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Directory & Travel 2016

Contents Volume 6 Issue 1

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Manufacturers strike back Pro Tours: Legends lessens tickets Media: Remarkable history of Golf Channel

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Palm Springs a Sooner favorite Vossler, Walser transformed the Valley Planning your Palm Springs trip Beer and beauty in San Diego Bet on great food, fun golf in SW La. Hard to lower gaze in Telluride North Alabama selection sumptuous Oklahomans in Ireland, priceless Slick renovation of Slick Rock Davis restores Tapatio Springs

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Letter from the Publisher Oklahoma Private Listings Oklahoma Public Listings Cross Reference

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Directory & Travel Issue 2016 letter from the publisher

HOF offers two $5k scholarships Attention high school coaches, parents of players and golfers. The Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame has announced it will award two $5,000 scholarships in 2016, one to a male and one to a female. This just adds to the opportunity for significant scholarships for the young golfers in our state. The Oklahoma Golf Association Foundation last year awarded numerous scholarships and the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association also handed out four scholarships. There are also scholarships available through the First Tee organizations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and through the Oklahoma Golf Course Superintendents Association. If you’re a golfer getting ready to attend college, you owe it to yourself to check out the websites of all these organizations. The Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Scholarships are the latest to be announced. They are for high school seniors graduating in 2016 and going to attend an Oklahoma four-year college or university. Also eligible are students already enrolled in an Oklahoma four-year college or university who have an interest in golf. The specifics of the criteria and the application form for the Hall of Fame scholarships are both available at www.oklahomagolfhof.org. The winners must have an interest in and relationship with the sport of golf, though not necessarily as a member of a competitive team. Deadline for entry is April 15, 2016. Winners will be announced no later than June 1, 2016. “The Hall of Fame Executive Board is very interested in giving back and helping

deserving young Oklahomans who represent the future of the game, not just from a playing standpoint, but from all the inherent core values of the game – honesty, intergrity, sportsmanship, etc.,” said Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Executive Director Nick Sidorakis, also general manager at Southern Hills Country Club. “Golf needs future stewards in agronomy, business, teaching, coaching, equipment and merchandising, in addition to playing,” Sidorakis said. “I think you can see from the first class we inducted last fall that included a coach, a champion for civil rights, an architect, a life-long amateur, a player/administrator and a highly successful professional, that we want to have a broad-based approach to supporting the game and these scholarships will reflect that philosophy. “We encourage anyone interested to please go to the website and fill out an application.” Winners will be honored at the next Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled Sept. 18 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame inducted former Oklahoma State coach Mike Holder, architect Perry Maxwell, amateur Charlie Coe, civil rights pioneer Bill Spiller, amateur, professional and administrator Bob Dickson and long-time PGA Tour and Champions Tour stalwart Gil Morgan in October. They joined 21 golfers who had previously been inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Golf Hall of Fame. – Ken MacLeod

2016 OGA Schedule May 9-10, Spring Four Ball Championship, Twin Hills Golf & CC, OKC June 6-9, Junior Boys and Girls Championship, Kickingbird Golf Course, Edmond June 13-16, Senior State Amateur, Fairfax Golf Club, Edmond June 27-29, Stroke Play Championship, Oak Tree Country Club, Edmond July 11-12, Senior Stroke Play Championship, Meadowbrook Country Club, Tulsa July 25-27, State Amateur Championship, Oklahoma City Golf & CC, Nichols Hills Aug. 1-2, Mid Amateur Championship, Oaks Country Club, Tulsa Aug. 19-21, Oklahoma Open, Oak Tree Country Club, Edmond

2016 WOGA SCHEDULE May 23-24, WOGA Cup, Rose Creek GC, Edmond June 20-21, WOGA Stroke Play/Mid Am Championship, Tulsa CC, Tulsa July 11, 4th WOGA Fundraiser benefitting WOGA Jr. Programs, Muskogee CC, Muskogee July 12-13, 66th WOGA Girls Junior State Championship, Muskogee CC, Muskogee July 26-29, 98th Women’s Okla. State Amateur Championship, The Patriot GC, Owasso August 1-3, Fore-State Championship, Wichita, Kansas September 13-14, WOGA Partnership, Shangri-la GC, Grand Lake September 27-28, 40th WOGA Senior State Championship Lincoln Park GC, OKC

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Volume 6, Number 1 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 Chris Swafford chris@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, Bill Powell Golf Oklahoma PGA Instructional Staff Jim Woodward Teaching Professional, Oak Tree National jwoodwardgolf@sbcglobal.net, 405-348-2004 Jim Young Teaching Professional, River Oaks CC 405-630-8183 Pat McTigue Manager, GolfTec Tulsa 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 Michael Boyd, PGA Professional Indian Springs Country Club 918-455-9515 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 2016 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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Back in the drivers' seat for 2016 ers at 295 grams or up to 30 grams heavier for those with faster swing speeds. The Knuth High Heat was designed by former USGA Senior If you are contemplating new clubs for the new season now is a good time to start taking a look at what manufacturers have Director Dean Knuth on the premise he could build a driver that in his words, “…would optimize performance of amateurs that added to their lineups. Golf Oklahoma has done that and here are the clubs we think would be longer, straighter and more forgiving than the major brands for all amateurs with swing speeds less than the Tour are the standouts for 2016. You have heard this previously, but the smartest way to find players.” That says it all. Many who try the High Heat ($399) say they gain significant yardage and everyone comments the right clubs for you is to take advantage of on how straight it is. A big factor is placement of the computer-based swing analysis technology center of gravity, which is 25 percent farther back with a PGA Professional or local retailer. than other drivers and much lower, closer to the Usually there is no charge — after all sole. Amateurs tend to contact the ball low on the they are hoping to make a sale. Clubs face and this weight placement helps hit the ball on fitted properly to you and your line with better launch characteristics. swing will help you hit better TMAG’s M1 is billed as the “unmetalwood.” It shots and they are the best way has a crown of titanium with a seven-layer carbon to get the most out of the money composite. The savings in weight allows a second you are spending. sole track from front to rear to adjust ball spin/ Drivers seem to be the center of launch angle in addition to the familiar heel to toe everyone’s attention and for next track for fade/draw settings and the dual role of givyear we like (listed alphabetically) ing the face added flex at impact. The M1 ($499) the Callaway Golf Great Big Bertha, also is adjustable for loft plus or minus 2 degrees Knuth Golf High Heat and TaylorMade and comes either with a 460cc or 430cc clubhead. Golf M1. The fully adjustable Great Big BerAn indication of how impressed Tour players were tha ($450) has a lightweight head, the sliding rear with the M1 came when it was introduced prior to sole weight first seen last year in the Big Bertha to Callaway Golf the third week of this year’s playoffs at the BMW adjust draw/fade bias, a composite crown and, deGreat Big Bertha Championship. Sixteen players, including Jason pending on the shaft, is suitable for slower swingby ed travis

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Day and Dustin Johnson, put it in their like. The hosel is loft adjustable, there’s a changeable sole weight and the sole has bags immediately. Moving on to fairway woods, Cleve- the proven Exotics SlipStream configuraland Golf’s former president Greg Hop- tion to help the head pass smoothly over kins’ first product when he started Hop- the turf. Combined with the sole Power kins Golf was a line of wedges and now Grid just behind the clubface for added a fairway wood has been added, the CP-1 flexing at impact and the Exotics E9 Tour SuperSpoon at a user-friendly $170. It has ($300) validates the company’s reputation two changeable weights in the sole and for top fairway woods. The Apex 16 CF and Apex Pro 16 model even though a low profile shape, it still ofirons from Callaway Golf are priced at fers the advantages of a variable face $1,200 with steel shafts and graphthickness construction. ite is $200 additional. Made for The new E9 line the requirements of average from Tour Edge players (the CF stands for cup Golf includes a face-forged) the construction Tour model of the 3- through 7-irons uses fair way Callaway’s Cup 360 design wood with while the 8-iron through atfeatures tack wedge have an updated f r o m faceplate for better feel. The previous Apex Pro 16s, meant for Tour m o d e l s players and scratch amateurs, plus a couple have a classic blade look with of new ones no up charge for the many opto boost perfortional shafts. mance. The head has Cobra Golf resurrected the been made slightly smallKING brand and it brings er, down to 150cc, and back memories of Greg Northis helps produce lower TaylorMade M1 man’s days as the world’s ball spin and a more penbest player while carryetrating ball flight which better players

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$137.50 with graphite. The ing King Cobras in his bag. i clubheads are made from The new KING Forged Tec 431 stainless steel in a cavIrons ($1,099 steel, $1,199 ity back construction with a graphite) have forged clubvery clean players-style look. head with a forged stainThe success of TaylorMade less clubface and plastic Golf’s RSi irons last year vibration-dampening insert prompted the new PSi/PSi Tour filling the cavity back. Low Mizuno Golf players-category irons with the handicappers will like the MP-25 Titleist 716 AP1 totally unique heel and toe slots KING Forged CB (cavity back) and MB (muscle back) Combo-Irons at $1,099 similar to the RSi and a redesigned cut-through slot to help feel and performance. PSi irons are $1,099 steel and in steel. Both use toe weights to align the center $1,299 graphite (3-iron through PW) and the forged PSi of gravity with the face’s center to help achieve more consisTour $1,299 (3-iron through PW). tency shot to shot. Titleist’s two new models are the 716 AP1 in the game-imMizuno Golf says the MP-25s ($1,000 3-iron through pitchprovement category and the 716 AP2 for advanced players. AP1s ing wedge steel shafts) are “tour-inspired” come with a slighter thinner face than the 714 AP1s of and made with its grain flow forging two years ago and there is a 360-degree undercut process with micro-milled faces in the cavity. The leading edge is “pre-worn” and the 3- through 6-irons. Short irons are a sole has a special camber for smoother turf inmuscle back construction. Known for teraction. The tungsten weighting has been very playable irons, Mizuno also added reworked for a significant increase in resisto its stable the MP-5 model at the same tance to twisting, big benefit for the averpricing as the MP-25s. The channelage player. Pricing for a set of eight irons is back forged design gives lots of forgive$800 with steel and $200 more with graphite ness and allows for the shot shaping and PING i25 shafts. AP2s, Titleist’s players-iron, also have ball flight demanded by better players. had the weighting repositioned to improve PING i Irons owe their design to popular previous models such playability. Made with Titleist’s co-forging as the Eye2 and i25 and are targeted for the bags of low handicap process, a set of eight AP2s is $1,199 with steel players looking for forgiving long irons and a traditional soft feel shafts and $1,399 with graphite shafts. in the scoring irons. Pricing is $125 per club with steel shafts and

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The closest professional golf events to Oklahoma in 2016 will remain the Bass Pro Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson April 22-24, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on the LPGA Tour in Rogers, Ark. June 23-26, and on the PGA Tour the AT&T Byron Nelson May 19-22 in Dallas and The Colonial Invitational May 26-29 in Fort Worth. To see the pros in Oklahoma, plan to attend The Patriot Cup May 30 at The Patriot in Owasso. Make sure you are signed up for our weekly newsletter at www.golfoklahoma.org for our ticket giveaways for these events and more. The big news on what is now known as the PGA Tour Champions is the event in Branson has moved dates again and significantly reduced its ticket pricing. Tournament director Kirk Elmquist said the drastically reduced tickets will go on sale Feb. 15 at www.bassprolegends.com or by calling 1-888-347-4426. Specific prices will be revealed at that time. The Legends division, which has included Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and other stars 65 and over, will play all three rounds at the spectacular nine-hole Top of the Rock par-3 course, which now features a new attraction, the giant sink hole which opened up between the Himalaya Putting Course and the Arnold-Palmer designed practice area. Geologists have stabilized the area and put up railings so viewers can peer into the cave area that has opened. “It’s like looking into a small Grand Canyon,” Elmquist said. “It’s spectacular.” Pros 50 to 64 will play an 18-hole round at Top of the Rock and an 18-hole round at Buffalo Ridge. The entire field will reconvene at Top of the Rock on Sunday, with the Legends Division playing nine holes and the Champions Division playing 18. Another change this year is the Pro-Ams on April 20 and April 24 will also be open to the public. For those interested in watching the up-and-comers on the Web.com Tour, the closest events in 2016 are the Air Capital Classic June 23-26 in Wichita and the Price Cutter Charity Classic Aug. 11-14 in Springfield, Mo.

It’s January and I’m suffering, as I’m sure many of my fellow Oklahomans are, from major golf withdrawal. My clubs are in my car at this very moment, waiting for the opportunity to sneak in a few holes the second there’s a break in this cold streak. I’ve taken advantage of this unfortunate down time to do some research on gear I’ll be implementing during the upcoming season. Like all savvy duffers, I keep my eye open for advancements in club technology in case I need to make an upgrade. While the club I’ll be swinging on the course is on the forefront of my mind, so too is the cigar I’ll be enjoying, the Warped Futuro. The Futuro is medium body, ideal strength for a day on the links, with flavor that is unmatched. I’m currently smok-

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Desert paradise

With 122 courses, Palm Springs a destination like no other

Indian Wells Celebrity Course, Par 3, hole 16. by ken macleod

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isiting the amazing golf destination that Palm Springs is today should stir a mix of wonder and regret among many Oklahomans. This desert paradise wasn’t created by Oklahomans, but they had a huge impact in its growth and success. The legacy of Joe Walser, Ernie Vossler, Gerald Barton and the rest of the ill-fated Landmark Land crew that built PGA West, La Quinta Golf Resort, Mission Hills Resort and made the Landmark Oak Tree logo synonymous with desert golf, can still be seen and felt everywhere, though the company has long since been eviscerated by overzealous government regulators. Too bad. If Landmark Land had still been around in 2007-08 when all the Wall Street banks failed due to their own collective blindness regarding the subprime mortgage fiasco, our government would have been handing out huge bailouts to Landmark instead of forcing a fire sale of assets for the same supposed indiscretions. For decades, Palm Springs has been a de rigueur winter haven for hundreds if not thousands of Oklahoma golfers who followed the trail blazed by the former Landmark developers. Contingents from Oak Tree National, one of the first courses in 16 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

the Landmark fold, as well as Quail Creek Country Club, where both Vossler and Walser worked, and Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club have been enjoying sunsplashed days and cool evenings in the winter there since the 1960s. This writer is late to the party. Our first visit came in December during the Greater Palm Springs Media Classic, a four-day golf extravaganza organized by desert golf proponent Bill Huffman, a friend and colleague who has been bringing media to various desert locales (Scottsdale, Tucson, Mesquite) for 14 years. All these areas stand on their own as great destinations, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the Coachella Valley. Ringed by mountains and blocked by the Salton Sea at one end, you see virtually a golf course for every neighborhood as your plane descends into the partially open-air Palm Springs International Airport. The nine separate municipalities that make up the greater Palm Springs area contain 122 golf courses. Many are private, open mostly in the winter for second-home owners from Los Angeles, San Diego and elsewhere. But that leaves more than 60 courses which are either public or open to the public through resorts. Our group got a very appetizing taste of what the valley has to offer. We played

the ultra-dramatic PGA West TPC Stadium Course, the Pete Dye monster which Jan. 21-24 hosted the Career Builder Challenge, the former Bob Hope Classic which had not been played there since 1987. The course is even more dramatic and challenging than Oak Tree National, if possible. Arnold Palmer’s Classic Club, which hosted the Bob Hope Chrysler Challenge in 2006-08, has a stretch of holes on the back nine that is among the most beautiful in the country. Locals avoid this course when the wind is howling, but our day was perfect. Also in the classic was the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Resort, where former Great Britain Ryder Cup member Clive Clark did a complete reworking in 2006. We met with Clark after the round and he told hilarious stories about his lone Ryder Cup adventure, a 1973 loss where he and his equally nervous partner Eddie Polland lost a four-ball match, 3-and-2, with Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. They were just a bit intimidated. Polland, an Irishman, even though he wasn’t away, leaped up on the first tee and hit his drive, yelling he couldn’t take it anymore. Including our tuneup at the Gary Player Course at Mission Hills Resort, which was very player friendly from the middle tees, these were all great tests of golf as well as very scenic resort courses. All except PGA


Vossler, Walser lit up Valley with "million volts of electricity" Springs,” Bohannan said. “The first was in the 1950s when the original courses were andmark Land’s glory days are built, like Thunderbird, Tamarisk, Berlong gone, but not forgotten in muda Dunes, Indian Wells and La Quinta the Coachella Valley, where Okla- Country Club. “The second golden era was in the homans Joe Walser and Ernie Vossler led a transformation of a sleepy getaway for 1980s, and everything that happened was movie stars into a world class golf destina- really spurred by what Joe and Ernie did. What they developed personally or what tion. Larry Bohannan has covered golf in the they forced other people to do in order to Coachella Valley for 29 years for the Desert keep up. They brought a completely differSun. Bohannan has written two exhaus- ent philosophy and mindset and were light tively researched books, one detailing the years ahead of their time. They brought 50-year history of the Bob Hope Classic this attitude of bigger is better when it and the other on the Valley’s transforma- comes to golf courses.” The most staggeringly monumental tion from dusty desert into a golf paradise. He has played more than 100 of the 122 testimonial to that philosophy is the Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course at PGA courses currently open. Bohannan said that without the vision West. It’s been softened somewhat from of Vossler and Walser along with Gerald its early days, when Ken Green said there Barton that led to the developments of La was nothing wrong with the course that Quinta Resort, PGA West, Mission Hills a few sticks of dynamite couldn’t fix and and more, the area would not be what it is Bob Hope quipped that it wasn’t a golf today. “There were two golden eras for Palm See HISTORY page 19

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Joe Walser, Arnold Palmer and Ernie Vossler cut the ribbon on Palmer’s course at PGA West.

