Osage Beach, MO

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

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Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • 27 holes of golf unfold over lush Ozark hills and forests
  • Sits on the shores of one of the world's largest man-made lakes
  • The lobby and main building completed a renovation in 2014
  • Visitors in autumn can enjoy one of the nation's best areas for fall foliage (Forbes)

93% (28 Member Ratings)

"The room location right on the lakefront"
Oct 17, 2016
Florissant, 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 -- but the region also hosts golfers, hikers, anglers 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 to do for everyone. 

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 9-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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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28 Member Reviews
(93% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Quiet
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: cruise
Other Comments: marina and waterpark closed
paul Oct 07, 2016 wind lake, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: room with 2 balconies overlooking the lake with unforgettable quietness
Steve Sep 30, 2016 Fayetteville, AR, United States
Enjoyed Most: The ability to be away from the City atmosphere and spend time with my family. Loved the view from the room and all of the facilities. The Indoor Waterpark was clean and not crowded at the time of our visit.
Other Comments: Due to being at the resort at an off peak time. There were very few staff working. Had to search the facility to find staff so that we could use the Mini Golf Course. The one staff member was trying to work three locations at a time. Way under staffed to handle the amount of people that was at the resort. Food was great at all the locations we went to. If you could find a staff member, they were very helpful and nice.
Michael Sep 26, 2016 Kansas City, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most: Nice location and view of the lake. We had a good experience at the restaurant. We also had fun at the water park, although it was only actually open one of the days we were visiting.
Other Comments: We had to switch rooms three times because there were so many spiders in our rooms. It took three rooms to find one that was not spider-free, but had fewer than the others. It was so late, and with an exhausted toddler we settled with that.
Ronnie Sep 25, 2016 Metamora, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: I took advantage of the free shuttle from our room to the golf course so the spouse could have the car to go shopping.
Other Comments: The room was very spacious and comfortable but the facility was built in 1960 and is showing its age in a few places. Nothing serious, just little things - a few chips in the edge of the vanity top in the bathroom, and our closet was missing one of the sliding doors.
Richard Sep 24, 2016 Ballwin, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most: The resort offered a lot of different things you could do. You can enjoy your entire vacation without having to leave the resort.
Other Comments: Used outdoor pool
Larry Sep 23, 2016 Bettendorf, IA, United States

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