Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Golf Vacations at the Lake of the Ozarks

Many people think about being out on the water when they think about visiting the Lake of the Ozarks, but this area has so much more to offer.  Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest's Premier Golf Destination with more than a dozen area courses to choose from! Summerset Inn Resort sits in the heart of Osage Beach putting you right in the center of all the golf courses. Bring the guys or bring the family to one of the finest small resorts at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Bear Creek Valley Golf Club 

Bear Creek Valley Golf Club meanders through 250 acres of colorful Ozark forest, meadows and scenic valleys along “Little Bear Creek”. The course has zoysia fairways, subtle L93 bentgrass greens and multiple tee settings, which will insure an enjoyable, yet challenging, round of golf.

Golf Club at Deer Chase 

Deer Chase offers a challenging track through the beautiful Auglaize River valley and surrounding hills. The course features Bermuda fairways overseeded for early spring green-up, multiple zoysia tees and the largest bentgrass green settings in the area.

Dogwood Hills Golf Resort

Nestled in beautiful wooded hills adjacent to the Lake, Dogwood Hills Golf Resort has been a Lake favorite since 1962. Generous bermuda grass fairways, well-conditioned bentgrass greens and the ability to drive carts on the fairway make Dogwood Hills a delight to play. The gently rolling terrain provides variety for golfers of any skill level.

Eldon Golf Club 

Set amid a backdrop of wooded areas, rolling hills and creeks, Eldon Country Club is sure to provide a pleasurable experience for golfers. Zoysia fairways and an upgraded bunker system, lead to accommodating greens. The exceptional layout offers four tee locations to challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A Resort 

Hidden Lakes Course has been ranked by USA Today as one of the best nine-hole courses in the U.S. This championship course is situatuated inside the gates of the beautiful, newly renovated, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina and Indoor Waterpark. The course features lush zoysia fairways and large bentgrass greens This course is a great place to spend the afternoon with your spouse or kids. Come and enjoy the best-kept secret at the Lake of the Ozarks. You won't be disappointed!

Indian Rock Golf Club 

Indian Rock's bermuda fairways and tee boxes, and bentgrass greens cover 300-plus acres. Four tee boxes provide a choice of yardages. The course's signature #17 hole is a golfers' favorite - guarded at the back by a majestic outcrop of rocks and at the front by a deep clear-water lake.

Lake Valley Country Club 

Voted #1 course at the Lake, Lake Valley features an unusual balance of six par threes, six par fours and six par fives. The fairways are generous, but the large greens are slick and demanding, with considerable back-to-front slope. Lake Valley is a “Must Play” course providing a well-maintained, uniquely challenging course.

Old Kinderhook

Spectacular vistas, elevations and a championship layout meanders through the Ozark hills. Tom Weiskopf has designed another masterpiece in Old Kinderhook, turning the rolling topography, rock waterfalls and flowering trees into one of the Midwest's finest courses. Each hole captures a special aspect of the terrain and offers an experience to delight golfers of all skill levels.

Osage National Golf Resort

Osage National's original 18 holes, designed in 1992 by Arnold Palmer, feature 7,150 yards of zoysia fairways and bentgrass greens. An additional nine holes (3,559 yards) have been added to create three 18-hole combinations. The course is laid out on beautifully forested, rolling terrain and surrounded by lakes, creeks and the imposing bluffs of the Osage River. This tranquil setting provides the backdrop for a challenging, enjoyable golf experience. As the course motto suggests, this truly is "The Must Play Course at the Lake."

The Ridge at The Lodge of Four Seasons 

The Ridge Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons opened in 1991 and now is considered one of the finest courses in the Ozarks.  Golf Digest rated The Ridge in its Top 10 in Missouri in 1996. The course features beautiful scenery with panoramic views of the Lake, while its hills and valleys boast more than 180 feet of elevation change, natural rock walls and a spring-fed lake. By carefully incorporating multiple tee complexes, the design allows players of all skill levels to have an enjoyable game.

Rolling Hills Country Club 

Some of the Lake area's best bentgrass greens are highlights of this well-maintained, challenging course. Established in 1957, Rolling Hills features a park-like setting with mature Ozarks woodlands lining bermuda fairways. Hills and strategically-placed bunkers provide a varied and fun-to-play setting for all golfers. The member-owned course is conveniently close to the Lake, yet removed enough to ensure a tranquil golf experience.

Sycamore Creek Golf Club 

Sycamore Creek is changing the back nine holes to be the front nine, and vice versa.  So when you start your round it will now be on a gentle par 5, and you will play the easier nine holes before you come back around to play the hatchery side of the course.  When you get out on the golf course you will immediately be able to tell that our staff has great attention to detail, and knows how to prepare the course so you have a wonderful golfing experience.  The layout of the course is such that you return back to the clubhouse after nine holes, where there is a snack bar.

The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort 

The Oaks Course was designed by world renowned architects Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge and is part of the beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina, and Water Park. This championship layout, carved out of the natural Ozark hills, places a premium on accurate shots and strategic course management. Its multiple tee boxes and beautiful Bermuda and Zoysia fairways make this championship course a unique and enjoyable xperience for the expert as well as the novice. Its undulating Bentgrass greens, breathtaking elevation changes and scenic views of the Lake make this course a must play on your next visit to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Now that you know a little more about the golf courses in the area, you can plan your golf vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks!  Summerset Inn Resort is just minutes away from Sycamore Creek, Dogwood Hills, The Oaks and Hidden Lakes.  And with the new expressway, many of the other courses are just a short distance from the resort as well. In addition to golf, your Lake of the Ozarks accommodations put you minutes from shopping, restaurants and more!

For more information on the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail visit: www.golfingmissouri.com

Summerset Inn Resort & Villas
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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