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Golf Oklahoma

2013 Directory & Travel Issue

Out West Desert Mountain leads array of attractive destinations

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Contents

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Oklahoma Private Course Listings

Gaillardia Country Club

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Desert Mountain

Oklahoma Public Course Listings

Shangri-La Resort

Features

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What’s new in 2013? A lot.

A look at the new offerings from top club makers

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Departments 8 Letter from the Publisher 45 Oklahoma Private Listings 50 Oklahoma Public Listings 77 Cross Reference

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Travel

Golf Addiction

Why do we swing clubs? We can’t help it.

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Desert Mountain

Oklahomans love this Nicklaus paradise

21 Las Vegas days 31 Texas side trips 32 Butterfield Trail 36 Black Bear to Cypress Bend 39 A new look at Myrtle Beach

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Mesquite

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Texas Gulf

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Letter from the Editor Ken MacLeod Unlike our northeastern brethren who escape months of cold and snow in Florida, here in Oklahoma the winters are usually mild enough to keep the sticks handy. We are free agents when it comes to golf travel. While thousands head west to the desert in the winter, an equal number save up for a summer reprieve from the heat by going to Colorado and New Mexico or the gulf havens in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. There are terrific drive options as close as Branson or Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri or at Hot Springs Village or Bella Vista in Arkansas. This year we profile a variety of the western options for winter golf travel, including our cover story on Desert Mountain, a popular haven for many Oklahomans featuring six Jack Nicklaus courses. Veteran Arizona golf expert Bill Huffman pens that piece as well as a story on golf in Mesquite, Nevada, an emerging golf destination known for the stunning beauty of its courses. For comparison’s sake, long-time Golf Oklahoma contributor Dave Holland takes a look at some of the options in Las Vegas, where your course may depend on how you fared at the tables the night before. Another frequent contributor to Golf Oklahoma, travel writer Steve Habel takes a look at an area that suddenly has some amazing courses to offer and that is the Texas gulf coast. Check out the pictures of Moody Gardens and Newport Dunes. Tulsa-based writer Bill Harper lets us in on some recent travels of his to Louisiana and Arkansas. We also have an update on one of the classic U.S. travel destinations in Myrtle Beach.

As always, this issue also contains updated listings of every golf course in the state. These listings are also online at www. golfoklahoma.org and we update those throughout the year with any changes or corrections of which we are notified. Here at home, we’re looking forward to a great year of golf in the state. The Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship is July 22-24 at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, the venerable Perry Maxwell layout that celebrated its centennial in 2012. The OGA is introducing a new championship in 2013, a Junior Girls Championship to run concurrently with its Junior Boys Championship June 3-6 at Kickingbird Golf Club in Edmond. The new OGA championship reflects that girls already participate in 13 or more OGA Junior Tour events.. This event will not replace or conflict with the 63rd annual Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Junior Championship scheduled July 9-10 at Meadowbrook Country Club. Mark Felder, OGA executive director, said the girls will play 36 holes of stroke play with the top 16 advancing to match play. There will be one age bracket. “We’ve always had a lot of questions as to why the girls weren’t in our state championship when they’re playing in all the other junior events,” Felder said. “This just gives them one more good tournament to compete in here at home.” The OGA Foundation continues to need your support in its mission to benefit junior golf for both boys and girls. If you are interested and want more information or to donate, please call the OGA office at 405848-0042

2013 OGA Schedule May 20-21, OGA Senior Spring Four-Ball Championship, Cedar Ridge Country Club May 20-21, OGA Spring Four-Ball Championship, Cedar Ridge Country Club June 3-6, OGA Junior Boys and Girls Championship, Kickingbird Golf Course June 17-20, OGA Senior State Amateur Championship, The Golf Club of Oklahoma June 24-25, OGA Mid-Amateur Championship, Stillwater Country Club July 15-16, OGA Senior Stroke Play Championship, Dornick Hills Country Club July 22-24, OGA State Amateur Championship, Oklahoma City G&CC Aug. 5-7, OGA Stroke Play Championship, The Trails Golf Club Aug. 15, Oklahoma Open Amateur qualifying, Lincoln Park Golf Course Aug. 23-25, Oklahoma Open, Oak Tree Country Club Sept. 9, OGA State Club Championship, Oak Tree Country Club

2013 Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Schedule April 30, WOGA State Play Day May 13-14, WOGA Cup Club Team Championship, Stillwater Country Club June 24-25, WOGA Stroke Play and Mid-Am Championship, Indian Springs Country Club July 9-10, WOGA Junior Championship, Meadowbrook Country Club July 15-18, 95th Annual State Amateur Championship, The Greens CC Aug. 1-2, Fore State Team Championship, Twin Hills G&CC Aug. 20, WOGA Partnership Championship, Shangri-La Sept. 30-Oct. 1, WOGA Senior Championship, The Trails GC

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Golf Oklahoma Volume 3, Number 1 Golf Oklahoma Directory & Travel Issue Golf Oklahoma Offices Southern Hills Plaza 6218 S. Lewis Ave., Ste. 200 Tulsa, OK 74136 918-280-0787 Oklahoma City Office 405-640-9996 Publisher Ken MacLeod ken@golfoklahoma.org COO/Marketing Director A.G. Meyers agm@golfoklahoma.org Art & Technology Director Derek Hillman derek@golfoklahoma.org Subscriptions to Golf Oklahoma are $15 for one year (five issues) or $25 for two years (10 issues). Call 918-280-0787 or go to www.golfoklahoma.org. Contributing photographers Rip Stell, Mike Klemme Golf Oklahoma PGA Instructional Staff Jim Woodward Teaching Professional, Oak Tree National jwoodwardgolf@sbcglobal.net, 405-348-2004 E.J. Pfister Teaching Professional, Oak Tree National ejgolf@me.com Pat McTigue Owner, GolfTec Tulsa and Oklahoma City pmctigue@golftec.com Steve Ball Owner, Ball Golf Center, Oklahoma City www.ballgolf.com, 405-842-2626 Pat Bates Director of Instruction, Gaillardia Country Club pbates@gaillardia.com, 405-509-3611 Tracy Phillips Director of Instruction, Buddy Phillips Learning Center at Cedar Ridge vt4u@yahoo.com, 918-352-1089 Jerry Cozby PGA Professional jerrycozby@aol.com, 918-914-1784 Oklahoma Golf Association 2800 Coltrane Place, Suite 2 Edmond, OK 73034 405-848-0042 Executive Director Mark Felder mfelder@okgolf.org Director of Handicapping and Course Rating Jay Doudican jdoudican@okgolf.org Director of Junior Golf Morri Rose morose@okgolf.org Copyright 2012 by Golf Oklahoma Magazine. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission from Golf Oklahoma. Golf Oklahoma is published by South Central Golf, Inc.

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Lots of new toys in 2013 A deluge of new clubs hit market by ed travis

Titleist’s anticipated 913 line.

Wintertime may not be ideal for playing a round of golf however cold and snow can’t stop us from taking a look at the new equipment for the 2013 season. Some of these items were announced as far back as last fall and just now are showing up in local golf shops. Of course the PGA Merchandise Show at the end of January is the place and the time for every manufacturer to roll out their latest and greatest but this preview will give you advanced knowledge of what’s on tap. Finally, before we get a lot of emails pointing out that we missed a new club from a particular manufacturer, there were two criteria for

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making this preview. First the new product had to be of some significance in the marketplace (major maker, new/exciting technology, etc.) and second we needed to have enough information to pass on to you more than speculation. Our goal as always is to give you information to help guide your golf equipment purchasing decisions.

Acushnet Golf Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls – Titleist brings out new Pro V1s every two years and for 2013-2014 the new versions of the world’s number one selling ball have improvements to both distance and spin rates. Pricing remains the same but there is a new design to the directional side stamp. Titleist 913 drivers and fairways – The new 913 models are updates of the successful line of 910 metalwoods. Drivers are available in the D2 (460cc full pear-shaped head) and D3 (445cc classic pearshape). Both have Titleist’s adjustable hosel and a $399 price.

Cobra Golf The new AMP Cell line of drivers features regular, offset and Pro models with what the company calls “MyFly” technology which allows six different loft and trajectory settings. They will come in

a choice of four colors – silver, red, orange and blue. The AMP Cell makes use of their SmartPad Technology, meaning no matter what the loft setting the clubface will be square and not require an adjustment as do some other drivers.

Nike Golf The VR_S Covert driver from Nike the company says is the world’s first High Speed Cavity Back driver that complies with USGA and R&A rules. The cavity is hidden at address, thus may be called covert and allows weight to be moved towards the perimeter for higher moment of inertia. It also features FlexLoft dual-axis adjustment with a pull, turn and push/tighten mechanism and three face settings plus five for loft. The VR_S Covert Tour driver street price is $399 and the VR_S Covert regular is $299. VR_S Covert fairways and hybrids also have the hidden cavity back sole with a stainless steel face.

TaylorMade Golf The new R1 driver ($399) has its job cut out for it on the heels of the immense success of the R11 and R11s but with the addition of a greater range of adjustability TaylorMade believes it’s just the club to do it. R1 has 12 loft-sleeve settings and 7 face-angle positions plus two movable shot-shape weights and it allows loft and face angle to be adjusted independently. There are 168 possible combinations available with the three adjustments technologies – more than enough to fit any golfer. RocketBallz Stage 2 family is the year two version of lat year’s RocketBallz models. The driver features a lower and more forward CG, a more aerodynamic head shape and larger clubface and TMaG

says it produces nine more yards for better players compared to the first generation RBZ driver. It also has loft adjustments using TMaG’s Loft-Sleeve technology. The RBZ Stage 2 fairways has been updated for 10-yards additional distance compared to last year’s model. RBZ S2 Driver Regular model Street price $299 – Tour Model Driver Street price $349 RocketBladez irons in regular and Tour models are the first irons to have a slot behind the clubface similar to that found the in wildly popular RocketBallz fairways. In the 3- through 7-irons, this slot or ‘Speed Pocket’ allows the clubface to flex meaning a higher launch and more distance. $799.99 in steel with a Tour model due in February for $899.

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set of eight will be $999.99 in steel. X Hot Drivers($299) have Speed Frame Face Technology for more ball speed less weight and more efficient energy transfer. The company says, “by decoupling the face performance from the rest of the driver head, Callaway R&D is able to boost ball speed without sacrificing optimum trajectory.” The X Hot fairways (regular and Tour models) have a Forged Speed Frame Face Cup of high strength stainless steel that is up to 40 percent thinner than last year’s fairway wood face and boasts a 90 percent larger sweet spot. They report significant distance gains over last year’s models.

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Callaway Golf RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver – following up on last year’s RAZR Fit the new Xtreme has the same adjustability, redistributed internal weight and a new forged composite crown. SRP is $399.99. X Forged Irons – Replacing the cavity back RAZR X irons the X Forged are a muscleback iron with a smaller blade and progressively higher center of gravity positioning moving through the set from long to mid to short irons. Arriving in stores in late January a

Exotics XCG6 Driver and Fairways – The XCG6 is Tour Edge’s first adjustable driver with four face-angle/loft settings plus four weight pads in heel & toe of the sole and variable face thickness. It’s a bargain at a street price of $349.99. The fairways feature a beta titanium cup face and tungsten sole plate for $299.99. Exotics XCG6 Hybrids and Irons – XCG6 Hybrids have a maraging steel face and tungsten sole with a shallower face height for $199.99. The irons offer extreme heel and toe weighting with an ultra-thin face for $599.99 (steel 4-PW) or $699.99 (graphite 4-PW).

Cleveland Golf 588 Altitude hybrid-irons – These are designed for slower swingers with a hollow clubhead behind the forged clubface. They are meant to be mixed and matched with other 588 line irons for a player customized set. A set of 8 irons is $699 (steel) and $799 (graphite).

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The latest models at Ping carry the G25 name and include an adjustable driver, fairways, hybrids and irons. The G25 driver will come in four lofts from 8.5° to 12° and by using a set screw in the head adjust higher or lower by ½°. Ping will also offer the Scottsdale TR (True Roll) Adjustable-Length Putters with a variable depth groove aluminum insert – deeper in the center and shallower towards the outer edge - to produce the same ball speed across the face. The putter shaft length will adjust from 31” to 38” for standard putter lengths, 37½” to 46½” on belly putters and for broomstick models 44½” to 55½”.

Mizuno Golf MP-H4 Irons - Mizuno Golf calls the new MP-H4s a ‘forgiving players iron.’ The 2-, 3- and 4-irons are hollow while the 5 through 7 decrease the internal cavity and the short irons are a conventional cavity back design. Street price is $1,099 for a 4-PW set with steel shafts. JPX-825 Driver, Fairways and Hybrids – Mizuno completes the JPX-825 brand which only had irons with the balance of the bag. JPX-825 drivers retail for $299.99, fairways for $199.99 and hybrids for $189.99.

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tions in order to play a round of golf; having a wife threaten divorce over golf; wondering – on the 14th hole – if she’s serious; leaving the clubs in the car trunk all year; playing in the snow. Evidence, particularly during winter months, includes carpet putting devices, a few discolored divots in the ceiling from overzealous practice swings, stacks of brochures from Scottsdale. I don’t have the problem, myself. True, I do have a carpet putting device, but it’s there all year round, not just in the winter. I do chip wiffle balls from the living room into the kitchen, but that’s just to give my cats exercise chasing them. I did play in a tournament one year on my wedding anniversary. But I can walk away from golf whenever I want. I’ve quit a number of times.

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Harry.” “I see,” said Dr. A, a clinical psychologist. (We’ll call him Ernie.) Actually, we couldn’t see so well, since we were fog-bound in the hills, trying desperately to make out the fairway on the first hole of the course we were playing. We were there on a mission to discover the nature of golf addiction. The premise was simple. The given was that there is such a thing as golf addiction. The simple self-diagnostic test is finding the well-known anecdote about Jack Nicklaus playing golf on his honeymoon while his wife waited in the car – amusing, but not unreasonable. Naturally, there are other signs: blowing off birthdays, holidays or other social func-

A man returns home extremely late from his golf date, and his wife yells, “Where in hell have you been?” “Honey, I’m sorry, it will never happen again, but after I finished I came out in the parking lot and this beautiful young woman had a flat tire, and she asked me for help. Her spare was flat, too, so I told her to have a mechanic come fix it, and I offered to drive her home. It will never happen again, Honey, honest, but when I drove her home she asked me in for a drink, and I figured one couldn’t hurt. Well, one drink led to two, I promise it will never happen again, but before I knew we were dancing in her living room. Dancing led to kissing, and soon we were making mad passionate love, but I swear it will never happen again.” “You lying bastard – you played 36 holes, didn’t you?”   I was astounded when I first spoke to Ernie. He said, “I have this old house, and I get preoccupied with home-repair stuff. So my wife urges me to play golf as a way of getting over my obsession with home improvement.” I said, “We’re obviously living our lives in complete reverse.” My plan was to assemble a group of psychologists and/or psychiatrists to analyze the nature of golf obsession through the common language shared by the victims – golf jokes. And there was only one logical testing ground – a golf course.   “Please stop checking your watch constantly, caddie, it’s very distracting.” “This isn’t a watch, sir, it’s a compass.”   Finding such golf-playing professionals wasn’t easy, but I eventually tracked down Ernie and Dr. B, a clinical psychologist we’ll call Bert. Both were willing to devote 18

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holes to research, though we had to do it on different mornings. That meant more golf for me, but I was able to deal with that. But the jokes were the same, one per hole, some of them too indecent to reprint here. Ernie said, “My take is that there are two main factors. One is that there’s an extreme hopefulness about golf, that the next shot will always be better, and the results are immediately obvious – except when you’re in fog like this. The other point is that golf is an individual responsibility. It’s only yours to win or lose, to play badly or wonderfully.”   Fred was 20-over-par shortly after the round began. He’d sent buckets of balls in the water, spent an inordinate amount of time at the beach, could have used a machete for all his jungle work in the deep rough. But when his caddie coughed, and Fred missed a 12-inch putt, he blew his stack: “You must be the worst caddie in the world!” “I doubt it,” replied the caddie. “That would be too much of a coincidence.”   “There’s hope on every shot,” Ernie said, “because there’s the illusion that you can actually find perfection.”  “Even in the face of empirical evidence to the contrary?”  “No matter how hopeless the last one was, yes. And that’s pretty much what [behavioral psychologist] B.F. Skinner said about gambling. It’s all based on a variable ratio schedule of reinforcement, just like golf. You never know what’s going to happen next, but you have this kind of hopefulness because it’s worked in the past.”  “And there is a kind of jackpot when you hit a good shot.”  “Absolutely. And the thing is, a variable ratio schedule of reinforcement is the most difficult to extinguish. It engenders hope, the thought that ‘I can do it, I can do it,’ just like gambling. So, as the first joke shows, all the ancillary things attached to golf – companionship, exercise – are secondary to that hope for the perfect shot.”   As they step up to the first tee Bill says to Ralph, “Hey, guess what, I got a set of golf clubs for my wife.” Ralph says, “Wow, what a great trade!”   I bought the theory, because I couldn’t expect worse. My round began as an abomination and never much improved. Ernie played the front nine in 48, a bad round for him. A golfer since he was 10, he won a couple of state championships and one regional championship in the mid-‘60s. Now he struggles, he says, to keep a 10-handicap. But he went into the back nine murmuring the mantra

«ever hopeful,» and proceeded to rip off a string of three pars and two birdies en route to a 2-over-par 38.  “Now I want to go out and play nine more, you see? That’s what happens – you finish with three pars in the last six holes and you say, ‘Oh my God, this is it! I’m now capable of paring every other hole – it’s clear!’” Professional Mark Bradley, who claimed he was mostly addicted to cigars, recognized the symptoms: “You fail so often at this game. I ask people when they come off the course how they did and 90 percent of them say they did terribly. About 10 percent say they did pretty well. No one ever says they played great. And because it’s so challenging, and because you hate to fail, you keep going back for more. And invariably what happens is that you beat it all day long, and then you hit that good shot on 18, and you say, ‘Oh yeah, that was it.’ That will bring you back. I’ve seen it many times, not only with other people, but with myself. So how did you do?”  I said, “The best two balls I hit all day was when I came out of the bunker and stepped on a rake.”   “My theory,” said Bert, “is that golf is a 21st century sublimation of primitive hunt-

ing instincts. If we look at primitive societies or tribes – the hunting-gathering societies – there are distinct separations between the genders. The males live together in huts and they go off on hunts together and they just come back and procreate and have the women prepare food for them. And I think that’s what a lot of these golf jokes have in common – that women have no place on the golf course.”   The golfer’s wife was in full flight: “If you ever spent a Sunday with me instead of playing golf I swear I would drop dead.” The husband replied, “There’s no point in trying to bribe me.”   Bert and I appeared to be pretty evenly matched in our level of ardent but inconsistent play. He said he had never even hit a golf ball until he was 40, and his feelings about the game developed on the spot: “I always thought golf was the most boring game in the world; it never occurred to me to have any interest in it. So I went up to the first tee, hit the ball and felt this rush. It was clearly not any kind of learned behavior, but a purely physiological reaction. “I think it was a release of endorphins in the brain. I suspect it again goes back to evo-

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lution. Males evolved so that they would be really motivated to hit a target with a projectile, whether with a spear, rock, stone, arrow, whatever. The guys who were more motivated to practice that and do it all the time would be more successful hunters and would be more likely to have mates, to survive, and so the act of successfully throwing the rock or stick was exhilarating, and pumped the endorphins. We’re the survivors, still thinking, Wow, I can aim at a target in the distance and hit it and it feels great.” If we don’t really need to hunt anymore, are we just getting away with something, being on the golf course in the first place? Bert rejected the thought. “That’s only a predicament if you look at golf as a nonconstructive activity. I prefer to look at this as something that’s life-enhancing and improves my marriage. It keeps me happier and healthier and keeps me away from my wife so I have less time to irritate her.” “Does she buy this?” “Sometimes.”   “You fool, you almost hit my wife with that shot!” “Sorry, old chap. Here, take a shot at mine.”   There is, Bert hastened to point out, a problem-solving side to golf, the infinitesimally small differences in the height of the ball, the angle of the lie, the slope of the green – geometry, trajectories, distances all appealing to the male mathematical sense. “So there’s a cerebral rush, too. The male’s brain is just wired for golf.” Such an inevitable thought was comforting, especially with the end of the season beckoning. It made it easier to look beyond the cold months to come, and to remain ever hopeful.

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Desert Mountain

Nicklaus’ six-course mecca a golf feast by bill huffman

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – With six signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses, there is nothing in the Southwest quite like Desert Mountain Golf Club. Especially when you factor in six spectacular clubhouses, six diversely themed restaurants, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a highly acclaimed tennis complex that offers three different surfaces, three beautiful resort-style swimming pools, 15 miles of scenic trailhead and its very own dog park. The posh and very private north Scottsdale club also is the site of the prestigious Desert Mountain Golf Performance Center, the only facility of its kind in the country to feature virtually every modern golf technology known to man all in one location. And Desert Mountain is the co-host of the 20 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

Charles Schwab Cup, an elite season-ending tournament on the Champions Tour that offers a $2.5 million purse along with a $1 million annuity to the winner. The vision of well-known Scottsdale developer Lyle Anderson and essentially the creation of the greatest player in the game, Nicklaus, Desert Mountain is the luxurious home now owned by its 2,100-plus members, who bought the club in 2010 and went on to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the past year. “Desert Mountain people are great people. They love golf,” Nicklaus said during a press conference to announce the Charles Schwab Cup, a return to the Champions Tour after the club had hosted The Tradition from 1989-2001.