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The 12th hole at the Arnold Palmer-designed Classic Club. West are managed by Troon Golf and you can book play on all at www.troongolf.com. Although you may be tempted to play from the tips or next set of tees, our advice is simple. Don’t. Yes, you can see mountains, but you’re not at altitude and your ball is traveling no farther than back at home. The second set of tees at PGA West is around 6,800 yards and, with the trouble lurking around the greens, you don’t want to be hitting fairway woods in consistently on par 4s of 440 yards or more. Until recently, we would have been greeted at PGA West by Oklahoma native Michael Ferguson, the grandson of legendary Lincoln Park professional U.C. Ferguson. Michael, now the director of golf at WinStar Resort in Thackerville, worked his way up the ladder to become Director of Golf at PGA West from 2008-13. “It was surreal for me as a kid from Oklahoma to get to continue a legacy that Joe and Ernie had started,” Ferguson said. “It was PGA West, the western home of golf in America. No matter where you went in the world, people recognized the brand and understood what a success it was.” In addition to the Stadium Course, PGA West has two other courses open to resort guests, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and one by Greg Norman. There are three courses open to resort guests at the nearby La Quinta Resort & Club. Also, there are three private courses at PGA West, designed by Nicklaus, Palmer and Weiskopf. All three courses at La Quinta and all at PGA West except the Norman course were developed by Landmark Land, although the course had been transferred to KSL when the Weiskopf course was under construction. 18 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

The director of the golf academy at PGA West is Craig Freeman, an Oklahoman whose brothers, Robin and Jeff, have both had various degrees of success on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. “It’s a very unique and small world,” Ferguson said. “I couldn’t believe when I got there to see how many Oklahoma ties there were everywhere.” Since the premature end of the Landmark Land days, Palm Springs has continued to grow and prosper. It has issues, to be sure. Irrigating 122 courses is something that can take up to 100 million gallons of water a day from the Coachella Valley aquifer, which in turn pulls water from the Colorado River. Courses have cut back on their usage, but inevitably will have to make further reductions. The need for many of the private courses is dependent on the business climates in Los Angeles and San Diego and how many second-home owners are willing to support those memberships just to play in the winter. Yet, Ferguson said the resort courses draw strong play all year, even in the blazing heat of summer when it can reach 120 degrees. “We would do 80,000-to-85,000 rounds with really no slow time except mid-August,” Ferguson said. “In the summer, folks might play early or in the evening but they would still play.” While many Oklahomans visit in prime season January through March, others have found it a great bargain to wait for the winter crowd to clear. One large Tulsa group rents a house every May when rates have fallen considerably on lodging and golf, but the temperatures haven’t spiked to their peak.

PALM SPRINGS TOP 5 Long-time Desert Sun golf writer Larry Bohannan, who has played more than 100 of the 122 courses in Palm Springs, picks his top five for visitors. 1. TPC Stadium Course, PGA West. “You’ve got to try it, but if you’re a 26 Larry Bohannan handicap, don’t.” 2. Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort “Back nine is breathtaking.” 3. Classic Club 4. Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Resort in Palm Desert 5. Westin Mission Hills “Player friendly and very attractive.” Andy Vossler, son of Landmark Land pioneer Ernie Vossler, has been working in the industry in the desert for decades and offers the following guide for first-timers as a mustplay list if you have just a week or so. A starting point for future visits.

Andy Vossler

1. PGA West Stadium Course 2. (tie) SilverRock Resort in La Quinta or the Pete Dye-designed Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort & Golf 3. The Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Resort, designed by Clive Clark 4. Either course at Desert Willow Resort 5. The Classic Club by Arnold Palmer, but only if the wind is not howling


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History, continued from 17 course, it was a sentence. As Oklahomans who have played Oak Tree National or Oak Tree Country Club know full well, the Pete Dye of that era was not interested in easy golf. When Vossler and Walser told him to build the hardest golf course in the world at PGA West, it wasn’t the first or last time they had given him those instructions (think Oak Tree National and later Kiawah Island). “The area had never seen anything like PGA West,” Bohannan said. “You could tell what the impact was. Previously there had been a lot of flat, not extremely interesting courses developed to sell real estate. Golf in the desert had been stagnant through the 1960s and 1970s. Joe and Ernie came in and sent a million volts of electricity through the area. They jump-started everything.” The sad story of what happened to Landmark Land, the famous Oak Tree logo and the wresting of all their famous properties in an ill-conceived and ultimately illegal action by the Resolution Trust Corporation is a fascinating and heartbreaking tale. It can be read in detail online in several wellwritten pieces by business publications. Suffice it to say that years later after all the estimated $1.6 billion in property

Ernie Vossler’s connections to the area worldwide was long gone, Barton won his lawsuit against the government and date back to the early 1950s, when he was awarded $21.5 million and an apol- would play the Desert Classic on the PGA Tour. He was swayed ogy from judge Loren partly by the enthuSmith, who wrote siasm of Ben Hogan, “The United States whom he had known has not acted in a mansince his childhood ner worthy of the great in Fort Worth. Hogan just nation it is.” took a post in 1952 as And though Vossler the head professional and Walser stayed in at Tamarisk Country the valley and tried Club in Palm Springs. to rebuild the comAfter successful capanies, they never reers as Oklahoma regained the momenCity-area golf profestum of the 1980s. Son sionals, Ernie and Joe Andy Vossler is now formed a company the president and CEO called Unique Golf of Landmark Golf, a Concepts, which was boutique golf managepurchased by Barment firm which curton while Oak Tree rently has one course National was being under contract. Daughdeveloped. Their atter Judy Vossler is the Joe Walser and Ernie Vossler sent a tention soon turned to senior vice president charge through Coachella Valley. the Coachella Valley, of the Greater Palm where they had been bringing couples for Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Other former Oklahomans who once many years when they would come out to worked for Landmark Land remain scatSee HISTORY page 20 tered throughout the area.

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History, continued from 19 play in what began as the Desert Classic, later the Bob Hope Classic. Among the early couples to visit were Don and Jane Mathis. Don Mathis eventually built two of his largest and most successful Mathis Brothers Furniture stores in the area. The first project was to purchase the land around the original La Quinta Hotel & Country Club and develop a new golf course. Pete Dye did that one also and it opened in 1980, the first of three that LandThe Pete Dye-designed TPC Stadium Course at PGA West changed everything. mark eventually built at La Quinta Resort (the original La Quinta use the name PGA West, Vossler and Wals- Golf Course in Bartlesville. The PGA of Country Club is private and not part of the er struck a deal with the PGA of America America made $400,000 on that arrangeto pay $1,000 for every house sold on the ment in the first year of development. resort or open to guests). Development of courses and housing Mission Hills was the next project, fol- property. The president of the PGA of lowed by the opening of PGA West with America at the time was Mark Kizzire, an continued rapidly. PGA West had grown the famed TPC Stadium Course in 1986. To Altus native and former head pro at Adams to four courses, including courses by

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2016 Golf Pass is BIGGER AND BETTER! Visit scspgagolfpass.com to order yours today! Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and was adding a fifth when the government stepped in. The resort and development eventually wound up in the hands of KSL, a subsidiary of KKR (Kohlbert, Kravis, Roberts). They completed development with a course by Tom Weiskopf and one by Greg Norman. It’s hard to overstate how prominent the Landmark Land name was in this area. Before the Resolution Trust Corporation fiasco, it was the third-largest employer in the Valley with 2,000-plus workers. “Even though the Landmark Land days are now 20 years past us, the people here who know what happened frequently say in my presence that if it hadn’t been for Joe and Ernie, the desert wouldn’t be anything like it is today,” Andy Vossler said. Once the court-ordered breakup of Landmark Land was finalized, Joe and Ernie reformed as Landmark Golf while Barton took many of the talented company employees to form a new Landmark National company to look for projects east of the Mississippi. Barton eventually won his lawsuit and was able to develop some new projects. Landmark Golf, without Barton’s gift for financing and capitalization, never again became the development behemoth

it was prior. “We did a few projects, but the value of land had increased and the constraints on building golf courses had increased,” Andy Vossler said. “For the first 10 or 15 years, he (Ernie) went on pretty well doing what he knew how to do, but a little later in life the realities that we dealt with as a little company with a limited ability to finance things began to wear on him. “A company like Landmark Land had the ability to go and borrow money. If there’s an area I would do differently, it would be to better understand the financing side, to provide the money to build the facilities we wanted to build. That was the big benefit with Jerry Barton, he knew how to go to Wall Street and raise money to do what we needed to do. The one time he wasn’t out arranging his own financing was when the government invited us in to take over that failed SNL, which led to the downfall of everything.” Bohannan said, “The timing wasn’t right when they tried to come back. Other people had jumped in, doing what Joe and Ernie used to do. And the housing market disappeared at about the same time. It just didn’t work the second time and you could see how it frustrated them.

“They had been a great team together. Ernie was the idea guy and going full speed. Joe was more cautious, and would say, ‘now pro, let’s think about this for a minute.’ “ Walser died May 10, 2012, and Ernie Vossler on Feb. 16, 2013. Both suffered from dementia at the end and those close to them believe the stress of dealing with what happened to their company was a contributing factor. Nicklaus and Palmer held an exclusive fundraiser for Vossler at PGA West to help with his medical expenses. “The fact that Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer would come out and play in an event to raise money for Ernie’s medical expenses speaks volumes about what Joe and Ernie meant to guys like that,” Bohannan said. It’s hard to imagine how strong the Oklahoma connection to Palm Springs might be today or where Landmark Land would be positioned in the golf world if not for the overzealousness of RTC regulators. Still, any visitor to the area should give a nod to the vision, creativity and leadership of Ernie Vossler, Joe Walser, Gerald Barton and the other Oklahomans who helped create this desert oasis.

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What else to play, what else to see by ken van vechten

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hen people say “Palm Springs” they mean Palm Springs, except of course that majority of folks who are referring to what locals know as the Coachella Valley and which is most easily thought of as Southern California’s desert playground. The valley is actually a 40-plus-milelong strand of a dozen-plus cities and resort communities anchored by Palm Springs on one end. Confused? Don’t be. Just tape a map up on the wall, chuck a dart at it and you will hit something of golf note. Wor- Desert Willow Golf ried about the paint? Fair enough. Outlined below are five courses worth putting on taste going out but it is Bighorn Corner – your list. 14-16 – that so rocks. Take an extra ball or three to the tee on 16; there is a patch of grass out there somewhere in the tumult of Mountain Course, La Quinta car-sized boulders. Resort & Club, La Quinta laquintaresort.com For decades the desert golf die was cast as wall-to-wall green and a parkland setting, even if the sentinel trees were eucs Firecliff, Desert Willow Golf or palms instead of elms. That mold was Resort, Palm Desert eradicated when Pete Dye’s Mountain Coachella Valley golf history also was opened. Dye shoved golf into the desert, dominated by private high-end clubs, and and into the desert mountains. There’s a then hotel-resort plays. When Firecliff –

and sibling Mountain View – opened after the millennium turned, notable and true public golf (municipal) pushed its way into the tent. Firecliff is a desert botanical garden/palm oasis that in itself is a notable attraction. That Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry traced a darting, traipsing, leaping golf course through it is, in New Orleans parlance, a nice bit of lagniappe. The on-site Palm Desert Golf Academy is an industry leader. desertwillow.com

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Desert Dunes, wind farm in background.

Arnold Palmer Classic Course, SilverRock Resort.

Arnold Palmer Classic Course at SilverRock Resort, La Quinta

Desert Dunes Golf Club, Desert Hot Springs

South Course, Indian Canyons Golf Resort, Palm Springs

SilverRock is the city of La Quinta’s entry into the commendable municipal golf sweepstakes. Like Classic Club across the valley, this course shows what a design savant the King and cohorts can be when given room to roam and no cloak of condos. The parcel is effectively a sand pancake, so vertical definition comes in the form of a serpentine interplay of fairway and meandering waste; good stuff. As are all the bighorns. silverrock.org

Every golf destination has one, the sleeper course. A course locals and savvy visitors know and adore, and they hope like hell word doesn’t get out. Down here, Desert Dunes is that course. Per the name, the course is a fast runner through ancient dunes, with a good bit of the play threading thickets of mesquite and scrub; don’t go yard. The closers on each side are brutes, even without the wind getting itself all wound up. (Note the wind turbines.) desertdunesgc.com

For many years it seemed as if “Palm Springs golf” no longer embraced Palm Springs. City-owned Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort carried the banner for a long time and Escena Golf Club showed up more recently anchoring a new residential development, but golfers largely looked elsewhere. In a cool old-new twist, the mid-century sporter South Course received a huge DNA enhancement in 2006, giving players another reason to head west again. South puts a premium on smarts, and handling big heaving greens. indiancanyonsgolf.com

What to do With all this great golf at hand, there can’t be much time available to do anything else. But something else is highly recommended, and here are a smattering of top attractions, events and sights. Right ‘em down, check ‘em off.

ANA Inspiration, Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage March 28-April 3 OK, this one has a golf hook. The nowbranded ANA is the tournament made famous by Dinah Shore. It’s the first major of the year and depending on who is doing the tallying – golfers as opposed to marketing wienies – it is the second most important title in women’s golf. The weather will be great, the players are uber-appreciative, and the only other way to get this close to the action would be on the Grumps Tour and those guys really aren’t much fun. Anyway, most of us would be better players trying to emulate these girls. anainspiration.com

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs If the desert has an attraction, this is it. In a manner of minutes you are whisked from the desert floor to more than 8,000 feet up on the shoulder of Mt. San Jacinto. From there, hikes both strolling and arduous branch out. Or just grab a beer and soak

in the view of the vast desert running out toward Vegas and Phoenix and Mexico. pstramway.com

The Living Desert The Living Desert is a zoo/museum/arboretum/research facility dedicated to the plants and critters that find homes across the Spectacular views from the Palm Springs tramway. globe’s many dr ylands. Kids love it; we larger kids love it just VillageFest, Palm Springs as much. Thursday Nights livingdesert.org The cultural and spiritual heart of the desert remains Palm Springs, and notably a multi-block run of North Palm Canyon Palm Oases, Various Locations Drive through downtown. Shopping, resIt’s ironic that the desert exists because taurants, watering holes, music venues, of water, oodles and oodles of water pooled spas, galleries; if you want it, it’s there. in massive aquifers and seasonally cascad- And perhaps the best way to take it in is ing down from the encircling mountains. during VillageFest, the every-ThursdayAnd for eons the desert’s native tribes night street fair. villagefest.org found shelter and sustenance where the water comes to the surface. All across the California native Ken Van Vechten has desert there are native palm oases – in Palm Springs, across the north valley in the In- been doing the desert thing from the days of dio Hills, down toward the Salton Sea in his misspent youth on through to his stillAnza-Borrego Desert State Park. Go have misspent advancing adulthood. He’s written piles of articles about the Coachella Valley a look-see. and is the author of Insiders’ Guide to Palm indian-canyons.com Springs, 2nd Edition, published by Globe coachellavalleypreserve.org Pequot Press. parks.ca.gov www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 23


California sweet: Birdies and brews in San Diego The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort makes a great headquarters. by tom bedell

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tend not to drink and drive, but I went a little google-eyed and changed my plans when the beverage cart rolled around at the Maderas Golf Club. On the side of the cart, a menu listed three beers from Ballast Point, one from Mother Earth and one from Maui Brewing. True, the usual bellywash from Bud and Coors was available, too, but I realized that in San Diego, at any rate, the war is over, and craft beer wins. That means any golfer who hopes to find some swing oil a cut above the fizzy yellow water norm, has cause to rejoice, once the rest of the world follows the San Diego example. (Which it increasingly does.) I know a little about golf and beer — not solely from personal research, mind you — and feel I can make a fair claim to declaring where the ideal places on the planet are if you want to indulge in the best of both simultaneously. San Diego is clearly among them, may well be the best of the bunch and southern California weather doesn’t hurt. This wasn’t my first trip to San Diego, and I certainly hope it won’t be the last. But it was my first time to play the two Troonassociated courses at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Maderas. Troon. The courses and some of the San Diego breweries had arranged the November trip to give a few golf writers a taste of the golf-beer possibilities, and a savory sampling it was. The full menu is downright astonishing. There are close to 100 golf courses in the San Diego region, and even more craft breweries. And we’re not talking dog tracks. Think Torrey Pines (and the inevitable memory of the sensational Tiger Woods-Rocco Mediate 24 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

duel in the 2008 U.S. Open). Think about the elegant Grand Del Mar resort with its Tom Fazio track, or the Barona Creek Golf Club and Resort, which adds a casino to the mix. Think the recently renovated course at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Add Maderas and Aviara to the don’t-miss list.

Beers Gone Wild The breweries are equally stellar: Stone Brewing, Ballast Point, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, AleSmith, which recently opened the largest tasting room in San Diego. That’s saying something, since we wasted little time after hitting the ground in visiting the sprawling Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, which seemed large enough. The local brewing scene is so prolific that the annual San Diego Beer Week actually lasts 10 days. And while hardly alone in fomenting (or fermenting) it all, the Stone Brewing Co. was and is a major catalyst. Founded 20 years ago by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, the company has swept to success on waves of wildly hoppy and experimental beers. The waves are virtually oceanic now, as Stone has grown to be the ninth largest U.S. craft brewer. Ken Wright led us around the Stone plant and said, “The mission statement here is basically — build the plane while it’s flying.” The current flight path includes the recent opening of a European branch in Berlin and a new production brewery and restaurant about to cut the ribbon in Richmond, Virginia. (Maybe Stone Brewery beers will soon even start showing up in Oklahoma!) Stone is also a distributor and the beer list at the appealing open-air restaurant is nothing short of staggering even before partaking, close to 150 world-wide beers on tap and in bottles, more than a few that qualify as world classics. Impressive enough that


Rip Current Brewing Company lineup. the brewery turned out 400,000 barrels of beers last year, and about 120 different varieties. It’s also a culinary magnet. It was instructive to visit Stone after we’d paid a call to Rip Current Brewing of nearby San Marcos. Touring the compact brewery and tasting room, it wasn’t hard to imagine that this was how Stone began. Rip Current, which began late in 2012, has been strong out of the gate. It won the 2015 Brewer of the Year award at the Great American Beer Festival, in the Very Small Brewery category. That meant it had brewed fewer than 1,000 barrels in 2014.

Maderas GC, named San Diego’s best seven years in a row. Co-owner Guy Shobe estimated that Rip Current would likely soar to 1,800 barrels in 2015, probably bumping it up to the Small Brewery category. He didn’t appear in the least worried. Rip Current won the award because out of more than 6,600 entries from over 1,550 breweries at the GABF, two of its beers won medals: Break Line Bock took gold, while the lid-lifting (10 percent ABV) Black Lagoon Scottish Strong Ale (or Wee Heavy) took silver. We tried the winners and some of the 18 other brews on tap, as well as a bourbon barrel-aged version of the Black

Lagoon that hadn’t been released yet.

