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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2020 DIRECTORY & TRAVEL W W W.GO LFO K L AH O MA .O RG

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Features 16 24 28

Perry Maxwell design contest takes off Edmond, golf capital of the USA John Rohde describes Oak Tree in heyday

Travel 10 20 32 38 42

Wisconsin offers stunning links-style golf A trio of worthy Lake of the Ozarks stops Horseshoe Bay just gets better Birdies and the Blues in Mississippi Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

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Some optimism for 2020

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ne of the most interesting 90 minutes each year at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando is the annual State of the Industry presentation by the golf industry analysts with Pellucid, led by Jim Koppenhaver. It is almost always a sobering session where the wild predictions of industry cheerleaders such as the National Golf Foundation and Golf 20-20 are doused with a bucket of cold reality and we all take stock of how to continue to thrive in a business that has lost nearly eight million golfers and well over 1,000 golf courses in the last 15 years. In 2019 in the U.S. there were 19 new courses whch opened and 103 that closed. Pellucid has pretty good figures on the ones that opened but I suspect there are some out-of-the-way courses that closed of which they are unaware. We run into that each year when compiling the updated listings for this Directory and Travel Issue. Not only are we losing high profile public courses such as White Hawk in Bixby but it is the closing of more modest courses in smaller markets that may be the only course within 60 miles that really hurt the game. We have seven fewer golf courses operating in Oklahoma in 2020 than we did in 2019, including public courses in Hugo, Muskogee, Coweta, Sallisaw, Healdton and Warner. Losing a course you love is tough and I feel for all those throughout the state who can no longer play on a course they have come to love and appreciate. The privately-owned public course model has been hard pressed, particularly in a year with record poor weather. However, for the health of the game, Koppenhaver wishes more courses would close, as he notes that supply still exceeds demand particularly in metropolitan areas and will for the foreseeable future though the gap has narrowed. The SOI actually sounded some encouraging notes this year. Despite bad weather in much of the country (such as our record rainfalls), the rate of players leaving the game has decreased, revenue is actually up and rounds were fairly steady. 8

The municipal course dilemma is one taking place nationwide, Pellucid noted. As police and fire departments consume more and more of a sales taxbased municipal revenue stream, does a city decide that it wants to continue to maintain public golf if that requires an annual subsidy and periodic infusions of money for capital improvement projects? In Oklahoma, the answer in Oklahoma City and most municipalities is that golf is worth it and part of the fabric of a successful community, like a zoo, parks, or other recreational facilities. In Tulsa the support has not been there. We’re going to continue to press for a positive solution there. Just outside the room where the presentation takes place, the PGA Merchandise Show was in full swing with miles of booths showing off apparel, equipment, bags, jewelry, training aids, carts, range finders, luggage, simulators, travel opportunities, pain relief and much more to thousands of pros and media. Golf is an $84.1 billion industry affecting nearly two million jobs. Fortunately here in Oklahoma, we have a lot of dedicated stakeholders with the PGA, the Oklahoma Golf Association, the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association and other groups working hard to improve access, make the game economical, welcoming and fun for everyone from kids to millennials to seniors and continue to introduce the game to new players of all ages. Golf is going to rebound as a new generation discovers that there’s nothing wrong with the game being a challenge, that challenge is part of its allure and what brings you back each week. Now in my sixth decade I still expect the next round to be my best one yet. And each year I take greater pleasure in pushing myself in competitive play, puzzling out the inherent challenge of each course in casual play and in the company of my friends. There is no other game that comes close to golf in what it offers. To all those who give so much to the game in our state, here’s hoping that 2020 is a great year and the beginning of a sustained growth period for the game.

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Whistling Straits, Sand Valley, Erin Hills bring links to life

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e would be the last to discourage any trip to Ireland, Scotland, Wales or England for authentic links golf. For those who want a similar experience without crossing the pond, there are finally several really good options open to the public right here in the United States. Bandon Dunes on the Pacific Coast in Oregon has been a personal favorite since it opened. Wisconsin obviously lacks an ocean. But a few golf writers and friends put together an itinerary late last summer that, minus the ocean views and breezes, was the equal of any links adventure we’ve had, with better food. You’ve likely heard for years about Whistling Straits and the collection of three other Pete Dye gems at Kohler on the windy shores of Lake Michigan. The magnificent 80-foot dunes on the Straits course look like they’ve been around for 10

The treacherous par-3 7th hole at Whistling Straits.

centuries, even if in reality it was an abandoned airstrip not 50 years ago. Whistling Straits hosted the PGA Championship in 2010 and 2015 and the merchandise is all over the pro shop for the 2020 Ryder Cup. Along with The

Irish and the nearby inland Blackwolf Run courses, all designed by Pete and Alice Dye, it’s been a bucket list destination for U.S. golfers since it opened in 1998. Although there are many excellent courses to choose from on a Wisconsin

Black-faced sheep on the Irish Course at Whistling Straits.

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Aptly named Sand Valley Golf Course opened May 2, 2017. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. golf trip, the state’s cachet went up a few notches when Erin Hills opened in 2006 and in 2010 was awarded the 2017 U.S. Open. Erin Hills is a massive, walkingonly brute of a course that looks very much like a course that could be discovered on a windy coast in Ireland, but plays a bit slower than most links courses despite having fine fescue fairways bordered by waves of tall fescue rough. The capper for our group was the opening two years ago of Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa. Another project of Mike Keiser, who did both Bandon Dunes and Cabot Links in Nova Scotia. Sand Valley currently consists of two 18-hole courses, Sand Valley designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and Mammoth Dunes designed by David McLay Kidd, the architect of Bandon Dunes. It also has a wonderful par-3 course dubbed The Sandbox and a third 18-hole course by Tom Doak is the next step.

