Monday, March 30, 2015

Outdoor Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

It's beginning to warm up in central Missouri and that means it's time to enjoy all of the outdoor attractions and beauty that the Lake has to offer. Isla Del Sol Condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks puts you in close proximity to many of these attractions. From the gorgeous state parks to a day at the water park with the kids, you're sure to find something you enjoy!

Here are some attractions that you can check out at the Lake:

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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Imposing architecture and breathtaking scenery combine to make Ha Ha Tonka State Park one of Missouri’s most treasured spots. Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, the park features the stone ruins of a turn-of-the-20th-century castle built by a prominent Kansas City businessman high atop a bluff. More than 15 miles of trails traverse the park, leading visitors to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves and down to the lake.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

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Lake of the Ozarks State Park has a little bit of something for everyone. Crave water adventure? Lake of the Ozarks has a full complement of boating options. Want a quiet place to hike or mountain bike? The park’s thousands of wooded acres have lots of places to get away from it all, with 12 trails that wind through the park. Cabins and yurts make the park a welcome place for families looking to enjoy the lake but escape the hustle and bustle of some of the nearby towns. And Ozark Caverns – complete with its lantern-light cave tour – presents an unforgettable experience.

Bridal Cave

Just north of Camdenton, off Hwy. 5 on Lake Road 5-88, can also be reached by water on the 10.5 mile marker on the Big Niangua Arm of the Lake. It was formed by the Ozark upheaval when the Ozark Mountains were formed 42-46 million years ago and is adorned with massive columns, stalactites, stalagmites and draperies from the start to beyond the end of the tour at the sparkling crystal clear Spirit Lake. Bridal Cave, in keeping with the tradition of the Indian legend has hosted over 1325 weddings in the stalactite adorned Bridal Chapel. 573-346-2676

Big Surf Water Park

Dive into big fun at Big Surf Family Fun Water Park, Lake of the Ozarks! Raging Rapids, the Space Bowl, Lazy River, the Wave Pool and the awesome Zambezi Falls are just a few of the exciting features. Build a sand castle, shoot some hoops or get into an exciting game of volleyball! A full service snack bar is on site to give you plenty of energy for your day at Big Surf. Groups of any size are welcome to host parties at Big Surf. It’s real family fun for all ages at Big Surf on Y Road, Lake of the Ozarks!

Lake of the Ozarks Amphitheater

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Ozarks Amphitheater (originally called Stoneridge Amphitheater) is a family-owned and operated open-air performance venue with more than 10,000 seats plus additional lawn seating. The amphitheater is located in Camdenton, Missouri.  The venue was completed in 1993.  The amphitheater has hosted world class acts such as the Charlie Daniel’s Band, Foreigner, Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson and many more.  Conveniently located near the Bridal Caves, off the Pier 31 exit of Missouri 5 highway.

Lake Ozark Helicopters, Inc.

Come and see all the beauty that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer! With 6 different scenic tours that give you a breath-taking view of the Bagnell Dam, many golf courses, Party Cove, Million Dollar Row and the surrounding Lake area. With the company's perfect safety record and highly maintained and comfortable aircraft, your safety and satisfaction are the number one priority.

Public Beaches at the Lake

Maybe the best place to start looking for Lake of the Ozarks public swimming is at the public beaches on the lake. Two public beaches that are great for family fun are: Public Beach #1, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Exit #134, (573) 348-2694; Public Beach #2 off Highway 54, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, (573) 348-2694.

Offering world-class attractions and natural beauty, Isla Del Sol offers premier luxury waterfront condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks that puts you in reach of it all. Give us a call today @ 573-552-8418 or visit our website to see what we can offer you!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Golfing at the Lake

There are a ton of golf courses at the Lake of the Ozarks to keep even the most avid golfer satisfied. Whether you live at the Lake or have a second home here, you most likely have an aspiration to hit the links. Isla Del Sol Condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks puts you in a private setting within short driving distance of some of the best golf at the Lake.

With courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Ken Kavanaugh, and Robert Trent Jones, Sr., there is a golf course to challenge every skill level. They offer all the amenities for expect from first-class facilities. Not only can you golf, but the courses offer outstanding Lake-Living recreation, attractions, shopping, and dining.

Bear Creek Valley Golf Club

Bear Creek Valley Golf Club meanders through 250 acres of colorful Ozark forest, meadows and scenic valleys along “Little Bear Creek”. The course has zoysia fairways, subtle L93 bentgrass greens and multiple tee settings, which will insure an enjoyable, yet challenging, round of golf. The facilities include a casual restaurant and lounge, which opens daily at 7 a.m., as well as, a driving range, putting green, and pro shop. Bear Creek Valley, affordable golf, casual dining and a friendly atmosphere. Tee times are accepted up to 60 days in advance. Single and family memberships are available.

The Cove at the Lodge of Four Seasons

When Harold Koplar opened The Lodge of Four Seasons in 1964, he had a vision of offering the greatest resort in the mid-west. He knew that the greatest resort would require a golf course designed by one of the greatest golf architects. He hired the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. to design The Lodge’s signature golf course. The Cove opened in 1973 and has challenged golfers of all skill levels ever since.

With 72 bunkers, rolling hills, and water coming into play on 9 of the holes, this par-71 course is anything but tame. The four sets of tees tip out at 6,553 yards, but start at 5,172 so players of all abilities can enjoy this classic design. In typical RTJ fashion, The Cove is a target golf course putting an emphasis on getting the ball in play off of the tee.

Every golfer will leave with a memory of hole 4, our signature par-3. Whether you tee it up from the red tees at 110 yards, or let it rip from the 230 yard blue tees, it’s all carry over The Lake’s famed “Witch’s Cove”. Breathtaking views of The Lake and a classic design leave golfers wanting another shot at this legendary golf course.

The Ridge at the Lodge of the Four Seasons

Any true golf resort should offer more than 18 holes. The Lodge realized this and opened The Ridge in 1991 to offer a true golf resort experience unparalleled in the mid-west. The Cove already offered a classic design to The Lodge’s guests. The goal of The Ridge was to offer a resort style course that all players could enjoy. Golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh more than succeeded with his brilliant use of the natural terrain.

Many golfers refer to the course’s altitude drops and generous landing areas as “player-friendly”. This par-72 course offers rolling hills, natural rock outcroppings, native wildflowers, and beautiful views of The Lake. With four sets of tees ranging from 4,617 to 6,447 yards, The Ridge offers a challenging layout for golfers of all skill levels.

Hole 6 will undoubtedly leave golfers scratching their heads, wondering what they could have done better. This long, narrow hole is often referred to as the hardest par-5 in Missouri. When it’s all said and done golfers leave The Ridge with a smile, remembering a course like no other in the mid-west.

Golf Club at Deer Chase

Deer Chase offers a challenging track through the beautiful Auglaize River valley and surrounding hills. The course features Bermuda fairways overseeded for early spring green-up, multiple zoysia tees and the largest bentgrass green settings in the area. Golf facilities include a driving range, golf shop and practice and chipping greens. Also on the premises is the friendly Chase Tower Grill plus a clubhouse banquet facility with seating for 200. Tee times are accepted up to 30 days in advance. Deer Chase is open all year. Off-season and twilight rates available.

Eldon Golf Club

Set amid a backdrop of wooded areas, rolling hills and creeks, Eldon Country Club is sure to provide a pleasurable experience for golfers. Zoysia fairways and an upgraded bunker system, lead to accommodating greens. The exceptional layout offers four tee locations to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Course facilities include a driving range, video analysis by PGA professionals, pro shop, clubhouse and snack bar and swimming pool. The memorable experience offered by the Eldon Country Club course is enhanced by the friendly staff, who attend to every golfer's needs. Tee times can be made up to 7 days in advance. Golf season is year-round, weather permitting. Location To reach Eldon Country Club from the Lake of the Ozarks, go north on Hwy. 54. Take the first Eldon exit (Hwy. 52/Business Hwy. 54), toward Eldon. Go two miles; the first blacktop road to the left, Golf Course Road, leads to the course.

Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A Resort

Hidden Lakes Course has been ranked by USA Today as one of the best nine-hole courses in the U.S. This championship course is situated inside the gates of the beautiful, newly renovated, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina and Indoor Waterpark. The course features lush zoysia fairways and large bentgrass greens This course is a great place to spend the afternoon with your spouse or kids. Come and enjoy the best-kept secret at the Lake of the Ozarks. Hidden Lakes is open seasonally mid-April through mid-October. Tee times are preferred and can be reserved 60 days in advance. Walk-ons are always welcome. Golf packages are available. Golf carts are now allowed off cart paths! Hidden Lakes is approximately two miles off Hwy. 54 on State Rd. KK, just inside the main entrance to Tan-Tar-A.

The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort

The Oaks Course was designed by world renowned architects Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge and is part of the beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina, and Water Park. This championship layout, carved out of the natural Ozark hills, places a premium on accurate shots and strategic course management. Its multiple tee boxes and beautiful Bermuda and Zoysia fairways make this championship course a unique and enjoyable experience for the expert as well as the novice. Its undulating Bentgrass greens, breathtaking elevation changes and scenic views of the Lake make this course a must play on your next visit to the Lake of the Ozarks. As host site of the 1994 PGA Club Pro Championship, The Oaks was host to the largest professional tournament of its kind and challenged some of the best club professionals in the country.

Its world class golf shop and professional staff have been recognized among the nation's finest, winning numerous awards and accolades. Facilities include a driving range, practice putting green, professional club fitting and instruction, locker rooms, restaurant and catering services to accommodate any size golf event. Tee times may be reserved 60 days in advance with a credit card. Don't miss playing a true classic on your next visit to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The Oaks is on State Rd. KK, approximately two miles off Hwy. 54.

Indian Rock Golf Club

Indian Rock's bermuda fairways and tee boxes, and bentgrass greens cover 300-plus acres. Four tee boxes provide a choice of yardages. The course's signature #17 hole is a golfers' favorite - guarded at the back by a majestic outcrop of rocks and at the front by a deep clear-water lake. The pro shop features clothing, golf equipment and more. Golf lessons are available. Groups are welcome. Will specialize in making your group golf outing a memorable experience customized to every detail. Tee times are accepted up to 30 days in advance.  To reach Indian Rock from Lake Ozark, take the Community Bridge to Hwy. 5 or take Hwy. 5 north from Camdenton.

Lake Valley Country Club

Voted #1 course at the Lake, Lake Valley features an unusual balance of six par threes, six par fours and six par fives. The fairways are generous, but the large greens are slick and demanding, with considerable back-to-front slope. Lake Valley is a “Must Play” course providing a well-maintained, uniquely challenging course. On-site facilities include a practice putting green, driving range, tennis court, swimming pool, locker room, and bag storage. The Greenside Bar & Grill serves mouth watering sandwiches and cool refreshments daily. Call 573-346-7213 for information on banquet facilities. Tee times can be made 30 days in advance. Groups are welcome. Golf season is year-round, weather permitting. Twilight Rates Available. Lake Valley is two miles west of Camdenton, off Hwy. 54. After crossing the Niangua Bridge on Hwy. 54, take the first left (Lake Rd. 54-79). Follow signs to course.

Old Kinderhook

Spectacular vistas, elevations and a championship layout meanders through the Ozark hills. Tom Weiskopf has designed another masterpiece in Old Kinderhook, turning the rolling topography, rock waterfalls and flowering trees into one of the Midwest's finest courses. Each hole captures a special aspect of the terrain and offers an experience to delight golfers of all skill levels.

Amenities include driving and practice ranges, two putting greens, short game and bunker practice area, clubhouse and pro shop, fine and casual dining, locker rooms, lounge, meeting rooms, swimming, tennis, and health and fitness area. Golf school and lessons also available. The Club at Old Kinderhook accepts tee times up to 30 days in advance for daily fee play. To reach the course, go west from Camdenton for three miles on Hwy. 54, then right on Lake Rd. 54-80, 1/2 mile to the gated entrance.