“That’s why they’re all here. Six courses... is a golfing mecca.” A golf park, or “mecca,” is just what Anderson imagined when he hiked the 8,000acre property in the mid-1980s, shortly after he and Nicklaus had teamed up to build nearby Desert Highlands Golf Club, the pioneer of desert golf – or as it was better known, target golf. The Renegade Course at Desert Mountain opened in 1987, as one by one the Cochise, Geronimo, Apache, Chiricahua and Outlaw layouts were added to the club’s portfolio. Desert Mountain turned out so well that Nicklaus built similar high-end projects for Anderson at Las Campanas Golf Club in Santa Fe, N.M., Superstition Mountain Golf Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz., and the Club at

Many Oklahomans are members at Desert Mountain. Pictured above, the Cochise Course. Hokuli’a along the Kona Coast of Hawaii. All were world-class, but none exceeded or even equaled what golf’s dynamic desert duo had built at Desert Mountain. “Desert Mountain has been one of the highlights of my career as a golf-course designer,’’ said the Golden Bear. “I believe it will always be recognized as one of the greatest golf clubs in the world.” Oklahomans would seem to agree. There are nearly 40 Oklahoma members hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Tahlequah, Owasso, Woodward, Claremore, Broken Arrow, Edmond, Park Hill and Cherokee. General Manager Bob Jones said interest remains high.

THE COURSES When Renegade debuted, it rocked the Arizona golf scene with a split personality never before seen in the High Sonoran Desert. With five or six tee boxes on 16 holes and two flags on every green, the Bear gave golfers several routes over these fabulous fairways and gorgeous green settings. Scratch players often went gold tees to golf flags, while those with higher handicaps took the easier and appropriately named whiteto-white paths. From the forward tees of 5,136 yards it could play like a lamb, but a lion when all the way back at 7,443 yards. Renegade is consistently named among Arizona’s top courses by Golf Digest, with

its signature par-3 fourth hole coming early in the round – a testy, 230-yard shot over water to a green framed by a stone wall set against a mountain backdrop. A year later, Nicklaus added the Cochise Course, at a little over 7,000 yards perhaps the friendliest of his half-dozen offerings. With incredible variety and amazing 360-degree views, Cochise became the original site of The Tradition, one of five major championships on the Champions Tour. More recently it hosted the Schwab Cup. The Geronimo Course originally was the choice to host the Over the Hill Gang, but when it came in late, and much more difficult to navigate both for players and fans, Cochise www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 21

At the Geronimo Course, staying on the straight and narrow is imperative for survival. became the perfect fit. It features five par-3s and five par-5s, with its claim to fame being a unique double-island green shared by the par-3 seventh hole and the par-5 15th. That Nicklaus won a record four Tradition titles on Cochise led to its nickname, “The House That Jack Built.” In 1989, Geronimo finally opened at 7,420 yards. Nicklaus called it a “strong-looking course,” and it fact Geronimo means “stronghold” in Apache. With constant shifts in elevation and challenging shots over deep ravines and semi-blind plateaus, Geronimo demands every shot in the bag. No exam is more exacting than the final one, as Geronimo ends at the par-3 18th hole. It is an unusual conclusion that calls for a 200-yard-plus shot to essentially an island green surrounded by a deep ravine and solid rock. It took five more years, but Apache brought a fresh, new look to then-foursome of courses at Desert Mountain. Winding gracefully through the high-desert terrain, some diversity was added with a Scottish flair that was a bit more wide-open and 22 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

links-like than its predecessors. The front nine plays down the hill and then straight back up, which makes for a somewhat easy beginning. The back nine is more rambling, with lots of elevation changes. Big greens that seem to be extensions of the fairways make for a relaxed round, however, while the 18th packs a bit of a surprise with two distinct greens. Five years later, in 1999, Chiricahua arrived. Many call it Nicklaus’ “crown jewel of the Mountain,” and it does sit on the property’s highest point at about 3,300 feet above sea level. A roller coaster ride in every sense, Chiricahau has the most guest play because of its stellar views of the Valley of the Sun. It also boasts the most expansive fairways, meaning it’s the perfect host for first-timers. Last but certainly not least is Outlaw, which opened in 2003 on a terrific tract of land next to the Tonto National Forest. Also a Scottish links-styled course in nature, it is blessed with generous landing areas and a lack of forced carries, meaning it’s still tough but not over the top. Outlaw also is the

ideal location to take in such Arizona landmarks as Pinnacle Peak, Four Peaks and the majestic McDowell Mountains.

OTHER AMENITIES Another factor that makes Desert Mountain unique is its six distinct clubhouses and restaurants. Those, and its high-tech performance center. As it turns out, the Renegade Course is the site of one of the clubhouses as well as the performance center. The clubhouse is the most contemporary, with its cozy Hideout restaurant being the perfect spot for breakfast or a cocktail at sunset. The performance center, a $1.6 million facility, comes equipped with 3-D motion capabilities that include Doppler radar and four-camera video-motion analysis to help players of all skill levels. The Geronimo-Cochise Course clubhouse is the most highly decorated of the six offerings, and at 52,000 square feet the largest. Players on the Champions Tour voted it the best in golf each year when they played

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The $1.6 million hi-tech performance center at the Renegade Course. The Tradition there, and there is nowhere better to enjoy fabulous food and drink than its glass-walled dining rooms and lounge. The same could be said of the Southwestern-styled Apache clubhouse, the Old World, Italian-themed Chiricahua clubhouse with its highly regarded Constantino’s restaurant, and the Outlaw clubhouse and its authentic early-1900s ranch house-like look, where golfers are greeted by the colors and décor of Old Mexico with food and drink from the Arizona Grill to match. Members also have the option of the Sonoran Spa clubhouse, where the 25,000-square-foot fitness center includes a

restaurant offering healthy fare for those on the go. That includes kids, who also have their own special area to work out as well as planned activities and programs. There are other things to savor about the Sonoran clubhouse, including its tennis complex that boasts nine USTA-certified courses utilizing hard, clay and grass playing surfaces. No wonder it earned the nickname, “The Wimbledon of the West.” There soon will be 15 acres of trailhead at Desert Mountain, including the Sunset Summit Loop, Indian Camp Trail, China Wall Loop Trail, and Hohokam Camp Trail. The views along the trails are so breathtaking, some

Desert Mountain currently is offering a unique membership for those who don’t own property at the private club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Memberships for non-property owners are available from $65,000 to $140,000. Interested parties should contact Nicole Forbes at 480-595-4318 or email Forbes at nforbes@desertmt. com. claim you can see all the way to Tucson, approximately 100 miles away. Tom Lehman, who captured the Charles Schwab Cup in early December, thus becoming the latest Champions Tour star to win at Desert Mountain, might have summed the club up best. “I’m not sure you can do much better than Desert Mountain. It’s one of a kind,’’ said Lehman, who dedicated his latest win to the late Jim Flick, who was the long-time director of instruction at Desert Mountain. “They had the will to try and attempt to do everything right, and they did it.”

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Putting on the glitz Options abound in Las Vegas by david r. holland

Nothing says desert golf like waterfalls and peninsula greens, here at the Wynn Golf and Country Club. Hey, it’s Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS -- It runs like an old blackand-white movie in my mind. It was 1955. Waves of mirage heat rolled over the asphalt, and a ribbon of hotels, casinos and neon appeared. It was the Las Vegas Strip. My brothers and I pressed our faces to the casino windows -- cupped hands, shielding the pulsar-bright summer sunshine. Kids weren’t allowed inside, and it was a mystery unsolved until adulthood. Today The Strip is full-color, an upgraded glitz of neon — more like Xbox 360, not the unpolished 16 mm film I first saw from a 1955 turquoise Buick Roadmaster. Today, you don’t have to visit for Texas hold ’em. You can play golf. Almost on a daily basis things happen in a flash: a celebrity sighting, sharing an elevator ride with Dr. J or spotting a professional golfer being tutored by Butch Harmon at Rio Secco Golf Club. Could that be Natalie Gulbis? Down the eighth fairway two recognizable specks appear and golfers having lunch stop, exit their tables, take their drinks out to the patio and observe golf teaching leg-

end Butch Harmon with a world-ranked golfer named Phil Mickelson. From the patio deck of Janelas Restaurant these celebrity watchers can see the seventh, eighth and ninth holes. On the 566-yard par-5 Mickelson has hit a high cut into the wind about 300 yards past a corner bunker. He makes birdie. “The crowd that gathered was awe-struck witnessing how far and how flush he hit the ball,” recalled Cascata head pro Charles Packard, formerly at Rio Secco. “It was impressive.” Remarkable might also describe another gallery-like day at Rio Secco when Harmon’s former pupil, Tiger Woods, set the course record of 64 just a week before his wire-to-wire 15-stroke U.S. Open victory in 2000 at Pebble Beach. Tiger opened the day on the 10th, a 378-yard par-4, by holing his second shot from the fairway for an eagle. Today in Las Vegas the Rat Pack and Elvis are far-flung memories, but this is surely a city that changes on a daily basis. The weather in Las Vegas reminds me of West Texas. It can be perfect year around, but you never know when it will be too hot

or too windy or even sleeting. In the summer the desert heat bakes the irrigated golf courses and green fees get very affordable. But it can be Christmas Day and 70 degrees with no wind. Spoil yourself with $500 rounds at Cascata or Wynn Golf Club or you can pay a lot less for numerous scenic layouts. Here are some selections you might consider:

Rio Secco Golf Club Rio Secco, home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf (ranked No. 1 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 50 Greatest Teachers at one time), is an desirable start to a golf trip to Vegas, not only because it teams with Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, but it’s the sister course to Cascata. Both are Rees Jones designs. Play is fast and firm on this 7,332-yard par-72, with quick and undulating greens and six broad desert holes, six plateau holes, and six diving into a steep canyon. This landscape rolls across 240 acres of rocky scenery, perched 800 feet above the Las Vegas Valley. The views of The Strip are awesome and if www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 25

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you like golf where you will be challenged with every tee-shot location you will love it. Another Rio Secco hit is the T-Mates program — young beauties that are part caddie, part model, part host, and all fun. The T-Mates greet every golfer at the front door, provide concierge service, accompany golfers throughout the round, hunt for wayward golf balls, maintain the scorecard and more.

Bali Hai Golf Club The vintage “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign is just a minute away on The Strip from Bali Hai Golf Club, which was built to recreate a tropical, Indonesian land of golf fun. Designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 2000, Bali Hai is a lush seven acres of water and palm trees. It totals 4,000 trees with 2,500 stands of towering palms and 100,000 tropical plants. Out-of-play areas are accented with Augusta white sand and black volcanic rock. The par-71 course measures 7,002 yards from the tips and opens up views of Mandalay Bay and the Luxor pyramid and other hotels on The Strip. Bali Hai’s No. 16 is a a par-3 island green that frequently comes with an audience from the Cili Restaurant patio .The third hole is a 468 yard par-4 with a creek running the entire right-side. Some call this hole “Shipwreck.”

TPC at Las Vegas Bobby Weed and Raymond Floyd designed TPC at Las Vegas, formerly named TPC at The Canyons. This par-71, 7,063-yarder is an adventure. With a panorama of Red Rock Canyon, the course is brawny and tawny, and an Arizona-like desert golf course you will have to think your way around. It requires shots over canyons and rocky arroyos and has elevation changes. No. 12, a 145-yard par-3, shoots to a canyon-mesa island green. It is followed by the 423-yard, par-4 13th, called “Death Valley.” It has a blind tee shot and arroyo trouble the length of the hole.

Rio Secco, where you can get a T-Mate (not pictured) to do your heavy lifting.

The 7,164-yard course features a progressive layout with wide rye-grass fairways, traditional Dye railroad tie-decorated bunkers and dogleg finishing holes. Water plays on seven of the holes at Snow, from a peninsula green on the 16th hole to an 18th hole that seems to wrap itself around a lake. The Sun Mountain course is tamer, they say, and considered a “kinder, gentler” Pete Dye course. Golfers will note the natural rolling terrain, the course’s isolated location within the resort, and the mountain backdrop. Easily the most scenic of the three courses, Sun features blue lakes and Joshua trees. The Wolf course is the most difficult of the three, Paiute Golf Resort The Paiute Tribe imagined large when im- as well as the longest course in Nevada at aging this complex that includes 54 holes of 7,604 yards. Swales, bunkers, arroyos, and desert golf and lush conditions. The Resort undulating greens test you along with the fairways. The par-3 15th hole is an island is 25 minutes from The Strip, and stars with its boondocks loca- green where half the challenge is simply gettion. Golfers enjoy the only Pete Dye-de- ting on the green. signed courses in Nevada. Select the Wolf, Sun Mountain or Snow Wynn Golf Club Mountain courses, as well as some widely When you visit Las Vegas you can choose varied golf that includes water features, to splurge on one pricey round of golf. Wynn’s rolling terrain and rugged mountain vistas. rack rate is $500, but that includes bunches of Snow Mountain is the original course at Pai- extras like country club locker room ameniute, and according to some it’s still the best. ties and attendants, no-charge rental club,

shoes and forecaddies -- all included. Wynn Golf Club, a Tom Fazio design, occupies the land that was once the storied Desert Inn Golf Club. When it operated from 1952 until 2002 every celebrity golfer walked these fairways: entertainers like Bing Crosby, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Dinah Shore and the Rat Pack. Wynn is compact in acreage – a par-70 course 7,042 yards in length with Tifway II Hybrid Bermuda grass on the fairways and tees and Pennlinks Bentgrass. The old Desert Inn GC was flat, but the renovation included moving more than 800,000 cubic yards of earth to create the elevation changes and a rolling landscape, that adds 100,000 new shrubs to the 1,200 existing trees that were salvaged and relocated, some more than 50 years old and more than 60 feet tall.

Where to stay On your golf trip to Las Vegas be sure to consider a stay at Caesar’s Palace. Request the resort’s brand-new Octavius Tower, a 668-room hotel. It has a private entrance and easy access to the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis and Gardens. www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 27

Golf Mesquite Nevada

Beyond Vegas, small city, gorgeous golf by bill huffman

MESQUITE, Nev. -- When it comes to value, variety and views, it’s hard to beat the small-town feel and world-class layouts that make up the golfing brand known as Golf Mesquite Nevada. True, desert golf comes in many sizes, shapes and forms. For instance, what you experience in the high Sonoran Desert of Arizona isn’t exactly what you get in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. Then there is southern Nevada, where the Mojave Desert works its rainbow-like effect around Mesquite. Trust Golf Oklahoma when we say, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Mesquite, which has spent the majority of the past 50 years in the shadow of Las Vegas, is about an hour north of the neonlit Strip off Interstate 15. Once you arrive, the magical mystery tour that is the Mojave takes on its own mystique unlike any other desert destination. With incredible landmarks such as Bryce Canyon, Brian Head, Lake Mead, Snow Canyon, the Valley of Fire, the Virgin River Valley and Zion National Park, it is like no other place on this planet. All these natural wonders are within an hour of Mesquite, and all factor heavily as to why this rollercoaster landscape also makes for such a spectacular golf setting. Of course, if this is your first visit to this 28 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

“Land of Ahs,” it pays to go with the experts from Golf Mesquite Nevada, a concierge service for one-stop reservations and accommodations, as well as lots of local knowledge. Golf Mesquite’s portfolio includes seven championship courses that have banded together to give visitors the ultimate experience at the best price through valueladen, stay-and-play packages. According to its executive director, Cody Law, when it comes to playing the game in and around Mesquite, seeing really is believing. “If you’re here for the very first time, the landscape does tend to blow you away,’’ said Law, whose family was among the early settlers to this region, dating back to 1880 when Mesquite was known as – of all names! – Bunkerville. “But after that initial shock, you come back for the golf because it’s world-class and yet people pay a fraction of the price they’d pay elsewhere. That, and the people of Mesquite are a little friendlier than you’ll find at some of the other great golf destinations.’’ Once upon a time, courses in Mesquite were considered hidden gems because many were superior to those in Vegas. But after a truckload of awards from various national publications, the golf rush is on, with Golf Mesquite’s “Magnificent Seven” leading the way. That includes lush desert layouts like

Conestoga Golf Club, Coral Canyon Golf Course, Coyote Springs Golf Club, Falcon Ridge Golf Club, Sand Hollow Golf Resort, and the Canyons and Palmer courses at the Oasis Club. Ray Metz, general manager at Conestoga, knows several other reasons why golfers like Mesquite. “You go to places like Scottsdale or Palm Springs or even Vegas to play desert golf and you’ve got to do a lot of driving to get from one course to another,’’ Metz pointed out. “You come to Mesquite, all four of our courses in town are within five minutes of each other, and if you decide to head up to St. George (Utah) or down to Coyote Springs to play those courses, it’s an awesome day trip where you can take in a landmark or two. “Plus, there’s no other place I know of where you can play golf on such a colorful, lunar-like landscape.’’ Oh, and one other thing, Metz added. “Mesquite is small-town America, where people actually try to get to know you and remember your name. You won’t get that in Vegas.’’ No wonder the “inside joke’’ in this golfhappy village of 15,000 is that there are more golf courses than gas stations. And while that might be stretching it, the golf is

Left, Sand Hollow. Right top to bottom, Falcon Ridge, Conestoga, and Coyote Springs by far and away the star of the show even if retreats like the Eureka Casino Resort and Holiday Inn Express-Suites Mesquite offer Vegas-like quality and experiences at half the price. And unlike Vegas, where the fees never end, you’ll get free services such as wireless Internet access, fitness clubs and comfy poolside cabanas in Mesquite. Frank Toddre, general manager of the Eureka, understands the difference better than most. “Having worked in Vegas for many, many years, I just love the slower pace of Mesquite,’’ Toddre said. “It’s a place where you can sit down and catch your breath and have a real conversation with other people. “And our courses? I’d put them up against any great golf destination in the world.’’ Yes, golf in Mesquite will knock your socks off. Conestoga is, arguably, the best golf course ever done by architect Gary Panks, and industry leader Troon Golf always has it in tip-top condition. It only takes until the second hole, a par-3 that drops about 100 feet from tee to green, to know you’re not in Scottsdale or Palm Springs any more. Coyote Springs, which is about 20 minutes south of Mesquite, certainly has lots of that going for it. Built by Jack Nicklaus as the forerunner of PGA Village West (right before it went bust), Coyote Springs might be the Bear’s best desert tract, with mountains and lakes and a remoteness that comes from not a single house in sight. With white sand bunkers, beautiful bridges and backdrops galore, Coyote Springs feels more private than public. The two Golf Mesquite courses that lie near St. George – at one point you cross over the state lines of Nevada, Arizona and Utah while traveling through the Virgin River Gorge – are equally as surreal. Coral Canyon, a Keith Foster design, looks like it belongs in Sedona, and Sand Hollow, which was built by architect John Fought, also is loaded with red rocks and shock factors. The other three desert diamonds are back in Mesquite, with Falcon Ridge, the Canyons and the Palmer Course combining for a good imitation of Six Flags over Nevada. You might even remember the Palmer Course from TV, as it’s the former site of the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Mesquite.’’ It all adds up to a win-win-win -- or variety, value and views. No matter how you slice it – or dice it! -- It’s hard to beat Mesquite. www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 29

A new Gulf getaway Courses in Galveston, Port Aransas and South Padre give Texas a surprising destination worthy of consideration by steve habel There is something about the beach – maybe it’s the ocean or the sand or just the laid-back lifestyle – that beckons to us like the Siren’s call. And with a pair of Texas coastal communities just a quick trip away, nothing beats the grasp of winter’s chill like walking barefoot in the sand while your neighbor is at home shoveling snow or wearing three layers of clothing. It’s a simple proposition, especially when such a desirable destination – the Texas Gulf Coast – is so easy to get to and features a handful of golf courses that are both challenging and fun. Added to the appeal is that the après golf offerings include trips to the beach, boating, fishing, birding and just about anything you can think of to do in a pair of shorts and flip flops. To those means, we have gathered here a short primer for the best golf in three Texas coastal locales, moving from the closest to Oklahoma to the closest to Mexico. We start our look at Texas Gulf Coast courses in Galveston.

