April 13, 2012 


Golf Week Scheduled to Tee Off on Central Missouri's  

Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail   

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. - Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks area becomes a golfing paradise during Golf Week on the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail from Sept. 30 through Oct. 7.


The Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail is a group of 13 Lake area golf courses and 11 of the Lake's accommodation members, offering affordable golf and lodging packages at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Trail includes golf courses designed by legends like Arnold Palmer, Roger Null, Bruce Devlin/Robert Von Hagge, Ken Kavanaugh and Tom Weiskopf. For more information about these beautiful courses and lodging properties call 800-490-8474, visit the Golf Trail's website at GolfingMissouri.com or "like" the Golf Trail's Facebook page.


Golf Week on the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail lets golfers enjoy eight straight days of golf-oriented activities at the Lake of the Ozarks. Golf Week's main event is the Golf Week Fall Invitational, a two-day tournament at The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Osage National Golf Resort. This tournament is FREE to anyone who has booked a Golf Trail Golf Package. Full details on how to qualify for this free tournament can be found at the Golf Trail's website.


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Osage National Golf Resort is one of two host courses for the Golf Week Invitational

"We are inviting our preferred golfing customers who have stayed with us on a Golf Trail Package to enjoy two days of a free tournament as a reward for their loyalty," said Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council President and PGA professional Paul Leahy. "The only stipulation is you have to purchase a minimum two-night stay at one of our Golf Trail lodging partners. It's that simple."


Other events planned for Golf Week are reduced rates on golf and lodging at participating hotels and courses; closest-to-the-pin and hole-in-one golf contests; chances to win free golf and lodging packages; short game clinics by PGA pros; a Pro-Am tournament at Dogwood Hills Golf Club; a live music concert at Osage National Golf Resort and much, much more.


The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort is one of two host courses for the Golf Week Invitational 

"Golf Week is an opportunity for golfers to experience all of the courses at the Lake of the Ozarks at some of the most reasonable rates of the year," said Leahy, "and the weather is typically some of the best golf weather of the year. Add in the fact that we'll have two tournaments, golf contests, clinics by PGA pros and other great golf deals running all during Golf Week, and it's an offer that most golfers would find hard to refuse."


In addition to deals on golf, the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail has partnered with Lake-area businesses to provide discounts and specials for those who attend Golf Week events.


"Our local businesses have joined in and offered discounts and specials for everything that makes the Lake area so appealing," said Leahy. "We have commitments from restaurants, lodging, bars and other area attractions, including excursion boat rides and miniature golf. And there's so much more. We want everyone who is our guest for the week to experience all the great amenities the Lake has to offer."


Three Course Scramble
Dogwood Hills Golf Resort is hosting a free PGA clinic and the Dogwood Hills Fall Pro-Am tournament to bookend Golf Week. 

Golf Week isn't just for those who have booked a golf package; it's for golfers who love the game and the courses at the Lake of the Ozarks. As Osage National Golf Professional Larry Salsman put it, "It's just our way of sending out a general 'thank you' to the people who have chosen to make the Lake of the Ozarks their favorite golf destination."


"I think Golf Week is a unique idea and is truly ahead of its time," said Salsman. "And I hope it will find the momentum to continue for many years to come."


For a tentative, continuously-updated Golf Week calendar, details on how to sign up for the Golf Week Invitational tournament and information on how to receive Golf Week email alerts, please visit GolfWeekOnTheTrail.com.


Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Both seasons are loaded with fun fairs, festivals and events at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information about getaway packages, lodging, dining, shopping, events and attractions throughout the Lake area, contact the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit the Bureau's website, FunLake.com.


April 19-22


Celebrating its 62nd year, the Dogwood Festival in Camdenton provides fun for the entire family. Visitors to the Dogwood Festival can enjoy live music, food, a carnival, arts, crafts, beauty pageants, a hog roast, a fish fry, a parade, garage sales, a Shoebox Float Contest for kids, a golf tournament, a 5K Fun Run and much more. For more information about the Dogwood Festival, call the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227. For a full schedule of events, entry forms or details, visit the festival's website at CamdentonChamber.com/DogwoodFestival.htm.


April 21-22


A $150,000 payout lures amateur anglers to the Lake of the Ozarks on April 21-22 for the Spring Big Bass Bash, sponsored by the Anglers in Action Tournament Trail. First place in the Big Bass competition earns $40,000, second place nets a cool $20,000 and third place reels in $10,000. This year, there are 160 guaranteed, bi-hourly payouts during the two-day tournament, a $1,000 bonus for the Big Bass in the Ladies Division and a Kids Division for children 12 and under. Two-day entry fees are $165 per person and one-day entry fees are $115 per person. The Kids Division registration fee is $10 per day. Ten $500 prizes await lucky winners who register before the Early-Bird Entry Deadline of April 9. Find out more about this tournament, including complete registration information, at BigBassBash.com or call 866-515-0102 for further details.


May 5


Start off the boating season on the Lake of the Ozarks with the Spring Harbor Hop, sponsored by the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau. The Harbor Hop is an event in which participants "hop" (by water or by land) to and from waterfront restaurants and marinas to draw playing cards in order to build a winning poker hand. These poker hands make them eligible to win valuable prizes. Players can donate $15 per seven-card hand and start the hop by drawing their first card at any of the 30-plus sponsoring restaurants and marinas along the Lake's main channel, the Big Niangua and Gravois arms. For more information about the Harbor Hop, call 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253). For a full list of participating Harbor Hop locations and event hours, visit FunLake.com/HarborHop.


May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 & September 14


Hot Summer Nights, a five-part cruising series on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark, takes place on May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14 and will feature all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Visitors attending the event will enjoy classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, contests, giveaways, helicopter rides, live entertainment and much more. For more information about Hot Summer Nights, call 573-964-1008 or visit CruiseHotSummerNights.com.  

For more information about these and other Lake-area springtime events or for more info about local accommodations and lodging facilities, please call The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau toll-free at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit www.FunLake.com.


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