There are many ways to approach this trip. We flew to Milwaukee, rented a car, drove three hours to Sand Valley for two days of bliss, then another three hours up to Kohler for two more memorable days of golf. The next morning a 72-mile shot to Erin Hills, which is in the tiny town of Hartford. From there, it’s just an hour or so back to the Milwaukee airport. You won’t find golf carts and you will want to take or at least share a caddie at all three of these destinations. Be prepared for firm fescue fairways that roll out, a good deal of wind, sand and water, and to be faced with choices of what type of shot to play on nearly every hole. Golf as it should be. Let’s take a closer look at each.

yards. It was an equally short distance to the pub, the patio and the lighted putting green. That’s pretty sweet. Since the early days at Bandon Dunes, Mike Keiser has been rewarded that his vision of what a golf resort should be – ba-

SAND VALLEY GOLF RESORT The distance from our back door at the lodge at Sand Valley to the first tee at Mammoth Dunes was less than 50

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Only bite off as much as you can chew at Erin Hills. sically a links golf trip brought home to America – has been embraced by so many thousands of U.S. golfers who previously were thought to care more about target golf while riding in carts. “There’s no way my dad could have imagined it playing out like this,” said Chris Keiser, who along with his brother

Michael, are spearheadi ng the Sand Valley development. “He had a strong inkling and intuition that he wasn’t the only one who enjoyed that style of golf, the bumpand-run, the sand dunes and the firm and fast conditions. But luckily for all of us and everyone who enjoys it, he’s a great entrepreneur and he

pulled it off.” Chris was referring to Bandon Dunes, which has been an overwhelming success. Sand Valley is more of the same. It will continue to expand in both number of courses and rooms available. It does have basically a mid-May through October season due to the weather.

The sandy soil so crucial to firm and fast conditions is no issue at Sand Valley. It was built on the site of a prehistoric glacial lake. When an ice dam burst and the water flooded out, it left a massive deposit of sand sometimes hundreds of feet deep. The pictures on these pages are a better description than I can muster of what you’ll face at both Sand Valley and Mammoth Dunes. Mammoth Dunes has more elevation with its routing along and through an 80-foot sand dune. Enjoy the challenge. For tennis lovers, the resort offers 15 grass courts. Fishing, biking and walking trails are also part of the experience. And don’t leave without sampling the Buffalo cheese curds.

WHISTLING STRAITS The back story of Whistling Straits and the immense success of the Kohler family and what the plumbing fixture company has meant to the state is fascinating. By all means take time to explore the Kohler Design Center and museum, where you can stroll through a history of Kohler Co. from its humble beginnings to out-of-thisworld current and future designs. As you can imagine, the showers in

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In the natural setting of Northwest Arkansas, the Bella Vista golf courses are some of the most beautiful and challenging in the central United States. Bella Vista offers five regulation, 18-hole courses and and one executive course. Book a getaway to Bella Vista where you can rent a townhome or private home for your group or company outing: bellavistapoa.com/about/visit-us. Or, to book a tee time now: letsgolfbellavista.com or call 479.855.5079.

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Erin Hills, number four. With a shallow green and wetlands beyond the green, the approach is the a demanding hole. The American Club, the five-star resort and centerpiece for Destination Kohler, are spectacular. You reluctantly have to turn off the jets and leave the historic building with its five dining options and the Winery Bar, where you can order a vintage 1.5-ounce glass of Balvenie for just $3,295, and board a shuttle for Whistling Straits. Dye had more than 7,000 truckloads of

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sand shipped in to construct the mounds and bunkers on what was a flat piece of land farmland later used by the U.S. Army as an antiaircraft training facility. There are close to 1,000 bunkers on Whistling Straits alone, hundreds more on The Irish. Eight of the holes on Whistling Straits hug the shoreline with varying degrees of peril and Lake Michigan is in view throughout. We played The Straits at around 6,400

yards of a course that can now be stretched to 7,790 yards for the pros. Our caddies laughed about the adventures of many high handicappers who visit and insist on playing the back tees so they can experience all of Whistling Straits. It’s a wonder some of them ever finish. There are two approaches when playing a bucket-list course to which you may or may not return. Have a chance to experience a great

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TRAVEL SHOTS challenge matching your skill set or shoot 120 and say you played the tips. The bunker where Dustin Johnson incurred his two-stroke penalty in the 2010 PGA Championship was covered by grandstands for the PGA Championship in 2015 and likely will be again for the Ryder Cup. But your caddy should be able to point it out to you on the right on the 18th hole. You may have had your fill of bunkers by then. The Irish Course is beautiful as well, though not as penal or dramatic. Only four holes have lake views. You can take a cad- Mammoth Dunes, no ocean or even Great Lake, but everything else that makes links golf fun. dy here or just get a push cart, it’s not a hard walk, unlike Whis- was a relatively calm week, but having at Sand Valley or Whistling Straits. And tling Straits. looked at the nearly 8,000-yard rolling yes, when you can hit 340-yard drives, a course up close this fall, I can see how the 500-yard par-5 is still a driver-wedge. For us mortals, however, Erin Hills is USGA thought this would never happen. ERIN HILLS Yes, it is firm enough that the dis- four hours of rolling fun, a great challenge Brooks Koepka overpowered Erin Hills, shooting 16-under in the 2017 U.S. Open tance doesn’t overwhelm the top players, but not so severe from the proper tees that as 31 golfers in all shot under par. Yes, it though the fairways don’t run like they do it gets painful.

