Thousand Hills Golf Resort is located just off the famous 76 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 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.
Since 1993, 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, we are 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, we have had new cart paths 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, we 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. We 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 and not directly after the easiest hole on the golf course. In the new layout, hole number three becomes number nine. When you play hole number one and two and go through the tunnel under Golf View Dr., instead of staying straight you will turn right and head to what was hole number six. This change will help reduce the typical round to four hours or less. You’re 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 has also changed some of the maintenance practices to expedite your round. We have lowered the height of rough by nearly an inch to aid in the recovery of your ball should it find its way into the rough. We accomplished this by purchasing specialized equipment to allow the lower height of cut and as a side benefit increase the frequency of cutting. Ball finding should be a snap now.
To further enhance your round for the 2013 season we have a new fleet of golf cars. We worked diligently in the off-season with Yamaha to trade out our relatively new 2011 golf cars so we could keep you rolling on the course with that new car smell.
Thousand Hills Golf Resort is a fun, fair and challenging golf course that golfers of all ages can enjoy. If you have played Thousand Hills Golf Resort before, please come out and enjoy our new re-routing of the course. If you have not played here, I do encourage you to try this gem that is as beautiful as the Ozarks scenery itself.