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

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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

91% (34 Member Ratings)

"The Resort. The service was excellent."
Jan 01, 2017
Chesterfield, MO, United States

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 check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.

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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.

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91% Positive
(34 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach (MO) (Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The Resort. The service was excellent.
Michael Jan 01, 2017 Chesterfield, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Winter is not the time to go
Other Comments
All the shops and the bowling alley were closed on the property .So we left after spending only one night of the three days planned..The room was nice and large only you had to pay 10 dollars per night for a microwave oven.
George Dec 24, 2016 Gardner, KS, United States
Enjoyed Most
of course the weather- the rooms were fabulous--lots of stairs for me--but the kids loved them--activities were great- but water park too expensive for us
Terry Nov 15, 2016 De Soto, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
The large, spacious rooms.
Joan Oct 31, 2016 Kansas City, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing stay! It was great to basically be able to stay on site once we arrived. Restaurant choices were good and the staff was great! We mentioned when we were checking in that it was our wedding anniversary. A few minutes later, while we were settling in our room, there was a knock on the door - it was a gift basket with a note congratulating us on anniversary. Very unexpected and kind. Plus we booked a room with two double beds and they upgraded us to two king beds. We hadn't been at Tan-Tar-A since the mid-80's - we would definitely stay again
Other Comments
We were disappointed that the on property golf course, Hidden Lakes, had already closed for the season. The weather was awesome for late October - if it had been open - we would have definitely played there!!!
Robert Oct 29, 2016 Kansas City, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Joyce Oct 18, 2016 Tyler, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room location right on the lakefront
Other Comments
A little more signage in the resort where various places are located.
Robert Oct 17, 2016 Florissant, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room with the view.
Other Comments
Very enjoyable overall experience.
Martin Oct 16, 2016 Papillion, NE, United States
Enjoyed Most
Being on the lake and the variety of things to do.
Kimberly Oct 10, 2016 Noblesville, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
marina and waterpark closed
paul Oct 07, 2016 wind lake, WI, United States

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