Golf Gone Gorgeous One is not going to find a barrel-aged Wee Heavy out on golf courses any time soon, or some of the more esoteric offerings from small breweries. But at least it’s nice to find some wider choice these days. Indeed, we were encouraged to sample the range of beers as we set off to play the course at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, our sumptuous headquarters for the trip. It’s one of the few times I’ve been actively encouraged to drink, and I’m here to report

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The eighth green of the Aviara Golf Club, home to the Kia Classic on the LPGA Tour in March. that it was a refreshing attitude. Defending champ Cristie Kerr and other LPGA stars will be returning to Aviara on March 24 for the first round of the Kia Classic, held since 2013 on the Arnold-Palmer designed course. (The Women’s Tennis Association held the first Carlsbad Classic here in November, befitting Aviara’s equal status as a tennis resort.) It’s not hard to see the appeal for women, or anyone else. The resort, as the course, is a verdant Eden of tropical flora, fronting the fecund Batiquitos Lagoon and tumbling through 200 acres of hill and valley. The resort is an ingratiating take on Spanish colonial design, all tinged with some salty

Pacific breezes. It has amassed a passel of five-star, diamond and other glittering awards. The course is also landscaped to a farethee-well, with the third the first postcard hole, a short par-3 over a pond to a green tucked between two streams. The par-5 eighth is another where your camera is as important as your club selection. It’s possible to reach in two, but if you rinse your second shot like me, you can go right to the photo souvenir option. The resort course is a fun and comfortable 129 slope from the white tees (6,054 yards), and you can ratchet up the challenge from there to 6,571 yards, or 7,007

from the Palmer tees. Aviara features beers from the local Stone, Coronado, Mother Earth and Ballast Point breweries, and one can complement them later with some serious tucking in at the resort’s Argyle Steakhouse, with a side of Wagyu beef, perhaps? The round at the Maderas Golf Club the next day included my pleasant astonishment at the beverage cart offerings and the course itself, another natural wonder. A cocreation of Johnny Miller and the late Robert Muir Graves, Maderas is always high in the rankings of California’s accessible golf courses, and was named San Diego’s best course seven years running. It exemplifies

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Maderas, is a great place for scenery, golf and, of course, for beer. the private-course-for-a-day experience, but without any airs. The course seems to run through a continuous canyon with no end of elevated tees and splendid vistas, some holes trailing into sheltered copses until my head was aswirl with impressions — where was I, in Australia, or playing desert golf, or on an England parkland course? Of course, it may have been the beer, but the variety of holes, shifting natural colors and shadings — not to mention a nifty match four of us had going — had me engrossed from the get-go, and the journey only got better as the homeward nine ramped up the action and views. If I could

play only one course on a return to San Diego, I’d be indecisively balancing Torrey Pines South, Maderas, Maderas, Torrey Pines South.... It could come down to the beer selection. Maderas has a great tap lineup in the clubhouse grill — AleSmith, Karl Strauss, Stone, Ballast Point, Alpine and Coronado — which it puts to particular good use on its weekly Backyard Burger Nights. We had a variation on the Burger experience, with several small bites paired with the beers of the Green Flash Brewing Co., another San Diego brewery that started small in 2002, and now sends its intensely hoppy beers throughout the United States

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Finding great golf in

Southwest Louisiana is no gamble by steve habel

Contraband Bayou Golf Club, hole 8 and 9

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inked pairs of images may come to mind when one thinks of southwest Louisiana -- saints and hurricanes; Cajun and Creole; swamps and bayous; accordions and washboard percussion; relaxation on the back porch and raucous festivals; boudin and gumbo; fishing and hunting. Thanks to a growing roster of casinos in the area – most of them built to lure Texans to slot machines, craps tables and roulette pits – the past decade has spawned another duo of associations: gaming and golf, two things that seem, in modern times anyway, to go hand in hand. The gaming industry has taken a strong hold in greater Lake Charles, stretching all the way back to the Texas border some 30 miles to the west. The southwest Louisiana region is less than a two-hour drive from Houston, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. 28 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

Many of these casinos have distinctive themes that make Texans feel like they own the place or at least should buy it after a great day at the tables. The golf courses built in Lake Charles and environs since gaming was reintroduced in 1991 also have the feel of the layouts in the Lone Star State’s coastal areas, adding to the familiarity factor for visitors from the west.  But because this is southwest Louisiana, there’s a distinct take on just about everything -- and that’s a good thing. Call it a Cajun flair if you want; golf in SWLA is just a little more intense. The spotlight on golf in this area intensified last summer when the new course at the Country Club at the Golden Nugget came online. Its opening gives the Lake Charles and its close environs five great options for golf, making the game in SW Louisiana anything but a gamble.

Great golf presence Golf has enjoyed a presence in the area since the opening of the Lake Charles Country Club in 1918. The region’s golf options took an upward tick in 1976 with the debut of Mallard Cove Golf Course, set just southwest of the main runway at Chennault International Airport and about four miles south of the city’s main business sector. Designed originally by Jim Wall (a former Robert Trent Jones associate) on a flat piece of land, Mallard Cove now boasts a championship layout with water entering play on 12 holes. Renovated in 2001 by Kevin Tucker, the course measures 6,977 yards from the tips and plays to a par of 72 on a routing that also involves 25 large bunkers and stands of cypress, oak and pines. It has a course rating of 73 and a slope of 128.  The back-nine at Mallard Cove demands excellent play and focus, with the closing


hole one of the area’s best tests. The big dogleg-right features a fairway bordered by a horseshoe-shaped pond and a strip of land up the middle. The pond continues down the right side with a heavily wooded area at the far right of the pond. It’s often been the deciding juncture in the Lake Charles Men’s City Championship, as many contestants have lost the tournament here by taking the maximum amount of risk off the tee and not finding dry land. Mallard Cove’s design and ever-present winds cause the course to present itself from a much different perspective nearly every day. Because of the risk-reward factor on five holes (four on the home half) players can make it as easy or hard as they want.

Golf and gaming As folks flocked to the region to live and to play, courses were built to keep visitors occupied when they weren’t at the tables or in front of the slots. The first course to open after the gaming boom was Gray Plantation, the centerpiece of an upscale, gated community located just south of Lake Charles along the Calcasieu Waterway. Gray Plantation, opened in 1999 and renovated in 2005 after it suffered damage from Hurricane Rita, is a beautifully landscaped 7,200yard semiprivate layout that challenges pros and entertains amateurs of all skills. The course was designed by William “Rocky” Roquemore, who allowed the natural beauty of Louisiana’s Bayou Country. Golf Magazine described it as “a delicate mix of Southern charm and Cajun fire.”  Water, both from the adjacent Calcasieu and the course’s 60 acres of manmade lakes, adds to the difficulty while contributing to the aesthetics. The wet stuff enters play on 11 of the 18 holes. Besides all the aqueous hazards there are 94 bunkers, but few forced carries off the tee. Most of the trouble can be avoided with conservative play as Roquemore put an emphasis on tough par-3s, creating two with island-like greens.  Gray Plantation is a charter member of the Audubon Golf Trail in Louisiana. The trail is named for naturalist/artist John James Audubon, who painted a number of his famous bird studies here. All the courses are members of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses, a program dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving the natural heritage of golf. Contraband Bayou Golf Club was the next course to open, in late May 2005, with an official unveiling planned for August of that year.  The debut was delayed when Hurricane Katrina roared into Louisiana at the end of August. Then Rita struck and undid a heap of architect Tom Fazio’s work. Because the course’s highest elevation is a mere 14 feet above sea level, the storm tried to return much of the property to its origins. The course lost about 1,200 60-foot trees and most of the underbrush to the hurricanes.  The 7,077-yard, par-71 Contraband Bayou employs plenty of marsh and lowland features. The site, across the street from the massive L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort and built atop 227 acres that were once underwater and part of the Calcasieu Waterway, presented many obstacles in its design and construction, the toughest of which was building a golf course in swamp-like terrain.  More than 400,000 cubic yards of dirt were moved during construction of Fazio’s only public course in the Pelican State. There are plenty of favorable bounces incorporated into the par-3s (none over 200 yards), long par-4s (two play more than 450), short par4s (three less than 375 yards) and a monster par-5 (the 611-yard opener). 

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The anticipated new Country Club at the Golden Nuggett, designed by Todd Eckenrode. Also involved are eight lakes. In the summer of 2010, Contraband Bayou GC’s putting surfaces were revamped to Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda, and the layout was restructured, with the first hole repositioned in front of the clubhouse to improve flow. About five miles north of Contraband Bayou and a 15-minute drive around Lake Charles and back into the woods is the National Golf Club of Louisiana, a big-shoul-

dered Dave Bennett design. Opened in August 2009, the layout is the centerpiece of a new 600-plus-acre master-planned neighborhood in Westlake, a town just above Lake Charles. Bennett’s 6,946-yard layout features 14 lakes, 80 bunkers and some of the area’s largest and toughest greens. Dramatic vistas and stately Louisiana pines are highlights. National’s fairways are generously

wide, but gentle slopes and rolling fairways can be unforgiving, so be precise with your tee shots. The National Golf Club of Louisiana went through more than 10 years of planning and there’s a lot to like about what Bennett fashioned. The course carries a 73.5 rating and 132 slope and each of its four par-5s (the longest of which is 537 yards) are reachable with a pair of good shots. The collection of par-3s (159, 192, 176 and 199 yards, respectively) offer the opportunity to use a variety of clubs off the tee.  What makes the National really worth the trip are its robust par-4s, the best of which are the 433-yard third, the 433-yard 10th (despite being the same length, they dogleg in opposite directions), the 457-yard 16th (the No. 1 handicap hole) and the finisher -- a 415-yard dogleg-left with water on the right and a green pinched on each side by sand. Now comes the much-acclaimed new course at the Country Club at the Golden

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Nugget, an 18-hole, par-72 golf track designed by the award-winning team of Todd Eckenrode and Origins Golf Design. The course is right on the bayou in the shadow of the massive, new Golden Nugget Casino Resort and has Miniverde greens and Celebration tees. The fairways and roughs are surrounded with tall native grasses, providing a spectacular backdrop for guests seeking a getaway within their getaway. Its fairways are extraordinarily wide and the course’s putting surfaces are huge and rock hard and fast, as one would expect from new greens. There is a great variety of long and short holes – I especially liked the stretch from holes 13-16, with two par4s and a pair of medium-length par-3s. The Country Club at the Golden Nugget is not overly long or hard and has five sets of tees that accommodate high handicappers and scratch golfers, alike. And like Contraband Bayou, Golden Nugget is designed for resort play, but doesn’t cut any corners to get you back to the tables quicker – it would be a destination course even if the casino didn’t hover over it. In addition to the course, The Country Club features a full-service clubhouse providing the ideal environment for guests to dine, relax and recap the experience and

Watch out for gators at beautiful Gray Plantation. savor another round as soon as it’s possible. The Creole Nature Trail, a 186-mile The Country Club at the Golden Nugget stretch of roadway that starts in Sulphur was recently named one of North Ameri- and ends in Lake Charles, is a haven for ca’s top-10 new courses by Golf Digest. alligators, birds and wildflowers. International bird-watchers consider the trail, known as “Louisiana’s Outback,” a prime Plenty to do in SWLA  Lake Charles is about casino gaming and destination.  Lake Charles has earned its nickname the great outdoors, culinary delights and the Rhythm and Blues that make Louisiana the “Festival Capital of Louisiana” for hostso exotic. It also offers historical sites, luxu- ing more than 75 fairs and festivals annury hotels and accommodations, a subtropi- ally. Check out www.visitlakecharles.org cal climate and warm Southern hospitality.  for dates of upcoming events.

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f we had chosen any time of year comes a real puzzle and one of the course’s for this visit but early fall, when the major defenses. The front nine has three par-5s in the first Aspens on the slopes of the San Juan Mountains were turning red and eight holes. Holes 5 and 6 are fairly benign gold, I might be able to tell you more details and you feel you should make birdie, while the heavily bunkered downhill 8th hole is about the Telluride Golf Club. As it was, it was hard to keep your gaze 635 yards and a par is a great score. The from lifting above the course to the moun- nine concludes with an uphill short par-3 tains beyond. The Telluride Golf Club is in which again club selection is paramount, 360 degrees of spectacular views, one of then golfers rush to the halfway house, the best settings for golf you’ll find on the where the burgers have been voted among the nation’s best by Golf Magazine. planet. The back nine has two par-5s among the The course is not actually in Telluride, it’s in the neighboring resort area of Mountain first three holes, making that five of the first Village, also home to the Peaks Resort and 12. Three of the final five holes are par-3s. Telluride Ski Resort, a 3.5-mile gondola ride away from this historical Colorado town with a curious past. Golf is the latest addition to the wealth of recreational opportunities in this former mining town that nearly became a ghost town when the sliver and gold mines closed for good in the early 1950s. Telluride dwindled to about 600 residents before rebounding as one of the world’s premier ski resorts in the 1980s. Now, thanks to the great skiing, hiking, biking, all manner of summer festivals including a world-renowned Bluegrass Festival, and yes, golf, Telluride is doing quite well. Tourists and celebrities flock there year round and housing prices, buoyed by the city’s severe restrictions on new development, are astronomical. Many of the workers at the resorts face long commutes to neighboring towns to find affordable living. The Peaks Resort & Spa at Telluride. Telluride Golf Course was built in 1992 and plays to a maximum of 6,574 Holes 14 and 16 both measure more than yards, not long considering you’re teeing 200 yards from the back, and 16 is guarded off at times at a height of more than 9,000 by a large pond as well. The 17th is a short feet. Though the course is on a plateau, downhill shot, but the problem is there are you’re still looking up at the highest con- 82 steps up to the tee box. Save your enercentration of 14,000-foot mountains in the gy. That feels like running five miles at this United States, as the course is encircled by altitude. We all sat around gasping for air the Sneffels Range, the San Sophia Range (and admiring the view, see opposite page) and Mount Wilson. for a minute before hitting our shots. The golf course itself, with a design that The course certainly offers enough vaTom Weiskopf contributed to, is well wor- riety and challenge that you would enjoy thy of your attention as well. It starts with playing it over and again no matter how a reachable downhill par-4 followed by a long your summer stay. Turf conditions are par-3 over water in which club selection excellent, with greens that run fast and true becomes paramount, and not for the last but also hold good shoots. The landscaptime. Choosing the right weapon, factoring ing is beautiful as well, even if it gets overin the altitude, how far uphill or downhill whelmed at times by the long view. the hole plays and the mountain winds, beTelluride has a unique and colorful his-

tory. Long before it was a mining town, the box canyon was summer hunting grounds for the Ute Indian tribe looking for deer, elk and mountain sheep. Mining began in 1875 and the town was bustling by 1889, when Butch Cassidy robbed the San Miguel National Bank downtown, absconding with $24,000, or $631,889 with inflation today. When the mining died, the town became a haven for “hippies” and for a time had a reputation as a place for drug cartels to stash their shipments. The ski resort was founded in 1968 by Joe Zoline and grew steadily under the leadership of new owners Ron Allred and Jim Wells throughout

the 1970s and 80s, and the town rebounded as well. Today there are more than 120 ski runs at the resort. The gondola came into operation in 1996, linking Telluride and Mountain Village. Alfred’s restaurant is perched at the top, offering great Aspen glow views as well as looking down on Telluride. Elk can often be seen on the hillside below as you go down toward Telluride. There is a white-knuckle private air strip in Telluride, but most visitors fly into Montrose and drive 67 miles, the last part is scenic, particularly if your driver knows the back roads. The golf course is open May through September. For more information, go to www.tellurideskiandgolfclub.com www.golfoklahoma.org •••••• 33


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North Alabama The finishing hole on the Fighting Joe course at The Shoals on the RTJ Trail, the first course on the trail to exceed 8,000 yards. by steve habel

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ust about everything in North Alabama is defined by the Tennessee River’s impact and the lakes formed by its dams. It’s an area lush with green valleys and verdant hills, a dichotomy of mediumsized cities nurtured by high-tech industry and tiny, remote towns on the edge of untamed wilderness. Upon this backdrop, and with attention paid to these parameters, some of Alabama’s best golf courses – including some you may not have heard about – have been built and fostered. On a recent trip to the area as guests of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, we teed it up on a handful of facilities that ran the gamut from state park tracks, municipal courses and resort routings to a quartet of much-ballyhooed courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf

Trail. Each course during the visit held its own charm and challenge. After flying into Huntsville, the regional hub, we drove west for 90 minutes to play the General Golf Course at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville. The park encompasses 2,550 acres on two sides of Wheeler Lake, an impoundment of the Tennessee River, and includes a resort lodge, convention facilities, restaurant, campground, a 140-slip marina and 2.5-mile loop trail for hiking and biking. All those were secondary for our purpose to the 18-hole golf course, designed by Earl Stone, who was the architect of choice for the majority of Alabama’s state park tracks. The course, which opened in 1974, has a setting of rolling hills that tie in with the river. Its length is a definite challenge to golfers, but – when played from the cor-

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rect set of tees – is very fun to play for the novice. Since the course is inside a game sanctuary, wildlife is abundant, with deer part of the gallery on nearly every hole. All the putting surfaces at The General have been restored to Stone’s original specifications and regressed with TifDwarf Bermuda. The General, which can stretch out to 7,251 yards, has some real tests. All four of the par-3s play at 198 yards or more but the 450-yard 17th is by far the most difficult hole, turning hard left to right in the landing area to set up an approach that’s likely in the 200-yard range to a green elevated 30 feet above the surrounding run off areas.  The next day had us up early and on to The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals, home to two 18-hole championship courses that lie between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River. Wheeler Dam, and the aforementioned


Joe Wheeler State Park, is named in honor of General Joseph “Fighting Joe” Wheeler, the only Confederate general to later attain the same rank in the U.S. Army. The Fighting Joe course at The Shoals was the first RTJ Trail course to break 8,000 yards and was named one of the top new courses in America when it opened in 2004. The second course, the School-

master (named for President Woodrow Wilson who was responsible for getting Wilson Dam built and was also known as “The Schoolmaster” of politics), opened in 2005. Fighting Joe is a parkland track that rides along the river and ends with a picture-book setting on a tough par-3. It’s long but all the obstacles and challenges

are easily visible, so the challenge isn’t so much finding your way to the green as it is figuring out a way to get there without blowing your handicap. The Schoolmaster isn’t exactly short at 7,971 yards and some say it’s tougher than Fighting Joe. Tree-lined fairways and rolling hills follow the natural topography of the many banks as they wind to a finish

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on a high bluff that overlooks the river. As a one-two punch, the courses at The Shoals are tough to beat. You won’t lose a lot of golf balls here – move up a tee box (or two) and enjoy the routing and the atmosphere. Next up was a trip back east to the city of Decatur and the Point Mallard Golf Course. Set along the Tennessee River (you see the pattern here, right?), Point Mallard GC opened in 1969 and was revised by John LaFoy in 2004. Spread across 200 acres of wooded flatlands in Point Mallard Park, the award-winning championship course was designed to follow the contour of the land, utilizing existing trees, small streams and ponds. The course was already long and testing before LaFoy got his hands on it, but he

doubled the sand bunkers (it now has 28) and lengthened it to 7,064 yards from the back set of four tee boxes. The real challenges at Point Mallard GC are its par-4s, four of which are 450 yards or more, including heartbreakers at Nos. 5 (462 yards) and 6 (460). The back-nine begins with a brutally tight 466-yard twoshotter and ends with a 450-yard tester over water. There’s a lot more to Point Mallard than just a golf course. This family park includes a wooded campground, waterpark, an indoor ice skating rink, tennis courts, hiking, jogging and biking trails and the Strike Zone driving range and batting cages. As if anyone would want to do anything but play golf (that’s not likely). Day 4 of the visit had us enjoying a hearty breakfast in our cabins along Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro (about an hour east of Huntsville) before a round at the Lake Course at the Goose Pond Colony Resort. The 6,854-yard Lake course is a George Cobb design that opened in 1971 and sports views of the Tennessee River from every hole. The routing is a combination of tight, tree- or water-lined holes and


Goose Pond Colony, voted most fun course to play in north Alabama. wide fairways played to elevated putting surfaces. One of the best conditioned tracks we played on our trip, the Lake course at Goose Pond Colony has been voted the “most fun course to play in north Alabama” and is listed in Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play with four stars. The track’s challenge was verified by its role as host of

the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship in 2015 and is a course enjoyed by pros and amateurs. Our final rounds on the trip to North Alabama had us back in Huntsville and the two 18-hole courses at Hampton Cove, another option on the RTJ Trail. This is the northernmost RTJ Trail facility and probably has the most difference

between its courses of all the Trails facilities. The Highlands course, a links-like track that’s set in an expansive and exclusive residential neighborhood, gets the most accolades here, but the River course, which was renovated in 2011, more than holds its own. Considered one of the gems of the trail, the Highlands course was returned in 2008 to its original design with rolling fairways and long, waving grasses. At the signature fifth hole, an old mule barn adds to the picturesque appeal of the setting. The River course is the only layout on the RTJ Trail without a single bunker and is a throwback to the way courses were built long ago, when dirt was merely pushed up to create the greens and tees, leaving all else, including massive oak trees, as is. Playing golf in North Alabama showed us that variety is, indeed, the spice of life. It was a great way to spend five days and we’re hankering to get back.

