Old Kinderhook is both the name of a planned community and the golf course that serves as its centrepiece, surrounding the Lake of The Ozarks in the southwest Missouri. Tom Weiskopf — working solo — created the design, which balances both his belief in bold hazards and a comfortable, resort-caliber yardage of 6,700 from the tips.
Perched up in the hills above the body of water, players will be able to cast their eyes out across the scenic region when looking down from tee boxes at holes such as the par three No. 11. Those more familiar with Weiskopf’s work will inevitably be looking for his guaranteed drivable par four. It comes at No. 6, and allows a comfortable layup followed by a comfortable pitch for a birdie opportunity. Of course, most players are on vacation at this point, so they can attempt a power draw, threading the woods and the greenside-right bunkers, to catch a kick down onto the green of this 344-yard hole.
I like Kinderhook more than Ozark National, which is ranked higher than it on most lists you'll see. A fair test for all golfers that will bite you if you put it in the wrong spot. The course meanders through woods and open area with lake views. It has a tremendous layout which gives you different looks and shots throughout your round. The course is in great shape and offers tremendous value for the money
In my opinion out of all the golf courses I've played in the Lake of the Ozarks, this is the crown jewel, and I've played the private ones as well. Old Kinderhook is a modern golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf and its pretty cool the way the land was used. Much of the golf course cuts through the wooded mountains and then there are several holes that run by the water. There are also many elevation changes throughout the round and lots of great views. I've played the course several times, its always in nice shape for a resort course. This place is worth the stop in the lake of the ozarks.