Osage National Golf Resort

Osage National's original 18 holes, designed in 1992 by Arnold Palmer, feature 7,150 yards of zoysia fairways and bentgrass greens. An additional nine holes (3,559 yards) have been added to create three 18-hole combinations. The course is laid out on beautifully forested, rolling terrain and surrounded by lakes, creeks and the imposing bluffs of the Osage River. This tranquil setting provides the backdrop for a challenging, enjoyable golf experience. As the course motto suggests, this truly is "The Must Play Course at the Lake." This course has been host to The Michelob Skins game featuring Arnold Palmer, Tom Waton, Lee Trevino and Payne Stewart. It also hosted the National Club Pro Championship, many PGA Section events and many charity events.

Osage National features a 20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with 5,000 sq. ft. Tournament Room, a driving range, two large practice putting greens, and a full-service restaurant. Stay-and-Play condos are available; call the golf pro shop for details. Tee times are accepted 60 days in advance and may be made online at . It is recommended that golfers call no less than 48 hours in advance.

Rolling Hills Country Club

Some of the Lake area's best bentgrass greens are highlights of this well-maintained, challenging course. Established in 1957, Rolling Hills features a park-like setting with mature Ozarks woodlands lining bermuda fairways. Hills and strategically-placed bunkers provide a varied and fun-to-play setting for all golfers. The member-owned course is conveniently close to the Lake, yet removed enough to ensure a tranquil golf experience. On site amenities include a driving range, pro shop, snack bar, lounge, banquet facilities and more. Golf lessons are available. Tee times can be made up to 90 days in advance. Golf season is year-round, weather permitting. Rolling Hills Country Club is northeast of Versailles on Highway 5, just one mile north of the junction of Highway 5 and Highway 52.

Sycamore Creek Golf Club

Sycamore Creek understands that you have many courses to choose from in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks area, and will work hard every day to make sure Sycamore is one of your favorites!

When you are on the course you will immediately be able to tell that the staff has great attention to detail, and knows how to prepare the course so you have a wonderful golfing experience. The layout is such that you return back to the clubhouse after nine holes, where there is a snack bar with hotdogs, burgers and sandwiches along with the cold beverages of your choice.

Its facility offers a pro shop, chipping and putting greens and hitting nets to use with your irons. Tee times are accepted up to 30 days in advance and groups are always welcome. Golf season is year round, weather permitting, and golf carts are allowed in the fairways weather permitting. Call today to reserve your tee time, 573-348-9593.

There are plenty of golfing opportunities at the Lake of the Ozarks and we at Isla Del Sol want to make your home a place where you can enjoy it all. Stop by our website or call 573-552-8418 today!


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you think Lake of the Ozarks, what's the first thing that comes to mind? It would undoubtedly be the great boating opportunities. There is plenty of water out there for everyone to enjoy and with Isla Del Sol's great location, you'll be on the water in no time!

You won't want to miss any of the awesome boating events going on this year, and Isla Del Sol Condominiums has one of the best views of the top boat races! There are several boating events you won't want to miss this year. Here are a few:


18th Annual Spring Harbor Hop: May 2nd, 2015

One of the Lake of the Ozarks largest events of the year! Kick off the boating season by participating in the 18th Annual Spring Harbor Hop.

Dozens of the Lake's best restaurants and marinas will be set up as checkpoints for participants to draw a card and try and win the best and worst hands. Prizes are awarded to winners, and anyone can play!

Lake Race 2015: June 6th-7th, 2015

Watch Power boats from all over compete for their share of the money. Viewing will be available on the Dam as well as many sponsoring establishments. Boats will run from the 0 mile marker to the 6 mile marker. Event Location: Beaver's at the Dam

Aquapalooza 2015: July 18th, 2015

The Lake's largest FAMILY boating event will be held July 18th. The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites ALL BOATERS to join them for a great day on the water. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long. On the water party at Dog Days Restaurant at the 19mm, just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout: August 22nd-30th, 2015

Event Location: Captain Ron's Bar & Grill The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout being held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill will bring the top racers and off shore racing power boats topping 200 MPH. This is the LARGEST unsanctioned boat race in the mid-west with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams, and other charitable organizations!