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ARCHITECTURE

A young Oklahoman course architect devoted to Perry Maxwell creates a design competition he hopes will stimulate interest in his designs, many of which grace Oklahoma

golf course architect who won the 2015 Golfclubatlas. com design competition with an imaginative 5,598yard, par-69 layout. Craig has long felt the most important aspect of a design, and that which distinguishes the great designers, is the

by that initial encounter at Southern Hills, grew unchecked. His dedication reached such a level in fact, that in February of last year, one month after leaving Davis’s firm and setting up his own, he formed the Perry Maxwell Society with the intention of promoting Maxwell’s work, seeking opportunities to renovate and revive his courses, holding special events, and one day purchasing his home in Tulsa to create a “Maxwell Clubhouse” housing a museum and an Airbnb for enthusiasts. “We had our first (special event) in June

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hat golfer doesn’t design golf holes in his mind from the safety of his armchair? Most of the time we dream up these calendar-worthy holes with no thought to the practicalities of actually building them – budget, drainage, grade, setting sun, prevailing wind, sequencing, etc. But so what, they’d look great on the cover of a magazine. A few really devoted amateur designers do consider the realities of design and commit their fictional holes to paper, even entering them in design competitions, the best-known of which is probably the Ray Haddock Lido contest, named for Alister MacKenzie’s great-grandson and awarded each year by the Alister MacKenzie Society. Reid Turner's winning routing design . . . The Lido competition began in 1998, at Dornick Hills, his first design,” Craig said. three years after Haddock discovered quality of the routing. “One hole is like a single jigsaw “The first nine there was completed in 1919 MacKenzie’s “lost manuscript” and piece,” he said. “It doesn’t mean so it was a fun centennial celebration. Maxpublished it as “The Spirit of St. well’s grave sits above the 7th hole and we much without the others.” Andrews.” The name “Lido” A graduate of Oklahoma all took a photo together there before we comes from the long lost golf State where he studied Land- played the course. Twenty-five people from course on Long Island, N.Y., scape Architecture, Craig be- all over the country attended.” for which Mackenzie deIn August, Craig announced the Perry gan his career in golf during signed a stunning par-4 hole high school summers caddy- Maxwell Design Competition, which, inin a 1914 design competition ing and working on the main- stead of one hole, would require particisponsored by Britain’s “Countenance crew at Southern Hills in pants to design a nine-hole layout on a topotry Life” magazine. Last year, the Lido called for the Colton Craig Tulsa. During college, he interned graphical map using Maxwell’s “simplistic with course architects Richard Man- drawing style as a guide.” design of a single par-4 hole. Though Not many people knew it, but the site he certainly respects the competition, it is dell, Jerry Slack, and Bill Bergin, and, following graduation, he joined Tripp Davis as a was actually the eastern half of Southern this stipulation that bothers Colton Craig. “I’ve been frustrated by the Lido to be design associate, remaining in Norman for Hills with elevations ranging from 656to-768 feet. The contours surrounding the three years. honest,” said the 26-year-old All the while, his fondness and clubhouse were steep, but otherwise were Oklahoma City-based affection for Perry Duke Max- fairly gentle and there was little in the way well designs, fueled obviously of dramatic features. The contest attracted 60 entries from

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around the world. “We even received designs from 8- and12-year-olds,” said Craig, who has visited every surviving Maxwell design (53 courses from an estimated 70) and said Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, N.C., is probably his favorite. “We obviously preferred designs we felt Maxwell would have approved of. November 15th was the closing date – the 67th anniversary of his passing,” Craig said. The winner of the $500 first prize was 28-year-old Reid Turner, an Australian currently doing shaping work for Ogilvy, Cocking and Mead (OCM). Turner said he’s been drawing golf holes since he was 5. “I’ve always loved it and certainly hope to become a designer myself one day,” Turner said. “We don’t have any Maxwell courses in Australia, so I’m actually more of an Alister MacKenzie fan. His bunkering and green complexes were amazing – we saw just how good they are during the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, my favorite course.” Among contemporary Reid Turner designers, Turner most admires Tom Doak, whose visual challenges he regards as exceptional. “I’m always scared hitting into his greens,” Turner said. “But when you reach them, you realize you can miss them in certain spots, and it makes you want to come back and play the hole again.” Turner estimates it took two months of edits, updates, and rethinks, to arrive at his final design after taping the site map to his desk and covering it with a roll of baking paper upon which he drew tee and green sites with a sharpie. “My initial concern was how to tackle the steepness of the ground around the clubhouse,” Turner said. “As uninteresting as it may sound, there weren’t any features I had to have. It was more about keeping true to Perry Maxwell’s design style.” Judging by the photographs and routings Turner had seen, that meant keeping it simple with minimal bunkers and tees close to greens. “After I’d identified the position of the tees and greens, it was really just a case of joining the dots,” Turner said. “Looking back, I’d say I had about 10 different routings on my desk when I chose the one for the competition.” To judge the contest, Craig selected course architects Trey Kemp and Andy Staples, the first two designers to join the Perry Maxwell

