From the official Payne Stewart Golf Course press release:
Opening to much fanfare in Branson, Missouri
is the spectacular Payne Stewart championship golf course
. Located in the residential community of Branson Hills, the club is an 18-hole facility, managed by Hilton Golf that caters to community residents and visiting golf enthusiasts.
According to T. J. Baggett, Director of Golf, “We are excited to host this grand event as many people have anxiously been waiting our grand opening.”
A celebration for members and their guests, local dignitaries and the general public will begin on June 6th at 1:00 pm. The festivities will begin with an official ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house of the clubhouse and complimentary poolside barbecue. Special activities highlighting the amenities the club has to offer including tennis exhibitions, fitness and wellness presentations, mini course putting contests with prizes will also be conducted throughout the afternoon. Beginning at 5:00 pm Branson Ridge Winery will be hosting a wine and cheese tasting preview and to top off the evening attendees will enjoy a live concert by Take it to the Limit, the Eagles Tribute Band starting at 7:00 pm.
Property tours will be conducted throughout the day beginning at 1:30 pm through 7:30 pm. Any interested parties may schedule appointments beforehand to speak with a real state agent to become familiar with the property. “We would love for anyone to visit the Estates at Branson Hills and the Payne Stewart Golf Club at anytime, but I believe the grand opening is a fantastic occasion to experience many of the opportunities available at Branson Hills and our staff is excited to meet our future property owners,” said Robert Allen, V.P. of Sales.
Golf course architect, Chuck Smith and course collaborator, PGA commentator and golf professional, Bobby Clampett designed the Payne Stewart Golf Course and have made it a superb golfing experience for players of all levels.
The course meanders through lush, mature trees while passing by several lakes that come into play on multiple holes, and experiences significant elevation changes as it plays through the hills and valleys of the southwestern Missouri countryside. The topographic challenges encountered during the design of the course gave way to the esthetically pleasing beauty of the dogwoods and redbuds that dot the landscape. The course is a work of art and deserving of the Payne Stewart name, according to Bobby Clampett, course collaborator and PGA Professional.
“Mr. Smith and Mr. Clampett have designed an outstanding golf course, the owners are providing first class amenities and the Hilton staff will provide a level of service equal to other nationally recognized high-end private golf facilities,” stated Director of Golf, T.J. Baggett.
In addition to the top-quality course, the club offers a practice area including a driving range (opening in 2010), and recreational amenities such as tennis and swimming. The clubhouse features a full-service golf shop, fully appointed men’s and women’s locker rooms, lounge, restaurant, exercise facilities and meeting rooms. The clubhouse and surrounding facilities are built with Old English style and modern technology, taking into account the charm, culture and architectural subtleties of the natural landscape.