Whether you're looking to shoot a quick nine holes or test your skills on championship links, Springfield's golf courses are up to par for every skill level. The Springfield-Greene County Park Board operates four of the city’s public courses that range from a unique 9-hole course that’s lit at night to the award-winning Rivercut Golf Course on the city’s south side.
The city also is home to five private courses: Hickory Hills Country Club, Highland Springs Country Club, Millwood Golf & Racquet Club, Springfield Golf & Country Club and Twin Oaks Country Club.
There are also a number of breathtaking and challenging golf courses south of Springfield in the Branson area. Big Cedar Lodge is quickly becoming known as America's Next Great Golf Destination, with courses designed by some of the top names in golf: Tiger Woods, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
For those who aren’t quite ready to golf a big course, Springfield offers a number of mini-courses that are fun for kids and adults.
Another option for trying out the game or honing your skills is BigShots Golf, featuring double-decked tee boxes where patrons hit real balls that, with high-tech software, allows players to choose video games or golf courses as landing sites. Players can compete with patrons at other BigShots Golf venues in real-time or with people at the same venue.