Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Golfing at the Lake of the Ozarks

The days have been cold and dreary, but that doesn't keep those die-hard golfers from looking forward to the first opportunity to get out on the greens this coming spring. 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. 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. 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!

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 bentgrass greens and multiple tee settings, which will ensure 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 offers affordable golf, casual dining and a friendly atmosphere.

The Cove at the Lodge of Four Seasons

The legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. to designed 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. 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

The Ridge offers a resort style course that all players can enjoy. Golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh more than succeeded with his brilliant use of the natural terrain when designing this course. 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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. Indian Rock specializes in making your group golf outing a memorable experience customized to every detail.

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.

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 are also available.

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." 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.

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.

Whether you're a pro or a novice golfer, there are plenty of golfing opportunities at the Lake of the Ozarks. And when you're not on the golf course, you should be sitting by the pool or out on the water soaking up some rays. Isla Del Sol wants to make your home a place where you can enjoy it all. Come check out the only island living luxury condos at the Lake of the Ozarks and see what living in Paradise is all about! We have model units available to view every day from 11A-4P. Stop by and discover the new path to your Island getaway right in the heart of Missouri!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Enhance Your Space with these Helpful Storage Hacks

Although it may not feel like it, spring will be here before we know it! Clutter is bound to happen in smaller spaces, so the more storage solutions you can find, the cleaner and calmer your rooms will feel. Spring is the perfect time to get your living quarters organized. If you are planning on doing some spring cleaning this year, here are seven storage tips for your Lake of the Ozarks condo.

1. Go Up!
One space that seldom gets used for storage is vertical areas, like the back of doors. Those precious square feet can be put to good use, especially for narrow items that get cluttered quickly. There are several wire baskets that can go on the back or regular, cabinet and closet doors. These are great for saving space and keeping contents easy to view.

2. Don't Ignore The Nooks
Even small spaces can be useful. Shelves don't have to be long expanses of horizontal space to be useful. If you have a corner that isn't being used, add a shelf! Get creative in how you can use small, empty spaces in your home.

3. Use Out-In-The-Open Storage
We often think of storage as closed doors and drawers, however, in smaller space, we have to get unique with how items are stored, which may include using spots that are in view. Consider adding a hanging wire basket to the side of a kitchen cabinet that can decoratively store the boxes of aluminum foil, wax paper and plastic wrap.

4. Double-Duty Furniture
Furniture that can do more than one thing are perfect in small spaces. Ottomans with storage space work wonders in cutting down the clutter in living rooms and bedrooms. Strategically placed bookshelves can double as a work surface and storage unit.

5. Use Windows
Although windows are great in small spaces, as they can bring in natural light that makes a tight room feel bigger, they also gobble up potential storage spots. To get the best of both worlds, think creatively. In a kitchen, add a bar to the top of the window and use it to hang pots and pans, or add a shelf and use it to store bowls and cups.

6. Go Under
If there are items you just can't store out in the open, go under! The space under the bed is great for storing things that you want to keep handy, but don't need all the time. If there isn't much space under your bed, you can use bed risers to add several inches underneath it. Once you have the bed risers in place, you can stack storage boxes on top of each other, or utilize bigger bins.

7. Hang Items Up
Sometimes there is a lot of empty space not being used inside cupboards and cabinets. If you want to utilize this space, you can add a small tension rod and hang items. Under the sink, you can add a tension rod and hang cleaning supplies.

Happy Organizing!
When you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, it allows you to get creative with the furnishing. The Lake is a place to relax and have fun, so your home should reflect that as well. Isla Del Sol is a private island paradise at the Lake that is nestled in a unique setting, surrounded by water. Enjoy it for yourself by owning a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Family Friendly Winter Activities at the Lake of the Ozarks

The days have been cold and kind of dreary lately, and the kiddos have had a few snow days due to inclement weather. It may feel like the cold will never go away when you're cooped up in the house for days on end. Well, even when the temperatures are in the single digits, there are still plenty of family friendly activities at the Lake of the Ozarks that you can enjoy! Take a look at some ideas we have to get you and yours out of the house and having fun even on the coldest of days:

Buying or browsing, shoppers will find stores galore at the Lake of the Ozarks. From a major outlet-mall with name brand designer stores to small, unique boutiques, the Lake has it all. The area’s hundreds of retailers offer items for the family, the home, the outdoors, the holidays and much more, year-round.

Some of the best cuisine in the Midwest can be savored right here at the Lake. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, your appetite will fare well. At the Lake of the Ozarks there are more than 100-plus restaurants to choose from. You'll find contemporary gourmet creations by world-renowned chefs, tasty Ozark barbecue, all-you-can-eat buffets, juicy bar-and-grill burgers, down-home favorites, all types of ethnic offerings and much more. Best of all, nearly half of the Lake Area's restaurants are located directly on the water or offer a fantastic view of it!

Indoor Activities
At the Lake of the Ozarks, there is no shortage of family friendly indoor activities to choose from! Families can enjoy a family fun escape room, lots of action-packed arcades and parks, bowling, checking out a movie at the theater, three popular "show caves" and even take a step back in time by visiting one of the several museums at Lake of the Ozarks.

