Bringing the Payne

Payne's Valley
Payne's Valley
HONOR GUARD: Tiger Woods designed Payne’s Valley, his first public course, to honor PGA TOUR great Payne Stewart. Woods wanted the 7,370-yard course to be mentally challenging but also player-friendly. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BIG CEDAR LODGE

With Payne’s Valley, Tiger Woods’ first public course, Branson has truly arrived as a golf destination.

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Four Can’t-Miss Experiences in Branson

Sunset Statue at Top of The Rock

As a veteran travel writer, I’m always eager to unearth a surprising hidden gem. Last year, to my considerable amazement, I found one deep in the verdant Ozark Mountains in Branson, Missouri