Transformation of Moody Gardens GC has had its tests Those who live and like to visit Galveston Island, about a 45-minute drive south of Houston, understand what it’s like to be a survivor. The spectacular golf course here, Moody Gardens Golf Course, is a prime example of that tenet; it survived after Hurricane Ike nearly wiped the island off the face of the map in 2008 and has since enjoyed continual recognition as one of the best coastal courses anywhere. When Ike hit, Moody Gardens Golf Course had been open for less than three months after a two-year, $17 million renovation by Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design (the firm of PGA Tour professionals Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy). Part of the renovation replaced the old course’s Bermuda grasses with seashore paspalum, and that may have been the saving grace for the course when the hurricane took its toll. Paspalum is saltwater tolerant, but not necessarily saltwater proof. It performed beyond expectations. 30 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

The old course’s fairways were prone to flooding and saltwater damage, so the architects elevated the course two to five feet in places to improve its ability to slough off water. Jacobsen and Hardy created a design that keeps the best historical features of the former layout while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow. Now the track’s fairways curl around inlets and lakes edged with wispy grasses and there are even small elevation changes, rare on a site so close to sea level. Playing at 6,816 yards from the back set of five tees and to a par of 72, Moody Gardens GC is designed to be player-friendly and challenging at the same time, putting a premium on approach shots and pin locations. The course is rated at 72.6 and is sloped at 127

Sunset at Moody Gardens is a fine time for a relaxing round. from the back tees. The front-nine at Moody Gardens GC features three par-3s, three par-4s and three par-5s. The round opens with a short par-5 (512 yards) that plays into the wind, peaks with the 570-yard par-5 fifth and sustains your attention with the 232-yard par-3 sixth and the round-the-turn and back-into-the-wind 584-yard par-5 seventh. Hit an extra club to the green at the 162-yard uphill par-3 ninth, which also plays into the wind. The back-nine at Moody Gardens asks for more precision off the tee, especially the 575-yard par-5 14th, which turns from right to left and narrows in the landing area, and the 341-yard par-4 15th,

which seems easy until you factor in the bunker short and right of the green and all the danger on the right side. No. 18 requires a tee shot out of a chute of palm trees to a wide fairway and then turns hard left to an uphill, into-the-wind approach over water and a waste area – a heck of a way to finish. Moody Gardens Golf Course plays around Sydnor Bayou and as such you’ll find upland and lowland native areas, shorebird habitat, and water coming into play on 17 holes. The course takes advantage of the natural landscape of water, brush, and sand. Its colorful landscaping, the bay views and more than 500 palm trees swaying in the gentle Gulf breeze make for a very scenic and peaceful round. www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 31

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When it comes to championship public golf, there’s no better destination than Alabama, where we’re proud to claim three of America’s 50 Toughest Courses as selected by Golf Digest. For starters, there are the 468 holes along the world-renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Stretching from the mountains in the north to the Gulf Coast in the south, these 26 courses will test your golfing skills as well as your intestinal fortitude. Then there are the many other impressive courses scattered across the state, designed by the likes of Arnold Palmer and Jerry Pate. Each with its own set of challenges, each with its own set of rewards. And each along an epic road trip to the state of Alabama. Note: Please park responsibly. And not on our golf courses.

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Texas or Scotland? Newport Dunes gives golfers a taste of the Auld Sod. This is a course that’s ultra-playable and fun, especially when the constant wind kicks it up a notch. And, hey, if you’re a golfer, you know a little about surviving just by playing the game. That means you’ll fit right in at Moody Gardens.

Palmer designs a true links experience at Newport Dunes Located on the northern tip of Mustang Island, Port Aransas is the hub of coastal activities and family fun on the Texas Coast. The bays, jetties and deep Gulf waters offer the finest fishing around, and the town – known locally as Port A – offers beautiful beaches leading to deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the perfect spot for a true linksstyle golf course, a vision turned into reality by the Arnold Palmer Design Group with Newport Dunes Golf Club. Weighing

in at 6,821 windswept yards from its back set of five tees, the par-71 track meanders through sweeping untamed native dunes and offers spectacular views of both the Gulf and Corpus Christi Bay.  Reminiscent of the coastal links in Scotland, Newport Dunes challenges golfers with indigenous ocean breezes, rolling fairways lined with native grasses and imposing greens. True to the links design, Newport Dunes features stacked wall bunkers and deceptive landing areas, all of which make the course – rated at 72.9 and sloped at 121 – play much harder than the scorecard indicates.  “We truly believe that Newport Dunes plays more like a course with a 138 or 139 slope because of the bunkers, the winds and the contours on the greens,” said Kevin Michael, Newport Dunes’ general manager. “Our fairways here – which are grassed with Seashore Paspalum – are wide, but they are rolling, and they end with punitive native areas.”

Newport Dunes’ fairways traverse over, up, down and through the windswept dunes and past coastal native flora, rare and endangered seaside plants and the rich greens of seashore grass, making it visually stunning as well as a real blast to play. Like playing on coastal links in Scottish links courses, controlling ball trajectory, accuracy rather than distance and adjusting to conditions are the keys to scoring well. Holes 1-3 play on the north side of the highway that splits Mustang Island and run toward and away from Corpus Christi Bay. Once back on the south side, 13 of Newport Dunes’ remaining 15 holes play either into or with the wind – depending on the day and time of year – making the course a different challenge with each round. Perhaps the most picturesque offering at Newport Dunes is the 148-yard par-3 13th, from which you can see over the grasscovered dunes that separate the course from the beach. Then at 14 (a 381-yard par-4) the www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 33

large putting surface seems to disappear between grass-covered dunes – there’s more room on the green than you think. The closer at Newport Dunes allows you to leave the course with some bragging rights. A par-5 playing at 508 yards, you must avoid two large grassy dunes at the landing area and three small bunkers at the front of the green. Newport Dunes should be considered one of the best courses in Texas. With its perfect conditioning, fantastic landscaping and firstclass touches like wooden flag poles and old-time wooden trap rakes, the experience at Newport Dunes is second to none.

Changes in latitude and attitude at South Padre Island GC There is a change in attitude as you go further south in latitude on your way toward the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Here – even as the region continues to grow in population and as a center for commerce and a link to Mexico – time seems to pass a little slower. This is a place where life is good and the living is fun and a bit more laid back. A recent National Golf Foundation poll found that the Rio Grande Valley has more

playable days of golf per year (less than 25 days lost) than anywhere else in the United States, making the Valley the place to tee it up once the weather turns frigid. Longtime PGA Tour professional Dave Stockton once said, “When the ducks are walking, you know it is too windy to be playing golf.” The South Texas coast is a place where folks don’t even mention the wind unless it tops the 40-mile per hour mark. At the South Padre Island Golf Club, golfcourse designers Stephen Caplinger and Chris Cole took the fact that there would normally be at least a 20-mph wind into consideration when they fashioned the track. Around every bend and on virtually every hole at South Padre Island Golf Club, you will find reasons that it is one of the finest in the Rio Grande Valley. Enveloped by nature and buffeted by the wind, the track is truly an oasis. Set across Laguna Madre, the area’s intercoastal waterway, from its island namesake, South Padre Island GC features a handful of holes right on the water, all just a few short miles from the Gulf of Mexico – it’s the southernmost course in Texas. Don’t expect protection from the wind, so just deal with it and take advantage of the chances you will have to attack the course with the

breeze at your back. Opened in 1997 as the centerpiece of a gleaming residential community developed by Landmark Land, the folks behind PGA West, Kiawah Island and Oak Tree, the South Padre Island GC plays to a par of 72 and is 6,931 yards from its back set of five tees. It carries a rating of 73.8 and a slope of 129, but the track must be taken seriously, especially when its hardest holes – the 415yard par-4 eighth, the 409-yard par-4 11th and (perhaps surprisingly) the 133-yard par3 12th – play into a stout wind. For most of the year, the course’s shorter holes play into the wind (making them more of a challenge) and its longer offerings are tackled with a helping breeze, which allows you to hit the ball farther but also affects the spin on your ball on the approaches. The design features wide fairways bordered by native yucca, mesquite and cactus, and shots that fail to find the fairway will bury in waste areas and deep rough. The challenges at South Padre Island GC are varied and testing. The holes go one direction, then turn for a while, then go in another direction. Besides the wind, you’ll also face water on half the offerings plus wetlands and high grass areas to make your round even more interesting.

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Sam Snead and Jimmy Demaret. Built along the Cayo de Oso watershed, Oso Beach GC plays out over fairly even terrain, Every golf trip needs at least two courses to play to make the visit with fairways lined by even more fun, so here’s an alternate track for the Galveston, Port trees and plenty of bunAransas and South Padre Island courses, respectively. All three can kers that impact strategy stand alone as great places to play but really make the grade as vi- throughout. The toughest hole is the 180-yard able companion courses. par-3 No. 13, which is played directly into the The Wilderness GC About an hour from Galveston in Lake Jackson but well worth prevailing south wind, the trip, is The Wilderness Golf Course. Designed by Texas-based with a tee shot over waJeffrey Brauer and GolfScapes, The Wilderness opened for play in ter that can be intimidatOso Beach Golf Course. May 2004. The course bounds up and down through the region’s ing. protected wetlands, giving it a natural flow by bringing tees and greens close together. Most players love its 551-yard, par-5 seventh Rancho Viejo CC hole, which ends with a putting surface that’s 70 yards deep; you Opened for play in 1971, the 36-hole facility at Rancho Viejo Recould hit it with any one of at least five clubs on your approach sort and Country Club was the only real option for championship shot. Missing the green on either side can be penal. “I call that green golf in South Texas for four decades. Over the years, the golf coursa conversation piece and it seems to work because everybody men- es at Rancho Viejo – called El Diablo (the Devil) and El Angel (the tions it,” Brauer said. Angel) – have played host to the PGA Tour Qualifying School (the likes of Curtis Strange, Craig Stadler and Peter Jacobsen earned their cards here) as well as celebrities and golfers looking to escape the Oso Beach GC You can get a sense of Texas golf history in Corpus Christi at Oso winter chill. Fashioned by Dennis Arp and updated several times Beach Golf Course, an 18-hole John Bredemus design, which opened through the years, you’ll also find plenty of water hazards – eight of to the public in 1946. At its opening, the Corpus Christi Golf Associ- them on El Diablo and a dozen on El Angel. ation promoted the facility with its “World Championship Four-Ball Compiled by Steve Habel. Match” featuring the dream foursome of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson,

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Fazio gem on the border Butterfield Trail in El Paso by steve habel

Make Butterfield Trail, along with Painted Dunes, part of your next trip through El Paso.

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l Paso is a part of Texas but a world away from just about everything else in the Lone Star State. It lies in a different time zone and is set at the end of the Texas frontier and the gateway to New Mexico’s Land of Enchantment. It’s also home to a high-desert terrain of sand and rock and cactus and scrub brush that’s perfect for target golf, an oasis of green amid the earth tones and dust devils. All this adds up to a boon for golfers, who can tee it up year-round and get different challenges depending on the seasons and the wind. The city has two great daily-fee golf courses – Butterfield Trail Golf Club and the 27-hole Painted Dunes Golf Course. Butterfield Trail GC is the only public premium Tom Fazio-designed course in Texas and was recently ranked as the No. 3 Best Municipal Course by Golfweek Magazine. The ranking comes as the course celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2012. Butterfield Trail GC, a par-72 playing at 7,307 yards from the championship tees, is routed across 175 acres on property owned by the El Paso International Airport and is managed by KemperSports. Fazio’s design takes advantage of the dis-

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tinctive desert topography, including sand dunes and native flora and fauna, which highlight the Southwest’s natural beauty. There’s more than 55 feet of elevation change on the site. Most of the greens at Butterfield Trail GC (www.butterfieldtrailgolf. com) are raised, and there are knolls, a few blind shots and plenty of bunkers, including vast waste areas. Sections of the course have a links-link feel and others are desert, targetgolf tests. The whole course flows together in dual loops around two large lakes. Butterfield Trail GC’s par-3s may be its best holes. The 10th is one of the most beautiful on the course; from the tee, you get a real links feel with the sand dunes and bunkering left of the green. You can see most of the golf course from the elevated tee on the par-3 17th, which overlooks the hole’s large putting surface 233 yards away. Until Butterfield Trail was built, the only real option for high-end public golf in El Paso was Painted Dunes GC, located about 10 miles north toward the Texas-New Mexico state line. Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course was designed by architects Ken Dye (who fashioned the original 18 holes) and Jeffrey

Brauer (the architect for the newest nine, the North course). Carved out of the Chihuahuan Desert, the East, West and North courses at Painted Dunes sit at the foothills of the Franklin Mountains and offer the scenic beauty of native foliage and desert wildlife. Here you’ll find plenty of championshipstyle golf, with undulating greens and rolling hills that make finesse and good aim imperative. The layout rewards golfers who can manage their golf game around the penalties that lie in wait. It is a true desert course designed with great imagination. Because the landscape is very flat, just 100,000 cubic yards of dirt were moved during the course’s construction. Players will see native cacti, mesquite, creosote bushes and Mormon tea plants, which signifies the area was once used as a trail by pioneers. Since its opening in 1991, Painted Dunes (www.painteddunes.com) has been one of the most acclaimed municipal golf courses in Texas and has received accolades from Golf Digest, Texas Golfer, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Dallas Morning News as being one of the preeminent golf facilities in Texas and the Southwest.

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Rebirth of The Ridges by bill harper The Ridges golf complex in Arkansas was in danger of being a $7 million mistake. That’s how much the state of Arkansas spent on initial construction of the Andy Dye-designed 27-hole facility in scenic Village Creek State Park in eastern Arkansas near Crowley’s Ridge, hoping to draw visitors from both Memphis and Little Rock. The state’s partner in the project, Valley Creek Resort LLC, was to supervise construction, operate the course and build a resort lodge and other amenities. Things didn’t work out and Valley Creek went under, leaving the course mostly completed but in bad shape, and the clubhouse unfinished. That left the state in a quandary. Pull the plug or pump in even more money. Arkansas’ Department of Parks and Tourism, with director Greg Butts and regional supervisor Marcel Hanzlik leading the way, pushed hard for finishing the project. They found another $2 million on top of the original $7 million investment to complete the 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, build a cart barn, complete the driving range and improve turfgrass conditions throughout. The improvement is ongoing. “It needed a lot of work,” said director of golf Jesse Weeks, a 30year veteran of the golf industry. “There were lots of issues. Drainage. Downed limbs, trees. The conditioning had suffered. The previous owners hadn’t spent any money to maintain it.’’ It was no small undertaking. That’s why it was prudent to simply lock the gate, close the doors and make the much-needed repairs and upgrades. In addition to removing dead and downed trees and fixing problems caused by the April 2011 flood, the state embarked on an ex38 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

Father and son enjoy the beauty of The Ridges in Village Creek. tensive overhaul, resprigging all greens with MiniVerde Bermuda and overhauling the fairways and tees with Tiff 419 Bermuda, reworking the sand traps and, more importantly, fixing damagied erosion and drainage areas. Weeks, when he talks about The Ridges, sounds like he’s giving a halftime rah-rah pep talk, which is something the former football coach has done. “We want to make this the best public golf course in the state,” he said. “And the state wants it too. “We have the three 9-hole courses open. And we have a new clubhouse being built along with an imaginative driving range with golfers hitting into a beautiful hillside setting. And we’re building a gigantic putting area. Amenities you need at a resort golf course. All of it should be open next summer. Then the next phase will be constructing a lodge so golfers can come and stay.” Making things more accessible doesn’t hurt either. Construction has begun on a more direct entrance to the facility, with a direct route off Arkansas 284 highway. It’s only 13 miles north of I-40 from Exit 242 at Forrest City and Wynne. What does all this mean to Arkansas? Plenty. While the state basically wants to break even, it also wants the course to not only draw golfers but other tourists, especially those who enjoy bike trails, hiking, camping and even some fishing. It has two lakes. The course will be a member of the Natural State Golf Trail, which features a dozen of the state’s top public-access courses. According to Weeks, the course is considered the second-toughest course in the state, behind The Blessings, the notoriously difficult Robert Trent Jones Jr. layout near Fayetteville. That’s not usually good news for a resort course, but Weeks said all skill levels will enjoy it, playing the proper set of tees. For more information, go to Arkansas.com or call 870-238-5226. www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 39

At left, Cypress Bend in Many, La.

Around the Bend Spicy golf in Louisiana by bill harper For the adventurous golfer who may want to combine spicy five-course meals with a five-course trip, mosey around northern Louisiana for a week. A recent tour conducted by the Explore Louisiana North highlighted the five northernmost courses on the Audubon Golf Trail. Some had as much kick as Louisiana’s famed cuisine. One upside to Louisiana golf is that if things are going bad on the course, just go eat. Numerous places, such as Tunks at Toledo Bend Resort, to name one, were awesome. Seafood and Cajun fare dominate and I bit the head off my first crawfish. 40 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

The steaks are a wonder as well, especially at Waterfront Grill at the Black Bear Golf Course. No A-1 steak sauce needed. But golf comes first. The northern Louisiana tour included stops at five venues: Olde Oaks Golf Club outside Shreveport; Cypress Bend Resort Golf on Toledo Bend Lake just outside Many; OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria; Tamahka Trails at Marksville (next door to the new Paragon Casino Resort) and Black Bear Golf Course outside Delhi. All five of those dogs can hunt. All were different breeds, but nary a mutt in the bunch.

Many consider Black Bear the elite; at least Golfweek thought so when it labeled it as the one everyone must play in Louisiana. And it is a superior layout. When asked what he considered the signature hole, director of golf Eric Kasper didn’t hesitate: “All 18. Really!” He might be right. Hole after hole offered challenges plus scenic surroundings. Designers Dave Bechtol and Randy Russell apparently didn’t tamper much with the natural topography. Black bear sightings are not uncommon. Back in his day Teddy Roosevelt would visit and hunt those critters there. Presidents used to do things like that. All we spotted was a snake. So much for that golf ball. Not taking a backseat to Black Bear are a couple of courses in the Shreveport area. Olde Oaks Golf Club has great lineage, with pro golfer and Shreveport native Hal Sutton putting in his two-cents worth on the design. It features three nine-hole tracks: the Oak, Cypress and Meadow. General manager Kevin Coppins proudly calls Sutton’s layout “one of the finest in the region” with good reason. And wildlife lovers will have a great time identifying the myriad egrets, blue herons and other waterfowl that call the course home. Meredith Duncan, an LPGA golfer from Shreveport, says, “This course makes you hit almost every shot. It’s a really tough challenge.” The Oak and Cypress layouts feature the area lakes, trees and hills while the Meadow is more my style – open. However, it is long, measuring nearly 3,700 yards with two par5s stretching more than 500 yards. Cypress Bend indeed was a great adventure. For starters, bring a fishing pole. Toledo Bend Lake, a massive 186,000-acre impoundment, is famous nationally – if not internationally – for huge bass; no, make that gigantic. The golf course, while visually spectacular, can be a purgatory for those not in control of their game. As an example, No. 10’s tee box is high above the fairway but the landing area is only a short distance away (about 210 yards) and then it takes a drastic right turn. Hit it short, you still have to negotiate getting around the hill. Hit it long, and you could go through the fairway or possibly wind up in the belly of a largemouth bass. Cypress Bend isn’t easy. And, as golf operations manager Ken Rams points out, “you have to play it two or three times to under-

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stand where to hit the ball.” Many holes have blind landing areas and at least 10 border or cross portions of the lake. The 17the hole has an inlet in front and the lake behind with an elevated tee box. As Rams noted, “In the late evenings this hole is spectacular with the sunsets.” My next trip will include a stay at the resort with its majestic views and elegant country inn décor. OakWing is a risk-reward layout by Jim Lipe on the grounds of the former England Air Force Base. Trees, bayous and lakes are its natural defenses. Tamahka Trails just looked easy. As course superintendent Tex Reed laughed, “We give golfers a wee bit of a different challenge than just all the lakes and bayous and hills.” Translation: Bunkers. Lots of them. After hitting into a few and nearly killing myself getting out (yep, they are deep), I simply called them hellholes. Can I say that in a golf magazine? “We don’t have all the water other courses have,” said director of golf Matt Goldsmith. They make up for it with the bunkers. Each bunker has a sand bottom but with grass walls. “It’s really easier on the golfer,” said Goldsmith. “If you hit into one the ball will roll

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Tamahka Trails is one of the wonders of northern Louisiana. down into the bottom and you don’t have golfers a chance to escape.” any of those plugged shots in the side. With Sometimes that escape has to be backthe ball coming to rest in the bottom it gives wards. Hello Scotland with alligators.