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Irish Links: Priceless!

Royal County Down Golf Course is a must on a golf trip to Ireland. by r . darryl fisher md eric s . fisher , esq .

Reaching Dublin is a one change-ofplanes (Chicago) journey from Oklahoma with an eight-hour flight, arriving about he existential experience of father 8 a.m. After a three-hour rental car drive and son communing with links from Dublin to the north coast, we found golf courses in Ireland is, as the ourselves in a quaint village of 1,300, Mastercard commercial would say, price- home to the four-century-old Bushmill Irish whiskey distillery. less. Ireland is about the size of Indiana and A trip of about 9,000 miles to play 18 holes of golf for six consecutive days may boasts a magnificent 3,000-mile coastline seem foolish, but golfing enthusiasts will punctuated with inlets and peninsulas. A understand the transcendent moments that backdrop of mountains follows the perimecome with setting foot on these legendary ter of the island. Ireland’s population is about and spectacular links courses. Indeed, even 5.5 million, split between 1.7 million in the for my son and I who are not particularly northern six counties of Northern Ireland good players, the satisfaction of this trip (part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain) and 3.8 million in the rest of the island could not be measured in dollars.

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(Republic of Ireland). In comparison, Oklahoma’s population is 3.9 million. True links-style golfing can be found on 50 of Ireland’s 428 courses. Links courses are usually coastal with the fairways bordering the ocean. The sandy soil will not sustain crop production and gives a firm cushiony feeling to the fairway and greens. Natural undulating dunes frequently surround each fairway. The firm turf, closely clipped fairways, huge greens, and lack of greens-fronting hazards invite a ‘running’ game of ridiculously long putts. Uneven fairways, thick rough, and pot bunkers can complicate almost every hole despite few water hazards and trees. Beware the gorse, the common name used


for the thorny evergreens in the roughs. Forget finding your ball in the gorse. The custom of walking the Irish and Scottish courses is well established. Buggies, as the Irish, Scots, and British call golf carts, are scarce to unavailable at most of the courses. Posted bulletins ominously warn that the use of a buggy requires a physician-certified need. During four days in Northern Ireland, we saw less than a dozen golfing “Yanks,” and the courses were not crowded at all. Irish golf clubs are typically the recreational center of the villages and small towns, and are maintained by local memberships as well as fee-paying guests. Our caddies were almost always members of the golf club where we were playing and were extraordinarily helpful. Almost always these caddies were retired from local occupations and accomplished golfers. Our four-night stay in North Ireland revolved around full Irish breakfasts, tourist sights, midday tee times at Castlerock, Ballyliffin and Portstewart (twice), and dinner at surprisingly fine dining at the Inn as well as in the small village. The common feature of the Northern Ireland courses is the omnipresence of the bordering ocean. Each of these northern courses has spectacular and challenging holes settled into the natural landscape. While waiting to tee off at the Portstewart course, we chatted with a Texas businessman who was making his 14th golfing pilgrimage to Ireland. In his blustery Texas style, he declared, “These Irish Links courses make Pebble Beach look like a municipal course on a beach!” After a three-hour drive, we arrived at the magnificent Victorian resort and world spa, the Slieve Donard (90 miles north of Dublin and named for the nearby highest peak in Northern Ireland), where we stayed two nights. The spired brick building stands on six acres of landscaped grounds. Nestled at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, this magnificent 180-room structure was built in 1896 as an ‘end of rail line’ luxury holiday destination. A long strand of walkable beach of the Irish Sea borders the front while the mighty Royal County Down golf course borders the rear. Located an hour’s drive from Slieve Donard, Ardglass may be Northern Ireland’s best-kept golf secret. This stunning Links course enchants the golfer with dramatic views of the Irish Sea and rugged beautiful coast line from almost every hole. Ardglass’ historic clubhouse has been fashioned from a 14th-century castle and serves top-notch fish and chips.

Stay out of the gorse at Ballylaffin and the other Irish wonders. In contrast to the democratic milieu of Ardglass, the private golf club of Royal County Down (a short walk or complimentary golf buggy ride away from our hotel), is known as Northern Ireland’s most socially conscious golf club. Nonmembers can gain tee times for this majestic and legendary course. Established in 1889, Royal County Down plays amid rugged dunes set against the Mourne Mountains. This magnificent course will challenge mid-tohigh handicappers. Our nine-day journey was priceless, but

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The Ram Rock Course at Horseshoe Bay. Trent Jones, Sr. Slick Rock (1971), Apple Rock (1986) and Ram Rock (1981) are all courses that the late architect held in the highest regard. Jones, once said “I know of no area that has a more interesting variety of golf than Horseshoe Bay. I rank this among the best in the world.” Possible hyperbole aside, the courses at Horseshoe Bay are all fine tests for the low handicapper but playable for the average


golfer. Slick Rock is probably more of the resort type with wider fairways and fewer forced carries while Apple Rock is a bit tougher (136 slope) and more scenic as it plays along Lake LBJ and Ram Rock a/k/a The Challenger is the more difficult one with narrow fairways, random rock outcroppings and ultra quick Crenshaw bent grass greens. There should be a course for every level of golfer to enjoy among the three. In addition there is a 2012 Jack Nicklaus design named Summit Rock that is private but possibly a chance meeting with a member could lead to the first tee. It is well worth the effort as it occupies the highest elevations on the property offering great views of Lake LBJ and the many peaks of Hill Country. Summit Rock debuted at #52 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Residential Courses in 2014. According to a survey from Dallas Morning News readers of public access courses in Texas, Ram Rock came in at number 12, Slick Rock at number 16 and Apple Rock at number 17. That is quite an accomplishment for a state with nearly 1,000 courses and gives a strong indication of the quality of golf available at Horseshoe Bay. After serving golfers for over 40 years it was time for the Slick Rock Course to get a facelift. Under the supervision of Mark Voss, Senior Project Architect for Robert Trent Jones II, (son of the original designer) and Horseshoe Bay’s Ken Gorzyeki, Slick Rock is in the process of an overhaul of the irrigation system, complete bunker renovations, new cart path paving and regrassing of the greens to bentgrass and the surrounds to zoysia. Slick Rock is scheduled to reopen around mid-April. That is a great time of year in the Hill Country so best to make reservations early to experience the improved Slick Rock. Perhaps the most intriguing course at Horseshoe Bay is the Whitewater Putting Course, an 18 hole, par 72, complete with waterfalls, bunkers, fairways, water hazards, dwarf Bermuda greens, lavish rose gardens and exotic birds. It’s even lighted for night play. The Whitewater is fun any time but certainly during happy hour and maybe a post dinner match under the lights. Accommodations can be had at the 249 room Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott Hotel, the adjacent Paseo Vacation Apartments with one-two and three bedroom apartments and The Waters at Horseshoe Bay Resort which offers luxurious lakefront living in one, two or three bedroom units. Dining options include the Yacht Club, The Market, Bayside Spa, Lantana, Café Del Sol, Cap Rock Cabana and Slick Rock Bar and Grill. There are also four pools, a beach club with cabanas at lakefront and a full service marina with boat, jetski and kayak rentals. A popular feature on the water is the sunset cruise on a large lake cruiser. At Bayside Spa you can choose from a variety of treatments and therapies or simply enjoy the private lounge, eucalyptus infused steam rooms, dry sauna and whirlpool. A special Spa Package is available. For non-golfers, tennis is taken seriously at Horseshoe Bay. The Whitewater Tennis Center has 16 adult courts with red clay, ProGrass and Laykold hard surfaces. There are even kid’s sized courts. Horseshoe Bay Resort offers special events throughout the year as well. The fourth annual Balloon Festival is over Easter weekend, a big time music festival featuring a Texas sized helping of the states rich country music talent and for the foodies, there is a celebrity chef weekend. Whether for a personal, couples, family retreat or a business meeting, Horseshoe Bay Resort is not only Texas sized big but has Texas sized hospitality too. Log on to hsbresort.com for more information and to book your stay at Horseshoe Bay.

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Vision, timing helped make Golf Channel huge success by chris lewis

Since its launch in 1995, Golf Channel has gradually become one of cable television’s most popular networks. Although he has flown all over the world, one flight, in particular, still stands out to Golf Channel’s co-founder, Joseph E. Gibbs, to this day. In March 1991, he was traveling to London for a business meeting. As is often the case when people fly, he had some time on his hands, so he decided to read an article about the effect video compression technology would soon have on niche television programming. As an entrepreneur and veteran of the cable television industry, the article caught his attention. He thought about the possibilities of niche programming and wondered which types of television networks people would be interested in. He began to jot down some ideas. For some reason, one concept intrigued him more than any other. Golf. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While staring at his notes, he knew exactly who he could contact and share his idea with—The King himself, Mr. Arnold Palmer.

A friendship is established A few months beforehand, Gibbs had attended the 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek Club, located just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Although he wasn’t interested in golf at the time, he had recently moved to Shoal Creek, as it was the only gated community in the area. Palmer was playing in one of his last PGA Championships that week and needed a place to stay, since he and his wife, Winnie, were disappointed with the hotel they had booked. Mike Thompson, son of Shoal Creek founder, Hall, overheard Mrs. Palmer discussing her hotel situation and told her she could stay at Gibbs’s guesthouse. Long story short, Gibbs was then notified that Mrs. Palmer was interested in staying 44 •••••• www.golfoklahoma.org

with him and his wife. But no one had informed Mr. Palmer yet. So Gibbs took matters into his own hands and found him on the golf course. After inviting him to stay at his guesthouse, he decided to follow him for the Golf Channel co-founders Joe Gibbs and Arnold Palmer rest of his Tuesday practice round. Pursuing a dream “It was an eye-opener. Over 3,000 people Eventually, they met in a conference followed Arnold and he handled them by room at Birmingham, Alabama’s airport. himself,” Gibbs says. “I was in awe. I had Gibbs shared his idea and provided the renever seen anyone that beloved who could sults of the Gallup Poll survey. To Gibbs’s control the masses as well as he did.” surprise, Palmer was interested and decidFor the next four days, the Palmers ed to call his longtime agent, Mark McCorstayed at Gibbs’s guesthouse. Even though mack, the founder of sports and business Gibbs enjoyed his time with the Palmers, media magnate IMG. he didn’t expect to see them again. But As he left the airport, Palmer advised Palmer caught him off guard. Before he Gibbs to “be careful” during his meetleft Alabama, he invited him to stay at his ing with McCormack. Taking his advice home in Windermere, Florida. to heart, Gibbs purchased and read every Three months later, during the weekend book that McCormack had written, prior before Thanksgiving, Gibbs and his wife to meeting with him at IMG’s headquarflew to Florida to spend more time with the ters in December 1991. Palmers. A friendship had been established. The advice must have paid off, as the two Considering his newfound friend was a began to work together, along with Mcgolf legend who might be able to offer some Cormack’s colleagues, to develop Gibbs’s assistance, Gibbs felt confident about his first business plan. Focusing on the premise idea to develop a 24/7 golf network, even that the network would launch as a niche though he was not an avid golfer himself. programming channel, the plan was finalHowever, before he reached out to Palmer, ized during the spring of 1992. With an inihe conducted some research—by commis- tial business plan developed, Gibbs decided sioning a national Gallup Poll survey in to meet with Palmer once again. June 1991, concerning consumers’ interest This time he offered Palmer half the in televised golf. stock in his company, known then as TGC, The survey found that 44 million people Inc., for approximately $250,000. After all, liked to watch golf on television. When Gibbs had already spent about $500,000 of Gibbs received the results, he knew the his own money on the company. Palmer timing was right. He called Palmer and eventually agreed with the terms of the asked if he had time to meet. offer and, once he did, Gibbs scheduled a “I was quite pleased with the results,” meeting with Charlie Mechem, the LPGA Gibbs says. “People had shown such a Tour’s commissioner at the time. great interest that I knew we had to purGibbs desired to purchase the rights to 16 sue it.” of the tour’s events for four years. He pro-


Golf Channel’s first show aired Jan 17, 1995. vided Mechem an agreement—if he was able to raise the funds he needed to launch the network, a contract for the rights to the 16 events would be considered valid. He handed Mechem a check for $500,000 and told him the tour could keep the money if he wasn’t able to raise the funds. A few months later, he met with PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman and described his interest in developing a 24/7 golf network. Beman mentioned that, aside from being unable to spend $100 million (the total amount that Gibbs estimated he would need to launch the network), he had already spoken to some other entrepreneurs about a similar concept. At that moment, Gibbs knew he had no choice but to announce his idea to the public for the very first time—before someone else launched a 24/7 golf network. “We had kept everything a secret, waiting until I had all the pieces I needed before I announced it,” Gibbs says. “The time had finally come though.”

No more secrets — the dream comes true So, without a PGA Tour contract, Gibbs and Palmer introduced their concept to the world by holding a press conference during the 1993 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. The press conference was certainly worthwhile. About two months after Tom Kite won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Gibbs signed a contract with the PGA Tour. Suddenly, his concept was no longer just a dream. In early 1994, Gibbs met with Tim Neher, the vice president of cable operator Continental Cablevision. Neher was interested in Gibbs’s idea and shared his thoughts with his friend Brian Roberts, whose family operated Comcast. Gibbs’s networking base soon expanded—to the point in which six of the nation’s top 11 cable outfits were interested in investing in his concept. With this financial backing in mind, Gibbs decided to lease an empty ware-

house he had discovered in Orlando, which was located about two miles from Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Throughout the summer and fall of 1994, the United States’ first all-digital television studio was built. There was no longer any doubt about it: Gibbs’s dream had finally come true. Once the studio was finalized, the nation’s first-ever niche programming channel, known originally as The Golf Channel, was broadcasted on Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at 7 p.m. ET—to 10,000 subscribers. Despite his satisfaction with the network’s founding, Gibbs knew he would have to make some changes as soon as possible. Cable television had recently been deregulated, and, as a result, cable compa-

nies no longer had any restrictions for what they could charge for a network. The Golf Channel initially launched as a $6.95 mini-pay network but had fewer subscribers than Gibbs had hoped for. So, in response, he created a new business plan and launched The Golf Channel as a basic cable network in September 1995. “That changed the landscape and subscribers soon increased,” Gibbs says. “Before that, we weren’t getting the attention I thought we should.” That fall, viewership increased to 100,000. By early 1996, it rose to 1.5 million. And it has risen steadily ever since. Today, Golf Channel (its official name) is available in more than 200 million homes in 81 countries and 11 languages. Since January 1, 2007, Golf Channel has maintained a 15-year agreement with the PGA Tour to broadcast its tournaments. This year, Golf Channel will air 48 of the PGA Tour’s sanctioned events, including the Presidents Cup. Fourteen of these events will air entirely on Golf Channel. For over four years, Golf Channel has also been a part of NBC Sports Group, a division of Comcast, which originally acquired full ownership of the network in December 2003.

