The Lodge was built in 1964 by Harold Koplar and has been owned by the Koplar-Brown family ever since. The owners remain proud residents of the Lake area, and their level of pride and commitment is obvious to every guest. This dedication to quality goes far beyond what one would typically encounter at resorts owned by a remote corporate entity.

The Cove

Unrivaled Golf

No other venue in the state and few in the Midwest can boast 54 holes of golf. Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine calls The Lodge “One of the best golf resorts in the world.” With lakeside courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Ken Kavanaugh, no other destination in Missouri can give you access to more scenic holes and at such a bargain. Guests who stay at The Lodge and play on our courses enjoy the best resort golf savings to be found anywhere.


Unmatched Luxury

Spa Shiki stands alone as the gold standard of resort spas. Recently profiled on NBC’s Today Show and recognized as one of the best for its excellence and value by SELF Magazine, Spa Finder and more, Spa Shiki is a 15,000 square foot paradise for those who need pampering. There simply is nothing else like Spa Shiki at the Lake. With a complete line of services, treatments and products along with a spa director recently elected president of the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council, few spas in the country can compare to a Spa Shiki experience.

Couple enjoying dinner

Exceptional Dining

HK’s was reborn within the Lodge of Four Seasons in the spring of 2005. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering a breathtaking view of the Lake as well as our famous Japanese Gardens, the only thing that exceeds the beauty of the location is the quality of the menu. No other restaurant at the Lake has fresher ingredients or a better selection of steaks, seafood or pasta choices. In addition to HK’s, Breezes restaurant is available for breakfast and lunch. Our dining advantage is clearly our quality and options.



Best Large Resort – AAA Midwest Traveler – 2 Time Winner
Certified Green Hotel – Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association
Best Resorts for Family Trips – Travel + Leisure Golf – Midwest Region
Connoisseur’s Collection – Resort + Great Hotels
Best Family Resorts –
Best Lodging – Golf Magazine – Midwest Region

Pinnacle Award – Successful Meetings – 22 Time Winner
Gold Key – Meetings and Conventions – 6 Time Winner
Best of Midamerica – Meetings Midamerica
Gold Tee Award – Meetings and Conventions
Best Corporate Retreat – Ingram’s Magazine
Planners` Choice Award – Meeting News

#2 Fine Dining Restaurant (HK’s) – AAA Midwest Traveler
Diner’s Choice Award – Open Table
Best Restaurants – Travel + Leisure Golf – Midwest Region
Missouri Beef Backer Award – Missouri Beef Council

Best Golf Course – AAA Midwest Traveler – The Cove Course
Best New Private Courses – Golf Digest – Porto Cima
Head of Class – Links Magazine – Porto Cima
Best in State – Golf Digest – Porto Cima
Gold Tee Award – Meetings and Conventions
World’s Best Golf Resorts – Travel + Leisure Golf
Best Courses You Can Play – Golfweek Magazine
Best Public Courses in Missouri – Golf Magazine - #4 The Cove, #5 The Ridge

Best Spa Destination – AAA Midwest Traveler
One of the top 10 Midwest spas – Spa Magazine
Best of the Midwest – Midwest Living
Top Values for Spa Getaways – NBC’s Today Show
Best Group Spa – Meetings Midamerica
Best Spa Deal – Spa Finder
Top Spot to Get Gorgeous – Self Magazine
Top Destination Spa – St. Louis Magazine
Best Spa/Gym – Travel and Leisure Golf – Midwest Region