State Parks
From bluff tops to lakeshore, there’s a lot to explore in the great outdoors at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even without the Lake, this area would be a treasure with its rolling hills, bluffs, forest and other unique terrain features. When you add all this with beautiful lake vistas, you have one of the most scenic vacation destinations in Mid-America. Dress in your warmest winter clothes and get out on the trails to check out the beauty of the Ozarks!

Second Home Living at the Lake of the Ozarks
When you own at second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, the fun doesn't stop when summer is over. The Lake area has many family friendly things to do all year long for you to enjoy. If you want to enjoy Lake life year round, Isla Del Sol offers luxury, waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information about our condos, call 573-552-8418 or visit us online at

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Decorating Ideas for Your Luxury Condo at the Lake of the Ozarks!

If you are downsizing from a large house into a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be wondering how to decorate your new space. Your new lake lifestyle at Isla Del Sol Condominiums should be low maintenance, yet still be high-end so you can take advantage of all the lake has to offer including world class boating, golfing, fishing, and shopping. It is important to organize your space wisely to take advantage of storage areas while still maintaining a lavish look. Here are some top-notch decorating ideas that compromise on space, but not style:

Downsize In Your Kitchen and Dining Area
By living in a luxury condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have access to many great waterfront restaurants. If this limits your time in the kitchen and dining area, there may not be a need for large appliances or bulky dining tables and chairs. Play up the expansive view of the lake with sleek dark walls. It's dramatic yet friendly and cozy. It makes a perfect atmosphere to enjoy hors d'oeuvres with a few friends or neighbors.

Create Privacy In Your Living Area
Place a table in front of a full-length window. This may seem detrimental to the 360 degree panoramic views you receive at Isla Del Sol Condominiums, but wall-to-wall windows can sometimes be intimidating. You can anchor them by putting a small sofa and table or bench in front of them. Hanging full-length drapes to frame the window and add intimacy can create a luxurious feel. You will still have the stunning Lake of the Ozarks as your backdrop.

Accessorize Your Space
Incorporate some bright-colored accessories into your space. Step up a solid interior with small pops of color. Use candles, throw pillows, vases, and flowers in the season's hottest hues. To help you choose a color to use as an accent piece, pick a color in the largest pattern in the room, whether it is in
the drapes, upholstery fabric, or large rug. Then choose a color based upon that piece.

Accentuate Your Fireplace
Go floor to ceiling with your fireplace. Turn the fireplace wall into the focal point of the room by choosing show-stopping decor that stretches to the ceiling. Instead of a piece of artwork, you could add mosaic tiles that would reflect light on the wall from the glow of the embers. Another option is to add a mantle if it does not already have one. Paint it a bold color or add some eye-catching objects to it.

Isla Del Sol Condominiums Offer Style and Functionality
If you are ready to discover your Lake of the Ozarks luxury condo, then look no further than Isla Del Sol Condominiums. This spectacular condo project offers all the luxuries of a large home along with incredible amenities including an exquisite resort-style lakeside pool with zero-entry fountains, and splash fountains for children, a dog walking area, ample parking, boat docks and PWC slips. You will feel right at home in your private island escape.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Here's Why You Should Buy a Condo at Isla Del Sol!

If you visit the area regularly for vacation, it may be time to think about buying a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks for the use of your own personal vacation home. Vacation homes are perfect for getting away from your busy life and spending a relaxing weekend at the Lake. There are many reasons why purchasing your own Lake of the Ozarks condo could be more beneficial to you than just renting a hotel room or vacation home. Isla Del Sol offers five reasons to invest in your own vacation condo at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. Great Vacations
Having your own Lake of the Ozarks condo means that you can visit whenever you want! If you visit enough, having your own place means saving money on places to stay. In addition, you also won't be affected by the off-season! If you want to visit the Lake on a spur during a nice weekend in the middle of winter, you won't have to worry about getting last minute reservation.

2. A Place To Call Your Own
When you own a vacation home, it can be a great place to bring the family together for special occasions and holidays. You, your family and friends can enjoy lasting memories in a place that's all your own. Your vacation will become a little more special with each year to come and memory made.

3. Retirement 
The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to retire, especially if you own a waterfront condo. If you purchase a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can use it as a weekend getaway home and use it as a future retirement home when that time comes.

4. Increase Equity
As with any home, your goal is to be able to make money from the property if you decide on selling it later. Homes are a great way to increase your equity, especially if you are able to have a low interest mortgage.

5. Easy To Maintain
When you think of investing in a second place, you need to decide whether you want a home or condo. Condos at the Lake of the Ozarks are a popular choice, as they are easy to maintain. When they are used as a vacation home, they are unoccupied more than they are occupied. The condo association deals with all the upkeep of the building, so you can spend more time having fun on your vacation!

Your Lake Getaway
Isla Del Sol, the premier island development at the Lake of the Ozarks, includes incredible amenities such as lakefront views, resort-style lakeside pool and much more. When you arrive at our luxury waterfront condos at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will realize that you have finally left the craziness of the city behind you! If you are interested in learning more about our Lake of the Ozark luxury condos, call 573-552-8418.

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