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52-year-old Lake of the Ozarks golf resort closes

In 1962, the beautiful Dogwood Hills Golf Resort opened it’s doors for the community to enjoy their famous dollar pancakes, food, lodging and of course a few rounds of golf. Now after 52 years, owners announced it will be closing this coming Monday.

On a very quiet and cold November day sits an empty golf course, but what is sad about this is that this is the last week it will be in operation.

On November 2nd Mitch and Duffs Restaurant closed, famous for it’s 99 cent all-you-can-eat pancakes.

On the 8th, the hotel also shut it’s doors and Monday the 17th, the golf course and pro shop will no longer be open.

“Dogwood Hills has been a great landmark in our community for over 52 years and they’re been a member of the chamber for over 32. We’re very grateful for all the contributions Dogwood Hills has made to our community including their beautiful golf course, their fantastic food and above all, their friendly and dedicated staff”, said Membership Director for the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Lisset Holt.

Although no one at the resort could go on camera today to talk about this, we did receive a press release and statement from Gary Mitchell, partner of the facility for 34 years. Mitchell said, “I have made many special memories and relationships during my history with Dogwood Hills and I would like to send a sincere thank-you to those who were a part of those special moments. I will never forget but I think our future plans for Dogwood Hills will continue this great tradition.”

Holt said the resort has been one of the biggest and most successful golf clubs at the Lake and many will be sad to see it go.

“I think everybody has about the same feeling, they’ve been such a great part of our community, it’s saddening that they won’t be here but I think they have some future plans, so we’re excited to see what happens,” she said.

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