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Tapatio BOERNE, Texas -- One of South Texas’ original resort layouts is getting a multi-million dollar makeover from one of Oklahoma’s leading golf architects, as Tapatio Springs in Boerne is getting ready for a new stage in the competitive golf market. First opened in 1983, Tapatio Springs has long been a hidden gem for vacationing golfers, tucked in the scenic San Antonioarea hill country just a couple of miles off Interstate 10. Early San Antonio golf pioneer developers Jack Parker and Clyde Smith brought in Utah golf designer Billy Johnson to build one of two courses he designed in Texas (the other is the nearby Dominion Country Club). The result was a very playable and enjoyable par-72 course located on 150 tree-lined and water-crossed acres. Over the years, the course endured some hard times with water issues and eventually the course was sold to a group which included country singer George Strait. They decided to spend the money to renovate the course and called on Tripp Davis, who has done outstanding work in Texas, Oklahoma and all over North America. “Growing up in the region, I knew a little something about the course, which was one of the original courses which started the golf boom here and knew we had a chance to make it great again,” Davis said. “At one time, this was one of the (top) places to go in Texas, but it hit on hard times and languished for a decade. Now, with the changes we are doing, it’s very well positioned in the market. By the time next summer gets here, it will be in fantastic shape.” Unlike a brand new course as Davis did at Old American in The Colony just north of Dallas or a total restoration as he is doing at Dallas’ Northwood Club, the site of the 1953 U.S. Open, much less invasive work is being done at Tapatio Springs. Davis estimates that 95 percent of the tees have been regrassed and restored and 95 percent of the bunkers will be re-done, but no holes will be rerouted. “We took out 10 bunkers, and added eight bunkers and moved 10 more, but didn’t really change any of the holes,” Davis said. “It still looks really good.” Along with Tif 419 Bermuda on the tee surfaces with Tif Grand Bermuda on the shaded areas, Davis and his team refurbished the waterways, ponds and streams, and added crushed stone cart paths. At the Tapatio golf practice area, which is located next to the parking lot and behind the first tee, all the target greens are being rebuilt and a new short game green is being added. There is an improved


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appearance to the overall practice tee with the opportunity for a new practice tee to be built in the future. “Our course is once again a golfer’s paradise, a paradise in every sense of the word because of what Tripp and his team have done,” said newly hired head professional Matt Reams. “We feel like we’re back on our way to regaining our proud position.” Just down the road in San Antonio, the LaCantera Resort and Spa is also busy sprucing up the world-class destination. The original golf course was the final joint design from Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. It was named the best new course in America by Golf Digest when it first opened in 1995. The resort was purchased recently by Interstate Hotels while Troon Golf still oversees the two golf properties, the second designed by Arnold Palmer. New owner Destination Hotels is sinking millions into a major resort redo, which includes a huge new ballroom, totally renovated rooms and a large new spa which will overlook the first tee of the original course. “It will certainly give a new allure to the resort course to have the spa positioned where you can look out over the par-5 and see the course and the beautiful layout,” said longtime Director of Golf Steve Shields. The Troon management has hosted Weiskopf at the property recently with the possible idea of doing some on-site course renovations to the old layout, which hosted the PGA Tour’s Texas Open for more than a decade. The Palmer Course, opened in 2001, is a much steeper and equally spectacular layout which includes sweeping views of downtown San Antonio and the expanse of the Hill Country. It’s certainly cart friendly with its extreme ups and downs, but offers a thrilling challenge. The San Antonio golf market is never resting on its considerable history and success, and Tapatio Springs and LaCantera are the latest examples of that. Art Stricklin is a free-lance golf writer and contributor to many national publications. He is based in Plano, Texas.

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PRIVATE COURSES

The 18th hole at Cedar Ridge CC in Broken Arrow. Belmar Golf Club

• Address: 1025 E. Indian Hills Rd., Norman, 73071 • Par/Yardage: 70/6094 whites, 6519 blues • Course Rating: 71.6; Slope: 121 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 2002 • Director of Golf: Jeff Elliot • General Manager: Stacy Rachel • Superintendent: Jeremy Biswell, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool, GPS system • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, 4-hole short course • Lessons: Jeff Elliott • Email: Proshop@Ilovethiscourse.com • Website: www.belmargolfclub.net • Phone Number: 405-364-0111

Broken Arrow Golf and Athletic Club • Address: 1651 E. Omaha St., Broken Arrow, 74012 • Par/Yardage: 72/6023 whites, 6732 blues • Course Rating: 73; Slope: 127 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Pete Chimarys, PGA • Superintendent: Aaron Gutierrez • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, pool, tennis, restaurant, workout facility • Practice Facilities: putting, chipping green, driving range • Lessons: Scott Reno • Email: brokenarrow.golf@lindseymanagment.com • Website: www. Brokenarrowgolfac.com • Phone Number: 918-355-0602

Cedar Ridge Country Club

• Address: 10302 S. Garnett Rd., Broken Arrow, 74011 • Par/Yardage: 71/6293 whites, 7513 blues • Course Rating: 77.6; Slope: 138 • Architect: Joe Finger • Year Opened: 1970 • General Manager: Cleve Stubblefield • Director of Golf: David Bryan, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Wooten, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, fitness center • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, short-game area, bunkers, learning center • Lessons: Tracy Phillips, PGA (director of instruction); three assistants • Email: dbryan@crccok.com • Website: www.cedarridgecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-252-2505

Cottonwood Creek Golf Club

• Location: 2900 S. 161st St., Chickasha 73018 • Address: Box 1264, Chickasha, 73023

• Par/Yardage: 70/6109 • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 115 • Year Opened: 1915 • Head Professional: Jerry Morris • Green Fees: $16 (non-member) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool,bar and grill • Practice Facilities: putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Jerry Morris • Email: cottonwoodcreek2@aol.com • Phone Number: 405-224-1250

The Coves Golf Club

• Address: 32922 Pebble Beach, Bird Island, 74331 • Par/Yardage: 72/6106 whites, 6502 blues • Course Rating: 71.7; Slope: 119 • Year Opened: 1985 • Director of Golf: James Gray • Superintendent: Gary Wilkie • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: James Gray; Zack Hamilton • Email: link on website • Website: www.covesgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-782-3220

Dornick Hills Country Club

• Location: 519 Country Club Rd, Ardmore, 73401 • Address: Box 1787, Ardmore, 73402 • Par/Yardage: 70/6102 whites, 6586 blacks • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 136 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1913, 1923 (back 9) • Head Professional: Steve Ramsey, PGA • Superintendent: Ed McKinney • Green Fees: $90 weekdays, $90 weekends (Passport holders, includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Steve Ramsey; one assistant • Email: dornickpro@cableone.net • Website: www.dornickhills.com • Phone Number: 580-223-2957

Duncan Golf and Tennis Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: 1800 Country Club Rd., Duncan, 73534 • Address: Box 520, Duncan, 73534 • Par/Yardage: 71/6225 whites, 6601 blues • Course Rating: 70.8; Slope: 124 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Floyd Farley (back 9) • Year Opened: 1921, 1950 (back 9) • Director of Golf: Mike Hansen, PGA • Superintendent: Luke Sturgell, OGCSA

• Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Hanson, Mark Budler • Email: duncangolfandtennisclub@yahoo.com, mhansen05@yahoo.com • Website: www.duncangolfandtennisclub.com • Phone Number: 580-255-7706

Elks Golf and Country Club

• Address: 13500 N. Acme Rd., Shawnee, 74804 • Par/Yardage: 72/6122 whites, 6550 blues • Course Rating: 70.9; Slope: 120 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Jerry Slack (redesign) • Year Opened: 1950, 1998 (redesign) • Head Professional: Jimmy Bidack • Superintendent: Jimmy Bidack • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, bunker, practice area • Lessons: Jimmy Bidack • Email: elkspro1@gmail.com • Phone Number: 405-275-1060

Frederick Country Club

• Location: 1000 N. First St., Frederick, 73542 • 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 • Email: frederickgolfandcountryclub@gmail.com • 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 • General Manager: Christopher Watkins • Directors of Golf: Brad Sliauter, PGA, Ryan Rody, 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: Ryan Rody, PGA; four assistants • Email: cwatkins@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

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PRIVATE COURSES • Course Rating: 75.3; Slope: 141 • Architect: Tom Fazio • Year Opened: 1983 • General Manager: Jamie Levine • Head Professional: Kirt Mowery, PGA • Superintendent: Dave Camuso, OGCSA • 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: Charles Gibson, 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: Michael Cordis • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis, lake, full bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: guthriegolf@coxinet.net • Website: www.guthriecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-282-1315

The Greens Country Club

• Address: 13100 Green Valley Dr., OKC, 73120 • Par/Yardage: 71/6060 whites, 6709 blues • Course Rating: 73.2; Slope: 136 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1972 • General Manager: Brent Cryer, PGA • Head Professional: Brent Mistler, PGA • Superintendent: Andy Thibault, OKGCSA • 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

Hidden Trails Country Club

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• Location: N.W. of I-240 & South Pennsylvania • Address: 6501 S. Country Club Dr., Oklahoma City, 73159 • Par/Yardage: 72/6084 whites, 6450 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126 • Architect: Ab Justice • Year Opened: 1952 • General Manager: Judy Rollins • Director of Golf: Wade Walker, PGA • Superintendent: Gene O’Bryant • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, practice bunker, virtual golf simulator • Lessons: Justin Nard • Email: wade@hiddentrailsokc.com • Website: www.hiddentrailsokc.org • Phone Number: 405-685-7751

Hillcrest Country Club

• Address: 1901 Price Rd, Bartlesville, 74006 • Par/Yardage: 71/6256 whites, 6607 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 132 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1926 • Head Professional: Aaron Speaker, PGA • Superintendent: Matt Wilson, OKGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Aaron Speaker; two assistants • Email: golfshop@hillcrestok.com • Website: www.hillcrestok.com • Phone Number: 918-333-0687

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The Club at Indian Springs

• Address: 16006 E. 131st St., Broken Arrow, 74011 River Course • Par/Yardage: 72/6136 whites, 6932 blues • Course Rating: 74.4; Slope: 131 • Architect: George Fazio • Year Opened: 1967 The Lakes Course • Par/Yardage: 70/5526 whites, 5894 blues • Course Rating: 69.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1974 • General Manager: Mark Barrett • Director of Golf: Benjamin Benton, PGA • Director of Instruction: Michael Boyd, PGA • Superintendent: David Jones, OKGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers, short game facility • Lessons: Michael Boyd; two assistants • Email: mboyd@indianspringsclub.com • Website: www.indianspringsclub.com • Phone Number: 918-455-9515

Lawton Country Club

• Address: 4601 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, 73505 • Par/Yardage: 71/6066 whites, 6444 blues • Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 119 • Architect: Perry Maxwell (original 9), Floyd Farley (second 9) • Year Opened: 1948 • Director of Golf: Johnny Wilson (GM) (Superintendent) • Superintendent: Bo Baize • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Johnny Wilson • Website: www.lawtoncc.com • Email: lori@lawtoncc.com • Phone Number: 580-353-2073

Links at Stillwater

• Address: 4599 N. Washington St., 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 Rd., 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 due to vandalism) • Director of Golf: Kelly Byrd, PGA • Superintendent: Stephen Fox, OKGCSA • 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

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

www.golfoklahoma.org (second 9), Jay Morrish/Carter Morrish (redesign) • Year Opened: 1948 • General Manager: Bobby Hadden, PGA • Head Professional: Todd Kinnikin, PGA • Superintendent: Jason Judd, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, three hole par 3 course • Lessons: Todd Kinnikin; Cody Thompson • Email: Golfpro1200@meadowbrookcc.net • 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 • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, weight room, tennis courts, grill, pools • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: moore.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 405-790-0264

Muskogee Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2400 N. Country Club Rd., 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 • Director of Golf: Brent Anderson, PGA • Superintendent: Keith Callery, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Brent Anderson; two assistants • Email: brent@muskogeecountryclub.com • Website: www.muskogeecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-683-0291

Oak Hills Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 519 N. Country Club Rd., Ada, 74820 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 6581 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936 • Director of Golf: Brad Grige • Superintendent: Gary Wilcox • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, bar & grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Brad Grige • Email: oakhills@cableone.net • Website: www.oakhillsada.com • Phone Number: 580-332-3762

Oak Tree Country Club

• Address: 700 W. Country Club Dr., 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 • General Manager: Brian Ihnat • Head Professional: Devin Davenport, PGA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, full-service sports center, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers


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The par-4 14th canyon hole at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso.

• Lessons: Devin Davenport, Chad Bakken; three assistants • Website: www.oaktreecc.net • Phone Number: 405-340-1010

Oak Tree National

• Address: 1515 W. Oak Tree Dr., Edmond, 73025 • Par/Yardage: 71/6424 whites, 7410 blues • Course Rating: 79.3; Slope: 155 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1976 • General Manager: Tom Jones, PGA • Director of Golf: Steve Kimmel, PGA • Head Professional: Jon Sandell, PGA • Superintendent: Josh Cook, OKGCSA • 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: 71/6225 whites, 6987 blues • Course Rating: 75.2; Slope: 138 • Architect: A.W. Tillinghast, Bill Bergin redesign 2014 • Year Opened: 1924 • General Manager: Pat Tubach, PGA • Head Professional: Rick Reed, PGA • Superintendent: Dan Robinson, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, practice course • 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 Rd., 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 • General Manager: David North • Head Professional: Tim Mendenhall, PGA • Superintendent: Scott Brady, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, indoor and outdoor tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chip-

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ping green, bunkers • Lessons: Tim Mendenhall; Aly Seng • Email: timmengolf@suddenlinkmail.com • Website: www.occofenid.org • Phone Number: 580-242-5408

• Lessons: Eddy Roethlisberger • Email: zstovallpccc@cableone.net • Website: www.poncacitycountryclub.net • Phone Number: 580-762-4413

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) • Year Opened: 1927 • General Manager: Oliver Boudin • Head Professional: Tim Fleming, PGA • Superintendent: Craig Elms, OKGCSA • 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 • Website: www.okcgcc.com • Phone Number: 405-848-4344

• Location: 5790 N. Patriot Dr., Owasso, 74055 • Address: 19201 E. 72nd St. North, Owasso, 74055 • Par/Yardage: 72/6721 whites, 7158 blues • Course Rating: 74.3; Slope: 130 • Architect: Robert Trent Jones II • Year Opened: 2010 • General Manager: Holly Neidel • Director of Golf: Dave Bryan, PGA • Head Professional: Derrick Vest, PGA • Superintendent: Jeremy Dobson, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, cottages • Practice Facilities: driving range, pitching area, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Derrick Vest, three assistants • Email: golfshop@patriotgolfclub.com • Website: www.thepatriotgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-272-1260

Owasso Golf and Athletic Club

Quail Creek Golf and Country 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 (GM) • Superintendent: Aaron Chissoe • 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 PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 1101 N. Pecan Rd., 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 • General Manager: Zakk Stovall • Head Professional: Eddy Roethlisberger, PGA • Superintendent: Doyle Brookshire • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers

The Patriot Golf Club

• Address: 3501 Quail Creek Rd., 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 • General Manager: Bob Philbrick, PGA • Head Professional: Kyle Flinton, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Link, OKGCSA • 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 PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: 1 1/2 miles east of I-35 on Hefner Road, Edmond • Address: 10909 Clubhouse Rd., 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 (GM) • Superintendent: John Burright • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, bar, banquet facilities


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Shawnee Golf and Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: 2501 Augusta Dr., 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: Derek Claborn, PGA • Superintendent: Larry Taylor, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, fairway bunker • Lessons: Derek Claborn; one assistant • Email: derekclaborn@pga.com • Website: www.shawneecc.com • Phone Number: 405-273-2764

Southern Hills Country Club

The par-5 13th hole at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa. • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Jim Young; two assistants • Email: link on website • Website: www.riveroaksgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-771-5800

Rose Creek Golf Club

• Address: 17031 N. May Ave., Edmond, OK 73003 • Par/Yardage: 72/6675 whites, 7048 blues • Course Rating: 75; Slope: 137 • Architect: Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest • Year Opened: 2003

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• Location: 2636 E. 61st St., Tulsa, 74136 • Address: Box 702298, Tulsa, 74170 Championship Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6588 whites, 7150 blues • Course Rating: 76.8; Slope: 144 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936 West Nine • Par/Yardage: 35/3085 whites, 3293 blues • Course Rating: 71.8; Slope: 126 • Architect: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore • Year Opened: 1992 • General Manager: Nick Sidorakis • Head Professional: Cary Cozby, PGA • Superintendent: Russ Myers, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Cary Cozby; four assistants • Email: info@southernhillscc.org

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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, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Email: coatney@thestillwatercountryclub.com • Lessons: Chuck Coatney, Richard Venus • Website: www.thestillwatercountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-372-8987

The Territory Golf and Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• 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: Russ Davies, PGA • Superintendent: Devin O’Neal, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, 3-hole golf academy • Lessons: Tyler Muench • Email: tmuench@territorygolf.com • Website: www.territorygolf.com • Phone Number: 580-475-0075

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The Trails Golf Course

Tulsa Country Club

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• Address: 701 N. Union Ave., 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) • General Manager: Jason Fiscus • Head Professional: Jeff Combe, PGA • Superintendent: Brady Finton, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Jeff Combe; owne assistant • Email: jcombe@tulsacountryclub.com • Website: www.tulsacountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-585-8719

• Address: 3200 S. Berry Rd., 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 (GM) • Head Professional: Alan Hager, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Randolph, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Alan Hager; one assistant • Email: links on web site • Website: www.trailsgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-360-1920

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: Jim Broughton, PGA • Head Professional: Scott Donovan, PGA • Superintendent: Steve Wilkins • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Jim Broughton, Scott Donavan • Email: james.broughton.l@us.af.mil • Website: www.tinkerliving.com • Phone Number: 405-734-2909

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 • General Manager: Paul Hughes • Head Professional: Kevin O’Brien, PGA • Superintendent: Jerry Broughton, OKGCSA • 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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Arrowhead State Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

Boiling Springs Golf Course in Woodward. Adams Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 5801 E. Tuxedo Blvd., Bartlesville, 74006 • Par/Yardage: 72/6370 whites, 6748 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 127 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1963, 2001 (redesign) • Head Professional: Jerry Benedict, PGA • Superintendent: Joe Shahan, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $21 weekdays, $22 weekends; $8 juniors, $16 seniors/twilight (weekdays); carts (per person) $8- 9 holes, $14- 18 holes • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker, chipping green

• Lessons: Jimmie Howe, PGA • Email: adamsgolfclub@cityofbartlesville.org • Website: www.cityofbartlesville.org • Phone Number: 918-331-3900

Alva Golf and Country Club

• Location: 2 1/2 miles west of Alva on U.S. 281 • Address: 44483 Jefferson Rd., Alva, 73717 • Par/Yardage: 36/3334 • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1957 • Director of Golf: Pete Nesseralla (GM) • Superintendent: Josh Kerr • Green Fees: $15 weekdays (9 holes), $20 weekdays

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.