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ARCHITECTURE Society. Both picked Turner’s entry as the slightest. What does is that the work of one winds. Layouts with a lot of parallel holes best, highlighting the proximity of tees to of golf’s most astute and sensible, but under- are often bland with little appeal, but in trygreens and the unadorned, unfussy routing. rated, designers gets the attention it unques- ing to avoid this I’d not given much (any?) thought to the size of my greens which, “I chose the design that came closest to tionably deserves. Craig told me, averaged about 40,000 square So, how bad was my entry? reflecting what Maxwell actually did on the “The first turnoff was the use of the ob- feet. “And a couple of the fairways were property,” said Staples, principal at Staples Golf which not only co-created the incred- vious pond in the topo on the eastern side about 150 yards wide,” Kemp added. That’s hilarious, but it did give me a little ible Championship and Links courses at of the site,” says Staples, referring to a Sand Hollow in Utah, but also pioneered the strangely bare, white, contour-free patch in insight into the multiple elements architects concept of Community Links and is current- the bottom right of the map that, on close have to think about when designing a course. ly involved in renovation work at former inspection, was clearly a water feature of They don’t just turn up, mark out excitinglooking holes then leave. U.S. Open venue OlymDesigning an enjoyable pia Fields outside Chicacourse that functions go, and PGA National in properly takes a great deal Florida. “It came as close of planning and expertise. as anything to laying out “I also think you pushed holes that Maxwell actuthe holes too close to the ally built.” property lines,” Staples Kemp, a course archisaid. “That may not have tect at Colligan Golf Debeen a significant issue sign in Arlington, Texas, in Maxwell’s day, but was all about restraint. it’s certainly something I “Maxwell designed many look at today. Your holes low-budget courses where also played right over he couldn’t move a lot of some of the drainage patdirt or build a lot of bunterns which would not kers,” Kemp said. “The Southern Hills is regarded as one of Maxwell's finest designs. only eliminate some of natural character of the the most natural features land had to be the course’s on the property, but also primary defense. So I’d contradict Maxwell’s phisay restraint was my biglosophy.” gest key for success.” Kemp wasn’t a fan of Besides that though, the first two holes being Kemp singled out Turnsharp dogleg-right holes. er’s design for its walk“And I think the proximability and fun factor. “I ity of the 4th green and just thought it would be 7th tee to the 9th fairway a lot of fun to play for all would create some safety levels of golfers,” Kemp issues,” he said. said. “It flowed nicely Not great then. over the entire property To be fair though, both and used the topography Staples and Kemp did ofwell. And something else fer some encouragement. I liked, though I’m not “I thought it had a sure it was intended, was unique look, and might that after the 5th hole you be a course I’d be intercould go right to the 9th The author's routing, creative but 40,000-foot greens a bit much. ested in checking out,” tee to make a great sixsome kind but which I’d chosen to use as Staples said. hole loop.”  Kemp added, “The best thing was the vaCraig considers the first Perry Maxwell the green site for the 1st hole. Apparently, Design Competition a great success and I wasn’t the only one to make this mistake, riety of hole directions and use of the entire adds that Nov. 15 will be the closing date but knowing there are similarly dimwitted site. Overall, I thought you did a good job, every year. He has plans to expand the con- folk out there isn’t actually that comforting. and if your course got built I think it would “The greens were way too big as well,” be fun to play.” test into three sections – Amateur, Aspiring, Like the one good shot a round you need and Actual. That will give amateurs like me Staples said. “They were totally out of (see sidebar) a little hope as going up against scale, unless that was something you were to ensure your continued participation, those small bones Staples and Kemp threw those already involved in the design busi- going for.” me guarantee I’ll be entering next year. It wasn’t.  ness in some capacity or other, and whose I devoted slightly more than 99.99 percent layouts “accurately reflect what Maxwell Tony Dear is an award-winning golf writer (if of my time to the routing, trying to create would have done,” is a tall order. Ultimately, of course, who wins and how variety and interest with holes enjoying not designer) and frequent contributor to Links flawed my entry is doesn’t matter in the different views and playing into different Magazine. He is based in the state of Washington. 18

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A different take at the lake Bear Creek, Deer Chase and Lake Valley are unheralded gems at Lake of the Ozarks by ken macleod

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his writer has been fortunate to play a lot of outstanding courses at the Lake of the Ozarks over the years, but I’m both sheepish to admit and quite glad to find out that there was still a full trip worth of hidden gems that I had yet to discover. This trip left out favorites such as Old Kinderhook, The Cove, Osage National, The Oaks and The Ridge in favor of a trio of venues new to us. Or new to one of us anyway. My playing partner remembered he had played Bear Creek Valley in the past, right after he got through lightening my wallet on the 18th

hole. I played a round of bumper pool trying to navigate my way around the twisting holes of this hilly, tree-lined beauty, not conducive to winning bets. More on that later. We’re going to start with Deer Chase Golf Club, where the announced goal by head pro Spencer Wilson is to go from the Lake’s best kept secret to its busiest venue. Charming is an apt word to describe the bucolic setting, the wooded, low-lying front nine and the small pro shop and restaurant. We’ll put charming aside for the back nine, however, and go with riveting or dramatic. Deer Chase was designed by Roger Nall of St. Louis, an architect intimately familiar with designing courses to take best advan-

tage of the Ozarks terrain. He certainly did that on the back nine, using the surrounding ridges to create holes that rise and tumble, providing long scenic views while offering plenty of opportunities for both birdies and disasters. It’s just a really fun nine that adds to a great overall experience. The fairways are zoysia and had recently been overseeded with rye when we played, while the greens have an A-1, A-4 bentgrass blend and putted true. We started out the trip with a round at Lake Valley, a member-owned club located just a few minutes from Old Kinderhook, south of the Lake. The 250 or so members make their club available to Lake visitors who account for 50 percent or more of the rounds in season. Lake Valley is unusual in offering six par5s, six par-4s and six par-3s. Even with that

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Deer Chase meanders around several large ponds and also cuts through the forested Ozark hills. many par-5s, it measures just over 6,400 yards, but it may be the longest 6,400 yards you will ever play. “It seems like every hole is uphill,” said general manager Rob Wilson. “I remember when I first came here I thought this is going to be pretty easy with six par-5s. But it’s not as easy as you think.”

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Not at all. Not when a typical downhill hole is the par-3 seventh, 230 yards to a narrow green. I guess it’s better than an uphill 230-yard par-3, but still you get the point. Not easy. Several of the par-5s may be reachable for longer hitters, but during our outing the ground was soft and the bluegrass overseed

was taking hold over a base of rather coarse Westwood Bermuda. Once fully established, the bluegrass should thrive year round in that climate, providing a green playing surface in the fall and winter and not allowing the Bermuda to take over again. It will be a big agronomic benefit for Lake Valley. The greens were firm and fast on our

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The first shot at Bear Creek Valley, over the water, into the woods and you're off and running. visit, so fast that being above the hole was treacherous. The saying among the membership is “don’t go left and don’t go long.” Left usually means woods or water, while long is a fairly automatic three-putt. While it’s not manicured to the level of its neighbor Old Kinderhook, it really has a bunch of fun, challenging holes and overall was a treat. We asked to squeeze

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a third nine in before dark and a second journey around gives you a better feel for the strategy. And again, even my longhitting playing partner didn’t overwhelm the course from a yardage perspective. Our final stop on this quick trip was Bear Creek Valley, located much closer to the main tourism trails at The Lakes and just across the street from the, ahem, dance hall that served as an inspiration

