payne’s Valley, a par 3 bet-settling hole set against a 200 foot limestone cliff and roaring waterfall."
Preview play will be $195 a round including cart, balls and on-course snacks.
The course will be the fifth at Big Cedar Lodge. The Lodge also offers bass and fly-fishing, water sports on the 43,000 acre Table Rock Lake, hiking, golf, archery tag and a new glamping site that debuted in May 2019.