December Course of the Month: Bear Creek Valley Golf Club

Bear Creek Valley Golf Club, in Osage Beach, is a par-72, 6,796-yard layout. The course 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 ensure an enjoyable, yet challenging, round of golf.
Golf facilities include a driving range, putting green and pro shop. Bear Creek also features a casual restaurant and lounge, best known for its outstanding breakfasts. The Eggs Benedict at Bear Creek, its signature breakfast dish, is very popular with golfers. The restaurant opens daily at 7 a.m.
Bear Creek is open year around. Off-season and twilight rates are available.
For more information about Bear Creek call the Pro Shop at 573-302-1000 or visit www.BearCreekValley.com .

Winter League Returns!

Don’t give up the game of golf for the winter!

Instead, join the Winter League at The Golf Club at Deer Chase. If the temperature hovers near (or above) the 40 degree mark, golf is on! There is a one-time registration fee of $20 to join the two-person scramble league. Additionally, each separate golf outing is then $20 for Deer Chase members or $40 per person for non-members. This league is open to the public, so visitors are welcome to join and play whichever Saturday they’ll be in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
The entry fees include 18 holes of golf and riding cart, range balls, breakfast before or lunch after golf and cash prizes. And, the more events you play in, the lower your handicap becomes throughout the tournament. Dates for the third annual Winter League are December 1, 8 and 15; January 5, 12, 19 and 26; February 2, 9 and 16. The league championship will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23.
If the frost is off the ground, the shotgun start is at 10 a.m. for each event. Come join the winter fun! For more information, or to register to participate, visit www.DeerChaseGolf.com or call 1-866-6DEER71.

Happy Holidays from the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail

Even though temperatures are falling in Central Missouri, you can still give yourself, or someone you love, the gift of golf for the holidays. 
Winter in Missouri still offers some warm days that allow golfers the chance to enjoy their favorite pastime.
When you take advantage of off-season rates on our championship courses, you get more golf for less money.
You can save even more money by booking a fun and affordable Golf Trail Getaway at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. You pick where you want to stay and which courses you want to play, and our lodging partners will book your tee times for you, all for one discounted package rate. It’s that simple. And, Golf Trail Getaway Packages also make great holiday gifts!

2019 Golf Show Dates & Locations Announced

In 2019, the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail will be heading to several golf shows around the Midwest in January, February and March.  Come see us at these locations and receive 13 rounds of golf! And, you’ll get more information about one of the best golf destinations in the country:
Oklahoma Golf ExpoJanuary 25-26 at the Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nebraska Golf Show, February 1-2 at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center) in Omaha, Nebraska.
St. Louis Golf ExpoFebruary 8-10 at the St. Charles Convention Center
Kansas City Golf ShowFebruary 15-17 at the Overland Park Convention Center
Chicago Golf ShowFebruary 22-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois
Greater Madison Golf ExpoMarch 1-3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin

November Lodging Property of the Month: Tan-Tar-A Resort

Lifetime memories are made at the newly renovated Tan-Tar-A Resort
Unwind lakeside, in complete comfort. Tan-Tar-A Resort offers the ultimate getaway, surrounded by the beauty and seclusion of the Lake of the Ozarks.
After enjoying a day on the courses or exploring all of the outdoor activities available in Lake area, Tan-Tar-A’s 700 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites let you rest and relax in style.
All of the resort’s guest rooms and suites are non-smoking, and wheelchair accessible rooms are available. The Resort Complex is comprised of several interconnected buildings with guest rooms and suites within walking distance of dining and recreation.
In addition, you will find amenities including 27 holes of championship golf at two courses (The Oaks is open year-around and features 18-holes and Hidden Lakes is open seasonally from mid-April through September and features nine holes), five swimming pools, a bowling alley, horseback riding, a full-service marina with boat and waverunner rentals, a spa and salon, boutique shops and Timberfalls Indoor Waterpark.

November Golf Trail Tip of the Month

Drew Geritz, head golf pro at Redfield Golf Club in Eugene offers this helpful tip on how to make sure you’re hitting your shots straight and consistently.

“One of the most important keys to hit consistent, straight shots is hitting the center of the club face.
Impact location is key in hitting the ball the same consistent distance and straighter shots.
A quick and easy way to find out where you are hitting the ball on the face is to purchase a can of Dr. Scholls foot spray.
Before you hit a driver, spray the club face.
When you hit the ball it will show you exactly where you hit it.
From there you can make adjustments to find out how to hit the center of the face more often and more consistently.
This is a cheap way to find out. A can costs about $4 and lasts a long time. It also wipes off the club face extremely clean and leaves no residue.”

November Course of the Month: Redfield Golf Course

Redfield Golf Course, located 11 miles north of Eldon at the junction of Highways 54 and 17, is a public links-style course nestled in some of the most scenic land Missouri has to offer, just minutes from the Lake of the Ozarks.
This course features five sets of tees to accommodate golfers of every skill level. Redfield is one of the few courses in the entire state with bent grass fairways to guarantee your golfing experience will be a memorable one.
Redfield offers a full service restaurant and bar that will take care of all your food and beverage needs as well as a lighted driving range that is open seven days a week.
Redfield is open year around, weather permitting. Off-season, replay, senior and twilight rates are available.
For more information about Redfield Golf Course, call the Pro Shop at 573-498-0110 or visit RedfieldGolf.com.