• Location: U.S. 69, Canadian exit, 3.5 miles east • Address: HC 67, Box 6, Canadian, 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 (MonThurs), $7 juniors (walk only); $11.58 cart (per person), $22 twilight after 2 p.m. • 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, 74525 • Par/Yardage: 36/3031 • Course Rating: 34.5; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Head Professional: Darrell Cochran • Superintendent: Darrell Cochran

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Green Fees: $9 weekdays, $13.50 weekends, $9 cart (per 9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Brad Cochran • Email: dcochran@atokaspeedynet.net • Phone Number: 580-889-7171

Bailey Ranch Golf Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 10105 Larkin Bailey Blvd. Owasso, 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 • Superintendent: Chris Cook, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $44, $29 twilight, $25 seniors, $11 juniors (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Corey Burd; one assistant • Email: link on website • Website: www.baileyranchgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-274-4653

Battle Creek Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 3200 N. Battle Creek Dr., Broken Arrow, 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: Charles Gibson, PGA • Superintendent: Will Heffernan, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $44 weekdays, $49 weekends, $34 seniors weekdays, $14 juniors (based on availability), $35 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: Charles Gibson; Dee Roadman • 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, 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, $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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Blackwell Golf Course

• Address: 333 Country Club Lane, Blackwell, 74631 • Par/Yardage: 71/6273 • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1930s • General Manager: Joel Dyer • Superintendent: Brett Schupe • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, $6 carts (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: blkgolf@4grc.com • Phone Number: 580-363-1228

Boiling Springs Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: Oklahoma 34C, 4.5 miles NE of Woodward • Address: 5283 HWY 34C, Woodward, 73801 • Par/Yardage: 71/ blue6562, while 6,049 • Course Rating: 71.5, Slope 133 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Jeff Blume (redesign 2013) • Year Opened: 1979 • Superintendent: Jeff Wagoner (GM) • Green Fees: $37 Mon.–Thur., $42 Fri.–Sun., includes carts • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Website: www.boilingspringsgolfclub.com, www. visitwoodward.com • Phone Number: 580-256-1206 • Clubhouse Manager: Corey Smith

Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1400 Chandler Rd., Purcell • Address: 230 W. Main St., Purcell, 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: $23, $37 (with cart); $10 juniors, $15 seniors • Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, golf carts, snacks, tennis, pool, RV parking access • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Gowens • Email: purgolf@purcellok.net • Phone Number: 405-527-5114

Brier Creek Golf Course

• Address: 1304 N.W. Country Club Dr., Stigler, 74462 • Par/Yardage: 35-36/2855 whites, 2885 blues • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 124 • Year Opened: 1969 • Green Fees: $20 all day, $20 cart, $10 twilight • 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, 74010 • Par/Yardage: 72/5507 whites, 6247 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1923 • General Manager: Sheila Schroeder • Superintendent: James Cronister, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $27 (18 holes) weekdays, $14 (9 holes) weekdays, $37 (18 holes) weekends, $19 (9 holes) weekends (all rates include cart)

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Bermuda Creek

• Location: 2 1/2 miles off U.S. 271, south of Hugo • Address: 2403 S. Country Club Rd., Hugo, 74743 • Par/Yardage: 35/3135 • Course Rating: 69.2; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1931 • General Manager: Cecily Wood • Superintendent: James Wood • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green • Phone Number: 580-372-6525

Blackmer Municipal Golf Course • Address: West Panhandle Street, Hooker • 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

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• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, sports grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: cronigolf@tulsaconnect.com • Website: www.bristowgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-367-5156

Broadmoore Golf Course • Address: 500 Willow Pine Dr., Moore, 73160 • Par/Yardage: 71/6196 whites, 6478 blues • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 102 • Head Professional: Jim McGowan • Superintendent: Brent Krueger • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $21 weekends, walk only. $27 weekdays, $35.81 weekend mornings, $27 weekend afternoons, includes cart. $15 military weekdays, walk only. • Amenities: limited pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Vaughn Berry • Email: broadmooregolf@gmail.com • Phone Number: 405-794-1529

Brookside Golf Course • Address: 9016 S. Shields Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73160 • Par/Yardage: 35/2543 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Floyd Farley (redesign) • Year Opened: 1930s • Superintendent: Brent Kruger • Green Fees: $19 including cart, $26.07 weekend mornings including cart, $9.50 seniors • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Vaughn Berry • Phone Number: 405-632-9666

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Canyons at Blackjack Ridge

• Location: 4615 E. Ninth St., 2 miles SE of Cushing • Address: Box 1070, Cushing, 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) • Head Professional: Warren Cunningham • Superintendent: Thad Peck • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis, fishing lake • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Contact pro shop • Email: cushingcountrycluboffice@yahoo.com • Website: www.cushingcountryclub.org • Phone Number: 918-225-0811

• Address: 1801 N. McKinley Ave., Sand Springs, 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 • Head Professional: Josh Stewart, PGA • Superintendent: Nick Neal, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $34 weekdays, $39 weekends, $25 seniors weekdays, $10 juniors, $26 super twilight, $28 regular twilight • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Brian Talley; Josh Stewart • Email: bctalle@sandspringsok.org • Website: www.thecanyonsatblackjackridge.com • Phone Number: 918-246-2606

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Buncombe Creek Golf Course • Address: 16405 Brumley Dr., Kingston, 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 Mon.-Thurs., $15 Fri.-Sun., $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.buncombecreekgolf.com • Phone Number: 580-564-1260

Cedar Creek State Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: 3650 Golf Course Rd., Broken Bow • Address: Box 10, Broken Bow, 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 • Green Fees: $35, $17 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: kurt.adams@travelok.com • Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 580-494-6456

Tulsa’s Most Scenic Golf Course

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www.golfoklahoma.org Cedar Crest Golf Course

• Address: 110 E. 136th St. North, Skiatook, 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, 73044 International Course • Par/Yardage: 70/5875 whites, 6520 blues • Course Rating: 71.2. Slope 111 • Architect: Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1974 Augusta Course • Par/Yardage: 5874 whites, 6637 blues • Course Rating: 71.3. Slope rating: 115 • Architect: Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1972 • Head Professional: Jeff Martin, PGA • Superintendent: Jeff Martin • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $26 weekends, $19 twilight, $17 super twilight, $16 juniors/seniors weekdays • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Bo Martin • Email: link on website • Website: www.cedarvalleygolfclub.com • Phone Number: 405-282-4800

Chandler Golf Course

• Location: Lake Road, 3 miles north of Chandler

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• Address: 870426 S. 3420 Rd., Chandler, 74834 • Par/Yardage: 36/3182 • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 111 • Year Opened: 1972 • Director of Golf: Pam Allbaugh • 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: saveadogaday59@gmail.com • Website: www.cityofchandler.org • Phone Number: 405-258-3068

• Par/Yardage: 72/6346 whites, 6814 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 127 • Architect: Burle Berry • Head Professional: Tyler Crouch • Superintendent: Craig Carey • Green Fees: $18 Mon.-Thur., $23 Fri.-Sun., $13 seniors, $10 twilight Mon.-Thur., $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: Tyler Crouch • Phone Number: 918-456-5100

Cherokee Hills Golf Club

Cherokee Trails Golf Club

• Location: 770 S. Cherokee St., Catoosa • Address: Box 515-B, Catoosa, 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, OKGCSA • 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

• Location: U.S. 62, Tahlequah • Address: Box 948, Tahlequah, 74464 • Par/Yardage: 36/3244 • Course Rating: 71.7; Slope: 122 • Architect: Amon Baker, Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1954, 2005 (redesign) • GM/Superintendent: Matthew Richardson • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes), $20 (18 holes), includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Phone Number: 918-458-4294

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Cherokee Springs Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 700 E. Ballentine Rd., Tahlequah, 74464

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Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: 1209 Chickasaw Pointe Rd, 4 miles east of Kingston on Hwy 70 • Address: PO Box 1009 Kingston, 73439 • Par/Yardage: 72/5780 whites, 7085 blues Yardages will be revised in 2015 due to renovation • Course Rating: 75.6; Slope: 134 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Ryan Chapman, PGA

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PUBLIC COURSES • Superintendent: Ron Gates, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $50 weekdays, $70 weekends, $40 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 PGA, Craig Hansen PGA • Email: ChickasawPointe@Pointe-Vista.com • Website: www.Pointe-Vista.com • Phone Number: 580-564-2581

Choctaw Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 21723 Country Club Rd., Poteau, 74953 • Par/Yardage: 36/3221 • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 119 • Architect: Aaron Ridenour • Year Opened: 1945 • Director of Golf: Lyle Whitworth (GM) • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $10 per nine holes (per person), Juniors $10 • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Lessons: Matt Brown • Email: proshop@choctawcountryclub.com • Website: www.choctawcountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-647-3488

Choctaw Creek Golf Course

• Address: 2200 N. Hiwassee Rd., Choctaw, 73020 • Par/Yardage: 71/6012 whites, 6452 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 118 • Architect: Tom Billings • Year Opened: 1989 • Director of Golf: Mike Lumry • Head Professional: Mike Lumry • Green Fees: $22 weekdays, $24 weekends, $7 juniors, $18 seniors, $14 carts

www. scspgagolfpass .com • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, restaurant • Practice Facilities: driving range, covered driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Lumry, Larry Flesner PGA • Email: golfshop@choctawcreekgolf.com • Website: www.choctawcreekgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-769-7166

Cimarron National Golf Course

• Address: 500 Duffy’s Way, Guthrie, 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 • Head Professional: Marty Colbert, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Withiam • Green Fees: $36 weekdays, $39 weekends, $29 seniors and juniors, $32 twilight, $30 super twilight (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Bo Martin • Email: cimarron500 @msn.com • Website: www.cimarronnational.com • Phone Number: 405-282-7888

Cimarron Trails

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• Address: 1400 Lovers Lane, Perkins, 74059 • Par/Yardage: 72/6501 whites, 6959 blues • Course Rating: 73.7; Slope: 122 • Architect: Kevin Benedict • Year Opened: 1994

www.golfoklahoma .org • Head Professional: Tucker Roderick (GM) • Superintendent: Scott Mallow, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $31.05 weekdays, $36 weekends, $10.83 juniors weekdays, $25 seniors weekdays (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, banquet and conference room • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Tucker Roderick • Email: troderick@cimarrontrails.com • Website: www.cimarrontrails.com • Twitter: @golfcimarron • Phone Number: 405-547-5701

Cobblestone Creek Golf Course (Muskogee)

• Address: 700 E. Smith Ferry Rd., Muskogee, 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, $25 seniors weekdays, $30 seniors weekends, $25 twilight (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Email: cobblestonegc@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 918-682-4845

Cobblestone Creek Golf Course (Norman)

• Address: 1350 Cobblestone Creek Dr., Norman, 73019 • Par/Yardage: 36/1532 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Rodney Young • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends, $6 seniors weekdays, $8 seniors weekends, $6 juniors weekdays, $8 juniors weekends, $6 cart fee per nine holes

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• Year Opened: 1951, 1980 (redesign) • Head Professional: Alex Alvarez, PGA • Superintendent: Ed Hughes • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $15 twilight, $25 cart • 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

Coffee Creek Golf Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 4000 N. Kelly Ave. Edmond, 73003 • Par/Yardage: 6094 whites, 6679 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 125 • Year Opened: 1991 • Director of Golf: Andy McCormick • Head Professional: Tim Graves, PGA • Superintendent: Jeff Gibson • Green Fees: $40 weekdays, $45 weekends, $9.75 juniors, $30 seniors weekdays, $30 twilight. All rates include cart. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, Graves Golf School • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker, indoor teaching facility • Lessons: Tosh Hayes, Jim Young • Email: info@coffeecreekgolf.com • Website: www.coffeecreekgolf.com (tee times) • Phone Number: 405-340-4653

• Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, cart $15 • Amenities: limited pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-735-2030

Comanche Golf Course

Drumright Golf Club

• Location: Oklahoma 53B, 4 miles east of Comanche • Address: 386016 State Hwy 53 B, Comanche, 73259 • Par/Yardage: 36/3029 • Course Rating: 35; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Richard Phipps • Superintendent: Richard Phipps • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: by appointment • Facebook: comanchegolfcourse • Phone Number: 580-439-5546

Crimson Creek Golf Club

• Address: 801 Babcock Dr., El Reno, 73036 • Par/Yardage: 72/6490 whites, 6997 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 127 • Architect: P.B. Dye • Year Opened: 1998 • Head Professional: Jared Holden (GM) • Green Fees: $31 weekdays, $36 weekends, $25 seniors (weekdays) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, clubhouse, bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Jared Holden • Email: crimsoncreekgolf@hotmail.com • Website: crimsoncreekgolf.com • Facebook: crimsoncreek • Twitter: @CrimsonCreekGC • Phone Number: 405-422-4653

Deer Valley Golf Club

• Address: 1 Pioneer Ct., Kansas, 74347 • Par/Yardage: 33/2293 • Course Rating: 62.2; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1984 • Head Professional: Mark Ragland • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $18 weekends/holidays, $12 seniors 60+ (weekdays). Carts; $10/9 holes, $18/18 holes • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, tennis, pool, restaurant, weight room, putt-putt • Email: flintridge@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 439, Buffalo, 73834 • Par/Yardage: 36/2985 • Course Rating: 68.7; Slope: 114 • Year Opened: 1975 • Head Professional: Don Owen • Superintendent: Don Owen

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Fairfax Golf Course

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Fairfax Golf Course in Edmond.

• Location: Oklahoma 33, 1 mile west of Drumright • Address: 9210 E. Main, Drumright, 74030 • Par/Yardage: 36/3195 • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1938 • Director of Golf: Leroy Welch • Superintendent: Leroy Welch • 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, driving range • Lessons: contact pro shop • Phone Number: 918-352-9424

Eagle Crest Golf Course

• Address: 4301 Border Ave., Muskogee, 74401 • Par/Yardage: 72/5922 whites, 6506 blues • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 119 • Architect: Larry Keese • Year Opened: 1988 • Head Professional: Wayne Koppage (GM) • Green Fees: $24 weekdays/weekends, $22/$24 twilight (weekdays/weekends) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: eaglecrestgc@verizon.net • Phone Number: 918-682-0866

Earlywine Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 11600 S. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, 73170 North Course • Par/Yardage: 72/6176 whites, 6721 blues • Course Rating: 71.9; Slope: 126 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1993 South Course • 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, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $26, $15.75 seniors weekdays, $7.25 juniors, $21 twilight, $16.25 dusk • Amenities: golf shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Ben Baker; three assistants • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-691-1727

Elk City Golf and Country Club

• Address: 108 Lakeridge Road, Elk City, 73644 • Par/Yardage: 71/5500 whites, 6179 blues • Course Rating: 69.4; Slope: 115 • Architect: Don Sechrest (redesign)

• Address: 4001 Fairfax Dr., Edmond, 73034 • Par/Yardage: 70/6048 blue, 6574 gold • Course Rating: 73.6; Slope: 131 • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Mike Stewart, PGA • Superintendent: Danny Damico • Green Fees: $42 weekdays, $47 weekends. $31 senior and twilight, all rates include tax and cart. Subject to change. • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Lessons: Mike Stewart, Brandon Stewart • Email: fairfaxgolf@gmail.com • Website: www.fairfaxgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-359-8333

Fairview Lakeside Golf Course - Closed until further notice

• Location: 2 miles north, 3 miles west of Longdale • Address: Route 1, Box 107, Longdale, 73755 • Par/Yardage: 35/3215 • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 112 • Year Opened: 1947

Falconhead Resort

• Address: 115 Falconhead Dr., Burneyville, 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 seniors weekdays/weekends, $13 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool, motel, cabins • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: David Pool • Email: david@falconhead.org • Website: www.falconheadgolf.com • Phone Number: 580-276-9284

Firelake Golf Course

• Address: 1601 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, 74801 • Par/Yardage: 70/5670 whites, 6335 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1979 • Director of Golf: Chris Chesser • Superintendent: Derron Day, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $19; $14 juniors/seniors/twilight weekdays) $6 cart (9 holes), $11 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

FlyingTee

Address: 1000 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 2 Phone: 918-528-7717 Year Opened: 2016 Email: info@flyingteegolf.com Website: http://www.flyingteegolf.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/flyingtee Description: FlyingTee is a golf, dining and entertainment venue. With four games, 18 courses, 60 indoor and outdoor bays and interactive fun. FlyingTee offers food, beverage and service on three levels.

