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Golf Course Overview: Branson Hills Golf Club

Insights From An Insider With Dan Davis, GM

By Brian Weis

Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Dan Davis who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.

How Does Your Course Differ From The Others In The Area?
Branson Hills Golf Club has received a number of accolades including 7 years as #1 in state from Golfweek and most recently ranked #1 in state by Golf Advisor and ranked #36 Nationally. The experience offers a huge amount of elevation changes throughout the round combined with great undulation of greens complexes.

For someone who has not played the course in awhile, has there been any new changes/renovations to the course or property?
We have softened the difficulty by transferring a few of the most penalizing bunkers to grass and are maintaining more of the previous designated "natural areas" in and around landing areas. We have also added several new teeing areas which will eliminate long carries for beginning golfers.

What is your course's answer to Amen Corner? (Describe your best/hardest 3 back/back/back holes)
This would have to be right at the end of your round starting with #16. This 183 yard par three, almost entirely over water, will challenge the most skilled players. #17 is a par 4 testing you with target golf at its finest. A lake, creek and strategic bunkering will not allow you to snooze at the end of the day. #18 is a 427 yard 4-par that is exclusively up hill and will remind all players what to work on for your next round of golf as you prepare to relax with a drink overlooking the arena that just challenged your fortitude.

What is your course's claim to fame, or is there a little known fact that golfers should know about the property?
We have been ranked in the top 50 most difficult courses in the nation.

What tournaments/events have you (recently) hosted or will be hosting?
We host many State Association and Corporate outing as well as the Branson Invitational, Spring Classic and Shamrock Shamble which all bring golfers from hundreds of miles away to Branson.

Besides golf, what other amenities do you offer if a golfer wants to spend most of the day at your facility?
The Magnolia Grill offers great Americana style food options and is a great environment to have lunch, dinner, watch the game, or enjoy a beverage overlooking the 18th hole.

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
We offer lodging packages with the Hiltons of Branson at the Branson Landing which is only 3.3 miles away. There is also a Hampton Inn and 2-4 bedroom Villas within walking distance of the clubhouse.

Signature sandwich or drink?
The Magnolia Club is a Staple that has survived a number of menu changes and updates. This includes grilled ham, turkey and bacon, with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo constructed on grilled Texas Toast.

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Branson Hills Golf Club
100 N. Payne Stewart Drive
Branson, MO, 65616

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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