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for one of the main settings on the Netflix show “Ozark.” If you’ve watched the show, you’ll know what I’m referring to. Driving it straight is pretty much a must to enjoy, let alone conquer, Bear Creek Valley. There is plenty of elevation change, but the holes also bend enough that errant driving is punished by recovery shots that leave you playing hard for bogey. It has some wonderfully dramatic holes, including the 183-yard par-3 16th with a 90-foot drop from the highest elevation on the property to the green below. The zoysia fairways and bent grass greens at Bear Creek Valley were in superb condition on our visit. The bar and restaurant was welcoming and the pro shop well stocked with the essentials. All three courses are reasonably priced, most rates under $80 or even far less depending on the season and day. There are many excellent venues for basing your trip at Lake of the Ozarks. This time we stayed at Holiday Shores, a condominium complex right on one of the lake’s many coves, with great views and fully stocked with every convenience. Call 1-800-639-4207 and ask for Lori, tell her you read about it in Golf Oklahoma. She’ll fix you up.

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Art Proctor, Mike McGraw, Bobby Small, Greg McCain and Larry Fryer at KickingBird Golf Club.

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How Edmond became the center of the golf universe

he year was 1971, Edmond was a small bedroom community of about 18,000 north of Oklahoma City and known for anything but golf. Its first golf course, a tree-lined municipal course called Kickingbird, was just set to open. Now this bustling city of nearly 90,000 is home to seven courses, has produced 48 high school team championships, has more Champions Tour, PGA Tour and aspiring pros at one course than just about any club in the U.S., has the only junior golf hall of fame of which we’re aware, has hosted numerous USGA and PGA championships and is generally recognized as one of the best golf communities in the country.

How did this happen? It all started at Kickingbird back in 1971. The way head pro Art Proctor ran the course in the early days might horrify parents and draw a quick visit from the district attorney today, but he was laying the groundwork for Edmond to blossom into one of the great golf centers in the Southwest. Proctor, one of the state’s best players, teachers and all-around golf gurus, had a willing workforce of kids as young as age 11 up through high school, all paid for by free golf and range balls. Steven Steele,

who now runs the Edmond Junior Golf Hall of Fame founded by Mike McGraw, remembers getting dropped off at 5 a.m. daily in the summer at age 12 and before 6 a.m. he was on the back patio with a microphone serving as the starter for the always packed tee sheet. When he was 13, Steele graduated to scrubbing the grill where some of the state’s best cheeseburgers are cooked, a task he did for 365 consecutive days, a record he is proud of to this day. He also saw his forearms swell from 8-to-14 inches around and his driving distance increase by 70 yards in one summer. While Proctor was grooming a swarm of dedicated young golf nuts, he had also basically saved the Oklahoma Open from

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Left to right, Al Lukken, Pete Gootis and Bob Tway at the extinction by bringing it to 1982 Oklahoma Open. Kickingbird, landing sponsors, increasing the purse and convincing many The somewhat of the state’s top young pros coming out of risky venture that Oklahoma Oklahoma State and Oklahoma to play. During its seven-year run at Kickingbird pros Joe Wals(1979-85) the Open champions were Dan- er and Ernie ny Edwards, Jaime Gonzalez, Gil Morgan, Vossler created Doug Tewell, Tom Jones, Kenny Huff and along with fiGerBob Tway, a Who’s Who of Oklahoma golf nancier at the time. The tournament then moved ald Barton in to Oak Tree Country Club, where it is still 1976 was now home to a host held today. The kids in the E.C. Hafer Junior Golf of young PGA Program loved the chance to mingle with Tour stars that included Morgan, Tway, the pros. And that junior program was David and Danny Edwards, Mark Hayes, growing rapidly, thanks in large part to Willie Wood, Tewell, Scott Verplank and the 1978 arrival of McGraw, who ran the others, one of the most unique confluences junior program for Proctor while attending of talent at any one club in the country. “It was a really cool place,” said Rick the University of Central Oklahoma and also during three years of mini-tour golf. Bell, longtime Ping rep who played for the McGraw, today the head coach at Baylor, NCAA championship Oklahoma team went on to ignite the Edmond North dy- that won in 1989 at Oak Tree CC. “When nasty before coaching the women’s and I moved back from Arizona I was set on men’s teams at his beloved Oklahoma living at Oak Tree until my wife said no, her parents are in Norman. But you had not State University. “I met him at the driving range when he only the pros but all these great promoters arrived from Odessa Junior College,” Steele of the game like Brent Goodger, assistants said. “There were some great times. It was like Art Romero, Jim Kane, Jim Woodward, a good place to learn how to play, learn a lot of guys who could really play. Just an how to fight, learn how to take a joke and give one. There was definitely some Caddyshack stuff going on, nothing criminal but all in fun.” In the evenings, McGraw said it was not unusual for 20-to-30 juniors to show up and begin placing bets on their putting skills. “It was just a great place for kids to gather,” McGraw said. “Art deserves all the credit for what transpired. He would start you off as a forecaddie, then graduate to picking up range balls, cart boy, odd jobs and then working in the shop. It was a great place for a kid to grow up and learn a lot of responsibility.” Some of those kids, like David Edwards, went on to be pro golfers. But the high school programs really took off when McGraw took over at Edmond North in 1987. The high schools were now benefitting not only from the players produced at Kickingbird, but also at Oak Tree Country Club, with its 36 holes designed by Pete Dye and great practice facilities, which had opened in 1981 with the final holes completed in 1984. It was the destination of choice for many affluent families moving to Edmond and a great breeding ground of golf talent as well. Then there was the influence of Oak Tree Golf Club, now Oak Tree National. W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG

amazing place.” Add Hugh Edgmon, Stan Ball, Steve Ball, current OGA Executive Director Mark Felder, current Oak Tree pro Steve Kimmel and a great many other PGA pros and characters who contributed at either of the three facilities to making Edmond the golf hot spot it became. Working the range at Kickingbird you could come upon youngsters such as Bill Self, current KU basketball coach, or Kelly Ogle, anchor at News 9 in Oklahoma City. Oak Tree National was not only home to the pros, but a site of championships, including the 1984 U.S. Amateur, the 1988 PGA Championship, the 2006 Senior PGA

