Looking to play the best golf courses in Missouri? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses.

Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide network of raters. The hundreds of members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them on 10 criteria on a points basis of 1 through 10. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings are averaged to produce all our Golfweek’s Best course rankings.

The courses on the first list allow public access in some fashion, be it standard daily green fees, through a resort or by staying at an affiliated hotel. If there’s a will, there’s a tee time – no membership required.

KEY: (m) modern, built in 1960 or after; (c) classic, built before 1960. For courses with a number preceding the (m) or (c), that is where the course ranks on Golfweek’s Best lists for top 200 modern and classic courses in the U.S.

* indicates new or returning to the rankings

Best public-access courses in Missouri

1. Big Cedar Lodge (Ozarks National)

Hollister (T167m)

2. Big Cedar Lodge (Buffalo Ridge)

Hollister (m)

3. Big Cedar Lodge (Payne’s Valley)

Hollister (m)

4. Branson Hills

Branson (m)

5. Old Kinderhook

Camdenton (m)

6. Swope Memorial

Kansas City (c)

7. Ledgestone

Branson (m)

8. Stone Canyon

Blue Springs (m)

9. Missouri Bluffs

St. Charles (m)

10. Rivercut

Springfield (m)

Best private courses in Missouri

1. St. Louis CC

St. Louis (53c)

2. Bellerive

Creve Coeur (T107m)

3. Old Warson

Ladue (c)

4. Dalhousie

Cape Girardeau (m)

5. Norwood Hills (West)

St. Louis (c)

This article originally appeared on Golfweek: The best public-access and private golf courses in Missouri, ranked

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