AAA Midwest Travelers Choose The Lodge of Four Seasons for Best Resort and Golf

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The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri has been recognized by the readers of AAA Midwest Traveler magazine. This resort has been voted the Best Large Resort in the Midwest as well as having two of their golf courses recognized as the two best golf courses by the magazine.

An aerial view of The Lodge of Four Seasons

Readers of AAA Midwest Traveler magazine have chosen The Lodge of Four Seasons as the “Best Large Resort” in the Midwest.

Built in 1964 by the late Harold Koplar, The Lodge of Four Seasons remains one of today’s few fourth-generation, family-owned resorts in the United States. Koplar’s daughter, Susan Koplar-Brown, and her son Mark preside over daily operations of The Lodge, ensuring the Brown family’s tradition of Midwestern warmth and hospitality.

Part of that hospitality includes on-site restaurants with delicious food to fit any taste and any budget. In fact, readers of AAA Midwest Traveler chose Executive Chef Michael Hollingsworth one of their top two best chefs.

Not only does The Lodge offer a serene setting and great food, but the property includes three championship golf courses, The Cove, The Ridge and the Jack Nicklaus designed Porto Cima. Readers of AAA Midwest Traveler named The Cove as best golf course, with The Club at Porto Cima coming in a respectable second.

After nearly a year of extensive renovations, Witch’s Cove golf course reopened at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks last spring as simply The Cove. Located directly across from the Lodge of Four Seasons and part of the resort, the 18-hole course originally was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1971.

With its rolling greens and 65 bunkers, the par-71 championship course challenges guests, but panoramic views of the surrounding scenic hills make this a great experience no matter what your score. During the renovation, a brand new clubhouse was built complete with pro-shop, bar and grill, and spacious patio. In addition, extensive work was performed on the greens, tee boxes and fairways, and some holes were rerouted. It’s no wonder that in 2008, "Golf Magazine" named this course one of Missouri's top five courses.

Mark Brown, president of The Lodge of Four Seasons acknowledged the importance of receiving these accolades.

“On behalf of my family and the entire Lodge of Four Seasons staff, we are grateful to the readers of AAA Midwest Traveler magazine for this prestigious honor and we will continue to strive to meet the expectations of our very important guests.”

For more information, please visit our website: or for reservations, please call 573.365.3000 or to reserve a tee time phone 573.365.8574.

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