Friday, July 25, 2014

Fresh Produce from the Old Kinderhook Sustainable Garden

Eat Your Vegetables...

That’s what my mother always said.  I actually enjoy them – more than ever, especially the produce that has been coming out of the Old Kinderhook sustainable garden.  In three short years – the Old Kinderhook garden has grown to supply The Trophy Room restaurant  at the Lake of the Ozarks with seasonal vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  This garden will continue to expand as we prepare to open the new Lodge at Old Kinderhook in early 2015. Speaking of sustainable, check out the fresh produce you will find in the Old Kinderhook Garden!

Old Kinderhook Garden

  • 10 different heirloom varieties of tomatoes
  • 10 different varieties of peppers
  • 3 different zucchini 
  • 2 different varieties of carrots
  • 3 different varieties of beets
  • Okra
  • Corn 
  • 5 different cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Mustard greens
  • Rainbow chard

Sustainable business is based on trust. We are making investments here at Old Kinderhook, in the new lodge and in new partners. We are busily working with meeting planners who have scheduled conferences and events with us for 2015 and even 2016.  We are excited to share the newest lodging, meeting facilities and resort amenities in the Lake of the Ozarks area.  The new lodge is now under roof and dry wall is set to begin.  Site visits are being conducted as we speak.  Please let me know if you would like to see the expansion for yourself.  The doors to the new lobby aren't installed yet – so they are “always open”!

Stay tuned! 

~ Gayla Welsh, Director of Group Sales ( / 573-317-3559)

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How to Fold a Napkin - Because You Asked!

A napkin can really add a nice pop of color to your table setting and the napkin fold can bring the whole room together.  Believe it or not, the Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook staff gets asked how to fold a napkin more often than not.  Our current most popular napkin fold is the Rose.  So here's our DIY Napkin Fold lesson!

The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook is the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and offers two unique dining venues located within our community. Additionally, we provide full service catering at the Lake of the Ozarks at our golf course Conference Center. Open to the public year-round, Old Kinderhook provides breakfast, lunch and dinner at prices that won't break the bank! Contact the Trophy Room at 573-317-3560.  

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Meet Our Golf Pro!

Nestled among beautiful valleys at the Lake of the Ozarks, lies one of America's most spectacular golf courses, Old Kinderhook.  To make a golf course at the Lake of the Ozarks run smoothly, you have to have a great golf pro!  Martin Krulatz is our golf pro here at Old Kinderhook.  In order for our readers to get to know him better, we asked him a few questions.

1.  Why did you decide to become a golf pro? 

Golf has been a fabric of my being ever since I was 3 years old and tried hitting golf balls with my father’s left-handed clubs.  I have always enjoyed the environment associated with the golf industry and eagerly pursue making golf a more enjoyable activity for all who seek to increase their skill level of playing the game through practice and lessons. I think anyone who seeks out a career as a golf professional does so not for the glamour, fame or financial compensation, but rather the profession has chosen him or her.  Love what you do and you’ll never work another day in your life!  It’s a great motto to remember as you live life.

2.  How long have you been playing golf? 

Since I was 3 years old.

3.  What makes you such a good golf instructor?

I try to make sure to relate to people when speaking.  A person learns best when you speak their language and simplify important aspects.

4.  What is your favorite golf course to play? 

Old Kinderhook of course!

5.  Where did you go to school? 

Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa is where I attend school and was a two-sport athlete in soccer and golf.

6.  What type of clubs do you play? 

I am a Titleist Golf Staff professional!

7.  Who is your favorite PGA professional? (both men and women) 

Geoff Ogilvy is my favorite male PGA professional, as his wife and my wife were friends growing up.  For ladies, I enjoy watching Michelle Wie the most probably, as it is such a circus no matter what she’s doing or how she’s playing.

8.  What is your greatest golf achievement?

Attaining status as Class-A member of the PGA is no easy task and the one golf achievement I hold to be my greatest!

9.  Have you had any holes in one? 

I have recorded 2 hole-in-ones on a regulation golf course.  Both took place on the same hole, the 11th here at Old Kinderhook.  The 1st was a 9-iron from 160 yds. and the 2nd was  a 5-iron from 210yds. to a back right tucked pin.  The grounds crew guys were working behind the green and got to see it go in as well.

10.  What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the golf course? 

I once watched a guy prepare to hit a shot from a water hazard where his golf ball was what I would consider hittable.  The guy proceeded to prepare himself to hit the shot by removing shoes and pants, wrapping a towel around himself.  He took a stance and swung to make contact with the ball.  Water whooshes everywhere and I’m trying to see where this guy hit the ball.  Unfortunately the guy never touched the ball and the movement of water rendered his golf ball to a new position that was not hittable.  All that work to hit a shot and result in having to take the same drop he could’ve had he just taken the original ruling. It was pretty funny seeing a guy get wrapped up in a golf towel though!

11.  Do you have other hobbies?

I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and being outdoors hunting & fishing.

12.  Who is your family? 

My lovely wife Abi’ and I have been married for 7 years and we have Dorothy “Dot” who is 6, Elleanor “Roo” who is 5, Creed “Buddy” who is 3 and Beatrice “Birdie” who is 1 year old.

13.  What do you like the most about working at Old Kinderhook?

Old Kinderhook itself is an incredibly serene environment and that is a really nice thing about the facility, however the staff at our Lake of the Ozarks golf course is an exceptional group of people who make up an award winning team making working at Old Kinderhook wonderful!

Next time you're in the area, be sure to stop by the golf course and say hi to Martin.  The golf course at Old Kinderhook is renowned for its unsurpassed drama: valleys, waterfalls, hills, trees and water hazards, plus its beautiful lake setting. The elevation changes and breathtaking views will thrill you at every hole!  Call the golf shop today at 573-317-3573 or visit our website to book your tee times.

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th Annual Fireworks Fun Fest at Old Kinderhook

Join us at Old Kinderhook this Saturday, July 5th for our annual 4th of July celebration.  The event will be complete with festivities, entertianment, food and of course fireworks!  The celebration kicks off at 5 PM and is something you don't want to miss.  Our golf resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to enjoy your holiday weekend!


  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Clowns
  • Balloon Artists
  • Games
  • S'mores
  • Beer Garden for the Adults


Live Music by The Randy Man Band on the Old Kinderhook lawn from 6-10 PM.


All American Cookout & Pig Roast
Pig Roast, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Home-made BBQ Chips, Baked Beans & Cole Slaw for $10 per person

Featured Dinner Menu at The Trophy Room
Reservations are reccommended; please call 573-317-3560


A Spectacular Show will begin at Dusk
Bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn OR watch by boat in the Old Kinderhook Cove!

Spend your holiday weekend at Old Kinderhook!  If you are coming from out of town, you can even stay right here in our Old Kinderhook lodging at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call today at 57-317-3570 for more information or to set up your reservations.  Happy 4th of July from Old Kinderhook!

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today!