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Ozarks National

Hollister, Mo. / 7,036 yards, Par 72 / Points: 59.6256

155. Ozarks National

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2019)

The Ozarks of southern Missouri are not tall, but their ridge-and-valley topography provide a sense of heightened elevation. Ozarks National at Big Cedar Lodge takes advantage of the illusion with holes that run out along ridgetops and onto elongated fingers of land that fall off into wooded ravines. Formerly the site of a different, much narrower golf course, Coore & Crenshaw found ways to widen out many of the same spaces and added new holes on previously unused parts of the property. Though not as broad as is customary for the designers, the cant of the holes and the engaging fairway bunkering put a premium on shaping shots and hitting the correct line off the tee.

100 Greatest/Second 100 Greatest History: First time ranked.

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Panelist comments, Ozarks National:

“The rugged aesthetic—high grass on the perimeter, asymmetrical traps, and the views of the Ozark mountainswas as good as any course in the Midwest...The course plays across a series of ridge lines, which makes for some heroic shot opportunities, but also has perhaps a few too many forced carries, as a result.”

“While no pushover, wide fairways and large greens that are relatively tame make this and enjoyable option for all players, but it is the setting and views that steal the show. "Infinity greens" and sight lines that stretch for miles add to the pleasure of the experience.”

“Exactly what you would expect from Coore and Crenshaw, a tight routing with excellent green complexes.”

“Surprisingly walkable course in the Ozarks with tees near greens. Holes skirt along a ridge top with great views and allowing for some nice rolling terrain without being overly hilly.”

Evan Schiller

Evan Schiller

Evan Schiller

Evan Schiller

Evan Schiller

Evan Schiller

Evan Schiller