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Lodge of Four Seasons offers golf school


Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (May 9, 2019) – The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri has partnered with Golf Made Simple, a destination golf school that aims to improve its students’ golf swings, to be the official golf school of the award-winning resort. Three-day Golf Made Simple Schools are already underway at The Lodge of Four Seasons and will continue throughout the summer.

Golf Made Simple specializes in three-day golf schools and operates 13 locations across the United States and in Europe. Golf Made Simple has been lauded as one of the best golf schools in America by Men’s Journal Magazine and has been shown to improve the game of 92% of its students by 6 to 11 strokes. Founded in 1999 by PGA professional Marc Solomon, Golf Made Simple achieves its excellent record by working with each pupil on their personalized swing. Each class has no more than four golfers and all Golf Made Simple instructors have passed the PGA of America's Playing Ability Test (PAT) and are experienced professionals in the PGA's Professional Golf Management Program or graduated from The Golf Academy of America.

“We’re excited to partner with Golf Made Simple at The Lodge of Four Seasons,” said Jim Cleary, chief operating officer, Lodge of Four Seasons. “In a typical golf school, golfers are overloaded with complicated golf swing information. Golf Made Simple instructors simplify the process by incorporating easy to understand drills so that golfers can 'feel' their swing and see results quickly.”

The Golf Made Simple program begins before a golfer arrives at The Lodge of Four Seasons. At sign-up, the golfer fills out a Personalized Registration Evaluation so the instructor knows details and goals of the golfer before they set foot on the practice range. A typical Golf Made Simple class day includes three hours on the practice range, lunch in the clubhouse, another hour on the practice range, followed by six holes of on-course instruction. The class day ends with a 30 minute “chalk talk” review of the day.

“I’m thrilled to bring the Golf Made Simple program to the Lake of the Ozarks,” said Marc Solomon. “The Lodge of Four Seasons’ practice facilities are outstanding and its two golf courses are incredible, making it an ideal environment for Golf Made Simple's golf schools.”

The Lodge of Four Seasons is professionally managed by Troon, the leader in club management, development, and marketing. Golf Made Simple operates golf schools at five Troon-managed properties across the United States.

For more information on the Golf Made Simple Golf Schools at The Lodge of Four Seasons, visit and select “Missouri Golf School” under the “Location & Pricing” tab. For more information on The Lodge of Four Seasons, visit

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.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 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 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 30 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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