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It's Official: Lake of the Ozarks Gets a New License to Chill

It's Official: Lake of the Ozarks Gets a New License to Chill

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks Wraps Up Renovations with Refreshed Lobby, Amenities and Dining Concepts

By Brian Weis

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks, today announced its official transition to a Margaritaville property. The resort underwent a phased renovation process that included refreshed guestrooms and public areas, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, as well as updated amenities and activities such as the Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park, Fin City Bowling Alley and more.

"We are thrilled to officially bring the Margaritaville lifestyle to Lake of the Ozarks with our rebranding," said Fred Dehner, the resort's general manager. "We look forward to continuing to provide a fantastic, unique experience to guests under the Margaritaville name, especially as the brand's first full-service lake resort."

Refreshed Design and Guestrooms
Guests are instantly transported to a vacation state of mind as they are greeted outside the main resort entrance by a larger-than-life blue flip flop sculpture, then enter the newly renovated lobby, complete with a License to Chill Bar & Grill and Margaritaville Coffee Shop. Reflecting the lake's peaceful vibe, all buildings at the resort complex are now a shade of warm sand with white trim. Guestrooms in the resort complex received a refresh with Margaritaville's signature casual-luxe design, including warm wood elements and bright accents.

New Margaritaville Dining Concepts
Several new food and beverage concepts were introduced to the resort during the renovations, including:

* LandShark Bar & Grill, the newly opened flagship waterfront restaurant, features delicious classics like nachos, wings, and signature LandShark burgers. This restaurant overlooks the lake and has a swim-up pool bar for even more fun!
* JB's Boathouse Grill, boasting classic nautical décor with bright blues and crisp white colors, is the perfect spot for diners to enjoy breakfast fare, sandwiches, salads, steaks, boat drinks and more.
* Frank & Lola's Pizzeria, a family-friendly casual dining option, is ideal for families and friends looking to grab a fresh pie while enjoying a game of pool or darts.
* Windrose Marker 26 Lakeside Dining, the resort's beautiful lakeside restaurant, serves exceptional seafood, steaks and more.
* License to Chill Bar & Grill, the resort's lobby spot, immediately welcomes guests to paradise upon arrival.
* The Tiki Hut Pool Bar, located at the resort's Lakeside Pool, offers tropical beverages for those enjoying fun in the sun.
* Margaritaville Coffee Shop, located in the lobby, serves freshly brewed coffee from signature blends, as well as blended frappes, tea, smoothies and hot cocoa.

Fun Amenities and Activities for All Ages

Margaritaville's first lakeside resort provides guests with countless amenities, including two golf courses with a fresh new fleet of golf carts; three pool complexes, including one with a swim-up bar and another with a toddler splash pool and waterslide; a fitness center; and basketball and tennis courts.

The resort also has numerous activities for the whole family to enjoy, including:

* Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park has 600 feet of water slides, a lazy river for tube floating and a three-story beach house play area.
* Fin City Arcade features state-of-the-art video games, classic favorites and electronic simulators.
* Fin City Bowling, the resort's eight-lane bowling alley, can be set up for bumper bowling and hosts cosmic bowling nights.
* Port of Indecision Marina offers watercraft rentals, such as wave runners, pontoon boats, ski boats, paddle boards and more.
* Harbor Master Mini-Golf Course, the resort's onsite mini-golf course, is fun for the whole family!
* Daily Scenic Cruises on the Tropic Island Yacht allow guests to get out on the water and enjoy picturesque views of the Lake of the Ozarks.
* Horseback Riding gives guests the opportunity to explore the resort grounds in a unique way.

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Revised: 05/17/2019 - Article Viewed 20,668 Times - View Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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