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Forest Ridge Golf Club

• Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 405-643-2398

• Address: 7501 E. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow, 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 (GM) • Head Professional: J.J. Belcoff • Superintendent: John Babe, OKGCSA • 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, three assistants • Email: l.allen@forestridge.com • Website: www.forestridgegolf.com • Phone Number: 918-357-2443/918-357-2282

Fountainhead Golf Course

Fort Cobb State Park Golf Course

• Location: U.S. 81 South, Marlow • Address: Box 228 Marlow, 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, $8/$10 juniors, $10 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: golfsupt64@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-658-3021

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• Address: 27022 Copperhead Rd., Fort Cobb, 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 • Green Fees: $20.34 (18 holes), $14.05 (9 holes), $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

• Location: southwest of Checotah on Oklahoma 150 (south of I-40, west of U.S. 69) • Address: 112469 Hwy 150, Checotah, 74426 • Par/Yardage: 72/6405 whites, 6919 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 128 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional: Mike Wood (GM) • Superintendent: Larry Patterson • Green Fees: $25 (9 holes), $35 (18 holes), $27 senior Mon.-Thurs., $25 twilight (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Call to setup • Email: gm@fountainheadgolf.com • Website: www.fountainheadgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-689-3209

Generations Golf Course

Gil Morgan Golf Course

• Location: 800 E. 7th St., Wewoka, 74884 • Address: Box 1557 Wewoka, 74884 • 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). $8.15 weekdays twilight after 4, weekends $11.55 after 4. • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Russell Bevelhymer • Website: www.wewokagolfcourse.net • Phone Number: 405-257-3292

Gordon Golf Course

• Address: 11755 E. 530 Rd., Claremore, 74019 • Par/Yardage: 30/1700 • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf/Superintendent: Mike Hixson (GM) • Green Fees: $14 (18 holes weekdays walk), $9 (9 holes weekdays walk), $21 (18 holes weekdays includes cart), $14 (9 weekdays holes includes cart), $16 (18 holes weekends walk), $11 (9 holes weekends walk), $23 (18 holes weekends includes cart), $16 (9 holes weekends includes cart), $12 seniors (60+, 18 holes walk), $7 seniors (60+, 9 holes walk), $16 seniors (60+, 18 holes includes cart), $12 seniors (60+, 9 holes includes cart) • Amenities: golf carts, limited pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Rick Chandler • Phone Number: 918-283-3333

Grand Cherokee State Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: below Pensacola Dam, Langley • Address: Box 249, Langley, 74350 • Par/Yardage: 36/3133 • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 117 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Kevin Mallow (GM)

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Superintendent: Kevin Mallow, OKGCSA • 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: tammy.long@travelok.com • Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 918-435-8727

Greens Golf Course

• Location: 465 S. Williams Circle, Burns Flat • Address: Box 133 Burns Flat, 73624 • Par/Yardage: 36/3291 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1957 • General Manager: Justin O’Neal • Superintendent: Steven Potter • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $15 weekends (18 holes). Cart - $10 per 9 holes. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: burnsflatgc@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-562-3500

The Greens of Altus

• Location: U.S. 62 east of Altus • Address: 20650 U.S. Highway 62, Altus, 73521 • Par/Yardage: 36/3253 • Course Rating: 69.8; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1952 • Head Professional: Freddy Perez • Superintendent: Walt Duncan • Green Fees: $9 weekdays, $11 weekends • Amenities: limited pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.altusok.gov/department/greens-altus • Phone Number: 580-480-0209

Healdton Golf Course

• Address: 289 Golf Course Rd., Healdton, 73438 • Par/Yardage: 36/3195 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1955 • Course Manager: G.L. Rogers • 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, 74437 • Address: 30596 S. 216th Rd., Henryetta, 74437 • Par/Yardage: 36/3018 • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1921 • Head Professional: Butch Glover • Superintendent: Jimmy Cunningham • Green Fees: $11 weekdays, $13.50 weekends + Cart $10 (9) holes, $18 (18) holes + tax. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.henryettagolf.com • Phone Number: 918-652-8664

Heritage Hills Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 3140 Tee Dr., Claremore, 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: Scott Countryman • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $24 weekends, $15 juniors/seniors/twilight, $13 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, short-game area, bunker • Lessons: David Brun


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Hidden Creek Golf Course • Address: 3210 Bellaire Dr., Midwest City, 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, OKGCSA • Green Fees: (9 holes) $9.48; $2.17 juniors, $6.97 seniors/military • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 405-732-9999

Hilltop Golf Course • Address: 21254 S. 349th E. Ave., Porter, 74454 • Par/Yardage: 35/2626 • Course Rating: 64; Slope: 104 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1985 • Head Professional: Dwayne Moore (owner) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $20 weekends, $10 senior Tues.-Thur. • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: dwaynemoore@peoplepc.com

Hobart Municipal Golf Course

• Location: Iceplant Road, 1 1/2 miles south of Hobart • Address: Box 231, Hobart, 73651 • Par/Yardage: 35/3035 • Course Rating: 68.4; Slope: 106

www. scspgagolfpass .com • Architect: Robert C. Dunning • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional: Donald Burns (GM) • Superintendent: Donald Burns (GM) • Green Fees: $14 (9 holes) $20 (18 holes) weekdays, $16 (9 holes), $25 (18 holes) weekends, includes ½ cart rental • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Phone Number: 580-726-3534

Idabel Country Club

• Location: 2301 E. Lincoln Rd., Idabel, 74745 • Address: P.O. Box 1881, Idabel, 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), $27.50 (18 holes) Mon.Thurs., $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: secretary@idabelcountryclub.com • Website: www.idabelcountryclub.com • Phone Number: 580-286-7545

James E. Stewart Golf Course

• Address: 824 Frederick Douglass Ave., Oklahoma City, 73117 • Par/Yardage: 35/3105 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Brandon Alford, PGA • Superintendent: Ray Grimes • Green Fees: $9.75; $6.25 seniors; $2 juniors, $5 cart (per 9 holes per player) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Brandon Alford, PGA • Phone Number: 405-424-4353

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• Address: 400 Fairway Dr., Seminole, 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: Craig Robinson • Green Fees: $34 (includes cart), $25.40 seniors/juniors (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: jimmieaustingc@sbcglobal.net • Phone Number: 405-382-3365

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• Address: 1 Par Dr., Norman, 73019 • Par/Yardage: 72/6615 whites, 7410 blues • Course Rating: 74.9; Slope: 134 • Architect: Perry Maxwell/Press Maxwell, Bob Cupp (redesign) • Year Opened: 1950, 1996 (redesign) • General Manager: Rodney Young, PGA • Director of Golf: Johnny Johnson, PGA • Head Professional: Tyler Woodward, PGA • Superintendent: Cody Elwood, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $66 Mon.-Thurs., $86 Fri.-Sun. (with cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, locker rooms, GPS • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, pitching green • Lessons: Johnny Johnson, Tyler Woodward, Sebastian Courtors • Website: www.ougolfclub.com • Facebook: jimmieaustinougolfclub • Phone Number: 405-325-6716

John Conrad Golf Course • Address: 711 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, 73130 • Par/Yardage: 72/6468 whites, 6854 blues

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www.golfoklahoma.org • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1971 • Director of Golf: Larry Denney, PGA • Superintendent: Brian Lowrie, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $22 weekdays & weekends, $16.50 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, 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

Kah-Wah-C Country Club • Location: 5 miles from stadium, off Oklahoma 18, Fairfax • Address: 220 N. Shaw St., Fairfax, 74637 • Par/Yardage: 36/2987 • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1923 • Director of Golf: Bob Stephens • Superintendent: Jake Brown • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $21 weekends/holidays (includes cart) • Amenities: vending machines, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: bob_stephens@msn.com • Phone Number: 918-642-5351

Karsten Creek Golf Course • Address: 1800 S. Memorial Dr., Stillwater, 74074 • Par/Yardage: 72/6597 blacks; 7407 oranges • Course Rating: 77.2; Slope: 152 • Architect: Tom Fazio • Year Opened: 1994 • Head Professional: Rob Land, PGA • Superintendent: Travis Levings, OKGCSA • Green Fees: With member, $150. Unaccompanied, $325 (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; one assistant • Email: contactus@karstencreek.com • Website: www.karstencreek.com • Twitter: @karstencreek • Phone Number: 405-743-1658

Keystone Golf Course

• Location: South Airport Road, Cleveland • Address: P.O. Box 289, Cleveland, 74020 • Par/Yardage: 36/3078 • Course Rating: 68.3; Slope: 105 • Year Opened: 1920 • Director of Golf: Darren Buttram • Superintendent: Darren Buttram, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $13 weekends, $10 juniors, ½ cart fee, $5 (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Darren Buttram • Email: keystonegolf@sbcglobal.net • Website: www.keystonegolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 918-358-2277

Kickingbird Golf Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1600 E. Danforth Rd., Edmond, 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, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $24.50 weekdays, $29.50 weekends, $10 juniors weekdays, $15 seniors weekdays, $17 twilight.


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Kingfisher Golf Course

• Location: E. Bowman Road, Kingfisher • Address: Route 3, Box 3B, Kingfisher, 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 Barrett • Green Fees: $16.75 Mon.-Thurs., $18.75 Fri.-Sun. Cart fee is $8.75 per ½ cart • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Gary Wilson • Email: kgfsgolf@pdli.net • Phone Number: 405-375-3941

LaFortune Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 5501 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, 74135 18-hole course • Par/Yardage: 72/6416 whites, 6938 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1960, 2003 (redesign) Nine-hole Par-3 Course • Par/Yardage: 54/2461 • Architect: Floyd Farley

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• Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Pat McCrate, PGA • Head Professional: Jeremy Dear, PGA • Superintendent: Ray Beard, OKGCSA • Green Fees: Championship course: $26 weekdays, $30 weekends, $16 seniors, $16 twilight, $11 juniors (ages 13-17), $8 youth (ages 12-under), carts $14 per rider, $7 dusk, time fluctuates. Par-3 course: $14 standard greens fee, $12 seniors, $11 juniors (ages 13-17), $8 youth (ages 12-under) • Amenities: clubhouse, golf carts, restaurant, pro shop, pool, tennis, picnic tables • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green, pitching green, bunkers • Lessons: Pat McCrate, Jeremy Dear; four assistants • Email: links on web site • Website: www.lafortuneparkgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-496-6200

Lake Hefner Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 4491 S. Lake Hefner Dr., Oklahoma City, 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: Ed Reinke, PGA; Shannon Friday, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Garrett, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $27.09; $7.32 juniors, $16.53 seniors weekdays, $22.22 twilight, $17.07 dusk fee, $15.17 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers, 3-hole par-3 academy • Lessons: Darren Watts, Ken Tate, John Folsom, Shannon Friday, Ed Reinke, Pat Jenkins and Alsie Hyden • Email: shannon@okcgolf.com • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-843-1565

Lake Murray State Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 2673 Lodge Rd., Ardmore, 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: $20 Mon., $30 Tues.-Thur., $35 Fri.-Sun., $23 seniors Mon.-Thurs., $10 juniors, $22 twilight Mon.Thurs. (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 PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 5201 N. Washington St., Stillwater, 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, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $24 weekends, $14 se-

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PUBLIC COURSES Laverne Golf Course

• Location: Transport Road • Address: 200 SE 1st St., Laverne, 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

Lawton Public Golf Course

niors, $15 twilight weekdays, $17 twilight weekend, $15 OSU students (anytime) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: amydaniel@stillwater.org • Website: www.stillwatergolf.org • Phone Number: 405-372-3399

• 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

• Location: Southwest 11th St. and Airport Rd., Lawton, 73501 • Address: Box 6338, Lawton, 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: $24 weekdays, $25 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

Lakeside Park Golf Course (Moore)

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• Address: 3101 Golf Course Rd., Wilburton, 74578 • Par/Yardage: 35/2970 • Year Opened: 1970 • Director of Golf: Norm Clayburn • Green Fees: $13 weekdays, $15 weekends + carts $10 (9 holes), $16 (18 holes), all day $25. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: donoley@gmail.com • Phone Number: 918-465-3161

Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course

Lakeside Memorial Golf Course in Stillwater.

• Address: 3400 N. Eastern Ave., Moore, 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 • Email: lakesidegolfcourse@sbcglobal.net • Phone Number: 405-794-0252

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• Address: 2928 L.A. Cann Dr., Ponca City, 74604 • Par/Yardage: 71/5949 whites, 6261 blues • Course Rating: 71 Slope: 116 blue • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1956 • Director of Golf: Rod Alexander, PGA • Head Professional: Kevin Brown, PGA • Superintendent: Todd Looper • Green Fees: $19.25 weekdays, $22.25 weekends,

Lakeside Park Golf Course (Walters)

• Location: 1 mile northwest of Walters • Address: 129 E. Colorado, Walters, 73572 • Par/Yardage: 70/4588 whites, 5260 blues • Course Rating: 64; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1964 • Head Professional: David Glenn (GM) • Superintendent: David Glenn • Green Fees: $18 weekdays (includes cart), $16 seniors and active military, $22 weekends, $18 seniors and active military. All fees include $6 for ½ cart fee. • Amenities: golf carts, snacks, pro shop • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving net • Phone Number: 580-875-3829

Lakeview Golf Course

• Location: 3905 N. Commerce St., Ardmore • Address: Box 5413, Ardmore, 73403 • Par/Yardage: 71/6144 whites, 6667 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 116 • Year Opened: 1972 • Head Professional: Doug Hargis, PGA • Superintendent: Joseph Hubbard, GCSAA • Green Fees: $30.52 weekdays, $33.79 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, 74820 • Par/Yardage: 35/2940 • Architect: Bart Todd • Year Opened: 1973 • Head Professional: David Muse (GM) • Superintendent: David Muse (GM)

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Lincoln Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 4001 NE Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73111 East Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6240 whites, 6535 blues • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 120 • Architect: Arthur J. Jackson • Year Opened: 1932 West Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6137 whites, 6576 blues • Course Rating: 69.8; Slope: 124 • Architect: Arthur J. Jackson, Floyd Farley (1965 redesign), Randy Heckenkemper (1999 redesign) • Year Opened: 1921 • Director of Golf: Steve Carson, PGA • Head Professional: Aaron Kristopeit, PGA • Superintendent: Jim Wood, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $39 (w/cart); $6.75 juniors, $15.25 seniors weekdays, $25.47 seniors weekends, $21.40 (w/ cart) twilight, $15.75 dusk • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Steve Carson, Aaron Kristopeit, Duke Potter • Email: link 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, 73052

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www. scspgagolfpass .com • Par/Yardage: 36/3272 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1962 • Head Professional: Summer Cameron • 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

Links at Bixby

• Address: 11500 Links Ct., Bixby, 74008 • Par/Yardage: 35/3079 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 130 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1997 • Director of Golf: Frank Proctor (GM) • Superintendent: David Sparks • Green Fees: $13, $8 juniors/seniors, $8 cart (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Frank Proctor; two assistants • Email: linksonmemorial.golf@lindseymanagement. com • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 918-369-6035

Links at Mustang Creek

• Address: 2004 S. Mustang Rd., Yukon, 73099 • Par/Yardage: 35/3026 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Director of Golf: Bob Alexander • Superintendent: Chris Priddy • Green Fees: $21.65 w/cart (9 holes), $36.77 w/ cart (18 holes), • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar, pool, fitness center • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green,

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Links at Oklahoma City

• Address: 700 NE 122nd St., Oklahoma City, 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 • Practice Facilities: putting green • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 405-936-9214

Lit’l Links Golf Club

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• Location: Northeast corner of S. 129th E. Ave. and E. 121st St., Tulsa County • Address: Box 701234, Tulsa, 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: $15 + cart fee $15 • 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

Mangum Golf Course

• Location: Highway 9, northwest of Mangum • Address: 201 N. Oklahoma St., Mangum, 73554


• Par/Yardage: 35/2884 • Course Rating: 66.5; Slope: 113 • Year Opened: 1972 • Director of Golf: Zac Caffey • Superintendent: Cary McNutt • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $16 weekends plus carts $5 (9holes), $10 (18 holes), $15 all day. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: mangumgolf@cityofmangum.com • Phone Number: 580-782-3676

Meadowlake Golf Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 2013 W. Rupe Ave., Enid, 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, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $32.50 weekdays, $36.50 weekends (includes cart), $6.50/$8 juniors, $25 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 (First Tee)

• Par/Yardage: 68/5275 whites, 5688 blues • Course Rating: 67.5; Slope: 120 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1955 • Par/Yardage: 72/6472 whites, 6845 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 122 • Year Opened: 1934 • General Manager: Tom Wolff • Superintendent: Adam Boyn • Green Fees: $32 weekdays, $36 weekends (with cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, adjacent to park and zoo • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Janice Gibson, PGA teaching professional (918-591-4168) • Email: whuddleston@tulsagolf.org • Website: www.tulsagolf.org • Phone Number: 918-425-6871

• 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

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• Location: 302 S. Montgomery, Enid • Address: Box 2066, Enid, 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: 580-242-6300

Nowata Country Club

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• Address: 5223 E. 41st St. North, Tulsa, 74115 First Tee Nine • Par/Yardage: 32/2033 • Architect: Jerry Slack (redesign) • Year Opened: 1955 Pecan Valley

• Address: 507 W. Delaware Ave., Nowata, 74048 • Par/Yardage: 36/2327 whites, 2635 blues • Course Rating: 65.4; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1912 • General Manager: Betty McGee • Superintendent: Don Hutton

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• Address: 6666 S. Union Ave., Tulsa, 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) Stone Creek Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6105 whites, 6547 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 132 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1987, 2003 (redesign) • General Manager: Tom Wolff • Assistant General Manager: Wade Huddleston • Superintendent: Graham Kornmeyer • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $28 weekends, 1/2 cart $14, $17 twilight, $14 seniors, $12 juniors. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts

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• Address: 355 E. Pebble Creek Terrace, Mustang, 73064 • Par/Yardage: 27/827 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Steve Baker, PGA (Owner) • Superintendent: Steve Baker • Green Fees: $12 (9 holes), $18 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Lessons: Joe Roberts • Email: sjbaker1304@yahoo.com • Website: www.pebblecreekgolfok.com • Phone Number: 405-376-8892, 405-376-3704

Pecan Valley Golf Course Patricia Island Golf Club on Grand Lake. • 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

Parks Memorial Golf Course

• Address: 1112 N. Ayers Ave., Prague, 74864 • Par/Yardage: 35/3450 • Course Rating: 66.8; Slope: 114 • Year Opened: 1920s • Director of Golf: City of Prague • Green Fees: $10, $7 seniors, $5 after 5 p.m. Cart fees $10 (9 holes), $18 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 405-567-2270

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Patricia Island Golf Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: 4980 Clubhouse Rd., Grove • Address: Box 6586, Grove, 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, OKGCSA • 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, Vince Bizik • Email: info@patriciaisland.com • Website: www.patriciaisland.com • Phone Number: 918-786-3338, 800-495-5253

Pauls Valley Municipal Golf Course

• Location: I-35 to Exit 70, Airline Road, Pauls Valley • Address: Box 778, Pauls Valley, 73075 • Par/Yardage: 35/3035 • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1990s • Head Professional: Jason Selman (GM) • Green Fees: $14.50 weekdays, $16.50 weekends, $9.50 junior/senior, $7.50 twilight weekdays, ½ cart $6.25 (9 holes), $11.75 (18 holes). Monday mania, $15 green fee and cart in fall and winter. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Email: jselman@cityofpaulsvalley.com • Website: www.paulsvalleygolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 405-238-7462

• Location: Highway 80 North, Fort Gibson • Address: Box 1983, Fort Gibson, 74434 • Par/Yardage: 70/5217 whites, 5439 blues • Year Opened: 1990 • General Manager: Bobby Stanford • Superintendent: Bobby Stanford • Green Fees: $13.81 (9 holes, 1/2 cart), $19.13 (18 holes, 1/2 cart) • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Email: popsgolf69@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 918-478-9774

Peoria Ridge Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 10301 S. 600 Rd., Miami, 74354 • Par/Yardage: 72/6544 whites, 6960 blues • Course Rating: 74.1; Slope: 127 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Nate Benedict • Superintendent: Milton Hale, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $33weekdays, $43 weekends (includes cart), $28 seniors weekdays • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Jerry Friend • Email: nbenedict@peoriaridge.com • Website: www.peoriaridge.com • Phone Number: 918-542-7676

Perry Golf and Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 471 Farrell Rd., Pawhuska, 74056 • Par/Yardage: 35/2974 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Head Professional: Ben Martin (GM) • Superintendent: Ben Martin, OKGCSA • Greens Fee: $10, carts $16 (18 holes) • Amenities: Full bar, snacks, clubhouse, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone: 918-287-1695

