The Lake of the Ozarks is known for boating and other water activities. However, as many avid golfers know, the Lake of the Ozarks area hosts some of the best golf courses in the state of Missouri. This week, Lake TV is featuring the top 10 Lake of the Ozarks golf courses. As the weather warms up, we hope you will check out some of these excellent courses!
Eldon Golf Club
Eldon Golf Club uses the natural terrain of the Lake of the Ozarks to create an 18-hole championship course. The beautiful scenery, along with the Clubhouse and Pavilion amenities offered, also makes Eldon Golf Club one of the Lake of the Ozarks’ best sites for weddings and special events. Eldon Golf Club hosts golf programs as well as clinics for guests. Eldon Golf Club has been voted the Best Overall Public Golf Club in the Lake of the Ozarks and was voted Reader’s Choice in 2009.
The Cove: A Robert Trent Jones Course
Lake Ozark, MO
Located at the Lodge of the Four Seasons resort, The Cove Golf Course offers extraordinary views of the Lake of the Ozarks. This 18-hole championship course is often referred to as challenging for golfers, with 72 bunkers, rolling hills, and water coming into play on the course on nine of the holes. It is a course you must try if staying near Lake Ozark.
Seasons Ridge Golf Course
Lake Ozark, MO
The Ridge is a golf course located at the Lodge of the Four Seasons resort in Lake Ozark. Unlike The Cove Golf Course, The Ridge Golf Course is a resort-style course that is meant for all players. This leisurely par-72 course offers beautiful views of the Lake of the Ozarks and contains native Ozark wildflowers and natural rock. The Ridge Golf Course also features a full-service driving range that is open for the public to enjoy as well as guests.
The Golf Club at Deer Chase
Linn Creek, MO
The Golf Club at Deer Chase boasts that it is “a public course in a private setting.” This public course offers amenities such as a peaceful location, a well-maintained course, and a secluded location. The Golf Club at Deer Chase offers experienced professionals to help golfers improve their game or to help visitors find the right equipment for them. The Golf Club at Deer Chase offers a full-service pro shop, as well as a banquet hall that seats up to 150. This beautiful, 18-hole course is an excellent one to visit at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Osage National Golf Resort
Osage Beach, MO
Looking for a truly professional golfing experience? Look no further than Osage National Golf Resort. They offer 9, 18, or 27 holes on their course of rolling greens. That’s right, Osage National has 27 holes, and talk about professional – 18 of them were designed by Arnold Palmer himself! Osage National Golf Resort strives to always have a tee time for anyone who comes to their facility. Osage National wants to provide you with a memorable experience, from the time you arrive at the resort. Osage National strives to give you a warm and friendly experience, even in their golf shop. Included in your green fees, you can utilize their range to warm-up, and then sharpen your skills at one of their two short game facilities. If you are a serious golfer, Osage National invites you to head for their gold tees and you will experience over 7,200 yards. It is very easy to see why this is one of Lake of the Ozarks’ top ten golf courses, from its beautiful setting to the welcoming staff, and the club’s many amenities, suited for every level of golfer. Osage National Resort also hosts numerous professional and top amateur events. Osage National Resort is more than just a golf course, it is an experience you won’t want to miss!
Old Kinderhook Golf Course
Old Kinderhook Golf Course and Resort truly has it all. They offer lodging that includes cottages, villas, and homes where you can stay and play. The course at Old Kinderhook is a 6,726-yard par 71, that will challenge serious golfers, but also plays on the friendly side. The 18-hole course features zoysia fairways and bent grass greens. The scenery is beautiful at Old Kinderhook – as you play, you will see valleys, waterfalls, hills, trees, and water hazards, as well as the beautiful scenery offered by its location in the middle of the Lake of the Ozarks area. The course at Old Kinderhook also has a practice green, an 11-acre practice facility, and short game and bunker practice areas. Old Kinderhook offers the service of golf professionals that work full-time at the facility. This club more than meets the needs of all residents and guests. It’s no wonder this course is one of our top picks for the Top Golf Course at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Indian Rock Golf Club
Indian Rock Golf Club gives players a view of the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks. Indian Rock boasts of “majestic rock formations that guard the club’s signature 17th hole while a deep, clear lake guards the front.” The course is a mix of zoysia and bermuda fairways, as well as bent grass greens. The Indian Rock course has six different tee boxes so golfers can choose the type of course they would like to play. Indian Rock Golf Club has a pro shop that offers guests equipment, clothing, and accessories for their golfing needs. The Indian Rock Golf Club has a bar and grill that features a full menu. Bring your group to Indian Rock and you will not be disappointed.
The Club at Porto Cima
The luxurious golf course offered at The Club at Porto Cima is one that you should experience if you are looking for an incredible day of golf. The scenery at Porto Cima is beyond imagination. As you play, you will be in awe of the beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks, from its rolling hills to lush greenery, and the beautiful houses you will see that overlook the course. The golf course at Porto Cima boasts featuring “five sets of tees, generous landing areas and seven holes that play beside or over the Lake.” All levels of players are welcome at The Club at Porto Cima, and the club offers several tournaments over the course of each year, many of them benefitting local charities. The Club at Porto Cima was recognized as “one of the best private golf courses in America” by Golf Digest. Don’t miss out on this stunning course!
Bear Creek Valley Golf Club
Osage Beach, MO
Bear Creek Valley Golf Club was voted “Favorite Course at Lake of the Ozarks, 2012” by Reader’s Choice Awards. Bear Creek Valley was also named one of the “Top 15 Golf Courses in Missouri, 2016” in a published document by Golf Advisor. Bear Creek Valley Golf Club is a par 72, with a 6,796-yard layout. This course winds throughout the colorful Ozark forest, lush Ozark meadows, and beautiful valleys along the “Little Bear Creek.” This course has multiple tee settings so you can enjoy your game while also challenging yourself. Bear Creek Valley offers a driving range, a putting green, and a pro shop where you can shop for all your golfing needs. The facilities of Bear Creek Valley Golf Club include a casual dining restaurant and lounge. Bear Creek Valley is described as “affordable golf, casual dining, and a friendly atmosphere.” This course hits a top spot on our list of golf courses at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Lake Valley Golf and Country Club
Lake Valley Golf and Country Club boasts a family-friendly atmosphere, with the course offering amenities to suit everyone from the beginner to the most advanced players. Lake Valley Golf Course is an 18-hole course located just west of Camdenton, MO. Lake Valley hosts tournaments regularly, as well as a large number of outings throughout the year. Lake Valley is open to the public and features four sets of tees in order to give golfers of every skill-set a place to play, and to give every golfer an enjoyable time on the course. Lake Valley is listed by US Golf as a family friendly course, as they have installed PGA Family Tees on the front 9 holes. This is a course to take every golfer in your group to when you visit!
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