Lodge of Four Seasons
About Lodge of Four SeasonsLocated in Lake Ozark, the Lodge of Four Seasons is one of the MIssouri Ozarks' most historic golf getaways, dating back to 1964. Today this lakefront property has 54 holes of golf when including an 18-hole private club, the Club at Porto Cima by Jack Nicklaus. The Ridge and Cove courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., are available to the public and resort guests of the Lodge at Four Seasons. The lodge feature 350 guest rooms and suites and received a $15 million renovation in 2016. Amenities include a lakefront beach, marina, multiple pools and tennis. Spa Shiki highlights rejuvenating amenities, while there is also fine dining, casual fare and coffee shop on premises. For families, the Avila condominiums feature two-bedroom suites and 1,200 square feet of space. The Lodge at Four Seasons is among the Lake of the Ozarks area's top golf getaways and has stay-and-play and unlimited golf packages.
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Cart Path Only! Wait? What?
I wish I could write a good review but I just can’t. Having rained for the past few days we expected it to be cart path only. We played yesterday and it was cart path only at a different course and was not an issue. The design of this course does not allow for a normal cart path only game. It’s a hilly course, that’s a given since it’s in the Ozarks but this was ridiculous. The cart paths were NO where near the fairways or greens! You couldn’t see the fairways from the cart paths. At times our carts slid down the cart paths without the wheels turning, it was dangerous and when you’re so busy worrying if you’re going to be able to control your cart, the golf game is inconsequential. The starter told us we would slide down the hills around the greens and we should have spiked shoes. What? He said COVID forced them to close the restrooms on the course, but apparently not the ball washers or the flag sticks. And no one working had masks on. This course should have been closed to play. Without a doubt the worst golf day I’ve ever had.
we weren't sure
Had a local tell us cove wasn't in super shape due to a late start due to the rona. But we gave it a try. It was in great shape. No bare spots or bad spots anywhere we were. Staff had control of the leaves so there wasn't much lost ball searching in piles. Layout is real fun and beautiful with a few par 3s over coves. Takes some strategy on some tee shots as it's not always driver. Only bummer was 8 days before they had aeriated so the greens weren't their best. But the pro had warned us before we paid and told us after we paid to go check it out and see if we wanted a refund. They were in need of a mow for sure but we knew what was in store. Play it
The Cove is back
Course is in very good shape. Last year it was rough. The layout has always been one of my favorites at LOTO and now the improved conditions make it a must play. Keep up the good work.
This was my boys first time playing at this course... and they are hooked!! As young teenagers they LOVED getting amazing clubs to play with!!!
This was definitely be their best experience to date and a family memory to last a lifetime!
The course was in good shape. It was a very nice course to play. The person in the pro shop was not very friendly when we walked in. The ladies in the grill were not friendly too. The pace of play was very poor. Had a group of four that never let us play through. So with that being said we did not get to finish our eighteen holes. If we could of not had the experience of the pro shop the grille and people not letting you play through. The only goof thing I can say is the course was beautiful
Rough experience on a hot day
Don’t know where to start but I have to say that the ridge is definitely not on the same class as the cove when comparing the two courses run by The Four Seasons. The staff was unfriendly from the get go and at check in the young guy work in the Counter had no personality and was unwilling to give any type of instruction as to what T to start on or what carts to take. Assuming we started on 1 we were instantly met by an employee who told us that we need to be playing on hole number 10 we politely followed his instruction and headed out in a round but after a few holes it was clear that other foursomes ahead of us clearly did not get the same type of instruction as we were getting bunched up quickly. The greens were so so burnt up in many spots and players did not repaired ball marks and spike marks everywhere was very difficult to put it made for a frustrating round on the greens and fairways were not in great shape either
many shots you were penalized due to the course conditions being a 90° plus day cart amenities were nowhere to be found and no water throughout the course due to Covid. Again these are all things that you could inform your paying customers about before rounds begin. The were more concerned with their league than anything else than was obvious from the beginning. extremely frustrating afternoon with so many great options at the lake of the Ozarks it’s a shame that this course was in the condition it was in I can’t see myself paying $40-$80 to play around here when there are many other options they provide greater value greater service and the overall better experience. I have played this course three times now in hopes it would be different. Unfortunately it hasn’t. I hope it does because it could be a nice course with a little TLC
This course is a hidden gem in the Ozarks, often overlooked. After playing the Ridge, I probably won't be back to the Cove which I've played 3 times. The Ridge is FAR better for way less. I was pleasantly surprised with how perfect each tee box, fairway, and green were, especially after last year with the green situation. I will be back a bunch.
Enjoyable Course I'd Like to Play Again
We had the chance to play The Cove at the end of a holiday week and had a great experience. Got to the signature fourth hole and took our time as there was no one behind us. To start, three in our group (one passed on the chance) went back to the tips to hit just to see what it was like from the back.
The blue tees were set at 223 yards when we played. For us hackers, that is a big challenge as it is ALL carry over the beautiful corner of the Lake. Hitting driver, I did manage to find the grass between the front bunkers. Then, we all went to our regular white tees and played on. I hit my “real” tee shot (5-wood) to nearly the same place but just a bit closer, chipped on and holed my best putt of the day from about 12 feet. From the white tees, another in our group hit driver hole high to eight feet. All in all, a cool hole!
We settled in and continued the rest of the day and had an enjoyable day. A couple of the fairways run very near close to each other and kind of made things hazardous. On three, one of our group nearly hit someone teeing off on five. Then, when we were teeing off on five, a group sprayed a shot right near us. Signs are there telling you to watch out but our group had two close calls!
The course was in very good shape and the greens were excellent. The GPS on the carts are nice, too. The par 3s are all very interesting and enjoyable. Would love to get back there and play it again, as well as the other track at the Four Seasons, The Ridge. I’d say the price is a little high but expected on a holiday weekend. A lot of good courses are in the area but I’d give The Cove high marks.
I have played here and not happy with the decline of the place. The staff was nice and helpful, but the course was showing alot of problems. We traveled with a group of guys and played other places in area and the courses were well taken care of. The Cove fairways were very long and looked like the the weeds need sprayed. One bridge that we were driving over had holes in the boards and I can't believe our cart did not fall thru.
It poured on us and decided it was to wet to play and it was still raining when we gave up. The would only give us credit and credit was based on holes we played. We were halfway thru 9 and did not even get a full credit.
Would try to stay away and play somewhere else.
you will enjoy this one..play the tips to get a real good experience..
Pace of play
I left after the front nine, pace of play was horrible. Took 2 1/2 hours to play the front nine.
Avoid this course
Course conditions were very bad. Greens were the worst I have played this year with many bare spots. There was no one on the course, so therefore the pace was excellent. It was the only thing I could recommend about the place. I will not play this course again.