The 18th hole at TPC Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach

Still big, crazy and golf mad by james a. frank There are two questions no one can answer definitively about Myrtle Beach. First: How big is it? The area referred to as the “Grand Strand” stretches about 70 miles, roughly from Shallotte, N.C., to Pawleys Island, S.C. It’s a long way but linked end to end by Highway 17, which is lined by amusements and amenities to suit every taste. Second: How many golf courses are there? A few years ago, the count stood around 120, but a few dozen washed away in the recent economic hurricane. Still, there are at least 90. That’s more than enough. The point is, whatever you’ve heard about Myrtle Beach — including its designation as the “golf capital of the world” — is no exaggeration. Myrtle is big, it’s crazy, it’s golf-mad. But most of all, it’s fun. And a trip worth making no matter what kind of golfer you are. The going is easy because the airport is centrally located, there are hundreds of hotels in all price and quality ranges, and you can eat anything from fast food to the finest food. But best of all, Myrtle Beach is the original golf-package paradise, with rounds and rooms bundled together for enormous savings. Do a little Internet browsing—start with the sites for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday (golfholiday.com) and National Golf Management (mbn.com)—and you’ll be overwhelmed with options. The hard part is choosing where to play. Whether you’re coming for a long weekend

or a month in a seaside condo, expect to have choices and lots of them. Relying on my own visits and the views of some local experts, here are the top dozen or so courses. If you can work a few of these into any Myrtle Beach golf-fest, you’ll leave more than happy. My favorite course is The Dunes, Myrtle’s second-oldest track having been laid out by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1947. A private club that’s open to the public, guests are treated like members. But it’s the big, classic course — featuring wide fairways and large greens, and freshened by breezes off the nearby ocean — that’s the real treat. And there are few holes anywhere more exciting than the par-5 13th, bending more than 90 degrees around Lake Singleton and daring golfers to go for it. Near the southern end of the Strand are two Mike Stranz-designed layouts side-by-side. Caledonia Fish and Golf Club is the gentler, but still heavily mounded and undulating. Its fraternal twin, True Blue, is the more extreme and diabolical. Fairways are wide but tees placed in odd positions, and the hazards — sand and water — are carved into unusual shapes that add to the surreal atmosphere. The late Stranz was part-artist/part-madman and his courses are love ’em or hate ’em masterpieces you need to see for yourself. Next door to True Blue is a course that couldn’t be more different. Even its name, The Heritage Club, evokes age-old traditions and an ambience epitomized by the moss-

draped trees that enshroud the entrance drive. More trees line the fairways and guard some of the tricky, rolling greens. Look for the historic plaques that mark graveyards near the fourth green and eighth tee: Across the street is Pawley’s Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus design comprised of two distinctively different nines. The front winds through big trees, fancy homes, and the sort of overcooked mounding Jack made famous three decades ago. But once the Atlantic starts to loom around hole 12, everything changes: Two par-3s play across a wide salt marsh to hard-to-find greens, while the rest of the finish is affected by breezes and egos, the golfer’s and Jack’s. Pawley’s is one tough test, good enough to make you ignore some Nicklausian excess. The oldest golf club in Myrtle Beach is Pine Lakes International, which started it all in 1927. Known as “The Granddaddy” for its ancestral role, Pine Lakes is no fuddy-duddy but a challenging and charming reminder of golf’s golden age. It’s the perfect course for walking (and one of the few on the Strand that allow it!), being generally flat with all the trouble in view. The clubhouse is especially attractive. Check out the old prints and clippings on the walls, as well as the Myrtle Beach Hall of Fame out back. Grande Dunes is the name of a massive hotel/marina complex on the Intracoastal Waterway as well as a deceiving course just behind. After a rather uninspiring beginning, the course picks up steam — and piques one’s interest — when returning to the waterway that lines most of the back side. Tidewater made a big splash when it opened a little more than 20 years ago because it was designed by an amateur, local attorney Ken Tomlinson, who followed his gut and the land. Moving through trees, in marsh, and along the Intracoastal over generally flat terrain, Tidewater is one of the area’s more natural layouts. If it’s lost a little luster of late, it’s still highly regarded. There are four courses at the Barefoot Resort, designed by an amazingly talented quartet of architects: Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman and Davis Love. They’re all good, but I was especially taken by Love’s labor, which is wide open yet very strategic, demanding good distance control and a precise short game. Be sure to avoid the plantation house ruins on the front nine. Among other courses favored by those who know are the TPC Myrtle Beach (also designed by Fazio), King’s North and River’s Edge (both Arnold Palmer), Willbrook (Dan Maples), the very difficult Long Bay (Nicklaus), and Prestwick (Pete and P.B. Dye). Plus another 75 or so more. www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 43

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Frederick Country Club • Location: 1000 N. First St., Frederick • Address: Drawer E, Frederick, 73542 • Par/Yardage: 36/3120 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1930s • Director of Golf: Chuck Akin (GM) • Superintendent: Randy Doze • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 580-335-2911 Gaillardia Country Club • Address: 5300 Gaillardia Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73142 • Par/Yardage: 72/6791 whites, 7255 blues • Course Rating: 76.9; Slope: 141 • Architect: Arthur Hills • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf: Peter Vitali, PGA • Superintendent: Sean Hogan, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool, tennis, fitness center, basketball courts, volleyball courts

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping greens, four bunkers, short- game range

• Lessons: Peter Vitali, Pat Bates; four assistants • Email: pvitali@gaillardia.com • Website: www.gaillardia.com • Phone Number: 405-302-2810 Golf Club of Oklahoma • Location: 20400 E. 141st St., Broken Arrow, 74014 • Address: Box 205, Broken Arrow, 74013 • Par/Yardage: 72/6796 whites, 7183 blues • Course Rating: 75.3; Slope: 141 • Architect: Tom Fazio • Year Opened: 1983 • Director of Golf: Bobby Hadden. PGA • Superintendent: Gary Hallett, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool, cottages

• Practice Facilities: indoor driving range, putting green,

chipping greens, bunkers, extensive indoor computerized teaching system • Lessons: Bobby Hadden, PGA/ Suzie Fisher ( PGA Director of Instruction) • Email: golfpro@golfclubofok.com • Website: www.golfcluboklahoma.com • Phone Number: 918-486-6579

Guthrie Golf and Country Club • Address: 3401 E. Oklahoma 105, Guthrie, 73044 • Par/Yardage: 70/6245 whites, 6454 blues • Course Rating: 71.3; Slope: 126 • Architect: Alex Findlay • Year Opened: 1900 • Head Professional: Leslie Rhinehart (GM) • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis, lake, full-bar

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Jack Rhinehart, PGA • Email: guthriegolf@coxinet.net • Website: www.guthriecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-282-1315 The Greens Country Club • Address: 13100 Green Valley Drive, Oklahoma City, 73120

• Par/Yardage: 71/6060 whites, 6709 blues • Course Rating: 73.2; Slope: 136 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1972 • Director of Golf: Brent Cryer, PGA • Head Professional: Brent Mistler, PGA • Superintendent: Andy Thibault • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers, short game facility

• Lessons: Brent Cryer; four assistants • Email: bcryer@thegreenscc.com • Website: www.thegreenscc.com • Phone Number: 405-751-7095

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www.golfoklahoma.org Hillcrest Country Club • Address: 1901 Price Road, Bartlesville, 74006 • Par/Yardage: 72/6247 whites, 6601 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 132 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1926 • Head Professional: Bryan Heim, PGA • Superintendent: Matt Wilson, GCSAA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping

Lawton Country Club • Address: 4601 W. Gore, Lawton, 73505 • Par/Yardage: 71/6066 whites, 6444 blues • Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 119 • Architect: Perry Maxwell (original 9), Floyd Farley

• Lessons: Bryan Heim; two assistants • Email: golfshop@hillcrestok.com • Website: www.hillcrestok.com • Phone Number: 918-333-0687

• Lessons: Jeff Mayhall, PGA apprentice • Email: lawtonclub@sbcglobal.net • Phone Number: 580-353-2073

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Indian Springs Country Club • Address: 16006 E. 131st, Broken Arrow, 74011 River Course

• Par/Yardage: 72/6136 whites, 6932 blues • Course Rating: 74.4; Slope: 131 • Architect: George Fazio • Year Opened: 1967 Windmill Course

• Par/Yardage: 70/5526 whites, 5894 blues • Course Rating: 69.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1974 • Head Professional: Michael Boyd, PGA apprentice • Superintendent: David Jones, GCSAA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers, short game facility

• Lessons: Michael Boyd; three assistants • Email: mboyd@indianspringsclub.com • Website: www.indianspringscc.com • Phone Number: 918-455-9515

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• Year Opened: 1948 • Superintendent: Justin Gary, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping

due to vandalism) • Director of Golf: Kelly Byrd, PGA • Superintendent: Stephen Fox, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Kelly Byrd • Email: wkbyrd@pga.com • Website: www.mcalesterproshop.com • Phone Number: 918-423-3599

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Links at Stillwater • Address: 4599 N. Washington, Stillwater, 74075 • Par/Yardage: 71/5788 white, 6258 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 2005 • Head Professional: Blake Bergman (GM) • Superintendent: A.J. McGilbery • Green Fees: $35 (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, grill, pool, fitness center, tanning beds, hot tub

• Practice Facilities: putting green, aqua driving range • Lessons: Blake Bergman • Email: stillwater.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.linksatstillwatergolf.com • Phone Number: 405-780-7167 McAlester Country Club • Location: 1500 Country Club Road, McAlester, 74502 • Address: Box 1122, McAlester, 74502 • Par/Yardage: 70/5593 whites, 6073 blues • Course Rating: 70.3; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley (second 9), Mark Hayes • Year Opened: 1911, 1956, 1999 (second 9), 2005 (rebuild

Meadowbrook Country Club • Address: 9300 E. 81st St., Tulsa, 74133 • Par/Yardage: 71/6261 whites, 6741 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 131 • Architect: Press Maxwell (original 9), Don Sechrest (second 9), Jay Morrish/Carter Morrish (redesign)

• Year Opened: 1948 • Director of Golf: Libby Meyer (GM) • Head Professional: Todd Kinnikin, PGA • Superintendent: Jason Judd, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green,three hole par 3 course

• Lessons: Martin Maritz; two assistants • Email: Golfpro1200@meadowbrookcc.com • Website: www.meadowbrookcc.net • Phone Number: 918-252-4122, 918-252-4121 Moore Golf and Athletic Club • Address: 920 SW 19th St., Moore, 73160 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 6789 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 117 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Jason Beauchamp (GM) • Superintendent: Jeremy McPherson, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, weight room, tennis courts, grill, pools

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Email: moore.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 405-790-0264 Muskogee Country Club • Address: 2400 N. Country Club Road, Muskogee, 74403 • Par/Yardage: 71/6280 whites, 6665 blues • Course Rating: 71.9; Slope: 127 • Architect: Leslie Brownlee, Perry Maxwell (first redesign), Tripp Davis (second redesign)

• Year Opened: 1924 • Head Professional: Brent Anderson, PGA • Superintendent: Derron Day, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

• Lessons: Brent Anderson, PGA; two assistants • Email: brent@muskogeecountryclub.com • Website: www.muskogeecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-683-0291 Oak Hills Country Club • Address: 519 N. Country Club Road, Ada, 74820 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 6581 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936 • Director of Golf: Nathan Johnson (GM) • Head Professional: Tony Pyrum • Superintendent: Brad Grigg, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, bar & grill

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Tony Pyrum • Email: oakhills@cableone.net • Website: www.oakhillsada.com • Phone Number: 580-332-3762

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Oak Tree Country Club • Address: 700 W. Country Club Drive, Edmond, 73003 East Course

• Par/Yardage: 70/6493 whites, 7087 blues • Course Rating: 76.9; Slope: 139 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1981 West Course

• Par/Yardage: 70/6270 whites, 6752 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 129 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1983 • Head Professional: Mark Fuller, PGA • Superintendent: Brett Shupe, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, full-service sports center, golf carts

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers

• Lessons: Mark Fuller; Devin Davenport; three assistants • Email: mark.fuller@oaktreecc.net • Website: www.oaktreecc.net • Phone Number: 405-340-1010 Oak Tree National • Address: 1515 W. Oak Tree Drive, Edmond, 73025 • Par/Yardage: 71/6424 whites, 7410 blues • Course Rating: 79.3; Slope: 155 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1976 • Director of Golf: Steve Kimmel, PGA • Head Professional: Jon Sandell, PGA • Superintendent: Josh Cook, GCSAA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers

• Lessons: Steve Kimmel, Jon Sandell; two assistants • Email: skimmel@oaktreenational.com • Website: www.oaktreenational.com • Phone Number: 405-348-2004

Oaks Country Club • Location: 6500 S. 49th W .Ave., Tulsa, 74131 • Address: Box 9339, Tulsa, 74157 • Par/Yardage: 71/6280 whites, 6802 blues • Course Rating: 71.5; Slope: 119 • Architect: A.W. Tillinghast, Perry Maxwell (redesign) • Year Opened: 1924 • Head Professional: Rick Reed, PGA • Superintendent: Dan Robinson, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers, short-game area

• Lessons: Rick Reed; four assistants • Website: www.oakscountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-446-5518 Oakwood Country Club • Address: 1601 N. Oakwood Road, Enid, 73703 • Par/Yardage: 71/6694 whites, 7059 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 121 • Architect: Perry Maxwell/Press Maxwell, Mark Hayes (redesign)

• Year Opened: 1947 • Head Professional: Tim Mendenhall, PGA • Superintendent: Scott Brady, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, indoor and outdoor tennis, pool

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers

• Lessons: Tim Mendenhall; one assistant • Email: timmengolf@suddenlinkmail.com • Website: www.occofenid.org • Phone Number: 580-242-5408 Oklahoma City Golf and C.C. • Address: 7000 NW Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73116 • Par/Yardage: 71/6315 whites, 6861 blues • Course Rating: 73.2; Slope: 128 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, A.W. Tillinghast (redesign)

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Year Opened: 1927 • Head Professional: Tim Fleming, PGA • Superintendent: Craig Elms, GCSAA-CGCS • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, health club/spa

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers

• Lessons: Tim Fleming; three assistants; Len Casteel, PGA Pro Emeritus

• Email: golfshop@okcgcc.com • Website: www.okcgcc.com • Phone Number: 405-848-4344 Owasso Golf and Athletic Club • Address: 13604 E. 84th St. N., Owasso, 74055 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 7034 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 116 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Mark Carey, PGA • Superintendent: Aaron Chisoe • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

• Lessons: Mark Carey; Eric Norton • Email: owasso.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.owassogolfac.com • Phone Number: 918-274-4884 Ponca City Country Club • Address: 1101 N. Pecan, Ponca City, 76104 • Par/Yardage: 72/6045 whites, 6495 blues • Course Rating: 71.4; Slope: 126 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Arnold Palmer/Don Sechrest (redesign)

• Year Opened: mid-1920s • Head Professional: David Abbott, PGA Apprentice • Superintendent: Doyle Brookshire, GCSAA-CGCS • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis

Down the canyon at the 14th hole at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso. • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping The Patriot Golf Club greens, bunkers • Location: 5790 N. Patriot Dr., Owasso, 74055 • Lessons: Bruce Maddux; one assistant • Address: 19201 E. 72nd St. North, Owasso, 74055 • Email: bmadduxtccc@cableone.net • Par/Yardage: 72/6721 whites, 7158 blues • Website: www.poncacitycountryclub.net • Course Rating: 74.3; Slope: 130 • Phone Number: 580-762-4413 • Architect: Robert Trent Jones II • Year Opened: 2010

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9-Hole Regulation (continued) The Greens on Blossom Way Golf & Country Club, Rogers, AR 479-631-1811 The Links at Cadron Valley Golf & Country Club, Conway, AR 501-336-0909 The Links at The Rock Golf & Country Club, N. Little Rock, AR 501-812-0304 The Links at Columbia Golf & Country Club, Columbia MO 573-474-4459 The Links at Starkville Golf & Country Club, Starkville, MS 662-323-1280 The Links at Oxford Golf & Country Club, Oxford, MS 662-234-4875 The Links of Madison County Golf & Country Club, Canton, MS 601-859-0585 The Links on Memorial Golf & Athletic Club, Bixby, OK 918-369-6035 The Links at Mustang Creek Golf & Country Club, Yukon, OK 405-577-5858 The Links at Lincoln Golf & Country Club, Lincoln, NE 402-476-1012 9-Hole Executive The Links at Springdale Golf & Country Club, Springdale, AR 479-750-0216 The Links at Bentonville Golf & Athletic Club, Bentonville, AR 479-271-0163 The Links at Jonesboro Golf & Athletic Club, Jonesboro, AR 870-932-2578 The Links at Rainbow Curve Golf & Country Club, Bentonville, AR 479-657-6707 The Links at Texarkana Golf & Athletic Club, Texarkana, AR 870-773-6154 The Links at Oklahoma City Golf & Athletic Club, Oklahoma City, OK 405-936-9214 9- Hole Par 3 Lakeside Village Golf & Athletic Club, Fayetteville, AR 479-442-7748 The Links at Lowell Golf & Athletic Club, Lowell, AR 479-770-6066 The Links at Fort Smith Golf & Athletic Club, Ft. Smith, AR 479-648-9691 The Links at Harrison Golf & Athletic Club, Harrison, AR 870-365-3621 The Links at Sherwood Golf & Athletic Club, Sherwood, AR 501-833-8011

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Director of Golf: Chris Jarrett, PGA • Head Professional: Chris Jarrett, PGA • Superintendent: Jeremy Dobson, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, cottages • Practice Facilities: driving range, pitching area, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Chris Jarrett, Daniel Barlow; one assistant • Email: golfshop@patriotgolfclub.com • Website: www.patriotgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-272-1260 Quail Creek Golf and Country Club • Address: 3501 Quail Creek Road, Oklahoma City, 73120 • Par/Yardage: 72/6464 whites, 6933 blues • Course Rating: 75.2; Slope: 140 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Golf Resources, Inc. (redesign) • Year Opened: 1961 • Director of Golf: Bob Philbrick, PGA General Manager • Head Professional: Kyle Flinton, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Link, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens • Lessons: Kyle Flinton; three assistants • Email: kflinton@quailcreekgcc.com • Website: www.quailcreekgcc.com • Phone Number: 405-751-4833

River Oaks Golf Course • Location: 1 1/2 miles east of I-35 on Hefner Road, Edmond

• Address: 10909 Clubhouse Road, Edmond, 73013 • Par/Yardage: 71/6305 whites, 6750 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 132 • Architect: Andy McCormick • Year Opened: 1995 • Director of Golf: Andy McCormick, PGA • Superintendent: Tom Dougherty, GCSAA

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• Year Opened: 1992 • Head Professional: Dave Bryan, PGA • Superintendent: K.D. Davis, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping

facilities • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Andy McCormick; Jim Young; two assistants • Email: link on website • Website: www.riveroaksgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-771-5800

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Shawnee Golf and Country Club • Location: 2501 Augusta Drive, Shawnee, 74801 • Address: Box 1574, Shawnee, 74802 • Par/Yardage: 71/6407 whites, 6851 blues • Course Rating: 73.3; Slope: 129 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Bland Pittman (redesign) • Year Opened: 1930’s, 1998 (redesign) • Head Professional: Donavan Grahn, PGA • Superintendent: Larry Taylor, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, fairway bunker

• Lessons: Donavan Grahn; one assistant • Email: donavan@shawneecc.com • Website: www.shawneecc.com • Phone Number: 405-273-2764

• Lessons: David Bryan; four assistants • Email: dbryan@southernhillscc.org • Website: www.southernhillscc.org • Phone Number: 918-494-0001 Stillwater Country Club • Address: 5215 W. Country Club Dr., Stillwater, 74074 • Par/Yardage: 70/5909 whites, 6524 blues • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 124 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1967, 2001 (redesign) • Head Professional: Chuck Coatney, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Jared Wooten, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers

• Lessons: Chuck Coatney • Website: www.thestillwatercountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-372-8987

Southern Hills Country Club • Location: 2636 E. 61st St., Tulsa, 74136 • Address: Box 702298, Tulsa, 74170

The Territory Golf and Country Club • Address: RR 1, Box 218, Duncan, 73533 • Par/Yardage: 72/6673 whites, 7110 blues • Course Rating: 73.9; Slope: 126 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 2003 • Director of Golf: Tim Johnson, PGA • Head Professional: Brady Fennel, PGA • Superintendent: Brad Babek, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping

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• Par/Yardage: 71/6588 whites, 7150 blues • Course Rating: 76.8; Slope: 144 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936, 2005 (redesign for 2007 PGA championship) 9-Hole Course • Par/Yardage: 35/3085 whites, 3293 blues • Course Rating: 71.8; Slope: 126 • Architect: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Lessons: Brady Fennel, PGA • Email: info@territorygolf.com • Website: www.territorygolf.com • Phone Number: 580-475-0075

• Lessons: Jeff Combe; two assistants • Email: jcombe@tulsacountryclub.com • Website: www.tulsacountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-585-8719

The Trails Golf Course • Address: 3200 S. Berry Road, Norman, 73072 • Par/Yardage: 70/6308 whites, 6602 blues • Course Rating: 74.2; Slope: 136 • Architect: Leon Howard • Year Opened: 1983, 2002 (front 9 renovation) • Director of Golf: Jim Hess, PGA • Head Professional: Alan Hager, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Randolph, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping

Twin Hills Golf and Country Club • Address: 3401 NE 36th St., Oklahoma City, 73121 • Par/Yardage: 72/6475 whites, 6905 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 132 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1923 • Head Professional: Kevin O’Brien, PGA • Superintendent: Jerry Broughton, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers

• Lessons: Kevin O’Brien; two assistants • Email: link on web site • Website: www.twin-hills.com • Phone Number: 405-427-3947

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• Lessons: Alan Hager; one assistant • Email: links on web site • Website: www.trailsgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-360-1920

Willow Creek Golf and Country Club • Location: N.W. of I-240 & South Pennsylvania • Address: 6501 S. Country Club Drive, Oklahoma City,

Tinker Air Force Base Golf Course • Address: Tinker Air Force Base, 6441 Arnold St., Midwest City, 73145

• Par/Yardage: 72/6033 whites, 6336 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1960 • Director of Golf: TBD • Head Professional: Mike Nagle • Superintendent: Jim Broughton, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

• Lessons: Jonathan Kula, Dan Johns • Email: cathy.clarkfleck@tinker.af.mil • Website: www.tinkerliving.com • Phone Number: 405-734-2909

The ruggedly beautiful setting of The Territory in Duncan. Tulsa Country Club • Address: 701 N. Union, Tulsa, 74127 • Par/Yardage: 70/6231 gold; 6663 black; 7002 green • Course Rating: 74.9; Slope: 129 • Architect: A.W. Tillinghast, Jay Morrish (redesign) • Year Opened: 1920, 1988 (redesign) • Head Professional: Jeff Combe, PGA • Superintendent: Brady Finton, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunkers

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• Par/Yardage: 72/6084 whites, 6450 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126 • Architect: Ab Justice • Year Opened: 1952 • Director of Golf: Cimmaron Grubb, PGA • Superintendent: Sean Mason, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, practice bunker

• Lessons: Cimmaron Grubb • Email: proshop@willowcreekcc.org • Website: www.willowcreekcc.org • Phone Number: 405-685-7611

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1957 • Director of Golf: Ruby Hibberts (GM) • Superintendent: Josh Kerr • Green Fees: $13 weekdays (9 holes), $17 weekdays (18

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• Email: agccok@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-327-2296 Arrowhead State Park Golf Course • Location: U.S. 69, Canadian exit, 3.5 miles east • Address: HC 67, Box 6 Canadian, OK 74425 • Par/Yardage: 72/6325 whites, 6761 blues • Course Rating: 71.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1966 • Head Professional: Jim Ramsey • Superintendent: Rocky Murdaugh • Green Fees: $20.42 everyday, $12 seniors (m-th only), $7 juniors (walk only); $11.58 cart (per person)

Bristow G&CC, one of the state’s Perry Maxwell treasures. • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker, Adams Golf Course chipping green • Address: 5801 E. Tuxedo Blvd. Bartlesville, OK 74006 • Lessons: John Bizik, PGA apprentice; one assistant • Par/Yardage: 72/6370 whites, 6748 blues • Email: adamsgolfclub@cityofbartlesville.org • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 127 • Website: www.cityofbartlesville.org • Architect: Floyd Farley, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Phone Number: 918-331-3900 • Year Opened: 1963, 2001 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Jerry Benedict, PGA • Head Professional: John Bizik Alva Golf and Country Club • Superintendent: Jody Shahan, GCSAA • Location: 2 1/2 miles west of Alva on U.S. 281 • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $21 weekends; $7 juniors, • Address: 44483 Jefferson Rd. Alva, OK 73717 $15 seniors/twilight (weekdays); carts (per person) $7- 9 • Par/Yardage: 36/3334 holes, $12- 18 holes • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 109 • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts

Adams Golf Club ♦ 18-Hole Championship golf course that meanders along Turkey Creek and through the northeastern Oklahoma hills. ♦ State of the art practice facility.