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EDMOND GOLF Championship and the 2014 U.S. Senior Open. It would have held the PGA Championship in 1994, but the parent company, Landmark Land Co., was experiencing a meltdown due to a battle with the Resolution Trust Corporation over a savings and loan. The tournament was moved to Southern Hills CC in Tulsa. Between the pros at Oak Tree National and the amazing talent coming up through the ranks at Kickingbird and Oak Tree CC, Edmond began to dominate high school golf (chart) in the state, producing even more professionals, such as Edmond North graduates Robert Streb and Kevin Tway, both currently on the PGA Tour. As Edmond’s population continued to grow, other courses opened to feed the demand, including Coffee Creek, Rose Creek, Silver Horn, River Oaks Golf Club and the Golf Club of Edmond. Coffee Creek and Silver Horn have closed in recent years, victims of a combination of overbuilding and a general national contraction in golf play. Oak Tree National retains its unique character under the leadership of owner Everett Dobson and Jones, who is the president and chief operating officer. A whole new group of young professionals now rub

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elbows with the remaining Oak Tree Gang members still at the club including Morgan, Tway, Verplank and Woods. “It’s an amazing place,” Jones said. “We had a guest out recently and he sees Brandt Jobe (Champions Tour), Rhein Gibson (PGA Tour) and Michael Gellerman (PGA Tour) coming up nine, then the next group has Sam Bradford (NFL quarterback), Mickey Tettleton (former major league baseball star and top amateur golfer) and Brandon Weeden (NFL quarterback). “Edmond golf has been good for a long time,” Proctor said. “Mike is a big reason why. He was a great teacher and a great coach. Then you had Oak Tree and the way it took off. The pros all helped out.” McGraw would hand out awards at the end of each summer’s junior program and the pros would take turns helping him hand out the trophies. When it was Morgan’s turn, he stuck around and signed autographs for all 250 campers. “Mike McGraw was a very unusual person,” Tewell said. “He had tremendous

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Danny Edwards and Steve Steele. people skills. We were all very happy to help him anyway we could.” Edmond high schools have won 48 team championships and produced more than 30 individual champions, all but one (Danny Edwards 1969) since Kickingbird opened in 1971. You can see much more information on Edmond’s junior golf dominance at www.edmondjuniorgolf.org There is a physical display of the players inducted in the club retailer Edmond Golf not far from Kickingbird. “I don’t think you could duplicate or replicate what you had back then between what was going on at Kickingbird and at Oak Tree and the support the pros gave to the kids in our junior program,” McGraw said. “It was pretty awesome.” Golf is now part of the community’s DNA and it continues to produce great players and take care of its facilities. Kickingbird is planning major renovations of its clubhouse and irrigation system. Oak Tree National, under the leadership of Jones and Dobson, is home to a new Oak Tree Gang and continues to push forward on hosting major events. Edmond Golf Club has improved immensely under the recent leadership of owner Michael Henderson. Other courses have made recent investments in their facilities The Oklahoma Golf Association has its headquarters in Edmond and conducts both the Oklahoma Open (Oak Tree East Course) and the OGA Junior Girls and Boys Championship (Kickingbird) there annually. The youngsters scrubbing the grill for head pro Brian Soerensen at Kickingbird today may all be 16 or over, but it remains a great place to learn the game and responsibility and continues to produce more than its share of champions. W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG


Edmond Junior Golf A legacy of greatness State Team Championships: Edmond Memorial Boys (8) – 1968, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989-90, 1992-93 Edmond North Boys  (16) – 1994-96, 2005-14, 2016-18  Edmond Memorial Girls (3) –1991, 1992, 2008  Edmond North Girls (9) – 1997-2003, 2018-19 Edmond Deer Creek Boys (1) – 2007 Edmond Deer Creek Girls (1) – 2013 Oklahoma Christian School Boys (9) – 1994, 1999, 2006, 2009-12, 2017-18 Oklahoma Christian School Girls (1) – 2019

Individual State High School Champions: Danny Edwards, Edmond High School 1969 Chris Edgmon, Edmond Memorial 1989, 1991 Heather Bowie, McGuinness 1991, 1992, 1993 Teddy Smith, Edmond Memorial 1993 McRae Brunker, Edmond North 1994 Wendy Martin, Edmond Santa Fe 1996 Matt Larson, Edmond North 1997 Kyle Willmann, Edmond North 1998 Michael Unger, Edmond North 2000 Stephanie Ruiz, Edmond Memorial 2001 David Cromwell, Oklahoma Christian School 2001 Paul Hobbs, Deer Creek 2006 Kevin Tway, Edmond North 2006, 2007 Jackson Ogle, Oklahoma Christian School 2010 Taylor Moore, Edmond Memorial 2010, 2011 Allison Sell, Edmond North 2012 Max McGreevy, Edmond Santa Fe 2012, 2013 Alexis Sadeghy, McGuinness 2014 Zac Schaefer, Oklahoma Christian School 2014 Austin Eckroat, Edmond North 2014, 2017 Jacob Prentice, Edmond Memorial 2015 Laken Hinton, Edmond North 2016 Jaxon Dowell, Oklahoma Christian School 2018, 2019 Brock Polhill, Edmond North 2018 Jordan Wilson, Edmond North 2019

OGA Junior Boys Champions from Edmond: David Edwards 1973 Jeff Oakes 1983 Dustin York 1990 Tosh Hayes 1995 Matt Larson 1997 Zac Reynolds 2000

Andrew Green 2008 Ian Davis 2010 Hayden Wood 2012, 2013 Austin Eckroat 2015 Connor Wilson 2018 Jaxon Dowell 2019

