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Lodge of Four Seasons to host youth event


Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (April 2, 2019) – The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri will host the U.S. Kids Golf Ozarks Open, May 10-12. The Ozarks Open is a U.S. Kids Golf Regional Championship and will be played on The Cove golf course at The Lodge of Four Seasons and at The Club at Porto Cima.


The Ozarks Open is the first regional championship based in the true Midwest. There are currently 11 regional championships, each offering players an opportunity to earn U.S. Kids Golf Priority Status, and thus, invitations into other championship events including the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.

“Our regional championships are designed to provide elite young players an opportunity to showcase their skills among the world’s best while playing at premier destinations,” said U.S. Kids Golf President and Founder Dan Van Horn. “The Ozarks Open is ideal for all of those things. We know the players will enjoy such outstanding venues, while all the families will love the activities and beauty offered at The Lodge of Four Seasons.”

The U.S. Kids Golf Ozarks Open will feature top junior golfers from the surrounding area. The tournament is an opportunity for those players to come together to play in a championship event at a championship venue.

“We are excited to host the inaugural U.S. Kids Golf Ozarks Open,” said Jim Cleary, chief operating officer, Lodge of Four Seasons. “The juniors will undoubtedly enjoy the challenge of The Cove, while families and friends will enjoy our diverse resort amenities offered here at The Lodge and this stunning Lake of the Ozarks destination.”

In addition to hosting the U.S. Kids Golf Ozarks Open, The Lodge of Four Seasons also was recently named one of 12 host sites nationwide for a PGA Jr. League Regional competition. Scheduled for September 14 and 15, The Lodge of Four Seasons’ famed Ridge Course will challenge the 40 boys and girls ages 13 and under who qualify for the postseason event.

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About U.S. Kids Golf
U.S. Kids Golf is the world’s leading organization for growing, promoting, and enhancing golf among youth and families. Founded in 1997, U.S. Kids Golf offers equipment in three distinct lines of clubs in up to 10 sizes. The U.S. Kids Foundation hosts more than 1600 tournaments globally – including the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship held annually in Pinehurst, NC; and its Coaches Institute includes over 1500 members around the world. The Foundation also owns and operates Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC, a “Living Laboratory” of golf’s best practices and newest ideas to make golf a better game for everyone. In 2018, U.S. Kids Golf was recognized by the National Golf Foundation as one of the “Top 100 Businesses in Golf” based on influence, innovation, and social good among other criteria. For more information about U.S. Kids Golf,

About The Lodge of Four Seasons
The Lodge of Four Seasons was founded in 1964 by Harold Koplar, father of current owner, Susan (Koplar) Brown and is regarded a major destination resort in Missouri and the Midwest. Set on 350 peaceful waterfront acres, The Lodge offers more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space, five unique dining experiences, four swimming pools, a full service marina and the nationally recognized Spa Shiki. The Lodge’s golf offerings include The Cove, an 18-hole, par-71 Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design and The Ridge, an 18-hole, par-72 Ken Kavanaugh layout. The Lodge of Four Seasons is managed by Troon.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 440 locations around the globe, including managing 460 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 44 states and 33 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International, Cliff Drysdale Management, RealFood Consulting and OB Sports. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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