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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
(30 Member Ratings)
"The beds were huge and comfortable. The bathroom upgrades are better than they have been in the past."
01. Aug 2018
Columbia, MO, 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed available upon request: US$10 plus tax, per night.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Children welcome.
Charges will be applied at hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$10 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(30 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.
3.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The beds were huge and comfortable. The bathroom upgrades are better than they have been in the past.
Other Comments
The first room we were put in had a gap at the top of the door that was about an inch and a half. The second room we were moved to was better. There were flies in the room which was weird. There was also no full length mirror in the room.
Julie 01. Aug 2018 Columbia, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wave runners
Other Comments
No elevators and lots - LOTS - of steps!
Michelle 08. Jul 2018 Olathe, KS, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the huge room, lakeview, & king beds!
Other Comments
My wife enjoyed a sea bass dinner at the Windrose, but threw up shortly after returning to the room.
Isadore 09. Jun 2018 O'Fallon, IL, USA
Other Comments
The resort is showing its age. Changing to a Margheritaville. Hopefully the property gets renovated. Jet ski rental was $90 per hr, boat rental would be more applicable for a group.
marc 08. Jun 2018 Marion, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service at resturant was good bar personell were great and hosekeeping was outstanding.
Other Comments
Lousy one cup coffee maker which scolded my hand! Guest service people were surley and appeared to be put out when asked for help. Marina ental was a dissapointment. Need an attorney to go over contract and why would you charge double for a late return? Also boat was a gas guzzler I spent $ 76.00 in fuel for 90 minutes of operation.
neil 19. May 2018 Algonquin, IL, USA
Other Comments
Run down, poor service
Robert 11. May 2018 Evansville, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet.
Other Comments
Everyone at the resort was really nice.
Tishaura 28. Apr 2018 St. Louis, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Jerry 25. Sep 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 25. Sep 2017 Bloomington, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Family friendly activities
Other Comments
Needs some renovations.
Rebecca 05. Sep 2017 Savagee, MN, USA

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