Got the chance to play Porta Cima this year for the first time. There are quite a few courses in MO attempt to utilize the natural cliffs and hills of the Ozarks, but Jack outdid them all. The front nine showcases a Par 3 with a beautiful waterfall coming down behind the green, however the real breath-taking moments won't begin until after the turn. The back nine makes amazing use of the coves natural fingers that run from high above down into Lake of the Ozarks. The par 5 15th hole is in the picture featured above and words cannot do it justice. You tee off high above overlooking the Lake down below. The fairway snakes all the way down the side of the hill and leaves you on a big peninsula green in the middle of the Lake with water surrounding you on three sides. If you're a member have your pro call and you can probably get a tee time, but rates are extremely high unless you're guests of a member. Be sure to play Old Kinderhook while you're in the area, the best manicured course in the area hands down, and very reasonable rates.
Date: September 02, 2009