Make the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail Your Home for the Holidays

No matter the weather, golf at the Lake of the Ozarks is better, meaning golf is a four-season fixation at the Lake. Many of the Golf Trail‘s courses are open year-around and the lower prices and less crowded fairways mean that getting in a couple rounds of golf over the holidays is a great way to spend time with family and friends. So, check with your favorite golf courses at the Lake to see what kind of holiday golf specials they’re offering and make your fall golf getaway a family affair.

Several Golf Trail resorts have special holiday events and activities for golfers and their families to help make for a memorable and festive outing at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Care for delicious Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings but without the hassles of cooking or cleaning up?  The Lodge of Four Seasons and Tan-Tar-A Resort have you covered. Both resorts are offering Thanksgiving buffets for their guests on Thursday, Nov. 22. Also at Tan-Tar-A, there will be a bonfire and sing-along, a visit with Santa and a comedy show in conjunction with the lighting of the resort’s holiday lights.

Guests of Old Kinderhook can also enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22and the grand opening of the resort’s seasonal Christmas Village on Friday, Nov. 23. The Christmas Village will feature Santa Claus and his elves, carolers, s’mores, gingerbread house-making stations and horse-drawn carriage rides. The Ice, Old Kinderhook’s outdoor ice rink, will also be open for those that want to do some holiday skating. The Christmas Village will be open every weekend, beginning Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 23.

The Lake area’s four drive-through holiday light parks will also open for the season on Thanksgiving. The Lake’s largest light park, The Enchanted Village of Lights, is located at the City Park in Laurie and is open from dark until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weekends. Also in Laurie is the Festival of Lights at St. Patrick’s Shrine. The Festival of Lights is open from 6-10 p.m. The Unity Circle of Lights in Versailles is open from dark until midnight. And, the Osage Beach City Parkgets dressed in the holiday spirit as well. Admission to all four light parks is free, but donations are welcome. For other holiday events at the Lake, visit the event calendar at www.FunLake.com.

October Lodging Property of the Month: Osage National Golf Resort

Stay where you play at The Pines and Copper Falls Condominiums, located on the magnificent grounds of the Arnold Palmer-designed Osage National Golf Resort. After a day on the links, there is nothing like relaxing in one of our tastefully appointed two-bedroom, two-bath condos. Each accommodates up to six people, with a queen bed in the master, two twins in the second bedroom, a sofa bed in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, washer/dryer and a patio/balcony.

Take a dip in the fabulous pool. Work out in the fitness center, or perfect your golf game on the practice green or driving range. Throw in a line at the stocked catch-and-release pond. Enjoy the breakfast buffet, lunch or dinner at the Eagle View Sports Bar & Grille. Dine inside while watching the big game on one of the HD TVs or on the veranda overlooking the Osage River valley.

Call us today at 573-365-1950 and let us put together the perfect golf package for you. Book a Golf Trail Getaway Package with us for as little as $99 per person per day plus tax.

October Golf Trail Tip of the Month: The Golf Club at Deer Chase

Spencer Wilson (pictured right), general manager and head golf pro at The Golf Club at Deer Chase, provides this tip for playing the 17th hole, one of the most challenging on his course:


“The 17th hole at Deer Chase is a 440-yard Par 4 that requires precision with every shot, all the way from the tee to the green.  
Standing on the tee box, you’re faced with an out-of-bounds no more than five yards right of the ideal landing area for your tee shot. 
To make things even more difficult, the fairway slopes severely from right to left, forcing golfers to cut the ball towards the aforementioned out-of-bounds stakes to hold to the fairway. 
If you’re lucky enough to find the short grass, you now face an uphill approach shot to a two-tiered green, but like the approach shot, missing left is not an option.  
If you fail to get the ball on the proper tier, three putting is a real possibility. Walking away with a four on this hole will feel like a birdie. But, if you’re accurate, or lucky, you can make par and feel proud that you conquered this tough hole.”
Put this tip to the test and book at tee time at Deer Chase today!

October Course of the Month: The Golf Club at Deer Chase

Designed by Roger Null, the 18 holes at the Golf Club at 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.
Golf facilities include a driving range, golf shop and practice and chipping greens. Also on the premises is the friendly Chase Tower Grill.
Deer Chase is open year-around. Off-season and twilight rates are available.
Tee Tims are accepted up to one year in advance.
For more information about The Golf Club at Deer Chase, call the Pro Shop at 573-346-6117 or visit www.DeerChaseGolf.com.

“Fall” in Love with Autumn along the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail

Autumn is officially here and with it comes cooler temperatures and beautiful fall colors. Many golfers find fall to be the perfect season to play any of the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail‘s courses.
“Autumn is probably the best time to play golf at the Lake because the summer rush is over and the courses are all in great shape,” says Paul Leahy, president of the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council and director of golf at Tan-Tar-A Resort. “In mid-fall, especially, you have very comfortable temperatures and more affordable tee times and the foliage is typically quite stunning. It’s certainly one of my favorite times to be out on the course.”
For those looking to plan a fun and affordable fall Golf Trail Getaway at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, you can save money and time by booking a golf package with one of our Golf Trail lodging partners. You pick the courses, they’ll book your tee times, all for one discounted package rate. It’s that simple.