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Jim Ramsey • Email: Jim.Ramsey@travelok.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 918-339-2769 Atoka Golf Course • Location: 1 mile west of Atoka on U.S. 75 • Address: 220 City Lake Rd. Atoka, OK 74525 • Par/Yardage: 36/3031 • Course Rating: 34.5; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Head Professional: Darrell Cochran • Superintendent: Darrell Cochran, GCSAA • Green Fees: $9 weekdays, $13.50 weekends, $9.00 cart

5801 E. Tuxedo Blvd. Bartlesville, OK 74006 www.cityofbartlesville.org

♦ Professional Tournament Services with cook out and food service for any size outing. ♦ Professional staff with a goal to make your golf round the most enjoyable.

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www.golfoklahoma.org (per 9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Brad Cochran • Email: dcochran@atokaspeedynet.net • Phone Number: 580-889-7171

• Email: blkgolf@4grc.com • Phone Number: 580-363-1228 Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course • Location: 1400 Chandler Rd., Purcell • Address: 230 W. Main Purcell, OK 73080 • Par/Yardage: 71/5797 whites, 6328 blues • Course Rating: 70.2; Slope: 116 • Architect: Mike Gowens (back 9) • Year Opened: 1922 • Head Professional: Mike Gowens, PGA • Superintendent: Alan Wilson • Green Fees: $20; $9 juniors, $13 seniors • Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, golf carts, snacks, tennis,

Bailey Ranch Golf Club • Address: 10105 Larkin Bailey Blvd. Owasso, OK 74055 • Par/Yardage: 72/6261 whites, 6726 blues • Course Rating: 73.1; Slope: 132 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1993 • Director of Golf: Corey Burd, PGA pool, RV parking access • Superintendent: Chris Cook, GCSAA • Green Fees: $40, $25 twilight, $21 seniors, $11 juniors (all • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping rates include cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

• Lessons: Corey Burd; two assistants • Email: link on website • Website: www.baileyranchgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-274-4653 Battle Creek Golf Course • Address: 3200 N. Battle Creek Dr. Broken Arrow, OK 74012

• Par/Yardage: 72/6703 whites, 7206 blues • Course Rating: 75.3; Slope: 134 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1996 • Director of Golf: Dee Roadman, PGA • Head Professional: Jeremy Lamp, PGA • Superintendent: Will Heffernan, GCSAA • Green Fees: $45 (weekdays/weekends), $30 seniors

(weekdays), $14 juniors (based on availability), $30 twilight (all rates include cart) • Amenities: restaurant with large patio area, banquet facility, pro shop, golf carts, GPS system • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Dee Roadman; Jeremy Lamp • Website: www.battlecreekgc.com • Phone Number: 918-355-4850

Beaver Pioneer Park Golf Course • Location: U.S. 270/Oklahoma 23 north of Beaver • Address: Box 1214 Beaver, OK 73932 • Par/Yardage: 36/2760 • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 128 • Year Opened: 1978 • Head Professional: Ned Kygar (GM) • Superintendent: Ned Kygar • Green Fees: $20 all day, $5 students • Amenities: golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Ned Kygar • Website: www.pioneerparkgolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 580-625-3633

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• Lessons: Mike Gowens • Email: purgolf@purcellok.net • Website: www.purcellgolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 405-527-5114 Brier Creek Golf Course • Address: 1304 N.W. Country Club Drive Stigler, OK 74462

• Par/Yardage: 35-36/2855 whites, 2885 blues • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 124 • Year Opened: 1969 • Head Professional: TBD • Green Fees: $20 all day, $20 cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 918-967-8225 Bristow Golf and Country Club • Location: Country Club Drive west of Bristow Lake • Address: Box 986 Bristow, OK 74010 • Par/Yardage: 72/5507 whites, 6247 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126

• Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1923 • Head Professional: Sheila Schroeder (GM) • Superintendent: James Cronister, GCSAA • Green Fees: $30 (18 holes ) weekdays, $17 (9 holes)

weekdays, $35 (18 holes) weekends, $20 (9 holes) weekends (all rates include cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, sports grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: cronigolf@tulsaconnect.com; slsgolf4me@live.com • Website: www.bristowcc.com • Phone Number: 918-367-5156 Broadmoore Golf Course • Address: 500 Willow Pine Drive Moore, OK 73160 • Par/Yardage: 71/6196 whites, 6478 blues • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 102 • Head Professional: Jim McGowan • Superintendent: Brent Krueger • Green Fees: $18 weekdays, $20 weekends, $11 seniors (weekdays), $16.50 twilight (weekdays), $15 military

• Amenities: limited pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Vaughn Berry • Email: broadmooregolf@gmail.net • Phone Number: 405-794-1529

Brookside Golf Course • Address: 9016 S. Shields Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73160 • Par/Yardage: 35/2543 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Floyd Farley (redesign) • Year Opened: 1930s • Head Professional: Jim McGowan • Superintendent: Brent Krueger • Green Fees: $18 (18 holes), $13 (9 holes) weekdays and weekends

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green

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Blackmer Municipal Golf Course • Address: West Panhandle Street Hooker, OK • Par/Yardage: 36/3300 • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 107 • Director of Golf: David Gibler (GM) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends • Amenities: clubhouse, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-652-2856 Blackwell Golf Course • Address: 333 Country Club Lane Blackwell, OK 74631 • Par/Yardage: 71/6273 • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1930s • Head Professional: Nick Stuart (GM) • Superintendent: Keith Peterson • Green Fees: $6 per person per 9 holes • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop

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• Lessons: Vaughn Berry • Email: contact pro shop • Phone Number: 405-632-9666 Buncombe Creek Golf Course • Address: HC 71, Box 192B Kingston, OK 73439 • Par/Yardage: 36/3024 blues, 2762 whites • Course Rating: 69.4; Slope: 114 • Architect: John O’Steen • Year Opened: 2001 • Head Professional: John O’Steen (GM) • Superintendent: Sue Brumley • Green Fees: $10 weekdays (m-th), $15 weekends (f-sun), $10 twilight (weekends only after 2pm); $5 cart (per 9 holes per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.buncolmbecreekgolf.com • Phone Number: 580-564-1260

Canyons at Blackjack Ridge • Address: 1801 N. McKinley Sand Springs, OK 74063 • Par/Yardage: 71/5799 whites, 6133 blues • Course Rating: 69.5; Slope: 125 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1955, 1996 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Brian Talley, PGA • Superintendent: Ben Martin, GCSAA • Green Fees: $34 weekdays, $39 weekends, $25 seniors, $10 juniors, $26 super twilight, $28 regular twilight

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Brian Talley; Travis Phelan; one assistant • Email: bctalle@sandspringsok.org • Website: www.thecanyonsatblackjackridge.com • Phone Number: 918-246-2606

www.golfoklahoma.org Cedar Creek State Park Golf Course • Location: 15 miles north of Broken Bow, off U.S. 259 • Address: Box 10 Broken Bow, OK 74728 • Par/Yardage: 72/6239 whites, 6582 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 125 • Architect: Ken Farley/Art Proctor • Head Professional: Kurt Adams (GM) • Superintendent: Kurt Adams, GCSAA • Green Fees: $22.01, $10 juniors, $27 seniors, $25 twilight (after 3pm) (all rates include cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, snacks, Lake View Lodge nearby

with boating, fishing, hiking; close to Beavers Bend State Park • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: cedarcreek@oklahomagolf.com • Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 580-494-6456

Cedar Crest Golf Course • Address: 110 E. 136th North Skiatook, OK 74070 • Par/Yardage: 36/2807 • Architect: Bill Gibson • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Steve Turner (GM) • Superintendent: Steve Turner (GM) • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes), $20 (18 holes) weekdays, $10 (9 holes), $15 (18 holes) senior/junior, $10 (9 holes/18 holes) tuesday/wednesday special (all rates include cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Phone Number: 918-396-0200

Cedar Valley Golf Club • Address: 210 Par Ave. Guthrie, OK 73044 • Par/Yardage: 70 for both/International Course - 5875

whites, 6520 blues; Augusta Course - 5847 whites, 6637 blues • Course Rating: International Course - 71.2/Augusta Course - 71.3; Slope: International Course - 111/Augusta Course - 115

• Architect: Floyd Farley/Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1974/1972 • Director of Golf: Duffy Martin, PGA • Head Professional: Jeff Martin, PGA • Superintendent: Gene O’bryant, GCSAA • Green Fees: $20.75 weekdays, $23.75 weekends, $17.75 twilight, $15.75 super twilight, $14.50 juniors/seniors (weekdays)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Bo Martin; Clint Colbert • Email: link on website • Website: www.cedarvalleygolfclub.com • Phone Number: 405-282-4800 Chandler Golf Course • Location: Lake Road, 3 miles north of Chandler • Address: 870426 S. 3420 Rd. Chandler, OK 74834 • Par/Yardage: 36/3182 • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 111 • Year Opened: 1972 • Director of Golf: Richard Tyler (GM) • Head Professional: Keith Duncan • Superintendent: Brent Helm • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends, $5/$6 juniors • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: call pro shop • Email: chandlergolf@brightok.net • Website: www.cityofchandler.org • Phone Number: 405-258-3068 Cherokee Hills Golf Club • Location: 770 S. Cherokee St., Catoosa • Address: Box 515-B Catoosa, OK 74015 • Par/Yardage: 70/5849 whites, 6855 blues • Course Rating: 68.3; Slope: 117 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1924, 2004 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Jeff Jarrett • Head Professional: Matt Harris • Superintendent: John Carothers, GCSAA • Green Fees: $50 weekdays, $60 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

• Lessons: Brian Montgomery • Email: link on website • Website: www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com • Phone Number: 918-384-7600

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SENIOR: Monday - Friday $300

DAILY: $32.00

INDIVIDUAL: Monday - Friday $400

WEEKEND: $37.00

SENIOR: Any Day $550

SENIOR: $24.00

INDIVIDUAL: Any Day $650

TWILIGHT: $27.00

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Cherokee Trails Golf Club • Location: U.S. 62, Tahlequah • Address: Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74464 • Par/Yardage: 36/3244 • Course Rating: 71.7; Slope: 122 • Architect: Amon Baker, Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1954, 2005 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Tim Livesay • Superintendent: Tim Livesay • Green Fees: $16 (9 holes), $22 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Phone Number: 918-458-4294 Cherry Springs Golf Course • Address: 700 E. Ballentine Road Tahlequah, OK 74464 • Par/Yardage: 72/6346 whites, 6814 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 127 • Architect: Burle Berry • Head Professional: Craig Carey • Superintendent: Craig Carey, GCSAA • Green Fees: $18 weekdays (m-th), $23 weekends (fri-

sun), $13 seniors, $7 juniors, $10 twilight (m/th only), $6 cart for 9 holes (per person), $12 cart for 18 holes (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Craig Carey; Tyler Crouch • Phone Number: 918-456-5100

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Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club • Location: 1209 Chickasaw Pointe Rd, 4 miles east of Kingston on Hwy 70

FISH & CHIPS & MORE CHIPS For the sporting and gaming enthusiast – nothing could be better than a threein-one package of golf, fishing and casino action at Pointe Vista and Choctaw Casino Resort. Enjoy Texoma’s most Dynamic Stay-n-Play Package, which includes: • Championship golf at the nationally-ranked Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club • World-class “striped bass” fishing chartered from Catfish Bay Marina • Gaming action and luxurious accommodations at Choctaw Casino Resort

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• Address: PO Box 1009 Kingston, OK 73439 • Par/Yardage: 72/5780 whites, 7085 blues • Course Rating: 75.6; Slope: 134 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Ryan Chapman, PGA • Superintendent: Ron Gates, GCSAA • Green Fees: $47 weekdays, $63 weekends, $35 seniors, $10 juniors (including cart) (all rates include range balls)

• Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant,Lake Texoma • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, 50-station driving range

• Lessons: Ryan Chapman; Paul Aycock; Eric Gaston • Email: ChickasawPointe@Pointe-Vista.com • Website: www.Pointe-Vista.com • Phone Number: 580-564-2581 Choctaw Country Club • Address: 21723 Country Club Road Poteau, OK 74953 • Par/Yardage: 36/3221 • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 119 • Architect: Aaron Ridenour • Year Opened: 1945 • Director of Golf: Jeff Tadtman (GM) • Superintendent: Scott Forsberg • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $15 cart (per person)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: proshop@choctawcountryclub.com • Website: www.choctawcountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-647-3488 PO Box 1009, Kingston, OK 73439 / www.Pointe-Vista.com

Choctaw Creek Golf Course • Address: 2200 N. Hiwassee Choctaw, OK 73020 • Par/Yardage: 71/6012 whites, 6452 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 118 • Architect: Tom Billings • Year Opened: 1989 • Director of Golf: Scott Donovan, PGA • Superintendent: Joey McRee • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $21 weekends, $6 juniors, $16 seniors (50-61), $13 super seniors (62+), $11 carts

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, restaurant • Practice Facilities: driving range, covered driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

• Lessons: Scott Donovan, PGA • Email: golfshop@choctawcreekgolf.com • Website: www.choctawcreekgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-769-7166 Cimarron National Golf Course • Address: 500 Duffy’s Way Guthrie, OK 73044 Cimarron National

• Par/Yardage: 71/5867 whites, 6468 blues • Course Rating: 68.1; Slope: 120 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1992 Aqua Canyon

• Par/Yardage: 70/5864 whites, 6415 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 114 • Architect: Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1994 • Director of Golf: Duffy Martin, PGA • Head Professional: Marty Colbert, PGA • Superintendent: Gene O’Bryant, GCSAA • Green Fees: $32 weekdays, $35 weekends, $25.75

seniors, $29 twilight, $27 super twilight (includes cart)

The Golf Club at Cimarron Trails 1400 Lovers Lane • Perkins, OK 74059 Conveniently located 45 min from Tulsa and Oklahoma City For tee times and tournaments call 405-547-5701 or visit us on our web site at cimarrontrails.com

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• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Bo Martin and Clint Colbert • Email: cimarron500@msn.com • Website: www.cimarronnational.com • Phone Number: 405-282-7888

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Chickasaw Pointe with Lake Texoma in the background. Cimarron Trails Clary Fields Golf Club • Address: 1400 Lovers Lane Perkins, OK 74059 • Address: 9999 S. 49th W. Ave. Sapulpa, OK 74066 • Par/Yardage: 72/6501 whites, 6959 blues • Par/Yardage: 71/6257 whites, 6774 blues • Course Rating: 73.7; Slope: 122 • Course Rating: 72.7; Slope: 125 • Architect: Kevin Benedict • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1994 • Year Opened: 2000 • Head Professional: Lynn Rowland • Director of Golf: Tomas Hnizdo, PGA • Superintendent: Trevor Clinesmith • Green Fees: $34 Weekdays, $39 Weekends, $27 seniors/ • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $36 weekends, $10.83 juniors juniors Mon-Fri, $27 twilight (includes cart) (weekdays), $25 seniors (weekdays) (includes cart) • Amenities: clubhouse, banquet room, event center for • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, banquet and weddings, receptions, parties, pro shop, snack bar, golf conference room

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Luke Benedict • Email: luke.benedict@cimarrontrails.com • Website: www.cimarrontrails.com • Phone Number: 405-547-5701

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• Practice Facilities: driving range, short-game area, putting green, bunker

• Lessons: Tomas Hnizdo • Email: link on website • Website: www.claryfields.com • Phone Number: 918-248-4080

Cobblestone Creek Golf Course • Address: 700 E. Smith Ferry Road Muskogee, OK 74403 • Par/Yardage: 72/6465 whites, 6936 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 127 • Architect: Jerry Slack • Year Opened: 1997 • Director of Golf: Dick Scott • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $35 weekends, $22 seniors

(weekdays), $30 seniors (weekends), $24 twilight (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Phone Number: 918-682-4845

Coffee Creek Golf Club • Address: 4000 N. Kelly Ave. Edmond, OK 73003 • Par/Yardage: 70/6076 whites, 6624 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 125 • Year Opened: 1991

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• Director of Golf: Scott Smelser, PGA • Superintendent: Tom Daugherty, GCSAA • Green Fees: $38.50 Mon-Thurs, $43.50 Fri-Sun, $9

juniors (limited times), $26 seniors with cart (Mon-Thurs), $30 twilight (including cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, Graves Golf School • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker, indoor teaching facility • Lessons: Greg Warren (director of instruction), Scott Smelser • Email: ccgolfpro@coxinet.net • Website: www.coffeecreekgolfclub.com (tee times) • Phone Number: 405-340-4653

Comanche Golf Course • Location: Oklahoma 53B, 4 miles east of Comanche • Address: HC 64 Comanche, OK 73259 • Par/Yardage: 36/3029 • Course Rating: 35; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Rudy Smith • Superintendent: Jim Nelson • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: by appointment • Phone Number: 580-439-8879 Cotton Creek Golf Course • Location: Highway 75 and 181st St., Glenpool • Address: 2333 W. 181st St. Glenpool, OK 74047 • Par/Yardage: 71/5485 whites, 6540 blues • Course Rating: 70.8; Slope: 121 • Architect: Jeff Lamoreaux • Year Opened: 1997, 1999 (back 9) • Director of Golf: Steve Lamoreaux (GM) • Head Professional: Gary Schell • Superintendent: Clay Oyler • Green Fees: $16 weekdays, $18 weekends, $10 twilight,

$10 juniors/seniors, $10 cart (per person per round)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting/chipping green • Lessons: Gary Schell • Email: cottoncreekgolfclub@gmail.net • Website: www.cottoncreekgolfclub.com (tee times) • Phone Number: 918-827-3673 Crimson Creek Golf Club • Address: 801 Babcock Drive El Reno, OK 73036 • Par/Yardage: 72/6490 whites, 6997 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 127 • Architect: P.B. Dye • Year Opened: 1998 • Head Professional: Chrisara Halsey (GM) • Superintendent: Charles Tiede III, GCSAA • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $35 weekends, $24 seniors (weekdays) (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, clubhouse, bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

• Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: crimsoncreekgolf@hotmail.com • Website: crimsoncreekgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-422-4653 Cushing Country Club • Location: 4615 E. Ninth Street, 2 miles SE of Cushing • Address: Box 1070 Cushing, OK 74023 • Par/Yardage: 70/5719 whites, 6066 blues • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 123 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Labron Harris (redesign) • Year Opened: 1920, 1975 (redesign) • Superintendent: Nick Neal • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis, fishing lake • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.cushingcountrycluboffice.org • Phone Number: 918-225-6734

