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Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina & Indoor Waterpark

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Sits on the shores of Lake of the Ozarks, one of the world's largest man-made lakes
  • Guests can rent boats at the marina, splash at the water park, go horseback riding, play mini golf or go bowling, all on site 
  • The recently refreshed 700 resort rooms and suites include extras like kitchenettes and balconies 
  • 27 holes of golf unfold over hundreds of acres of lush Ozark hills and forests

Enjoyed This
(78 Member Ratings)
"Being right on the water."
Sep 25, 2017
Bloomington, IL, USA

Map & Directions

Nearly in the center of Missouri, Tan-Tar-A is about three hours by car from both St. Louis and Kansas City.

Rooms & Rates

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Along its 1150 miles of shoreline, the massive Lake of the Ozarks offers an encyclopedic amount of adventure. It's not just a great destination for water sports -- though you've got billions of gallons to contend with. The region also hosts golfers, hikers and boaters galore. With 27 holes of golf, an on-site marina and water park and 420 acres of forest, the Tan-Tar-A resort has plenty for everyone to do. 

The resort sits right on the banks of the lake, and its marina rents out water skis, paddleboats, pontoons and WaveRunners. The lake itself -- recently named America's best recreational lake by USA Today's 10Best -- wanders hundreds of miles through the hilly Ozarks and makes up a large portion of Missouri's largest state park, located just 20 minutes from the resort. 

There's also an on-site indoor water park with a lazy river and waterslides open all seasons (weekends only September-May; additional admisson required) and kids will also love the on-site bowling alley and arcade. Elsewhere, the resort has 27 holes of golf: a nine-hole course aimed at beginners and a top-rated 18-hole championship challenger.

In 2014, the resort renovated the lobby, importing 30 tons of locally quarried stone to create the crackling fireplace, and revamped the lobby lounge, which serves coffee and pastries in the glow of big screens showing the game. One of the resort's eight dining options resembles a hunting lodge, while another overlooks the marina. Rooms are simple and clean in earth tones, and some offer views of the lake.

From the press: 
  • "An amenities-rich wilderness retreat [that] spreads over 400 acres on the banks of the Lake of the Ozarks" -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • "The Oaks golf course at Tan-Tar-A Resort [is a] Lake of the Ozarks classic" -- TravelGolf.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child under age 2. Extra bed available on request: $10.00 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied at hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort fee of $10.00 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes unlimited in-room access to high-speed Internet service; USA Today newspaper, available in the Main Lobby; coffee service in guest room; refrigerator in guest room; local and “1-800” telephone calls; incoming guest faxes; shuttle service throughout the resort and estates complexes; shuttle service to and from the Oaks and Hidden Lakes golf courses; use of swimming pools, including Tradewinds Deck Pool, Arrowhead Deck Pool Complex, the indoor pool; use of fitness center; use of outdoor tennis courts; use of boat launch and boat trailer parking.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Most of activities are seasonal and are open Memorial Day - Labor Day. Outside of our prime season, we suggest the guest calls us to find out the availability of the activity they are interested in.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(78 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach (MO) (Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Jerry Sep 25, 2017 Ballwin, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Being right on the water.
Other Comments
There were no elevators in the lodge that we stayed in with a lot of stairs. This wouldn't be good for older people or those with any kind of mobility problem.
Diane Sep 25, 2017 Bloomington, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Family friendly activities
Other Comments
Needs some renovations.
Rebecca Sep 05, 2017 Savagee, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Accomodations and activities
Other Comments
had some issues with the boat we rented from the marina. had to go back after we took off because gas gauge only showed 1/4 tank. They said it was broke when we got back and then they worked on the radio because it wasn't working either and never could get it to work. After we rode around for about 30 minutes it died and we had to call them to tow us in. They gave us a pontoon to use and that worked out good, but then they overcharged us from what they said with all the trouble we had. My husband had to go the next morning before we left to get it corrected.
Dawn Sep 05, 2017 Hillsboro, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the pools, music!
Other Comments
It was so clean and friendly. The service was excellent.
Matthew Sep 05, 2017 Mapleton, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The pool and the beach by the lake.
Christina Sep 05, 2017 Maryland Heights, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
We loved how much there was to offer on the property!
Andy Aug 28, 2017 Woodstock, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a relaxing visit at the resort. Everyone is very friendly and our suite was lovely.
Other Comments
The added touch of having a ride to drive us back to our building after dinner was great!
Stephanie Aug 27, 2017 Omaha, NE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Boating using the boat rental at the marina
Theresa Aug 17, 2017 St. Louis, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Swimming pool and arcade room
Other Comments
The room had a lot of spiders and wasn't able to really enjoy the room
Dayadre Aug 10, 2017 Hazelwood, MO, USA

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