Victoria National

Newburgh, Indiana

The Club at Porto Cima (Sunrise Beach, Missouri)

The Club at Porto Cima logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  A punishing front nine paired with more enjoyable back nine, Porto Cima is highlighted by the closing stretch on Lake of the Ozarks. The setting on the water makes it feel like a resort, but the stout challenge says otherwise.  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Jack Nicklaus in 2000

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  573-207-8700

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit The Club at Porto Cima's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 133 Club House Dr, Sunrise Beach, Missouri  65079 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of The Club at Porto Cima

What to Expect:  Located in central Missouri near the top of the Ozark hills, Porto Cima is the tale of two nines. The front nine is tight and carved through dense oak trees with significant elevation changes throughout the routing. Finding a birdie is tough and if your driver is struggling then you are going to have a long day. The back nine continues through the trees and residential development with corridor golf being the call of the day, but that all changes on holes 15-18 which is the money stretch along the Lake of the Ozarks. The par 5-3-4-4 the course finishes with is dramatic and photogenic with water coming into play on each hole. The conditioning suffers from poor drainage with the holes that run through the valleys and other low spots in the routing while the heavy amount of trees cast a significant amount of shade. All in all, Porto Cima feels more like a boat club that has a course than a club that is focused on having the best course possible.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7060 74.2 141
Gold 72 6699 72.7 138
Blue 72 6303 70.9 134
White 72 5810 68.7 130
White (Women) 72 5810 73.8 132
Red (Women) 72 4740 68.0 117

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  17th Hole – 393 Yard Par 4 –

17th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (393 Yard Par 4)
17th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (393 Yard Par 4)

17th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (393 Yard Par 4)
17th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (393 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  16th Hole – 181 Yards –

16th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (181 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (181 Yard Par 3)

16th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (181 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (181 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  9th Hole – 413 Yards –

9th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (413 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (413 Yard Par 4)

9th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (413 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (413 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  15th Hole – 546 Yards –

15th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (546 Yard Par 5)
15th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (546 Yard Par 5)

15th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (546 Yard Par 5)
15th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (546 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  10th Hole – 319 Yard Par 4 –

10th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (319 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (319 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  18th Hole – 461 Yard Par 4 –

18th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (461 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at The Club at Porto Cima (461 Yard Par 4)

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