By Roger Cox, Editor
There are not a lot of tennis resort options in the nation's heartland. One major exception is the Country Club Hotel & Spa, on a ridge above Lake of the Ozarks. Guests bed down in either an 86-room hotel or any of several two- and three-bedroom condos. That affords them access to a 110,000-square-foot fitness center with an indoor swimming pool, complete workout facility, and a spa as well as to a dozen outdoor tennis courts. I haven't personally been able to visit in years, during which numerous changes have taken place, and although I gave it rave reviews when it first opened, I don't have enough current information to judge how well tennis players are taken care of. I'm currently trying to get more details, and once I do I'll post those here. Meanwhile, if you have visited recently I'd like to know and I'll post your take on the current tennis climate, so please file a review for the benefit of all.
The Country Club Hotel has 86 rooms (66 of them suites), which adjoin the 110,000-square-foot fitness club. In addition, there are a score or so of 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums available for rent.
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Tennis package rates cited below include one hour of daily court time, one hour of tennis instruction daily, two 30-minute massages and breakfast. There is a two-night minimum on weekends.
Avid players should, however, ask about the 3-day/2-night "Adult Weekend Clinic Packages" which run 2 to 3 times per month and include 10 hours of instruction, lodging, court time, use of the fitness center and various discounts. Check with the resort for exact dates.
Visit the website for current rates
Seasons. Open year-round but busiest from May into September.
General Tourist Information. Visit the Missouri Tourism Commission website or contact them at 800-519-2100.