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Your Lake Vacation is always looking for ways to increase our off-season rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. For the most part, when the Lake is closed (not literally, but when the water is too cold to enjoy lake activities) visitors flock to the Lake in much smaller numbers. Approximately 90% of all rental occur between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Therefore, you will have 102 days during that period in 2024 to make the bulk of your rental income.


Increase Your Rentals with Golf Packages

Golf is an activity that fortunately does not require water, thus making it an ideal attraction for off-season rentals. The Lake area is home to more than a dozen beautiful golf courses, known as the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Trail. Creating personalized golf packages for golfers visiting the Lake of the Ozarks area is a great way to attract new guests and increase your rentals in the spring and fall.

As a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Golf Council, Your Lake Vacation has a presence on their website and in the Lake of the Ozarks golf guide, which helps our company attract those guests planning a golf trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. Outside of the golf courses that have lodging, we are by far the largest provider of golf packages in the entire Lake area. In 2023, we booked 895 golf nights for our owners; these additional nights increased our overall revenue by 8.3% for the year. We had one condo at The Knolls Resort that booked 98 nights for the year, 35 of which were golf nights, adding $9,000 to their gross income.


What Golfers Want

Knowing what golfers are looking for in a Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental can help you when deciding how to setup your property for maximum rental potential. The most obvious thing to consider is the location of your property; being in close proximity to the more popular golf courses is very beneficial. Properties located on the West side of the lake traditionally see fewer golf guests compared to the properties located on the East side (Osage Beach/Lake Ozark) of the lake.

Whether you already own a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks or you’re looking to buy one for rental purposes, give Your Lake Vacation a call at 573-365-3367. We can give you a realistic idea of what you could expect for rental nights and estimated income. We have years of experience and rental statistics that we would be happy to share with you. Request your free, no obligation, property evaluation today! Happy Renting!

However, if you’ve already purchased your property and can’t change the location, there are other things to consider as well. Golfers usually travel in packs of four, eight, twelve, etc. We have had some groups of 20 or more, split among several condos all at the same location. Keep in mind that each golfer prefers to have their own bed, and not a sleeper sofa, air mattress or bunk bed. Having a Lake of the Ozarks home or condo that can sleep four to eight guests in separate beds is the most optimal arrangement for golf guests. And the great thing is, it works for other types of groups as well!


Extra Amenities

Golfers also tend to like to grill and spend time on the deck. Be sure to have a decent BBQ grill available for guest use, and make sure there’s plenty of seating on the deck, preferably with a great view of the water! Finally, having a few extras like a second refrigerator or an on-the-counter ice maker, so they can fill their coolers, is a plus. Years ago we used to manage a home that even had a putting green on the deck!


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4571 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite A
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Phone: 573-365-3367