Shootout Events include: R/C Mini Powerboats Shootout, Golf Tournament, Treasure Hunt, PWC Dam Run, Shootout Strip Street Party, Vendor Villages, Poker Runs, Live Entertainment and much more.

30th Annual Fall Harbor Hop: October 10th, 2015

Anyone can enter for a fun day on Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to play your poker hand. Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the check points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $15 donation. Any player can enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased; 6 additional cards are obtained by hopping to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. To qualify the hand must be turned in by 7pm at your last checkpoint. Winners will be notified by certified mail.

You won't want to miss these awesome opportunities on the water. With Isla Del Sol Condominiums at Lake of the Ozarks, we give you a private boat dock on site so you can enjoy these great events from the water. Give us a call at 573-552-8418 or visit our website for more info!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Patrick's Day at the Lake

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this Saturday, March 14th. There are a slew of events going on and we couldn't be more excited! Just up the road from Isla Del Sol is Bagnell Dam - where the party will get started! Be sure to deck out yourself and the kids with green clothing! Here is a rundown of some events going on this weekend:

Lake Ozark St. Patrick's Day Parade: March 14th, 1 PM

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Starting March 14th at 1:00 PM, head over the historic Bagnell Dam Strip and bring your lawn chairs... The Lake of the Ozarks St. Patrick's Day Parade will be the main attraction that you don't want to miss. It will be a great afternoon for family fun to watch the various floats, boats, cars, and motorcycles. You may even score some candy!

Bagnell Dam Blvd will be shutting down at 12:45 PM and will re-open around 3:00 PM. You can exit or enter Hwy H.H. by using Hwy 242 which will give you access to the parade.

5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Short Bus Shuffle: March 14th, 4 PM

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Don't miss the Short Bus Shuffle which will run up and down Hwy 5, go to 135-3 and down O Road this year. Participating lodging facilities will be offering special rates for everyone involved BUT you must make reservations before this event! Each stop will have live entertainment, drink specials and St. Pat's festivities.

24th Annual St. Pats Water Parade: March 14th, 10 AM

This is a great time to have some fun on the water and to start off the Spring boating season! There is a breakfast buffet beginning at 8 AM and boats and the parade start at 10 AM. The route begins with Captain Ron's and proceeds to Bear Bottom, then to Bulldog's Beach House and finally, Larry's on the Lake.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from Isla Del Sol Condominiums. There will be plenty of things to do at the Lake this weekend ... why not stop by and take a peek at the finest condominiums at the Lake of the Ozarks. Make sure you wear your green - we may pinch you into buying a condo!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Isla Del Sol Amenities

Isla Del Sol Condominiums offers you luxury living at the Lake of the Ozarks with all the amenities you desire. The beautiful panoramic view and private island paradise locale allows you everything that the Lake of the Ozarks offers... events, restaurants, fishing, golf, shopping, and the lake lifestyle you deserve.

Your Amentities:

  • Enjoy truly private island living surrounded by water
  • Panoramic lake-front views
  • A gorgeous lake side pool with fountains and seating for you to relax
  • A pool side sun deck with lounge hosting tables, chairs and showers
  • Direct elevator access to all residential floors, who wants to take steps?!
  • Our boat docks and PWC slips have built in breakwater systems for ease of access and departure
  • Ample resident parking lot
  • Private storage lockers are available on request
  • Isla Del Sol is dog friendly and we offer a walking area for your pets

With all of the great things to enjoy at the Lake, we also want you to love spending time at home. Our waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks offer everything you need and want so you can focus on enjoying your own little slice of paradise. Give us a call today at 573-552-8418 or visit our website. We hope to see you soon!

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