The 4th and 5th holes at Payne's Valley.
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PHOTOS: Tiger Woods’ first public design, Payne’s Valley, is stunning

Tiger Woods’ first public design is coming to a TV near you. Golf Channel will broadcast the Payne’s Valley Cup from 3-7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, giving viewers an up-close look at Woods’ newest completed golf course.

The Payne’s Valley Cup is an 18-hole charity exhibition that will have Woods and Justin Thomas battle Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose at Payne’s Valley, which is the newest addition to Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo.

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Payne’s Valley pays tribute to Ozarks native and World Golf Hall-of-Famer Payne Stewart, who died in 1999. Woods has a growing design portfolio, but this is his first public course. The Payne’s Valley Cup gives him the perfect opportunity to show it off to the public and raise money in the process, with proceeds going to the Payne Stewart Family Foundation.

“I couldn’t be prouder of how it turned out,” Woods said in a release. “It was an honor for me and my TGR Design team to work with [Big Cedar Lodge founder] Johnny Morris and Big Cedar Lodge on this spectacular golf course. I am thrilled that it will be featured during the Payne’s Valley Cup.”

The opening hole at Payne's Valley.
Inside Payne’s Valley, Tiger Woods’ first public golf course
By: Josh Sens

Payne’s Valley, which had limited holes open for preview play last year, also has a par-3 19th “bonus hole” that was designed by Morris. The course is the latest edition to Big Cedar Lodge’s plethora of options. Four other courses already traverse the sprawling property: a pair of 18-hole courses designed by Tom Fazio (Buffalo Ridge Springs) and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (Ozarks National), and par-3 courses designed by Jack Nicklaus (Top of the Rock) and Gary Player (Mountain Top).

Take a tour of Payne’s Valley by clicking through the photos above or below.

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