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Buffalo Communications to Promote Branson, Missouri Golf Destination


October 14, 2010. The Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB (Branson) in Missouri has appointed Buffalo Communications (Buffalo) to provide targeted publicity and media-relations outreach for a collection of highly-rated golf courses and tourism partners.

Buffalo will promote the rising-star golf destination's many advantages, including the No. 1-rated course in Missouri (and "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses" by Golf Digest) and courses designed by or in tribute to PGA Tour stars. Also highlighted is the great diversity and flavor of Branson's lodging, entertainment, outdoor adventure, restaurants, theme parks and related attractions.

The award-winning golf courses comprising the golf destination - known collectively under the brand promise "Branson: Discover Golf's Ozark Mountain Oasis" - are:

John Daly's Murder Rock Golf and Country Club, www.murderrock.com, 417.332.DALY (3259)

Payne Stewart Golf Club, www.paynestewartgolfclub.com, 417.337.2963

LedgeStone Golf Course, www.ledgestonegolf.com, 417.335.8187

Branson Creek Golf Club, www.bransoncreekgolf.com, 417.339.GOLF (4653)

While completely distinct in style and design, the four courses share a commitment to stellar hospitality, course conditions and value-oriented experiences amid the Ozark Mountains' dramatic elevation changes and rock outcroppings, and unbridled nature in its abundant glory.

"Branson is an under-sung golf destination primed for greater exposure," says Ross Summers, President/CEO, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB. "Buffalo Communications is a leader in this category and will help influence more golfers to choose our destination, and current visitors to play more golf."

"Our firm is honored to help brand-build Branson's golf destination beyond its world-famous entertainment status," says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo. "With a new airport, natural beauty, year-round golf weather and countless activities, there's something for everyone and certainly golf-destination aficionados."

Golf courses and lodging partners offer numerous vacation options, including:

Payne Stewart Golf Club (managed by Hilton) - a GOLF Magazine "Best-New Course" in 2009, dedicated to the late major champion who grew up in nearby Springfield - is connected with Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center

Branson Creek Golf Club, GOLF Magazine's No. 1-ranked course in Missouri, teams with Clarion Hotel teams for stay-and-play packages at $116 through October, $97 in November, $76 in December

LedgeStone Golf Course, within the Stonebridge Village resort community, boasts swimming pools, tennis courses, restaurant, clubhouse and rental-ownership lodging choices among the amenities

Murder Rock Golf and Country Club - perfect for upscale golf getaways - offers nightly rentals at the Communities of Branson Creek with a selection of Fieldstone Villas and Bluffs homes. Designed to maximize space, they include many features of luxury homes. A two-bedroom Villa sleeping six persons, a two-bedroom / loft Villa sleeping eight and a four-bedroom Bluffs home sleeping 10 are some of the lodging options.

With more than 22,000 lodging and hotel rooms, Branson matches every style and budget. The Lodging page at www.explorebranson.com includes a directory of accommodations, resorts and spas.

For assistance planning a golf vacation to Branson, call 800/296-0463.

About Branson

Known as the "Live Music Show Capital of the World," Branson, MO is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination - and incredible value - with 50 live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, an historic downtown district, shopping galore, and full range of dining options, hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds and meeting-and-conference facilities.

In 2010, Branson celebrates more than 50 years of family entertainment. Silver Dollar City is celebrating 50 years of family fun with events throughout the year and a new $7 million ride, Tom and Huck's RiverBlast. The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Branson is less than a day's drive for one-third of Americans, and with low-cost flights to the new Branson Airport (served by AirTran and Frontier airlines) and Springfield-Branson National Airport, it has never been easier for families and groups to get to Branson. About Buffalo Communications

Based in Vienna, Va., Buffalo is a global public relations, branding and marketing-communications firm that leverages its extensive media connections to benefit name-brand clients in golf, lifestyle, travel and fashion.

Among Buffalo's client roster of domestic and international category leaders are 2010 Ryder Cup host Celtic Manor Resort (Newport, Wales), Castle & Cooke, CYBEX, Dunning Sportswear, ECCO, Fila Golf, Kaua'i Visitors Bureau (golf co-op), Mission Hills Golf Club (Shenzhen, China) and The St. Joe Company.

Associated Press, CNBC, Conde Nast Traveler, Esquire, ESPN, GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest, Golfweek, InStyle, NBC "Today Show," Oprah Magazine, Robb Report, Sports Illustrated, The Golf Channel, roughly all Top 50 U.S. daily newspapers, major TV networks and hundreds of upscale niche media have recently publicized Buffalo clients.

For more information, visit www.buffalocommunications.com or call 703/761-1444.