OGA Junior Girls Champions from Edmond: Brooklyn Benn 2019

OGA Boys Stroke Play Champions from Edmond: Cameron Meyers 2004 Kevin Tway 2005 Andrew Green 2007

Austen Fuller 2010 McCain Schellhardt 2015 Jaxon Dowell 2019

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Most dominating players in Edmond Junior Golf history: Chris Edgmon – Won 13 high with winning Class 6A individual school tournaments at Edmond titles at Karsten Creek in 2012 and 2013. Memorial, two individual Austin Eckroat – The only state titles, dominated freshman to ever win the junior golf from 1988Class 6A state tournament, ’91. repeated as champion as a Chris James – Had a dominating junior ca- Edgmon senior.  Won several world class junior events, was reer and held 35 Edmond medalist at the 2017 USGA North and Edmond MeJunior Amateur.  Won 15 morial records when he high school tournaments finished high school, his matching Kevin Tway’s teams won four straight school record and set school titles. Streb records with a 71.65 scoring Robert Streb – Won sevaverage and 41 top-10s and en high school tourna28 top-3s. ments, the AJGA OSSO Heather Bowie Young Junior at Oak Tree and – Moved to Edmond from had a fine 71.4 stroke Delaware just before her average. his senior season. Tway sophomore year and won Kevin Tway – The most every high school event she decorated junior golfer played except one while repto come from Edmond, resenting McGuinness High along with his two Class School.  She won state high 6A individual titles he had a career stroke average of Kropp school titles in 1991, 1992 and 1993.  She became the 72.11 for four years.  His first girl in Oklahoma high most impressive school school history to break 70 record is a 68.47 scoring for 18 holes in 1992 when average his senior season she shot 69-70 -- 139 to win -- this record will most likely never be challenged. Moore the 4A title.  She was a fourtime AJGA  All-American.  He won the 2005 USGA She won six AJGA events in Junior Amateur at age 15 all, including the prestigious and finished runner-up Rolex Tournament of Chamthe following year. pions at her home track, Will Kropp – Holds sevOak Tree CC.  She went eral school records at EdMcGreevy on to star at Arizona State, mond North and is third helping the Sun Devils in school history with a win the NCAA title before career scoring average of transferring to the Univer72.29.  He played on four sity of Texas.  She joined the title teams and won three LPGA Tour in 2000 and has AJGA titles. Eckroat $3,210,256 in career earnTaylor Moore – Holds ings with 27 top-10s and a school-record 14 tournavictory. Since 2016, she has ment titles at Edmond been Associate Head Coach Memorial, won consecufor the Clemson University tive individual state titles women’s golf team. his sophomore and junior Young Alexis Sadeghy – Edmond years for the Bulldogs.  resident was another Bishop Was the third-ranked juMcGuinness star golfer.  She nior golfer in the world finished second at the 2011 his senior year. Class 5A State Tournament Max McGreevy – Holds her freshman year, helping just about every record at Edmond Santa Fe.  He Sadeghy her team to a state champiwon 10 events and has the low- onship.  She won the 2014 6A est scoring average as a junior state tournament.  In 2013, while (72.1) and a senior (71.7) along qualifying for the Big “I” National

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OAK TREE NATIONAL

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nter the clubhouse at Oak Tree Golf Club back in the day and a smorgasbord of PGA touring pros could be found smiling and chatting over lunch at a huge round dining table at the far end of the room. John Rohde Spotting Doug Tewell, Mark Hayes, Danny and David Edwards, Bob Tway, Willie Wood or Scott Verplank was commonplace. Over at the practice range, you might see Dr. Gil Morgan casually giving swing advice to members on the tee box. No charge. Mosey into the locker room and perpetual touring pro/hustler Andy Dillard likely would be involved in another card game. You couldn’t walk 10 feet without bumping into a stud golfer. And if the aforementioned weren’t there in-person, chances are you’d find them on one of the many televisions scattered throughout the clubhouse competing in that week’s tour event. For media fortunate enough to be allowed past the front gate, the men’s club at Oak Tree (now Oak Tree National) has been a treasure trove of interviews and insight from golf’s elite.

Media rarely are given full access these and David Edwards stood side-by-sidedays, but the Oak Tree clubhouse has long by-side across the street from the No. 7 been carte blanche behind the curtain, pro- fairway along the Oak Tree Country Club East Course. (Tway and vided you tread lightly Wood built simultaneand respect their space. ously and shared the Oak Tree has served as same back yard.) A few a haven for high-profilers hundred yards away, who seek rarely obtainVerplank had a house able privacy – celebrities, near the No. 9 tee box pro athletes, football and on the East Course. basketball coaches, oil The tranquility and barons, CEOs, general seclusion at Oak Tree managers, et al. In the provided a unique opearly years, helicopters portunity to build refrequently would land in lationships with tour the clubhouse parking lot players, members and as a drop-off for an exguests. Sometimes these ecutive lunch or a quick chats were properly luround of golf. bricated with a “club Several touring pros special” concocted by a have built multiple houses in the Oak Tree Doug Tewell, left, and Mark Hayes. bartending mixologist addition. Morgan’s initial property occupied named Jimmy. Unwavering hospitality from Oak Tree Lots No. 1 and No. 2 near the OTN front gate. Danny Edwards resided close to the staff members through the years was a bymen’s clubhouse. Hayes and Tewell lived product of charismatic Oak Tree president side-by-side at No. 4 tee on the West Course. Hugh Edgmon, a human welcome mat who Once upon a time, the houses of served as chairman of the 1988 PGA Tway, Wood

