Thanks to reader Scott for this historic moment in player-architect lore, courtesy of the (where else) Branson Daily News:
John Daly’s Murder Rock Golf & Country Club, which will host opening ceremonies this fall, will have the distinction of being a Daly signature course.
“John is very close friends with (Branson entertainer) Johnny Lee, who was instrumental is getting John and (Murder Rock owner) Glenn Patch together,” said Chris Meade, director of golf and general manager of the club.
Meade thinks Daly’s association with the club is a natural, considering the PGA and British Open winner’s Missouri and Arkansas roots. ‘The Lion’ was born in California, but went to high school at Jefferson City Helias and attended college at Arkansas.
“We feel in this part of the country he’s a big draw,” Meade said.
Murder Rock is the third Daly signature course, the others being Thundering Waters Golf Course in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and Wicked Stick Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C..
He also designed Wicked Stick.
Daly has no ownership in Murder Rock and wasn’t part of the course’s design group.
Yes, it's a signature design and he was not part of the design group! Take that Jack and Arnold!