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Bass Pro Shops Angler's Lodge Opens Second Location in Hollister

This Big Cedar Lodge Extension provides convenient lodging for guests to enjoy nearby world-class golf courses and outdoor attractions

By Brian Weis

Hollister, Missouri - Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge today opened the doors of the new Angler's Lodge in Hollister, Mo., marking the conclusion of a full renovation project to offer even more lodging options to those hoping to connect to the great outdoors. The 94-room lodge is located just minutes away from Big Cedar's world-class Nature Golf offerings, including newly opened Payne's Valley - the first public access course design by Tiger Woods and his design firm, TGR Design.

"We're thankful for our founder, Johnny Morris and his continued vision to expand the Big Cedar Lodge experience," said President of Bass Pro Shops Hospitality, Debbie Bennett. "We are pleased to be a part of the Hollister community and look forward to connecting even more guests to the great outdoors through their stay at Angler's Lodge."

Angler's Lodge also announced today a new, delicious dining option coming to the Ozarks. Tall Tales, opening this Spring, will be just footsteps away from the entrance of the new lodge. This newest culinary creation will offer an over-the-top sports bar theme while serving up a taste of the Ozarks with plenty of fun to be had. Open to the public, guests will be able to enjoy delicious cuisine, arcade games, billiards, a golf simulator and multiple large-screen TV's

Angler's Lodge formerly operated as La Quinta Inn before joining the Bass Pro Shops hospitality family in late 2020. The entire lodge, from the rooms to the lobby, was taken down to the studs and reimagined with trademark Bass Pro Shops touches and the signature attention to detail that Johnny Morris is known for. Guests of the lodge will have access to onsite amenities including: indoor pool and hot tub, meeting rooms, complimentary breakfast, shuttle service to Big Cedar golf courses, pet friendly rooms and much more. Angler's Lodge will soon be joined by even more golf-friendly accommodations this Memorial Day weekend. The Cottages at Buffalo Ridge will be located on the ridge of the Mountain Top clubhouse and provide sweeping views of the Ozark Mountains overlooking Payne's Valley. The cottages, currently taking reservations, will feature stone fireplaces, private bedroom patios, full kitchens and more.

The convenient location of Angler's Lodge, and soon the cottages, provides easy access to other stand-out attractions and amenities: the "Best New Public Course", Ozarks National (Coore & Crenshaw), as designated by Golf Digest, "Best Course You Can Play in Missouri" as designated by Golfweek 2019 rankings, Buffalo Ridge (Tom Fazio), Mountain Top (Gary Player), and Top of the Rock (Jack Nicklaus). Guests at Angler's Lodge can also enjoy access to Big Cedar's Cedar Creek Spa, Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, Top of the Rock, Fun Mountain and nearby Dogwood Canyon nature park.

To make reservations, please call 855-225-6734 or visit for more information or to book today.

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About Big Cedar Lodge

Located in the heart of Missouri's Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is America's premier wilderness resort. A passion of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, the 4,600-acre lakeside retreat connects families to the outdoors with a variety of nature-based experiences including fishing, boating, hiking, spa and wellness offerings, hosting 2.4 million guests annually. Signature attractions include Top of the Rock, home to world-class golf, dining, and entertainment; and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, a 10,000-acre nonprofit wildlife nature park. Named "Number One Resort in the Midwest" by the readers of Travel + Leisure, the resort offers genuine Ozarks hospitality and a convenient location just south of Branson. Learn more at

About Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops is North America's premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela's to create a "best-of-the-best" experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America's Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as "one of America's Best Employers."

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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.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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