Deer Valley Golf Club • Address: 1 Pioneer Court Kansas, OK 74347 • Par/Yardage: 33/2293 • Course Rating: 62.2; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1984 • Head Professional: Mark Ragland • Superintendent: Mark Baker, GCSAA • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $18 weekends/holidays, $10 seniors (weekdays)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, tennis, pool, restaurant, weight room, putt-putt

• Email: flint99@sstellco.com • Website: www.flintridgeok.com • Phone Number: 918-597-3636

Doby Springs Golf Course • Location: U.S. 64, 8 miles west, 2 miles north of Buffalo • Address: Box 167 Buffalo, OK 73834 • Par/Yardage: 36/2985 • Course Rating: 68.7; Slope: 114 • Year Opened: 1975 • Superintendent: Colby Baird • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends • Amenities: limited pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-735-2654 Drumright Golf Club • Location: Oklahoma 33, 1 mile west of Drumright • Address: 9210 E. Main Drumright, OK 74030 • Par/Yardage: 36/3195 • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1938 • Director of Golf: Leroy Welch • Superintendent: Troy Scott • Green Fees: $12, 12 and under free, $8 cart (9 holes), $14 cart (18 holes)

• Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Lessons: contact pro shop • Phone Number: 918-352-9424 Eagle Crest Golf Course • Address: 4301 Border Ave. Muskogee, OK 74401 • Par/Yardage: 72/5922 whites, 6506 blues • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 119 • Architect: Larry Keese • Year Opened: 1988 • Superintendent: Chris Douglas • Green Fees: $24 weekdays/weekends, $22/$24 twilight

Elk City Golf and Country Club • Address: 108 Lakeridge Road Elk City, OK 73644 • Par/Yardage: 71/5500 whites, 6179 blues • Course Rating: 69.4; Slope: 115 • Architect: Don Sechrest (redesign) • Year Opened: 1951, 1980 (redesign) • Head Professional: Alex Alvarez, PGA • Superintendent: Ed Hughes, GCSAA • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $12 twilight, $20 cart

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: eaglecrestgc@verizon.net • Phone Number: 918-682-0866

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Alex Alvarez • Email: elkcitygolf@live.com • Website: www.elkcitygolf.com • Phone Number: 580-225-5454

Earlywine Park Golf Course • Address: 11600 S. Portland Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Emerald Falls Golf Club • Location: Broken Arrow • Address: 30510 E. 305th East Ave. Broken Arrow, OK

• Par/Yardage: 72/6176 whites, 6721 blues • Course Rating: 71.9; Slope: 126 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1993

• Par/Yardage: 72/6367 whites, 7148 blues • Course Rating: 75.6; Slope: 140 • Architect: Jerry Slack • Year Opened: 2007 • Director of Golf: Jonathan Beaver, PGA • Superintendent: Tim Schaefer • Green Fees: $49.50 Mon-Thur, $55 Fri-Sun, $44.50/47.50

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• Par/Yardage: 70/6065 whites, 6505 blues • Course Rating: 71; Slope: 119 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1976 • Director of Golf: Dan Langford Jr., PGA • Head Professional: Ben Baker, PGA • Superintendent: Jerry Cusak, GCSAA-OGCSA • Green Fees: $23.50, $14.50 seniors (weekdays), $6.75

One of only 19 PGA accredited programs in the country and the only one in Oklahoma.

seniors, $30 twilight (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant and snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, practice fairway, bunker, chipping and putting greens

juniors, $19.75 twilight, $15 dusk • Amenities: golf shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Ben Baker; four assistants • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-691-1727

• Lessons: Jonathan Beaver, Kaleb Harris • Email: proshop@emeraldfalls.com • Website: www.emeraldfalls.com • Phone Number: 918-806-6563 Fairfax Golf Course • Address: 2955 Fairfax Blvd. Edmond, OK 73034 • Par/Yardage: 70/6100 whites, 6610 blues • Course Rating: 73.6; Slope: 131

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Falconhead Resort • Address: 605 Falconhead Drive Burneyville, OK 73430 • Par/Yardage: 72/6079 whites, 6504 blues • Course Rating: 72.5; Slope: 133 • Architect: Waco Turner • Year Opened: 1960 • Head Professional: David Pool • Superintendent: Terry Durst • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $40 weekends (includes cart), $25/$35 senior (weekday/weekend), $13 juniors

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool, motel, cabins

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: David Pool • Email: falconheadgolf@usa.com • Website: www.falconheadgolf.com • Phone Number: 580-276-9284

Grand Cherokee State Park beneath the Pensacola Dam in Langley. • Year Opened: 1999 Fairview Lakeside Golf Course • Director of Golf: Jeff Tucker, PGA (Closed until further notice) • Superintendent: John Burright, GCSAA • Location: 2 miles north, 3 miles west of Longdale • Green Fees: Call for pricing • Address: Route 1, Box 107 Longdale, OK 73755 • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant • Par/Yardage: 35/3215 • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 112 • Lessons: Jeff Tucker; two assistants • Year Opened: 1947 • Email: jtucker@fairfaxedmond.com • Head Professional: Perry Johnson (owner) • Website: www.fairfaxedmond.com • Superintendent: Perry Johnson • Phone Number: 405-359-8333 • Green Fees: $5 (9 holes), $10 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping

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Firelake Golf Course • Address: 1601 S. Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801

• Par/Yardage: 70/5670 whites, 6335 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1979 • Director of Golf: Chris Chesser • Superintendent: TBD • Green Fees: $18; $13 juniors/seniors/twilight (weekdays), $5 cart (9 holes), $10 cart (18 holes)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Chris Chesser • Email: cchesser@potawatomi.org • Website: www.potawatomi.org • Phone Number: 405-275-4471

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www.golfoklahoma.org Forest Ridge Golf Club • Address: 7501 E. Kenosha Broken Arrow, OK 74014 • Par/Yardage: 72/6414 blue, 7083 green • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 132 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1989 • Director of Golf: Lance Allen, PGA • Superintendent: John Babe, GCSAA • Green Fees: $60 weekdays ($45 with club card), $70

weekends ($55 with club card) (includes cart), $38/$30 twilight (weekdays), $48/$40 twilight (weekends); $125 club card; $100 senior club card • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, grill, banquet hall, pool, tennis, GPS • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker • Lessons: Lance Allen; Brett Freeman; three assistants • Email: l.allen@forestridge.com • Website: www.forestridgegolf.com • Phone Number: 918-357-2443/918-357-2282

Fort Cobb State Park Golf Course • Address: 27022 Copperhead Road Fort Cobb, OK 73038 • Par/Yardage: 70/6258 whites, 6620 blues • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 122 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Don Sechrest (redesign) • Year Opened: 1965, 1988 (redesign) • Head Professional: Ron Locke, PGA • Superintendent: Ernie Summers, GCSAA • Green Fees: $20.34, $7 juniors, $7.11 seniors, $11.67 cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Ron Locke • Email: fortcobb@travelok.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 405-643-2398 Fountainhead State Park Golf Course • Location: southwest of Checotah on Oklahoma 150 (south of I-40, west of U.S. 69)

• Address: HC 60 Box 1350 Checotah, OK 74426 • Par/Yardage: 72/6405 whites, 6919 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 128 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional: Jason Larney (GM) • Superintendent: Tim Martin • Green Fees: $25 (9 holes), $30 (18 holes), $25 senior (MTh) $25 twilight (all rates include cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Call to setup • Website: www.fountainheadcreek.com • Phone Number: 918-689-3209 Generations Golf Course • Location: U.S. 81 South, Marlow • Address: Box 228 Marlow, OK 73055 • Par/Yardage: 71/5270 whites, 5780 blues • Course Rating: 67.1; Slope: 112 • Architect: Arthur Lee Schrock • Year Opened: 1960 • Head Professional: Doug Schrock (GM) • Superintendent: Doug Schrock • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, $15 senior (T/ TH Only), $8/$10 junior, $15 twilight (weekdays only), $10 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range • Phone Number: 580-658-3021

Gil Morgan Golf Course • Location: 800 E. 7th Street, Wewoka, OK 74484 • Address: Box 1557 Wewoka, OK 74484 • Par/Yardage: 36/3225 • Course Rating: 71.3; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1949 • Head Professional: Russell Bevelhymer • Superintendent: Russell Bevelhymer • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $18.80 weekends, $10 cart (per 9 holes)

• Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green

• Lessons: Russell Bevelhymer • Phone Number: 405-257-3292 Gordon Golf Course • Address: 11755 E. 530 Road Claremore, OK 74019 • Par/Yardage: 30/1700 • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf: Mike Hixson (GM) • Superintendent: Mike Hixson (GM) • Green Fees: $8/$18 weekdays, $10/$14 weekends/holidays, $12/$18 carts weekdays (per person), $14/$20 cart weekends/holidays (per person) • Amenities: golf carts, limited pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range (lighted in summer), putting green • Lessons: Rick Chandler • Phone Number: 918-283-3333

Grand Cherokee State Park Golf Course • Location: below Pensacola Dam, Langley • Address: Box 249 Langley, OK 74350 • Par/Yardage: 36/3133 • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 117 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Kevin Mallow (GM) • Superintendent: Kevin Mallow, GCSAA (GM) • Green Fees: $20/$30 weekdays (includes cart), $16/$22 seniors (Mon.-Thurs.), $20 twilight, $15.35/$19 juniors

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: grandcherokee@travelok.com • Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 918-435-8727

Greens Golf Course (Closed for renovation) • Location: 465 S. Williams Circle, Burns Flat • Address: Box 198 Burns Flat, OK 73624 • Par/Yardage: 36/3291 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1957 • Director of Golf: Robert Brott • Superintendent: Chris Ankney • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $14 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 580-562-4204 The Greens of Altus • Location: U.S. 62 east of Altus • Address: 20650 U.S. Highway 62 Altus, OK 73521 • Par/Yardage: 36/3253 • Course Rating: 69.8; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1952 • Head Professional: Jim Herron • Superintendent: Walt Duncan • Green Fees: $8 weekdays, $10 weekends • Amenities: limited pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Phone Number: 580-480-0209

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 918-652-8664

Heritage Hills • Address: 3140 Tee Drive Claremore, OK 74019 • Par/Yardage: 71/6082 whites, 6756 blues • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 129 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1977 • Director of Golf: Dave Wilber, PGA • Head Professional: David Brun, PGA • Superintendent: Jacob Gordon, GCSAA • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $24 weekends, $15 juniors/ seniors/twilight, $12 cart (per person)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, shortgame area, bunker

• Lessons: David Brun • Email: heritagehills@coxinet.net • Website: www.heritagehillsgc.com • Phone Number: 918-341-0055 Hidden Creek Golf Course • Address: 3210 Bellaire Drive Midwest City, OK 73110 • Par/Yardage: 30/1947 • Course Rating: 57.4; Slope: 81 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1957 • Director of Golf: Larry Denney, PGA • Head Professional: Mike Greenly (GM) • Superintendent: Brian Lowrie • Green Fees: (9 holes) $9.48; $2.17 juniors, $6.97 seniors/ military

• Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green • Phone Number: 405-732-9999

HERITAGE HILLS GOLF COURSE 3140 Tee Drive, Claremore, OK 74019

Healdton (Oilfield) Golf Course • Address: 1200 Golf Course Road Healdton, OK 73438 • Par/Yardage: 36/3195 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1955 • Director of Golf: Bill Danbrady (GM) • Green Fees: $10 all day • Amenities: golf carts, snacks • Email: healdtongolfcourse@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-229-2520 Henryetta Country Club • Location: RR 2, Henryetta, OK 74437 • Address: 30596 S. 216th Road Henryetta, OK 74437 • Par/Yardage: 36/3018 • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1921 • Director of Golf: Kay Moore (manager) • Superintendent: Jimmy Cunningham • Green Fees: $11 weekdays, $13.50 weekends

• 18 hole Championship Course • Group Outings Welcome • Friendly staff, with discount cards & All Inclusive Annual Fees available.

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www.golfoklahoma.org Hilltop Golf Course • Address: 21254 S. 349th E. Ave. Porter, OK 74454 • Par/Yardage: 35/2626 • Course Rating: 64; Slope: 104 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1985 • Head Professional: Dwayne Moore (owner) • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $20 weekends, $10 senior (T/ TH only)

• Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: dwaynemoore@peoplepc.com • Phone Number: 918-483-9551 Hobart Municipal Golf Course • Location: Iceplant Road, 1 1/2 miles south of Hobart • Address: Box 231 Hobart, OK 73651 • Par/Yardage: 35/3035 • Course Rating: 68.4; Slope: 106 • Architect: Robert C. Dunning • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional: Donald Burns (GM) • Superintendent: Donald Burns (GM) • Green Fees: $12/$18 weekdays, $14/$24 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Phone Number: 580-726-3534 Hugo Country Club • Location: 2 1/2 miles off U.S. 271, south of Hugo • Address: Box 806 Hugo, OK 74743 • Par/Yardage: 35/3135 • Course Rating: 69.2; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1931 • Head Professional: Ricky Hunter • Superintendent: Ricky Hunter • Green Fees: $11; $11 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green • Email: hugogolfclub@gmail.com • Website: www.hugogolfclub.com • Phone Number: 580-326-6549 Idabel Country Club • Location: 2301 E. Lincoln Road, Idabel, OK 74745 • Address: P.O. Box 1881 Idabel, OK 74745 • Par/Yardage: 70/5131 whites, 6100 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 119 • Architect: Pittman-Poe and Associates (back 9) • Year Opened: 1974, 1998 (back 9) • Head Professional: David Deberry (GM) • Green Fees: $13.75 (9 holes), $16.50 (18 holes) Mon-

Thur, $33 Fri-Sun, $10 cart (9 holes), $20 cart ( 18 holes)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: sally@idabelcountryclub.com • Website: www.idabelcountryclub.com • Phone Number: 580-286-7545 James E. Stewart Golf Course • Address: 824 Frederick Douglas Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73117

• Par/Yardage: 35/3105 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Edwin Flowers, PGA • Superintendent: Lewis Pugh, GCSAA • Green Fees: $9.75; $6.25 seniors; $2 juniors, $5 cart (per 9 holes per player) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Edwin Flowers, PGA • Phone Number: 405-424-4353

Jimmie Austin Golf Course (Seminole) • Address: 400 Fairway Drive Seminole, OK 74868 • Par/Yardage: 71/6349 whites, 6722 blues • Course Rating: 72.7; Slope: 129 • Architect: Tony Doudican/Jim Holmes • Director of Golf: Kevin Riggs • Superintendent: Thad Peck • Green Fees: $32.75 (includes cart), $24.15 senior/junior (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green

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• Lessons: Nathan Jahn • Email: jimmieaustingc@sbcglobal.net • Phone Number: 405-382-3365

• Email: keystonegolf@sbcglobal.net • Website: www.keystonegolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 918-358-2277

Jimmie Austin-Univ. of Oklahoma GC • Address: 1 Par Drive Norman, OK 73019 • Par/Yardage: 72/6615 whites, 7410 blues • Course Rating: 74.9; Slope: 134 • Architect: Perry Maxwell/Press Maxwell, Bob Cupp

Kickingbird Golf Club • Address: 1600 E. Danforth Edmond, OK 73034 • Par/Yardage: 70/6282 whites, 6722 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 118 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1973 • Head Professional: Brian Soerensen, PGA • Superintendent: Brad Jolliff, GCSAA • Green Fees: $22.50 weekdays, $27.50 weekends, $9.50

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• Year Opened: 1950, 1996 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Rodney Young, PGA • Head Professional: Johnny Johnson, PGA • Superintendent: Cody Elwood, GCSAA • Green Fees: $66 Mon-Thurs, $86 Fri-Sun • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, locker rooms, GPS

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, pitching green

• Lessons: Rodney Young; Johnny Johnson; Tyler Woodward; Lance Maxwell

• Website: www.ougolfclub.com • Phone Number: 405-325-6716 John Conrad Golf Course • Address: 711 S. Douglas Blvd. Midwest City, OK 73130 • Par/Yardage: 72/6468 whites, 6854 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1971 • Director of Golf: Larry Denney, PGA • Superintendent: Brian Lowrie, GCSAA • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $21 weekends, $16 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers

• Lessons: Larry Denney, Mickey Lloyd • Website: www.midwestcityok.org/golfcourse.html • Phone Number: 405-732-2209

juniors (weekdays), $14.00 seniors (weekdays), $16.50 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Brian Soerensen; two assistants • Email: brian.soerensen@edmondok.com • Website: www.kickingbirdgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-341-5350

Kingfisher Golf Course • Location: E. Bowman Road, Kingfisher • Address: Route 3, Box 3B Kingfisher, OK 73750 • Par/Yardage: 70/5742 whites, 6032 blues • Course Rating: 67.9; Slope: 112 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1965 • Director of Golf: Gary Wilson • Superintendent: Shawn Barrent • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $17 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Gary Wilson • Phone Number: 405-375-3941

Kah-Wah-C Country Club • Location: 5 miles from stadium, off Oklahoma 18, Fairfax • Address: 3198 Kah-Wah-C Road Fairfax, OK 74637 • Par/Yardage: 36/2987 • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1923 • Superintendent: Jake Brown • Green Fees: $18 weekdays, $20 weekends/holidays (rates include cart)

• Amenities: vending machines, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-642-5351 Karsten Creek Golf Course • Address: 1800 S. Memorial Drive Stillwater, OK 74074 • Par/Yardage: 72/6597 blacks; 7407 oranges • Course Rating: 77.2; Slope: 152 • Architect: Tom Fazio • Year Opened: 1994 • Director of Golf: Mike McGraw • Head Professional: Rob Land, PGA • Superintendent: Travis Levings, GCSAA • Green Fees: $300 (includes cart & range balls) • Amenities: pro shop, lodging, restaurant, golf carts, locker rooms

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting & chipping greens, bunker (access available after green fee)

• Lessons: Rob Land, PGA • Email: contactus@karstencreek.com • Website: www.karstencreek.com • Phone Number: 405-743-1658

Keystone Golf Course • Location: South Airport Road, Cleveland • Address: P.O. Box 289 Cleveland, OK 74020 • Par/Yardage: 36/3078 • Course Rating: 68.3; Slope: 105 • Year Opened: 1920 • Director of Golf: Darren Buttram • Superintendent: Darren Buttram, GCSAA • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $13 weekends, $10 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Darren Buttram

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• Par/Yardage: 72/6416 whites, 6938 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1960, 2003 (redesign)\ • Green Fees: $26 weekdays/ weekends, $14.75 seniors,

$15.25 twilight, $11 juniors (ages 13-17), $8 youth (ages 12-under), carts $13 per rider Par-3 Course • Par/Yardage: 54/2461 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Pat McCrate, PGA • Head Professional: Jeremy Dear, PGA • Superintendent: Ray Beard, GCSAA • Green Fees: $14 standard greens fee, $11.50 seniors, $11 juniors (ages 13-17), $8 youth (ages 12-under) • Amenities: golf carts, restaurant, pro shop, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, pitching green, bunkers • Lessons: Pat McCrate, Jeremy Dear; five assistants • Email: links on web site • Website: www.lafortuneparkgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-496-6200

Lake Hefner Golf Course • Address: 4491 S. Lake Hefner Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73116 North Course • Par/Yardage: 72/6459 whites, 6970 blues • Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 127 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1951, 1994 (redesign) South Course • Par/Yardage: 70/5931 whites, 6305 blues • Course Rating: 70.5; Slope: 123 • Architect: Floyd Farley

• Year Opened: 1964 • Director of Golf: Alsie Hyden, PGA • Head Professional: Shannon Friday, PGA • Superintendent: Donnie Allgood, GCSAA-CGCS • Green Fees: $23.30, $7.32 juniors, $14.63 seniors, $20.32 twilight

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers, 3-hole par-3 academy

• Lessons: Lee Cargile, Ed Reinke, Pat Jenkins, Alsie Hyden; six assistants

• Email: lee@okcgolf.com • Website: www.oklahomacitygolf.com • Phone Number: 405-843-1565 Lake Murray State Park Golf Course • Address: 2673 Lodge Road Ardmore, OK 73401 • Par/Yardage: 72/6094 whites, 6362 blues • Course Rating: 71.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Art Proctor (redesign) • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional: Wesley Chaney, PGA • Superintendent: Denver Johnson • Green Fees: $30 Mon-Thur, $25 Fri-Sun, $22 senior (MTh), $10 junior, $22 twilight (M-Th)s (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, Lake Murray Lodge with

boating, pool, fishing, tennis, basketball, camping, RV sites

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Wesley Chaney, PGA • Email: lakemurray@oklahomagolf.com; wchaney@ oklahomagolf.com

• Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 580-223-6613 Lakeside Memorial Golf Course • Address: 5201 N. Washington Stillwater, OK 74075 • Par/Yardage: 70/6170 whites, 6698 blues • Course Rating: 73.2; Slope: 132 • Architect: Labron Harris, Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1945, 1998 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Michael Henderson, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Buxton, GCSAA • Green Fees: $18 weekdays, $22 weekends, $12 seniors

(weekdays), $12 twilight (weekdays), $14 twilight (weekend) $18 OSU students • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.golf.stillwater.org • Phone Number: 405-372-3399

