Preview rounds are currently being booked at Payne’s Valley Golf Course in Hollister, MO. The Tiger Woods designed (TGR Design) course pays tribute to World Golf Hall of Fame member, Payne Stewart. Stewart was born in nearby Springfield, MO. Payne’s Valley is an all skill levels course, and the only public access course designed by Tiger Woods in the United States.
Payne’s Valley is situated in the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains. The course layout is nestled within the valley allowing for large fairways and greens and accented by waterfalls, ponds, and streams. Hole 9, for example, includes a sizable artificial water feature with pools, streams, and faux rockwork. While the “Johnny Morris 19th Hole” is a par-three hole set within an island surrounded by streams and naturalistic waterfalls. Several bridges over water features connect greens and fairways throughout the course.
“The site is picturesque with mountainous features which required our artisans to match existing rock outcroppings throughout the course,” says Kris Arneson, COST’s Project Manager. “The blending of simulated rock to natural escarpments by COST artisans is seamless,” explains Arneson.
COST worked closely with the owner, design team, and Medalist Golf to assist in developing shop drawings, structural engineering, scale models, and construction of simulated rockwork, water falls, and earthen stream textures.