Play & Stay
Sure, there’s golf in southwest Missouri. But why not play where it feels like you’re on vacation! For a golf resort—where you can also stay—try the Old Kinderhook Resort, Golf Club and Spa (678 Old Kinderhook Dr., Camdenton). Reserve cottages, lodge rooms, villas and more. Or try the Oaks, an 18-hole course at Margaritaville Lake Resort (494 Tan Tar A Drive, Osage Beach), a nearby resort setting—although you don’t have to be a resort guest to play golf at either place. You can also play a round at Lake Valley Golf Club (367 C.C. Blair Drive, Camdenton), a membership club that also has guest rates.
Dine & Wine
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at RJ’s Family Restaurant (275 West U.S. 54, Camdenton). This no-frills diner serves good homestyle cooking and American fare specials enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Bring your kids with an appetite. And if you’re spending a no-kid weekend at the lake, end your day at Seven Springs Winery (846 Winery Hills Estate, Linn Creek), about 10 minutes from Camdenton on 160 rolling acres. A stone patio and covered porch with a beautiful view is the perfect place to enjoy a Missouri wine, microbrew or sangria. The winery also offers a menu of nibbles, salad, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and more. And if you didn’t leave the kids at home, there’s a menu for them, too.