The acclaimed Buffalo Ridge Springs Course is one of a trio of host courses for the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, along with Top of the Rock and the new Mountain Top Course designed by Gary Player. While the other courses are Par-3 "short courses," Buffalo Ridge is a more traditional test of golf that features 18 holes that play to a par of 71.
Renowned as the region’s top public golf course, Buffalo Ridge was transformed by the guiding hands of visionary conservationist Johnny Morris and renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio in 2014. Adding new approaches, water features, and bunkers, Morris and Fazio redesigned the course to bring players in close contact with nature, native grasses, and even free-ranging buffalo from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.
Buffalo Ridge has been rated the #1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and has been named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest since 2001. The course holds a Golf Digest rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.