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Top of the Rock
Big Cedar Lodge
Ridgedale, Missouri
October 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022

All SGA plans include four nights lodging in deluxe guest rooms, tax and resort fee, three rounds of golf with cart, two group dinners, two cocktail receptions, bag storage, parking, entry fee, and prizes. Double occupancy golfer cost is $3280. Non-golfer cost is $2650, double occupancy.  Single occupancy golfer is $4480.

To reserve your space, please make a deposit of $2000. This is larger than our normal deposit because of hotel policies. The balance is not due until September 15. Deposits are fully refundable if cancellation is made at a reasonable time prior to the event.

Day of arrival and opening cocktail party and dinner is Wednesday, October 19.  Event golf days are October 20, 21, & 22.  Closing dinner is October 22, and we will check out and depart on Sunday, October 23.

The best way to get to Big Cedar Lodge by plane is through Boone Regional Airport (HRO), less than 30 minutes away in Harrison, AR. Flying into Branson (BKG), about 20 minutes to the north may also be an option.

Space is limited for this event. Join us at Big Cedar Lodge, because America’s best new golf course is just the start of more wonderful SGA memories!

All SGA events are members only (join now).

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Top of the Rock
Big Cedar Lodge
Ridgedale, Missouri
October 19, 20, 21, 22, 2022

Senior Golfers of America’s exciting new venue, Big Cedar Lodge in The Ozarks, is located in southeast Missouri, just a 5-iron away from the Arkansas border, Big Cedar is a golfer’s paradise, nestled amid a landscape that can only be described as breathtaking. Tiger Woods and his course design firm, TGR Design, partnered with renowned conservationist and Bass Pro Shops CEO Johnny Morris in the course’s construction as each of them recognized the unique beauty of this region.

Their collaboration resulted in what was named in 2021 as the best new golf course in America, Payne’s Alley. The links are linked to the late Payne Stewart, the three-time Major winner, known for his dashing wardrobe and gentlemanly demeanor, who was born and raised about an hour north of Big Cedar in Springfield.

The course is a fitting tribute to Stewart. The layout features exposed limestone cliffs and wide fairways, integrating with the environment in the way its founders intended. Golfers of all levels will find themselves challenged while also enjoying incomparable views. What makes Payne’s Alley truly unforgettable is the natural beauty of its conclusion. Before reaching the clubhouse, golfers wind their way through a series of spring-fed caverns and waterfalls. It’s a one-of-a-kind finish.

Payne’s Alley is just one of three world-class, 18-hole courses at Big Cedar Lodge. The legendary Tom Fazio was course designer for Buffalo Ridge. The third course is a gem in its own right. Ozarks National was designed by Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw and architect Bill Coore. Like Payne’s Alley, both Buffalo Ridge and Ozarks National showcase the panoramic surroundings.

SGA golfers and FoGs can catch their breaths with a full range of activities. There is something for everyone at Big Cedar. With over 5,000 plants, Top of the Rock’s Butterfly Garden came to life with careful construction and the selection of local, butterfly-attracting plants. We will schedule the one-hour golf cart tour through the garden and Lost Canyon cave and nature trail for SGA FoGs. Also available are the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, the “End of the Trail” All-American Wine Cellar, and the spectacular Chapel of the Ozarks and Civil War era cabin. And, as always, we will hold our FoG luncheon together on our opening day.

SGA tournaments are open to members only. Not a member? Join today!

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