• Location: 2001 North 9th St., Perry • Address: Box 230, Perry, 73077 • Par/Yardage: 35/2971 • Course Rating: 68.4; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: late 1920s • Head Professional: Davis Drury • Superintendent: Don Betchan • Green Fees: $13 (9 holes), $20 (18 holes) weekdays. $25 weekends + cart $8 (9 holes), $13 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, pool, grill & bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Davis Drury • Email: pgccok@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-336-2326

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• Location: Highway 18 2 miles north of Pawnee • Address: 46511 S. 345 Rd., Pawnee, 74058 • Par/Yardage: 35/2924 • Course Rating: 67.3; Slope: 114 • Architect: Labron Harris • Year Opened: 1984 • General Manager: Mark Palmatary • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends/holidays, $6 cart (per 9 holes) • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 918-762-2145

• Address: 1702 Clubhouse Dr., Enid, 73703 • Par/Yardage: 72/6652 whites, 7424 blues • Course Rating: 74.8; Slope: 120 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf: Ronny Dow (GM) • Superintendent: Doug Harris • Green Fees: $18 (9 holes), $34 (18 holes) weekdays, $20 (9 holes) $39 (18 holes) weekends, $7.77/$14.77 seniors • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: four-tiered driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker


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Roman Nose State Park Golf Course in Watonga. • Website: www.pheasantrunenid.com • Phone Number: 580-233-2355

Prairie West Golf Club

• Location: Rader Park, 401 Hook Dr., northeast of Weatherford • Address: Box 42, Weatherford, 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

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• Green Fees: $22 weekdays, $26 weekends, $18.50 students, $15/$17 twilight, $16.50 seniors/juniors • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, short-game area • Lessons: Levi Robison • Email: pwgolfstore@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-772-3832

Pryor Creek Municipal Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 724 E. 530 Rd., Pryor, 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, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $20.50 weekdays, $21 weekends, $11.50 juniors/seniors; $11 weekdays twilight, + carts $8 (9 holes), $13 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Dennis Bowman, Blake Bowman • Email: pryorgolfpro@sbcglobal.net • Website: www.pryorcreekgolf.org • Phone Number: 918-825-3056

Quartz Mountain Golf Course

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• Location: Oklahoma 44A to Quartz Mountain State Park, near Lone Wolf • Address: Route 1, Box 35, Lone Wolf, 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: Larry Sole • Superintendent: Larry Sole • Green Fees: $22 weekdays, $25 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, lodge with lake, pool, cabins, gift shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.quartzmountainresort.org • Phone Number: 580-563-2520

River Bend Golf Course

• Location: 2 1/2 miles from I-44 Exit 83, Chickasha • Address: 1156 County Rd., 1345 Chickasha, 73018 • Par/Yardage: 36/2338 • Year Opened: 1995 • Superintendent: Michael Raidt • Green Fees: $18.33, includes nine holes and cart fee. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Email: Riverbendokgolfclub@gmail.com • Website: www.riverbendok.com • Phone Number: 405-222-1995

Riverside Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: Route 66 off I-40, Clinton • Address: Route 1, Box 3625, Clinton, 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 • Green Fees: $21.08 weekdays, $29.02 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

Rolling Meadows Golf Club

• Address: 23700 E. Rupe Ave., Covington, 73730 • Par/Yardage: 35/2860 • Year Opened: 2001 • Head Professional: Carol Betchan (owner) • Superintendent: Carol Betchan • Green Fees: $12 Mon.-Thurs., $22 Fri.-Sun., includes cart for 18 holes • Amenities: golf carts, clubhouse • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: jimni@pldi.net • Phone Number: 580-863-2207

Roman Nose State Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: Oklahoma 8A, north of Watonga • Address: Route 1, Box 171-A, Watonga, 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 • Green Fees: $34 Tues.-Sun., $20 all-day rate Mon. (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

Sapulpa Golf Course

• Address: 1200 W. Dewey Ave., Sapulpa, 74066 • Par/Yardage: 71/6189 whites, 6708 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 128 • Architect: Slack, Hayes and Associates (redesign)


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• Address: U.S. 283, Shattuck, 73858 • Par/Yardage: 36/3210 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 110 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Homer Johnson (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

SilverHorn Golf Club

Shangri-La Resort Golf Course on Monkey Island. • Year Opened: 1994 (redesign), 2004 (redesign) • Head Professional: Dale Moss (GM) • Superintendent: Randy Smith • 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, 73662 • Par/Yardage: 36/3110 • Year Opened: 1973 • Superintendent: Lloyd McBaine • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $20 weekends, $10 seniors weekdays, $15 weekends, $12 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Facebook: sayregolfassociation • Phone Number: 580-928-9046

Scissortail Golf Club

• Location: Verdigris • Address: 25474 Stonebridge Parkway, Claremore, 74019 • Par/Yardage: 71/6048 gold, 6510 black • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 2006 • Director of Golf: Chad Weinrich (GM) • Superintendent: Chad Weinrich, OKGCSA • 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

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 PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 19277 Park 10, Hulbert, 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) • 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 • Website: www.tribalok.com • Facebook: sequoyahstatepark, sequoyahlodge • Phone Number: 918-772-2297

Shadow Creek Country Club

• Address: 27 Clubview Circle, Sallisaw, 74955 • Par/Yardage: 71/5395 whites, 6015 blues • Course Rating: 65.7; Slope: 113 • Year Opened: 1986 • Superintendent: Jay Pearson (GM) • Green Fees: $28 weekdays, $34 weekends, $26 seniors weekdays, $22 Tues. only, includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-790-3140

• Address: 11411 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, 73131 • Par/Yardage: 71/6071 whites, 6768 blues • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 128 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1991 • Director of Golf: Carrie Canoy • Superintendent: Chris Sorrell, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $24.99 weekdays, $34.99 weekends, $8 juniors, $24 seniors • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: silverhorngm@americangolf.com • Website: www.americangolf.com • Phone Number: 405-752-1181

South Lakes Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 9253 S. Elwood Ave., Jenks, 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

Shangri-La Resort PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: Grand Lake - Monkey Island • Address: 31000 S. Highway 125 Afton, OK 74331 Heritage Nine Par 36, Yardage 3690 Legends Nine Par 36, Yardage 3521 Champions Nine Par 36, Yardage 3384 Heritage-Legends • Course Rating: 74.9, Slope 135 Legends-Champion • Course rating: 73.8, Slope 134 Champions-Heritage • Course rating: 74.5, Slope 140 • Architect: Don Sechrest. Redesign, Champions course Randy Heckenkemper, Heritage and Legends, Tom Clark. • Year Opened: 1970, 2012 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Rob Yanovitch, PGA • Superintendent: Justin May, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $90 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $59 3 p.m. to close. $129 Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m. to noon, $115 noon to 3 p.m. $75 3 p.m. to close. Every Tues. $54 all day for seniors & veterans. All rates include range balls and cart. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks, lodging, marina, golf packages, boating, fishing, residential development • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Available by appointment • Email: rob.yanovitch@shangrilaok.com • Website: www.shangrilaok.com • Phone Number: 918-257-4204

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PUBLIC COURSES • Superintendent: Dominic Donajkowski • Green Fees: $24 weekdays, $26 weekends, $14 seniors and twilight, $11 juniors (ages 13-16), $8 youth (ages 12-under), ½ cart is $14, $7 dusk with $6 cart. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, shortgame area • Lessons: Jason Hines, Brent Wilcoxen • Email: links on web site • Website: www.southlakesgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-746-3760

Stroud Municipal Golf Course

• Address: 705 Golf Dr., Stroud, 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, $9 seniors + cart $5 (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: rfoundry@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 918-968-2105

Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Course

• Location: 200 W. Sugar Creek Rd., Hinton (1/2 mile south of Red Rock Canyon State Park) • Address: Box 552, Hinton, 73047 • Par/Yardage: 71/6274 whites, 6890 blues • Course Rating: 73.1; Slope: 125 • Architect: Mark Hayes • Year Opened: 1999 • Green Fees: $22 Mon.-Tues., $32 Wed.-Fri., $37 Sat.-Sun./ Holidays • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.sugarcreekcanyon.com • Email: sugarcreekgolf@hintonnet.net • Phone Number: 405-542-3974

Sulphur Hills Golf Course

• Location: 2001 Country Club Dr., Sulphur, 73086 • 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: $25 (18 holes, 1/2 cart), $18 (9 holes, 1/2 cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: bpoe2079@yahoo.com • Facebook: sulphurhillsgolfandcountryclub • Phone Number: 580-622-5057

Sunset Hills Golf Course

• Location: U.S. 54, Guymon • Address: 5000 Sunset Dr., Guymon, 73942 • Par/Yardage: 71/5982 whites, 6304 blues • Course Rating: 70.3; Slope: 120 • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Cody Vaughn • Head Professional: Cody Vaughn • Superintendent: Mike Roach • Green Fees: $18.10 weekdays, $25.19 weekends, $13.10 twilight. $13.10 cart (9 holes), $26.28 cart (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Dewayne Mauldin, Cody Vaughn • Email: cody.vaughn@guymonok.org • Phone Number: 580-338-7404

Surrey Hills Golf Club

• Address: 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd. Yukon, 73099 • Par/Yardage: 71/6248 whites, 6645 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Mark Fuller, PGA • Head Professional: Jeff Tucker

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www. scspgagolfpass .com • Superintendent: Mike Breitigan • Green Fees: $36 weekdays, $39 weekends, twilight $30 (includes cart), all + tax. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Danny Snow, Jeff Tucker • Email: thegolfclubatsurreyhills@gmail.com • Website: www.thegolfclubatsurreyhills.com • Phone Number: 405-373-2471

Tahlequah City Golf Course

• Address: 2200 Golf Course Rd., Tahlequah, 74464 • Par/Yardage: 34/2320 • Year Opened: 1928 • Director of Golf: Mike Palmer (GM) • Superintendent: Mike Palmer, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $8.60 all day • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: golfsuper@cityoftahlequah.com • Website: www.cityoftahlequah.com • Phone Number: 918-456-3761

Tishomingo Golf Course

• Address: 3600 Golf Course Rd., Tishomingo, 73460 • Par/Yardage: 36/3014 • Year Opened: 1940s • Head Professional: Lee Lovett • Superintendent: Lee Lovett • Green Fees: $27.50 weekday, includes cart, $32.50 weekend, includes cart, $7.50 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range (own golf balls), putting green • Phone Number: 580-371-2604

TopGolf Oklahoma City

• Address: 13313 Pawnee Drive, Oklahoma City, 73114 • Phone: 405-607-7154 • Twitter: @topgolfokc • Website: www.topgolf.com/us/oklahoma-city • Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Fri-Sat, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. • Description: Multiple level driving range with electronic golf games, bars, restaurants and other entertainment options.

Trosper Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 2301 SE 29th St., Oklahoma City, 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 • Superintendent: Jake Cannon • Green Fees: $43.35, $32.24 seniors (62+), $37.93 twilight, $32.78 dusk (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mark Galloway • Email: markgalloway@sbcglobal.net • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-677-8874

Turkey Creek Golf Club

• Location: 12424 State Hwy 51, Hennessey, 73742 • Address: Box 698, Hennessey, 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 • Superintendent: Dustin Vinson • Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $35 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

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• Address: 6755 North Highway 81, Duncan, 73533 • Par/Yardage: 71/5986 whites, 6317 blues • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 122 • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Chris Ellsworth • Superintendent: Junior Moody • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $5 seniors, $5 ladies day Mon.-Thur., $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 Dr., Velma, 73491 • Par/Yardage: 35/3071 • Course Rating: 68.7; Slope: 111 • Year Opened: 1967 • Director of Golf: Kenneth Maxwell • Head Professional: Kenneth Maxwell • 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

Watonga Municipal Golf Course

• Location: Oklahoma 51A on Airport Road, Watonga • Address: 861 Airport Rd., Watonga, 73772 • Par/Yardage: 36/3233 • Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1960 • Director of Golf: Denise Adkisson • Green Fees: $9 (9 holes), $15 (18 holes), $9 cart (9 holes), $15 cart (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Email: denise.adkisson@hotmail.com • Phone Number: 580-623-4674

Waurika Golf Course

• Address: 1222 West Anderson Ave., Waurika, 73573 • Par/Yardage: 35/2911 • Year Opened: 1950s, rebuilt greens in 2005 • Director of Golf: Bill Everett (GM) • Superintendent: David McDonald • Green Fees: $12 (includes cart), under 16 $9 • 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 Dr., Yukon, 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 • 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

Westwood Park Golf Course

• Address: 2400 Westport Dr., Norman, 73069 • Par/Yardage: 6162 black, 5810 blue • Course Rating: 70.4; Slope: 123 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1967 • Head Professional: Rick Parish, PGA • Superintendent: Ralph Cagigal


www.golfoklahoma.org • Green Fees: $25 (others TBD) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Rick Parish • Email: westwood.golf@normanok.gov • Website: normanok.gov • Phone Number: 405-292-9700

Whispering Meadows

• Address: 5631 E 203rd St South, Warner, 74469 • Par/Yardage: 36/3400 • Architect: Ken Pruitt • Year Opened: 1993 • Director of Golf: David & Lori Arion (owner) • Superintendent: David Arion • Green Fees: $12 weekdays (9 holes), $14 weekends (9 holes), $18/$22 (18 holes), includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-463-5333

White Hawk Golf Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 14515 S. Yale Ave., Bixby, 74008 • Par/Yardage: 72/6509 whites, 6982 blues • Course Rating: 74.6; Slope: 135 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1993 • Director of Golf: Matt Paquette (GM) • Superintendent: Robert Dreeson, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $33 weekdays, $39 weekends, $27/$33 twilight, $22/$23 super twilight, $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 • Website: whitehawkgc.com • Phone Number: 918-366-4653

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WinStar Golf Resort

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Interstate 35, Exit 1, Just north of Texas • Address: 10813 Pro Shop Rd., Thackerville, 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 • General Manager: Michael Ferguson • Head Professional: Scott Bishop • Superintendent: Charles Wise, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $79 weekdays, $89 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant, golf carts with GPS, casino, banquet hall • Practice Facilities: WinStar Golf Academy and golf schools, golf carts with ceiling fans and USB ports, driving range with covered and heated hitting bays, putting green, chipping green, short-game area, SAM putting labs, GEARS fitting system • Lessons: Lessons through Golf Academy • Email: Michael.ferguson@chickasaw.net • Website: www.winstarworldcasino.com • Phone Number: 580-276-1240

Windy Trails Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Location: Altus Air Force Base • Address: 209 Fir Dr., Building 35, Altus, 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: $18 weekdays/weekends + $10 cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack area, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green • Lessons: Rusty Wortham, PGA • Email: lacy.wortham@altus.af.mil

PUBLIC COURSES • Website: www.altusfss.com • Phone Number: 580-482-8719

Winter Creek Golf & Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

• Address: 2300 Clubhouse Dr., Blanchard, 73010 • Par/Yardage: 72/5293 red, 6329 white, 6658 blue, 7106 black • Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 128 • Architect: Rocky Rocquemore • Year Opened: 2003 • Director of Golf: Jarod Lundy, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Bruner, GCSAA • Green Fees: $50 Tues.-Thur., $65 Fri.-Sun. Junior and senior fees available. Fee includes cart and range balls. Dress code strictly enforced. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts with GPS, full service restaurant, pool (members only), fitness center (members only) • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Jarod Lundy, PGA; one assistant • Email: info@wintercreekgc.com (redirected to reach all management staff) • Website: www.wintercreekgc.com • Phone Number: 405-224-4653

Wolf Ridge Golf Club

• Address: 24569 Wolf Mountain Rd., Wister, 74966 • Par/Yardage: 72/6466 whites, 7016 blues • Course Rating: 74.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 2005 • Superintendent: Billy Henson, GCSAA • Golf Professional: Matt Brown • Green Fees: $37.50 (includes tax and cart), $27.50 (9 holes, includes tax and cart). Fall & Winter $25 for 9 or 18 holes. • Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: wolfridgeclubhouse@gmail.com

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• Website: www.wolfridgegolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-647-2582

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens • Lessons: Contact pro shop • Email: barbara@woodsgolfclub.com

Wolf at Tenkiller, The

• Phone Number: 918-486-3117

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 4.5 miles East of Lake Tenkiller Dam, 1.5 east of Hwy 82 and Hwy 100

• Address: 2500 Whittaker Way, Woodward, 73801

• Address: 453579 E. 965 Rd., Vian, 74962

• Par/Yardage: 35/3323

• Par/Yardage: 72/6451

• Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 113

• Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 132

• Architect: Robert C. Dunning

• Head Professional: Kyle Fulbright, PGA

• Year Opened: 1954

• Superintendent: Charlie Fulbright • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $35 weekends (includes cart), $20/$25 twilight, $25/$30 seniors and military (includes cart) • Amenities: Four lane Duck Pin Bowling, bar and grill, golf carts. • Practice Facilities: driving range and putting green • Lessons: Kyle Fulbright

Woods Golf Course, The • Address: 11872 S. 274th E. Ave., Coweta, 74429 • Par/Yardage: 70/5862 whites, 6192 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1981, 1998 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Lonnie Thompson (GM) • Superintendent: Jackey Yocham, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $15 weekends plus $11.50 cart, $8 juniors/seniors weekdays, after 1 p.m. $7.50 walk, $14.70 with cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, players lounge

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Fayetteville, AR • Driving Range Tee

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Wichita, KS • Grading/sodding Green Surrounds

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• Phone Number: 580-256-9028

• Phone Number: 918-773-5093

Cedar Ridge Country Club • Broken Arrow, OK • Cart Path Improvements

• Superintendent: Robert Wood (GM)

• Lessons: Gene Endersby, PGA

• Website: www.thewolfattenkiller.com

Golf Recent Course Construction Projects Golf Course Construction Pinnacle Country Club

• Head Professional: Robert Wood (GM)

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

• Email: Kfulbright@pga.com

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Fort Gibson - Pecan Valley GC Frederick - Frederick CC 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 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, Cobblestone Creek GC, Jimmie Austin-University 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, Hidden Trails 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. Owasso - Bailey Golf Ranch, The Patriot, Owasso G&AC

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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 - 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, Cherokee 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 Vian - The Wolf at Tenkiller 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, Boiling Springs GC Yukon - Golf Club at Surrey Hills, Links at Mustang Creek, Westbury CC

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