Lakeside Park Golf Course (Moore) • Address: 3200 N. Eastern Ave. Moore, OK 73160 • Par/Yardage: 35/2880 • Head Professional: Joe Jones (owner) • Superintendent: David Reed • Green Fees: $8.50 weekdays, $9.50 weekends, $6.50

seniors/juniors (weekdays), $6.50/$7.50 twilight weekday/ weekend, $7.50 cart (per 9 holes) • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: • Lessons: Ken Wright, PGA teaching professional • Phone Number: 405-794-0252

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Lakeside Park Golf Course (Walters) • Location: 1 mile northwest of Walters • Address: 129 E. Colorado Walters, OK 73572 • Par/Yardage: 70/4588 whites, 5260 blues • Course Rating: 64; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1964 • Head Professional: Richard Glenn (GM) • Superintendent: Richard Glenn • Green Fees: $7 weekdays, $10 weekends • Amenities: golf carts, snacks, pro shop • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving net • Phone Number: 580-875-3829 Lakeview Golf Course • Location: 3905 N. Commerce, Ardmore • Address: Box 5413 Ardmore, OK 73403 • Par/Yardage: 71/6144 whites, 6667 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 116 • Year Opened: 1972 • Head Professional: Doug Hargis, PGA

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Superintendent: Jake Cannon, GCSAA • Green Fees: $28.28 weekdays, $31.55 weekends (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Doug Hargis • Email: theview@cableone.net • Website: www.cityofardmore.org • Phone Number: 580-223-4260 Lakewood Golf Course • Address: 18135 County Road 1560 Ada, OK 74820 • Par/Yardage: 35/2940 • Architect: Bart Todd • Year Opened: 1973 • Head Professional: David Muse (GM) • Superintendent: David Muse (GM) • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $23 weekends, $15/$17 junior, $15 twilight

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: David Muse (GM) • Email: muse74820@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-332-5151 Latimer County Golf Course • Address: 3101 Golf Course Road Wilburton, OK 74578 • Par/Yardage: 35/2970 • Year Opened: 1970 • Director of Golf: Sherman Ward (GM) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-465-3161 Laverne Golf Course • Location: Transport Road • Address: 200 SE 1st St. Laverne, OK 73848 • Par/Yardage: 36/3050 • Course Rating: 66.8; Slope: 103 • Superintendent: Curtis Patrick • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends • Amenities: golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-921-5228

Hole no. 15 at the North Course at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. • Year Opened: 1921 Lincoln Park Golf Course • Address: 4001 NE Grand Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 • Director of Golf: Steve Carson, PGA • Head Professional: Shannon Friday, PGA East Course • Superintendent: Jim Wood, GCSAA • Par/Yardage: 70/6240 whites, 6535 blues • Green Fees: $39.56 (w/cart); $7.32 juniors, $15.71 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 120 weekdays seniors (w/cart), $25.47 weekend senior, $21.40 • Architect: Arthur J. Jackson twilight (w/cart), $16.26 dusk (w/cart) • Year Opened: 1932 • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts West Course • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping • Par/Yardage: 71/6137 whites, 6576 blues green, bunker • Course Rating: 69.8; Slope: 124 • Architect: Arthur J. Jackson, Floyd Farley (1965 redesign), • Lessons: Steve Carson, Shannon Friday, Art Proctor (PGA teaching professional); four assistants

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Lawton Public Golf Course • Location: Southwest 11th St. and Airport Rd., Lawton, OK 73501

• Address: Box 6338 Lawton, OK 73506 • Par/Yardage: 72/6451 whites, 6800 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 102 • Year Opened: 1956 • Head Professional: Spanky Moody • Superintendent: Spanky Moody • Green Fees: $13 weekdays, $14 weekends. $9 cart (9 holes). $18 cart (18 holes)

• Amenities: golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Spanky Moody • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 580-353-4493 Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course • Address: 2928 L.A. Cann Drive Ponca City, OK 74604 • Par/Yardage: 71/5949 whites, 6261 blues • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 125 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1956 • Director of Golf: Rod Alexander, PGA • Head Professional: Kevin Brown, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Self, GCSAA • Green Fees: $17.50 weekdays, $20 weekends, $8.50 juniors, $12 seniors (weekdays only), $14 twilight

• Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Rod Alexander, Kevin Brown • Email: alexarg@poncacityok.gov • Website: www.poncacityok.gov • Phone Number: 580-767-0433

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• Email: links on web site • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-424-1421 Lindsay Municipal Golf Course • Location: Oklahoma 76 North, 3 miles from Lindsay • Address: Box 708 Lindsay, OK 73052 • Par/Yardage: 36/3272 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Mike Taylor (GM) • Head Professional: Summer Cameron • Superintendent: Blair Linton • Green Fees: $12, $7 juniors/seniors/twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, practice range (own golf balls)

• Email: lindsaymunicipalgolf@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 405-756-3611

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Links at Bixby • Address: 11500 Links Court Bixby, OK 74008 • Par/Yardage: 35/3079 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 130 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1997 • Director of Golf: Frank Proctor (GM) • Superintendent: Brad Remke, GCSAA • Green Fees: $12/$16 (open to public weekdays),$14/$18 weekends, $8 juniors/seniors, $6 cart (9 holes), $12 cart (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Frank Proctor; two assistants • Email: linksonmemorialgolf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 918-369-6035

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Par/Yardage: 35/3026 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Director of Golf: Michael Simon (GM) • Superintendent: Chris Priddy • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar, pool, fitness center

• Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, aqua driving range

• Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 405-577-5858 Links at Oklahoma City • Address: 700 NE 122nd Oklahoma City, OK 73114 • Par/Yardage: 30/1850 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf: Tom Alsip (GM) • Green Fees: $10.85 all day, $17.85 (w/cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, small driving range • Phone Number: 405-936-9214 Mangum Golf Course • Location: Highway 9, northwest of Mangum • Address: 201 N. Oklahoma St. Mangum, OK 73554 • Par/Yardage: 35/2884 • Course Rating: 66.5; Slope: 113 • Year Opened: 1972 • Director of Golf: Jymmy Joe Martin (GM) • Superintendent: Bill Lamb • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $28 weekends/holidays, $7.50 juniors/seniors, $15 winter rate • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 580-782-3676

Meadowlake Golf Club • Address: 2013 W. Rupe Enid, OK 73703 • Par/Yardage: 71/6322 whites, 6472 blues • Course Rating: 71.6; Slope: 117 • Architect: Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1954 • Head Professional: Cody Lack, PGA • Superintendent: Michael League, GCSAA • Green Fees: $31.25 weekdays, $35.25 weekends (in-

cludes cart), $6/$7.50 juniors, $23.75 seniors (weekdays, with cart), $10/$11.25 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Cody Lack; one assistant • Email: link on web site • Website: www.meadowlakecourse.com • Phone Number: 580-234-3080

Mohawk Park • Address: 5223 E. 41st St. North Tulsa, OK 74115 First Tee Course

• Par/Yardage: 32/2033 • Architect: Jerry Slack (redesign) • Year Opened: 1955 • Director of Golf: Wade Huddleston • Green Fees: $17 adults, $10 seniors/juniors Pecan Valley Course

• Par/Yardage: 68/5275 whites, 5688 blues • Course Rating: 67.5; Slope: 120 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1955 Woodbine Course

• Par/Yardage: 72/6472 whites, 6845 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 122 • Year Opened: 1934 • Director of Golf: Wade Huddleston • Green Fees: $17 weekdays, $22 weekends, $10 juniors/ seniors, $12 twilight, $14 cart fee

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, adjacent to park and zoo

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Janice Gibson, PGA teaching professional (918591-4168)

• Email: info@tulsagolf.org • Website: www.tulsagolf.org • Phone Number: 918-425-6871

Northern Hills Golf Course • Location: 302 S. Montgomery, Enid • Address: Box 2066 Enid, OK 73708 • Par/Yardage: 35/2898 • Course Rating: 68.1; Slope: 109 • Year Opened: 1933 • Head Professional: Gene Long • Superintendent: Johnny Long • Green Fees: $8 weekdays, $9 weekends, $5/$6 seniors • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Lessons: contact pro shop • Phone Number: 580-234-5131 Nowata Country Club • Address: 507 W. Delaware Nowata, OK 74048 • Par/Yardage: 36/2327 whites, 2635 blues • Course Rating: 65.4; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1912 • Head Professional: Betty McGee (GM) • Superintendent: Don Hutton • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $18 weekends, $10 cart (per person for 18 holes), $7.50 cart (per person for 9 holes) • Amenities: limited pro shop, lounge, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-273-0928

Okeene Municipal Golf Course • Address: 401 S. Phillips St. Okeene, OK 73763 • Par/Yardage: 35/2932 • Course Rating: 66.7; Slope: 97 • Year Opened: 1981 • Superintendent: Barry Nault • Green Fees: contact pro shop • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: okeencity@pldi.net • Phone Number: 580-822-3435

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Kyle Ingram; Jim Ingram • Email: KIngram@litllinks.com • Website: www.litllinks.com • Phone Number: 918-481-3673 Parks Memorial Golf Course • Address: 1112 N. Ayers Ave. Prague, OK 74864 • Par/Yardage: 35/3450 • Course Rating: 66.8; Slope: 114 • Year Opened: 1920s • Director of Golf: Sam Smith • Superintendent: Sam Smith • Green Fees: $10 (9 holes), $18 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 405-567-2857 Patricia Island Golf Club • Location: 4980 Clubhouse Road, Grove • Address: Box 6586 Grove, OK 74344 • Par/Yardage: 72/6046 blues, 6804 gold • Course Rating: 73.0; Slope: 127 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf: Randy Van Warren • Superintendent: Chris Buck, GCSAA • Green Fees: $45 (Mon-Thurs), $55 (Fri-Sun & holidays), (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers

• Lessons: Steve Pace • Email: info@patriciaisland.com • Website: www.patriciaisland.com • Phone Number: 918-786-3338, 800-495-5253

Okmulgee Country Club • Address: 1400 S. Mission Okmulgee, OK 74447 • Par/Yardage: 71/6039 whites, 6480 blues • Year Opened: 1920, 2007 (back 9) • Head Professional: Dave Crow (GM) • Green Fees: $10 all day, $8 seniors, $10 carts • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, bunker • Email: okmulgeegolfclub@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 918-756-8000 Page Belcher Golf Course • Address: 6666 S. Union Tulsa, OK 74132 Olde Page Course

• Par/Yardage: 71/6338 whites, 6826 blues • Course Rating: 72.5; Slope: 127 • Architect: Leon Howard • Year Opened: 1977, 2005 (redesign)

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• Par/Yardage: 71/6105 whites, 6547 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 132 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1987, 2003 (redesign) • Head Professional: Tom Wolfe (GM) • Superintendent: Graham Kornmeyer • Green Fees: $39 weekdays/weekends, $36 juniors/ seniors(weekdays), $29 twilight (including cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting greens, chipping green, driving range, bunker

• Lessons: Dean Adkisson, PGA; George Glenn, PGA • Email: twolff@tulsagolf.org • Website: www.tulsagolf.org • Phone Number: 918-446-1529 Par-3 at Lit’l Links • Location: Northeast corner of S. 129th E. Ave. and E. 121st St., Tulsa County

• Address: Box 701234 Tulsa, OK 74170 • Par/Yardage: 54/3128 • Course Rating: 55.5; • Architect: Jim Ingram • Year Opened: 1994, 1999 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Jim Ingram • Head Professional: Kyle Ingram, PGA • Superintendent: Eli Ingram • Green Fees: $14.99; $10.99 juniors/seniors/twilight

→ $200 in slot machine credit ($100 each) → 2 rounds of golf (1 per person) → 1 night lodging (double occupancy) → $30 dining credit ($15 each) → $15 breakfast/lunch credit ($7.50 each) * Monday through Thursday price. Weekend packages are available for an additional $15.Seasonal rates apply.If there are no vacancies at the Grand Lake Casino Lodge other lodging options will be made available.

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Website: www.peoriaridge.com • Phone Number: 918-542-7676 Perry Golf and Country Club • Location: North 9th Street, Perry • Address: Box 230 Perry, OK 73077 • Par/Yardage: 35/2971 • Course Rating: 68.4; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: late 1920s • Head Professional: Gerald Gill, PGA • Superintendent: Gerald Gill, GCSAA • Green Fees: $12.50 (weekdays), $25 (weekends) Closed Mondays

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

• Practice Facilities: driving range (own golf balls), putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Gerald Gill • Phone Number: 580-336-2326

Roman Nose State Park Golf Course in Watonga. Pauls Valley Golf Course Pawnee Municipal Course • Location: I-35 to Exit 70, Airport Road, Pauls Valley • Location: Highway 18 2 miles north of Pawnee • Address: Box 778 Pauls Valley, OK 73075 • Address: 46511 S. 345 Rd Pawnee, OK 74058 • Par/Yardage: 36/3235 • Par/Yardage: 35/2924 • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 106 • Course Rating: 67.3; Slope: 114 • Year Opened: 1990s • Architect: Labron Harris • Year Opened: 1984 • Head Professional: Jason Selman (GM) • Superintendent: Jason Selman (GM) • Head Professional: Charlie Bowen, Lew Dietz (co• Green Fees: $14 weekdays, $16 weekends, $9 junior/ owners) senior, $7 twilight (weekdays) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends/holidays, $6 • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts cart (per 9 holes) • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green green • Email: jselmon@cityofpaulsvalley.com • Phone Number: 918-762-3785 • Website: www.cityofpaulsvalley.com • Phone Number: 405-238-7462 Pebble Creek Golf Course • Address: 355 E. Pebble Creek Terrace Mustang, OK

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• Par/Yardage: 27/827 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Steve Baker, PGA • Superintendent: Steve Baker • Green Fees: $10 (9 holes), $14 (18 holes), $11.50 juniors/ seniors

• Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Lessons: Steve Baker • Email: sjbaker1304@yahoo.com • Website: www.pebblecreekgolfok.com • Phone Number: 405-376-8892, 405-376-3704 Pecan Valley Golf Course • Location: Highway 80 North, Fort Gibson • Address: Box 1983 Fort Gibson, OK 74434 • Par/Yardage: 70/5217 whites, 5439 blues • Year Opened: 1990 • Head Professional: Cliff Garrett • Superintendent: Cliff Garrett • Green Fees: $9 (9 holes), $12 (18 holes), $7/$9 seniors • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: irons range, chipping area • Lessons: Cliff Garrett, by appointment • Email: carmengarrett@att.net • Phone Number: 918-478-9774

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Peoria Ridge Golf Course • Address: 10301 S. 600 Road Miami, OK 74354 • Par/Yardage: 72/6544 whites, 6960 blues • Course Rating: 74.1; Slope: 127 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Keith Neel • Superintendent: Milton Hale, GCSAA • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $40 weekends (includes cart), $10 juniors (weekdays), $24 seniors

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Keith Neel • Email: kneel@peoriaridge.com

Pheasant Run Golf Club • Address: 1702 Clubhouse Dr. Enid, OK 73703 • Par/Yardage: 72/6652 whites, 7424 blues • Course Rating: 74.8; Slope: 120 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1998 • Head Professional: Ronny Dow (GM) • Superintendent: TBD • Green Fees: $17 weekdays, $22 weekends, $8.60/$13.60 seniors

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: four-tiered driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker

• Email: contact pro shop • Website: www.pheasantrunenid.com • Phone Number: 580-233-2355 Prairie West Golf Club • Location: Rader Park, 401 Hook Drive, northeast of Weatherford

• Address: Box 42 Weatherford, OK 73096 • Par/Yardage: 71/5737 whites, 6747 blues • Course Rating: 67.3; Slope: 115 • Architect: Labron Harris • Year Opened: 1971 • Head Professional: Phillip Payne (GM) • Superintendent: Patrick Brewer • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $24 weekends, $16.50 students, $10/$12 twilight, $14.50 seniors/juniors

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, shortgame area

• Lessons: Levi Robison • Email: pwgolfstore@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-772-3832 Pryor Creek Municipal Golf Course • Address: 724 E. 530 Road Pryor, OK 74361 • Par/Yardage: 72/6349 whites, 6657 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 124 • Year Opened: 1930 • Head Professional: Dennis Bowman, PGA • Superintendent: Dennis Bowman, GCSAA • Green Fees: $18; $11 juniors/seniors, $10 twilight (weekdays)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting/chipping green • Lessons: Dennis Bowman, Blake Bowman • Email: pryorgolfpro@sbcglobal.net • Website: www.pryorcreekgolf.org • Phone Number: 918-825-3056 Quartz Mountain Golf Course • Location: Oklahoma 44A to Quartz Mountain State Park, near Lone Wolf

• Address: Route 1, Box 35 Lone Wolf, OK 73655 • Par/Yardage: 71/6035 whites, 6483 blues • Course Rating: 70.8; Slope: 119 • Architect: Art Proctor • Year Opened: 1959, 1994 (redesign) • Director of Golf: John Woods • Superintendent: Larry Sole • Green Fees: $27 weekdays, $33 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, lodge with lake, pool, cabins, gift shop, restaurant

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.quartzmountainresort.com • Phone Number: 580-563-2520 River Bend Golf Course • Location: 2 1/2 miles from I-44 Exit 83, Chickasha • Address: 1156 County Road 1345 Chickasha, OK 73018 18-Hole Course

• Par/Yardage: 71/5994 whites, 6500 blues • Course Rating: 71.5; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1995

Nine-Hole Course • Par/Yardage: 36/2338 • Year Opened: 1995 • Superintendent: Michael Raidt, GCSAA (GM) • Green Fees: $17.50 weekdays, $22.50 weekends, $15 twilight (after 3pm), $12.50 twilight (after 5pm), $12.50 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool, tennis, restaurant • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Tom Swiney, PGA • Email: Riverbendokgolfclub@gmail.com • Website: www.riverbendok.com • Phone Number: 405-222-1995

Riverside Golf Course • Location: Route 66 off I-40, Clinton • Address: Route 1, Box 3625 Clinton, OK 73601 • Par/Yardage: 70/5642 whites, 6117 blues • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 113 • Year Opened: 1962 • Head Professional: Kent Miller, PGA • Superintendent: Kelly Somner, GCSAA • Green Fees: $21 weekdays, $28.60 weekends, $14.50/$19.25 juniors/seniors/twilight

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, bunker • Lessons: Kent Miller • Email: bkmiller56@pga.com • Phone Number: 580-323-5958 Rock Creek Golf Course • Location: Fallon Road, 4 miles east of Hugo • Address: 3017 E. 2090 Rd. Hugo, OK 74743 • Par/Yardage: 36/3139 • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1970 • Head Professional: Jimmy Harber (GM) • Green Fees: $8 (9 holes) 7 days a week • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Jimmy Harber • Phone Number: 580-326-6130 Rolling Meadows Golf Club • Address: 23700 E. Rupe Ave. Covington, OK 73730 • Par/Yardage: 35/2860 • Year Opened: 2001 • Head Professional: Jim Betchan (owner) • Superintendent: Jim Betchan • Green Fees: $5 weekdays (M-Th), $8 weekends (F- Sun), $7 cart (per 9 holes)

• Amenities: golf carts, clubhouse • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: jimni@pldi.net • Phone Number: 580-863-2207 Roman Nose State Park Golf Course • Location: Oklahoma 8A, north of Watonga • Address: Route 1, Box 171-A Watonga, OK 73772 • Par/Yardage: 70/5696 whites, 6188 blues • Course Rating: 70.5; Slope: 123 • Architect: Floyd Farley (original 9) • Year Opened: 1960, 1999 (back 9) • Director of Golf: Ryan Bruner (GM) • Superintendent: Ryan Bruner, GCSAA (GM) • Green Fees: $32.50 (Tues-Sun), $20 (Mon all day play) (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, lodge with restaurant, fishing, hiking, pool, games

• Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping area • Email: romannose@oklahomagolf.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com/ www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 580-623-7989

Rose Creek Golf Club • Location: 17100 Mulligans Road, Edmond • Address: 17031 N. May Edmond, OK 73003 • Par/Yardage: 72/6675 whites, 7048 blues • Course Rating: 75; Slope: 137 • Architect: Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest • Year Opened: 2003 • Director of Golf: Chad Lamb, PGA • Superintendent: Adam Hess, GCSAA • Green Fees: $55 (Mon-Thurs), $65 (Fri-Sun), $45 senior

(weekdays), $55 senior (weekends), $40 twilight (weekdays), $50 twilight (weekends) (includes carts) • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Chad Lamb; two assistants • Email: clamb@tour18inc.com • Website: www.tour18inc.com • Phone Number: 405-330-8220

Sapulpa Golf Course • Address: 1200 W. Dewey Sapulpa, OK 74066 • Par/Yardage: 71/6189 whites, 6708 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 128 • Architect: Slack, Hayes and Associates (redesign) • Year Opened: 1994 (redesign), 2004 (redesign) • Head Professional: Dale Moss (GM) • Superintendent: Randy Smith, GCSAA • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $25 weekends, $10 juniors,

$8 youth, (weekdays), $12 seniors (weekdays), $15 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, driving range • Lessons: Jim Ellis • Email: Proshop@cityofsapulpa.net • Phone Number: 918-224-0237

