Q&A with Old Kinderhook's Golf Pro

Whether you are an experienced player or just starting to learn the game, the golf course at Old Kinderhook is the perfect place for you and your group to play. Our beautiful Tom Weiskopf signature designed course is nestled between the Lake of the Ozarks waters and the peaceful rolling hills of the Ozarks. Offering a breathtaking view from every hole, Old Kinderhook makes for a memorable day on the course. Provided below by the best golf course at the Lake of the Ozarks, is a list of frequently asked questions, answered by our Golf Pro, Jason Woods.

Q: Are you a private club or public? 

A: We are a semi-private resort. We allow public play but also offer memberships. Members must own property at Old Kinderhook. We currently have 110 active memberships

Q: What is the maximum number of players per tee time allowed? 

A: Four players is the maximum number of players we allow per tee time. Although we do allow groups of 5 to play on occasion, we generally restrict it to certain time periods or must have it approved by staff in advance.

Q: Does Old Kinderhook have a rain check policy? 

A: Old Kinderhook’s raincheck policy is posted in the golf shop. The fee is broken into 18 holes, if you play 5 holes and get rained out you will receive a raincheck for the value of the 13 holes you did not play.

Q: What separates Old Kinderhook from the other golf courses at The Lake?  

A: This could be answered in a variety of different ways, depending on what players value most out of a golf course. To me, what separates this course apart from other courses at the Lake is the playability. This course offers a challenge to players of all skill levels but won’t beat you up too bad on poor shots. This is course where good course management can help you shoot a good score. On many holes, if you are playing the appropriate tee, a driver is not always the best option. Another thing which separates us now, is we are perhaps the only “golf resort” at the Lake where you are actually stay close to the golf course. Once at the resort you never have to leave the front gates. We have all the amenities here on property. Restaurants, golf course, pools ect.

Q: What is the most challenging hole and why?  

A: All 18 holes are challenging. This is hard to answer. The hardest tee shot for myself is probably hole #8 because danger is both on the left and right of the fairway.

Q: Is this course suitable for all golf skill levels?  

A: Absolutely we have 5 different sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels.

Q: On average, how long does it take to play 18 holes at Old Kinderhook?  

A: Pace of play is important at Old Kinderhook. I place an emphasis on it every day. Sometimes it’s faster, sometimes it’s longer, but our goal is to have groups play in 4 hours and 10 minutes. There are a lot of factors which play into how long it takes to play golf including weather, course conditions, and the knowledge of golfers on the golf course. It’s unfortunate that most golfers think that good players are fast and less skilled golfers are slow because that’s just not true. The best tip for speeding up play is to just be ready to hit when it’s your turn.

Now that you know a little bit more about our spectacular golf course in Camdenton, MO, all that is left to do is book your tee time! The best golf resort at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to make your golf experience a pleasant one. We also have a number of restaurant choices to make an entire day of your golf trip. Our elegantly designed hotel, The Lodge, offers room options in which your group can stay to make a weekend of your golfing experience. Call the Pro Shop at Old Kinderhook at 573-317-3573 to schedule your tee time today.

Call 888-346-4949 to Reserve Your Stay at Old Kinderhook! 

No matter what you're looking for in 2016, we hope we can make Old Kinderhook a part of your life! You can rest assured that we will always do everything in our power to ensure that you have the best possible experience. To learn more about our golf resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website or give us a call at 573-317-3500.


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