FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 11, 2016
TEE IT UP AT ONE OF THE BEST GOLF DESTINATIONS IN THE MIDWEST - CENTRAL MISSOURI'S
LAKE OF THE OZARKS
The Golf Club at Deer Chase located in Linn Creek. Photo courtesy of Bill Cromwell.

Lake of the Ozarks, MO. --  When you combine stunning courses designed by some of the biggest names in golf with a beautiful lakeside resort setting, you have the makings for one of the best golf destinations in the Midwest. And, that's just what golfers will find at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.

An aerial view of the Tom Weiskopf-designed course at
Old Kinderhook Golf Resort in Camdenton.
The Lake of the Ozarks' 14 superb courses, set amid lushly forested hills, impressive rock bluffs and lakeside views of the shimmering waters of the Lake, appeal to golfers of all skill levels. The well-manicured courses are carved from the rolling Ozark hills and feature tree-lined, undulating fairways and impressive elevation changes with some beautiful vistas. And, each course offers its own unique setting and set of challenges that bring visitors from across the country to Central Missouri.

According to Paul Leahy, president of the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council and director of golf at Tan-Tar-A Resort, the Lake of the Ozarks rivals any golf destination in the country. "When you consider that we have 14 outstanding courses crafted by some legendary golfers and designers, all within 30 miles from one another, and at some of the most affordable rates you'll find, it's hard to beat what the Lake area has to offer for golfers and their families," Leahy says. "It's the quality, convenience and affordability that make the Lake of the Ozarks the go-to place for golf."

The Oaks course at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach was designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge.
Recognized as the "Best Golf Weekend Getaway" by AAA's Best of the Midwest magazine, the Lake of the Ozarks has a well-earned reputation for providing top-notch golf and accommodations year-around.  "We've heard time and time again from visiting golfers from all over the U.S. that they had considered going to Florida, California, Arizona or Alabama, but when they looked at the travel time and expense, the Lake of the Ozarks made the most sense. For many, it's the perfect fit," says Leahy.

The original 18 holes at Osage National Golf Resort in Lake Ozark were designed by Arnold Palmer.
The most sought-after courses at the Lake were planned by some of the best to design courses or play the game: Arnold Palmer (Osage National Golf Resort, Lake Ozark), Tom Weiskopf (Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, Camdenton),  Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (The Cove at The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark), Ken Kavanaugh (The Ridge at The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark), Jack Nicklaus (The Club at Porto Cima, Sunrise Beach), Floyd Farley (Lake Valley Golf Club, Camdenton), Jim Lewis (Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach) and Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge (The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach). Although these are the marquee courses at the Lake, there are many more gems that have endeared themselves to golfers at the Lake of the Ozarks over the years. Sycamore Creek Golf Club (Osage Beach) is one of the only golf courses in the country built around a working aqua-culture habitat. Bear Creek Valley Golf Club (Osage Beach) features some of the most dramatic elevation changes in the area. The Golf Club at Deer Chase (Linn Creek), Eldon Golf Club (Eldon), Indian Rock Golf Club (Gravois Mills) and Rolling Hills Country Club (Versailles) are all off the beaten path, but those golfers who seek them out find they are well worth the short, scenic drive and offer some of the most enjoyable holes and affordable prices in the area.  For more details on the courses at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit the golfing page at www.FunLake.com, or check out the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail website at www.LakeoftheOzarksGolfTrail.com.

The Cove at The Lodge of Four Seasons, located in Lake Ozark, was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
All of the courses are interspersed throughout the Lake area, yet conveniently located within a 30-minute drive from one another (some are even only five minutes apart). This ease of layout makes it easy to play two different courses in a day, or all 14 over an extended stay.

For a golf getaway of any length, the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail makes it simple for those visiting the area to combine golf and lodging for one affordable rate. The Golf Trail's lodging members, as well as many additional lodging facilities at the Lake of the Ozarks, specialize in booking money-saving Golf Getaway Packages, where all a golfer has to do is make one phone call to the facility of his or her choice to have their lodging and tee times booked for them, all for a price that's lower than booking golf and lodging separately. Accommodations available range from full-service luxury resorts to smaller family-owned resorts; condominiums and rental homes to charming bed and breakfasts; and, friendly hotels or motels to convenient cabins, campgrounds and RV parks. For lodging members along the Golf Trail, visit www.GolfingMissouri.com/accommodations. For a complete list of lodging options available at the Lake, visit the accommodations page at www.FunLake.com.

With over 200 restaurants and night spots at the Lake of the Ozarks, many of them featuring a lakeside view, there is no shortage of options for dining after a round of golf.
And, when the round is over, there is plenty of fun and entertainment to be had at what readers of USA Today voted the "Best Recreation Lake" in the Nation. With over 200 restaurants and bars, there is no shortage of options when it comes to dining and nightlife. Most of the Lake's attractions are open year-around and the Lake's entertainment calendar is packed full of fun events and festivities that the entire family can enjoy.

For all the different attractions, upcoming events, as well as all dining and lodging options available at the "Best Recreational Lake" in the Nation, visit the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau website at www.FunLake.com, or call 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

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LAKE OF THE OZARKS TRI-COUNTY LODGING ASSOCIATION 

& CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU

Phone: 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) Fax: 573-348-2293  

P.O. Box 1498  Osage Beach, MO 65065

Website: www.FunLake.com  Email: Info@FunLake.com