Sayre Municipal Golf Course • Location: south of Sayre • Address: P.O Box 157 Sayre, OK 73662 • Par/Yardage: 36/3110 • Year Opened: 1973 • Superintendent: Hershal McBaine • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $20 weekends, $10 seniors/ twilight

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Phone Number: 580-928-9046 Scissortail Golf Club • Location: Verdigris • Address: 25474 Stonebridge Parkway Claremore, OK

74019 • Par/Yardage: 71/6048 whites, 6510 blues • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 2006 • Director of Golf: Chad Weinrich (GM) • Superintendent: Chad Weinrich, GCSAA • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $36 weekends, $20 twilight (weekdays), $25 twilight (weekends) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: link on web site • Website: www.scissortailgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-266-5000

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Seiling Golf and Country Club • Location: West 6th Street, Seiling • Par/Yardage: 35/2832 (sand greens) • Green Fees: $5 per day for non-members • Email: seilinggolfcoursellc@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-922-4460 (city hall) Sequoyah State Park Golf Course • Address: 19277 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441 • Par/Yardage: 70/5707 whites, 5890 blues • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Head Professional: Tony Presley (GM) • Superintendent: Larry Dye • Green Fees: $20 (9 holes), $27 (18 holes) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, limited driving range • Lessons: contact pro shop

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Lessons: Available by appointment • Email: john.lewis@shangrilaok.com • Website: www.shangrilaok.com • Phone Number: 918-257-4204 Shattuck Golf and Country Club • Address: U.S. 283 Shattuck, OK 73858 • Par/Yardage: 36/3210 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 110 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1968 • Superintendent: Terry Spady (GM) • Green Fees: $13 weekdays, $17 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: shattuckgolf@pldi.net • Phone Number: 580-938-2445

Shangri-La Resort on Monkey Island. • Email: Sequoyah.proshop@travelok.com • Website: www.tribalok.com • Phone Number: 918-772-2297 Shadow Creek Country Club • Address: 27 Clubview Circle Sallisaw, OK 74955 • Par/Yardage: 71/5395 whites, 6015 blues • Course Rating: 65.7; Slope: 113 • Year Opened: 1986 • Superintendent: Jay Pearson (GM) • Green Fees: $27 weekdays, $32 weekends, $25 seniors, $20 green fee (Tuesdays only) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-790-3140

Shangri-La Resort • Location: Grand Lake - Monkey Island • Address: 30697 S. Highway 125 Afton, OK 74331 • Par/Yardage: 72/6439 whites, 7100 blues • Course Rating: 73.7; Slope: 131 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1970 • Director of Golf: Rob Yanovitch, PGA • Superintendent: Justin Nay, GCSAA • Green Fees: $69 weekdays, $94.95 weekends (includes

cart and tax), $59 weekdays and $79 weekends (off season) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks, lodging, marina, golf packages, boating, fishing • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers

SilverHorn Golf Club • Address: 11411 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73131 • Par/Yardage: 71/6071 whites, 6768 blues • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 128 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1991 • Director of Golf: Chris Kunkel (GM) • Superintendent: Michael Breitigan, GCSAA • Green Fees: $32 weekdays, $38 weekends, $8 juniors, $24 seniors

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting/chipping green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: silverhorn@americangolf.com • Website: www.americangolf.com • Phone Number: 405-752-1181 Silverado Golf Course • Location: 1620 E. Sandstone, Durant, 74701 • Address: Box 40 Durant, OK 74702 • Par/Yardage: 71/5670 whites, 6334 blues • Course Rating: 70.8; Slope: 121

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Year Opened: 2001 • Director of Golf: Terry Reynolds (owner) • Superintendent: Chris Pickett • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $42 weekends; $21 week-

days, $25 weekends (students), $25 twilight (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, bar and grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Email: silveradogolfcourse@hotmail.com • Website: www.silveradogolf.com • Phone Number: 580-924-1899

South Lakes Golf Course • Address: 9253 S. Elwood Jenks, OK 74037 • Par/Yardage: 71/5839 whites, 6413 blues • Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 119 • Year Opened: 1988 • Director of Golf: Pat McCrate, PGA • Head Professional: Jason Hines, PGA • Superintendent: Dominic Donajkowski • Green Fees: $22.75 weekdays, $25 weekends, $13

seniors and twilight, $11 juniors (ages 13-16), $8 youth (ages 12-under) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, shortgame area • Lessons: Jason Hines, Cory Clarkin; two assistants • Email: links on web site • Website: www.southlakesgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-746-3760

Stroud Municipal Golf Course • Location: Route 1, Oklahoma Hwy 99 • Address: Route 1, Box 629 Stroud, OK 74079 • Par/Yardage: 35/3146 • Course Rating: 70.2; Slope: 118 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Roger Vaughn • Superintendent: Ronnie McKinney • Green Fees: $11 weekdays, $13 weekends, $7 juniors,

• Director of Golf: Brett Wilson • Superintendent: Brett Wilson • Green Fees: $17 weekdays, $23 weekends, $11.50 cart (9 holes), $23 cart (18 holes)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Dewayne Mauldin, Chase Cooper, Jerry Cooper • Phone Number: 580-338-7404 Surrey Hills, Golf Club at • Address: 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd. Yukon, OK 73099 • Par/Yardage: 71/6248 whites, 6645 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1962 • Head Professional: Danny Snow • Superintendent: Erick Chandler, GCSAA • Green Fees: $32 weekdays, $35 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Danny Snow • Email: link on website • Website: www.surreyhillsok@coxinet.net • Phone Number: 405-373-2471

• Par/Yardage: 36/3014 • Year Opened: 1940s • Head Professional: Lee Lovett • Superintendent: Lee Lovett • Green Fees: $17.50 (weekday), $20 (weekend), $7.50 (twilight)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range (own golf balls), putting green

• Phone Number: 580-371-2604 Trosper Park Golf Course • Address: 2301 SE 29th Oklahoma City, OK 73129 • Par/Yardage: 70/5963 whites, 6601 blues • Course Rating: 71.8; Slope: 129 • Architect: Tom Harris, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1954, 2001 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Mark Galloway, PGA • Head Professional: Rito Palacios • Superintendent: Steve Williams, GCSAA • Green Fees: $39.56, $7.32 juniors, $29.80 seniors, $35.49 twilight, $30.35 dusk (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker

Tahlequah City Golf Course • Address: 111 S. Cherokee Tahlequah, OK 74464 • Par/Yardage: 34/2320 • Year Opened: 1928 • Director of Golf: Emily Hix (GM) • Superintendent: Mike Palmer • Green Fees: $7.60 all day • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: golf@cityoftahlequah.org • Website: www.cityoftahlequah.org • Phone Number: 918-456-3761 Tishomingo Golf Course • Address: 3600 Golf Course Rd. Tishomingo, OK 73460

• Lessons: Mark Galloway, Brandon Alford • Email: markgalloway@sbcglobal.net/ brandon@okcgolf. com

• Website: www.golfincokc.com • Phone Number: 405-677-8874 Turkey Creek Golf Club • Location: Oklahoma 51, Hennessey, OK 73742 • Address: No. 2, Country Club Drive Hennessey, OK 73742

• Par/Yardage: 70/5720 whites, 6300 blues • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 114 • Architect: Slack, Hayes and Associates • Year Opened: 1970, 1996 (redesign) • Head Professional: Earl Seiger

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Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Course • Location: 200 W. Sugar Creek Road, Hinton (1/2 mile south of Red Rock Canyon State Park)

• Address: Box 519 Hinton, OK 73047 • Par/Yardage: 71/6274 whites, 6890 blues • Course Rating: 73.1; Slope: 125 • Architect: Mark Hayes • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Rick Smith (GM) • Superintendent: Mike Payne • Green Fees: $34 weekdays, $39 weekends (includes cart) $24 All Day Play on Mondays

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.sugarcreekcanyon.com • Phone Number: 405-542-3974 Sulphur Hills Golf Course • Location: 2001 Country Club Drive, Sulphur • Par/Yardage: 36/3225 • Course Rating: 69.5; Slope: 107 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Head Professional: Heath Hancock (GM) • Superintendent: Heath Hancock • Green Fees: $10 (18 holes), $8 (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-622-5057 Sunset Hills Golf Course • Location: U.S. 54, Guymon • Address: 5000 Sunset Guymon, OK 73942 • Par/Yardage: 71/5982 whites, 6304 blues • Course Rating: 70.3; Slope: 120 • Year Opened: 1962

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• Superintendent: Dustin Vinson • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $30 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: hogan@pldi.net • Phone Number: 405-853-2100 Twin Oaks Golf Club • Address: 6755 North Highway 81 Duncan, OK 73533 • Par/Yardage: 71/5986 whites, 6317 blues • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 122 • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Chris Ellsworth • Superintendent: Chris Ellsworth (GM) • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $15 weekends, $5 senior, $5 ladies day (M-Th), $10 cart

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting and chipping greens

• Lessons: Bob Hardy • Email: cjellsworth@cableone.net • Website: www.twinoaksgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 580-252-4714 Velma Wildhorse Golf Course • Address: 128 Wildhorse Drive Velma, OK 73491 • Par/Yardage: 35/3071 • Course Rating: 68.7; Slope: 111 • Year Opened: 1967 • Head Professional: Corey Ahlfenger (GM) • Green Fees: $8 weekdays, $10 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: wildhorsegolfcourse@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-444-3338

www.golfoklahoma.org Watonga Municipal Golf Course • Location: Oklahoma 51A on Airport Road, Watonga • Address: 861 Airport Road Watonga, OK 73772 • Par/Yardage: 36/3233 • Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1960 • Director of Golf: TBD • Green Fees: $10; $5 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Email: briani@pldi.net • Phone Number: 580-623-4674 Waurika Golf Course • Address: 1222 West Anderson Waurika, OK 73573 • Par/Yardage: 35/2911 • Year Opened: 1950s, rebuilt greens in 2005 • Director of Golf: Bill Everett (GM) • Superintendent: David McDonald • Green Fees: $10 (includes cart), under 16 free • Amenities: limited pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: pitching green, putting green • Website: www.waurika.us • Phone Number: 580-228-2818 Westbury Country Club • Address: 2101 Westbury Drive Yukon, OK 73099 • Par/Yardage: 72/6276 whites, 7000 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 122 • Architect: Don January • Year Opened: 1972 • Head Professional: Duck Lutz • Superintendent: Gene O’Bryant, GCSAA • Green Fees: $32.90 weekdays, $36.90 weekends, $8 juniors (weekdays) (includes cart)

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, health spa

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Duck Lutz • Email: westburycountryclub@hotmail.com

• Website: westburycountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-324-0707 Westwood Park Golf Course • Address: 2400 Westwood Drive Norman, OK 73069 • Par/Yardage: 70/5810 whites, 6162 blues • Course Rating: 69.5; Slope: 116 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1967 • Head Professional: David Lisle, PGA • Superintendent: Ralph Cagigal, GCSAA • Green Fees: $23; $19.25 (after 2 p.m.), $14.50 (after 4 p.m.), $12.50 (after 6 p.m.), $14.50 seniors

• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range, chipping green, bunkers

• Lessons: David Lisle • Email: link on website • Website: www.westwood.golf@normanok.com • Phone Number: 405-292-9700 Whispering Meadows • Location: Oklahoma 2, Warner • Address: Route 1, Box 13680 Warner, OK 74469 • Par/Yardage: 36/3400 • Architect: Ken Pruitt • Year Opened: 1993 • Director of Golf: John Paris (owner) • Superintendent: John Paris • Green Fees: $12 weekdays (9 holes), $14 weekends (9 holes), $18/$22 (18 holes)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-463-5333 White Hawk Golf Club • Address: 14515 S. Yale Ave. Bixby, OK 74008 • Par/Yardage: 72/6509 whites, 6982 blues • Course Rating: 74.6; Slope: 135

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1993 • Director of Golf: Matt Paquette (GM) • Superintendent: Kyle Lay • Green Fees: $33 weekdays, $43 weekends, $27/$35 twi-

light, $23 seniors (weekdays), $16.50 juniors (weekdays) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, banquet pavilion • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Email: whitehawk@americangolf.com • Website: www.americangolf.com • Phone Number: 918-366-4653

WinStar Golf Course • Location: Interstate 35, Exit 1, Just north of Texas • Address: Route 1, Box 694 Thackerville, OK 73459 • Par/Yardage: 72/7144 blues (west & south); 7116 blues

(west & east); 7214 blues (south & east) • Course Rating: 75.6; Slope: 126 • Architect: D. A. Weibring • Year Opened: 2006 • Director of Golf: Mike Hammond, PGA (GM) • Head Professional: Bradley Houk • Superintendent: Charles Wise, GCSAA • Green Fees: $65 weekdays, $85 weekends (includes cart and range balls), $60 seniors (weekdays) • Amenities: pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant, golf carts with GPS, casino, banquet hall • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, short-game area • Lessons: Mike Hammond; Sandra Haynie; two assistants • Email: mike.hammond@chickasaw.net • Website: www.winstargolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 580-276-1240

Windy Trails Golf Course • Location: Altus Air Force Base • Address: 209 Fir Drive, Building 35 Altus, OK 73523

• Par/Yardage: 71/6234 whites, 6763 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 115 • Year Opened: 1997 (second 9) • Head Professional: Rusty Wortham, PGA • Superintendent: Rusty Wortham, PGA • Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $25 weekends (civilians), $5 juniors; Military E1-E4 $10, E5-O3 $14, O4 and up $16, $10 cart (per rider)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack area, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, bunker

• Lessons: Rusty Wortham, PGA • Email: lacy.wortham@altus.af.mil • Website: www.altusfss.com • Phone Number: 580-482-8719 Winter Creek Country Club • Address: No. 7, Clubhouse Drive, Box 641 Blanchard, OK 73010

• Par/Yardage: 72/6658 whites, 7106 blues • Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 128 • Architect: Rocky Rocquemore • Year Opened: 2003 • Director of Golf: Max Stewart, PGA • Green Fees: $40 weekdays, $55 weekends (includes cart), $20 juniors (weekdays), $30 junior (weekends)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, restaurant,

pool, fitness center • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Email: garrettm@wintercreekgc.com • Website: www.wintercreekgc.com • Phone Number: 405-224-4653

Wolf Ridge Golf Club • Address: 24175 Clubhouse Lane Wister, OK 74966 • Par/Yardage: 72/6466 whites, 7016 blues • Course Rating: 74.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 2005 • Director of Golf: Mitzi Burkhart (owner)

• Superintendent: Christopher Faust, GCSAA • Green Fees: $32 weekdays, $36 weekends (includes cart and tax)

• Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, massage therapist

• Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: wolfridgeclubhouse@gmail.com • Website: www.wolfridgegolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-647-2582 Woods Golf Course, The • Address: 11872 S. 274th E. Ave Coweta, OK 74429 • Par/Yardage: 70/5862 whites, 6192 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1981, 1998 (redesign) • Head Professional: Allen Messick (GM) • Superintendent: Jackey Yocham, GCSAA • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $15 weekends, $8 juniors/ seniors/twilight (weekdays)

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, players lounge • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens • Lessons: Allen Messick • Email: woodsgolfcourse@aol.com • Phone Number: 918-486-3117 Woodward Park Golf Course • Address: 2500 Whittaker Way Woodward, OK 73801 • Par/Yardage: 35/3323 • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 113 • Architect: Robert C. Dunning • Year Opened: 1954 • Head Professional: Robert Wood (GM) • Superintendent: Robert Wood (GM) • Green Fees: $14.55 weekdays, $16.85 weekends, $7 twilight

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green

• Lessons: Gene Endersby, PGA • Phone Number: 580-256-9028

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Ada - Lakewood GC, Oak Hills CC Afton - The Peninsula Altus - Windy Trails GC at Altus AFB Alva - Alva G&CC Anadarko – Dietrich Memorial GC Ardmore - Dornick Hills CC, Lake Murray Lodge GC, Lakeview GC Atoka - Atoka Trails GC Bartlesville - Adams GC, Hillcrest CC, Beaver - Beaver Pioneer Park GC Bird Island - The Coves GC Bixby - Links at Bixby, White Hawk GC Blackwell - Blackwell GC Blanchard - Winter Creek GC Bristow - Bristow G&CC Broken Arrow -Battle Creek GC, Broken Arrow G&AC, Cedar Ridge CC, Emerald Falls G&CC, Forest Ridge GC, Golf Club of Oklahoma, Indian Springs CC Broken Bow - Cedar Creek GC and Resort Buffalo - Doby Springs GC Burneyville - Falconhead Resort Canadian - Arrowhead GC Catoosa - Cherokee Hills GC Chandler - Chandler GC Checotah - Fountainhead Creek GC Chickasha - Cottonwood Creek GG, River Bend GC Choctaw - Choctaw Creek GC Claremore - Gordon GC, Heritage Hills GC Cleveland - Keystone GC Clinton - Riverside GC Comanche - Comanche GC Cordell – Crooked Creek Covington - Rolling Meadows GC Coweta - Cedar Creek GC, The Woods GC

Cushing - Cushing CC Drumright - Drumright CC Duncan - Duncan/Elks G&CC, The Territory G&CC, Twin Oaks GC Durant - Durant CC, Silverado Edmond - Coffee Creek GC, Fairfax GC, Kickingbird GC, Oak Tree CC, Oak Tree National, River Oaks GC, Rose Creek GC Enid - Meadowlake GC, Oakwood CC, Pheasant Run GC El Reno - Crimson Creek GC Elk City - Elk City G&CC Fairfax - Kah-Wah-C CC Fort Cobb - Fort Cobb GC Fort Gibson - Pecan Valley GC Frederick - Frederick CC Glenpool - Cotton Creek GC Grove - Patricia Island GC Guthrie - Cedar Valley GC, Cimarron National, Guthrie G&CC Guymon - Sunset Hills GC Healdton - Healdton GC Hennessey - Turkey Creek GC Henryetta - Henryetta CC Hinton - Sugar Creek Canyon GC Hobart - Hobart CC Hooker - Blackmer Muni GC Hugo - Hugo CC, Rock Creek GC Hulbert - Sequoyah State Hills GC Idabel - Idabel CC Jenks - South Lakes GC Kansas - Deer Valley GC Kingfisher - Kingfisher GC Kingston - Buncombe Creek GC, Chickasaw Pointe Langley - Grand Cherokee GC Laverne - Laverne GC Lawton - Lawton CC, Lawton Public GC Lindsey - Lindsey Municipal GC

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Lone Wolf - Quartz Mountain GC Longdale - Fairview Lakeside CC Mangum - Mangum GC Marlow - Generations GC McAlester - McAlester CC Meeker - Persimmon Hills GC Miami - Peoria Ridge GC Midwest City - John Conrad GC, Tinker AFB GC Moore - Broadmoore GC, Lakeside Park GC, Moore G&AC Muskogee - Cobblestone Creek GC, Eagle Crest GC, Muskogee CC Mustang - Pebble Creek GC Norman - Belmar GC, Jimmie AustinUniversity of Oklahoma GC, The Links at Norman, The Trails GC, Westwood Park GC Nowata - Nowata CC Okeene - Okeene Muni GC Oklahoma City - Brookside GC, Earlywine GC, Gaillardia CC, James E. Stewart GC, Lake Hefner GC, Lincoln Park GC, Links at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City G&CC, Quail Creek G&CC, Silverhorn GC, The Greens CC, Trosper Park GC, Twin Hills G&CC, Willow Creek G&CC Okmulgee - Okmulgee CC Owasso - Bailey Golf Ranch, The Patriot, Owasso G&AC Pauls Valley - Pauls Valley GC Pawnee - Pawnee Muni GC Perkins - Cimarron Trails Perry - Perry G&CC Ponca City - Lew Wentz CC, Ponca City CC Porter - Hilltop GC Poteau - Choctaw CC Prague - Parks Memorial GC Pryor - Pryor Creek GC

Purcell - Brent Bruehl Memorial GC Sallisaw - Shadow Creek CC Sand Springs - Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Sapulpa - Clary Fields, Sapulpa GC Sayre - Sayre Muni GC Seiling - Seiling G&CC Seminole - Jimmie Austin GC Shattuck - Shattuck G&CC Shawnee - Elks G&CC, Firelake GC, Shawnee G&CC Skiatook - Cedar Crest GC Stigler - Brier Creek GC Stillwater - Karsten Creek GC, Lakeside Memorial GC, Links at Stillwater, Stillwater CC Stroud - Stroud Municipal GC Sulphur - Sulphur Hills GC Tahlequah - Cherokee Trails GC, Cherry Springs GC, Tahlequah City GC Thackerville - WinStar GC Tishomingo - Tishomingo GC Tulsa -LaFortune Park GC, Meadowbrook CC, Mohawk Park GC, Oaks CC, Page Belcher GC, Par-3 at Lit’l Links, Southern Hills CC, Tulsa CC Velma - Wildhorse GC Verdigris - Stonebridge GC Walters - Lakeside Park GC Warner - Whispering Meadows. Watonga - Roman Nose State Park GC, Watonga Muni GC Waurika - Waurika GC Weatherford - Prairie West GC Wewoka - Gil Morgan GC Wilburton - Latimer County GC Wister - Wolf Ridge GC Woodward - Woodward Park GC Yukon - Golf Club at Surrey Hills, Links at Mustang Creek, Westbury CC

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