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OAK TREE NATIONAL Championship. Oak Tree is drenched with major titles and major achievements: • Tway’s bunker blast for birdie on the 72nd hole to win the 1986 PGA Championship at Inverness remains one of the most legendary shots in major championship history. A three-time first-team All-American at OSU, he was selected as the 1981 Fred Haskins Award winner as the nation’s top collegiate golfer and was the 1979 Big Eight Conference medalist. • Morgan was a two-time Ryder Cup member (1979 and 1983) who finished third in the Masters, U.S. Open and PGA ChamBob Tway pionship (twice) on the PGA Tour and claimed three major championships as a senior, winning The Tradition in back-to-back years (199798) and capturing the 1998 Ford Seniors’ Championship. He ranks fourth all-time on the senior tour with 25 career wins. • Morgan and Dillard left historic marks at the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where Dillard began the tournament posting a re-

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cord six straight birdies and Morgan became the first player in U.S. Open history to reach 10-under par, eventually reaching 12-under through seven holes in the third round. • Tewell won two major crowns on the senior circuit by dominating the PGA Senior Players’ Championship (winning by seven strokes) and Countrywide Tradition (nine strokes). • Hayes won the prestigious Tournament Players Championship in 1977 and was a

Gil Morgan Mark Hayes 1979 Ryder Cup team member alongside Morgan. • Wood won five national championships as a junior amateur, was 1978 AJGA Player of the Year, 1982 Big Eight Conference medalist, the 1982 Haskins Award winner (the year after Tway) and a member of the 1983 Walker Cup team. • While at OSU, David Edwards was the

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1978 NCAA medalist and E.J. Pfister, who serves as an instructor at OTN, was Big Eight and NCAA champion in 1988. • Verplank claimed the 1984 U.S. Amateur at Oak Tree Golf Club as a junior-tobe at OSU, where he also was a three-time first-team All-American, the 1984 Big Eight champion, the 1986 NCAA champion and a 1985 Walker Cup team member. Verplank became the first amateur in 29 years to win a PGA Tour event, claiming the 1985 Western Open at Butler National in a playoff over Jim Thorpe. Battling Type 1 diabetes and hampered by multiple injuries throughout his career, Verplank was chosen Doug Tewell as the 2002 Ben Hogan Award winner by the GWAA for competing with a handicap or serious illness. Verplank overcame these obstacles to be selected for the Ryder Cup team in 2002 and 2006. For one club to house such diverse, wideranging success under the same roof is rare. But such is Oak Tree, one of the most unique golf sanctuaries anywhere.

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WHERE TO PLAY

Horseshoe Bay A winning hand with this trifecta by ken macleod

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ur Texas-based correspondents have been following the improvements and expansions at Horseshoe Bay Resort for years. It was past time for yours truly to make his way to Hill Country to see this burgeoning player in the Southwest golf resort market with his own eyes. An hour northwest of Austin, Horseshoe Bay is an easy reach for Oklahomans by air or land. The Hill Country had been blasted by a prolonged drought when we visited in the fall of 2019, but it wasn’t apparent once inside the oasis of the 2,400acre resort and community by the shores of Lake LBJ. The three courses always open to resort guests – Ram Rock, Slick Rock and Apple Rock – were all creations of the renowned Robert Trent Jones Sr., and all have undergone recent upgrades and improvements.

Director of agromony Ken Gorzycki has be concentrating on daily maintenance. “I love a construction project and think been in restoration mode since November 2015, when Slick Rock, the original I’ve been through 13 of them, but this course built in 1971, was given all new has about cured me of that,” he said. “I’m greens, bunkers, irrigation and extend- excited about getting back to concentrating on geted cart paths. ting these all That same progrown in and cess continued in spectacular on Ram Rock, shape for our which closed resort guests in August 2017 and memand reopened bers.” in May 2018, Not that and then Apple improveRock, which ments are shut down in ending. A new August 2018 clubhouse is and reopened currently unlast July. Settle your bets on the 18-hole grass putting course. der construcWith all three courses now boasting new expanded tion that will serve Apple Rock and Ram greens with 007 bent grass, new bunkers Rock and should open by May. After that, and better irrigation, Gorzycki is glad to a clubhouse will be added to serve the re-

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Long views of Lake LBJ from the elevated tees at Apple Rock. sort’s fourth course, the spectacular Jack Nicklaus-designed Summit Rock. While the three RTJ Sr. courses are open to resort guests, Summit Rock is private. However, those who are “considering” purchasing property or joining can get a round added to their stay. Our advice, figure out a way, because it’s one of the top courses in the region, built on wind-swept bluffs with spectacular views on prime Hill Country land that was purchased af-

ter the original resort was built. Summit Rock takes full advantage of the best terrain in the enclave and Nicklaus did a wonderful job mixing holes of stunning scenery and swooping elevation changes while keeping the course playable. Good shots are rewarded and most holes offer some options on approaches. The conditioning is spectacular. It’s one of those courses that is such a treat you’re likely to elevate your game just from the

joy of playing it. Whether you get an opportunity to play Summit Rock or not, the opportunity to challenge the three RTJ courses in one setting is a thrill of its own. Ram Rock, with its rock gardens, granite outcroppings and blind tee shots, was designed to be one of the most difficult courses in the state, but the recent renovation has softened some design aspects, increasing green size, reducing bunker acreage by 40 percent and

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WHERE TO PLAY expanding landing areas. It’s still plenty tough from the tips but more playable for guests and members as shown by increased play. Slick Rock is the mildest of the three, while Apple Rock is the middle son, more mature but with a bit of a wild streak. It offers great elevated views of the lake but also uses the elevation and folds of the land to wind its Slick Rock is known as the easiest offering at Horseshoe Bay. That doesn't mean it's easy. way around with a and work or have second homes. One of series of challenging, thought-provoking has tasty sports bar food. In addition to golf, the resort has pools, the best benefits is the opportunity to join holes that will test your shotmaking skills. Horseshoe Bay is a great destination for hot tubs, a marina with all manner of boats Summit Rock. In addition to the Whitewater 360 Sports a golf buddy trip or a company retreat. It for rent, yacht club, clay tennis courts, vidhas a unique grass putting course unlike eo arcade, bikes and trails and a very nice Club, foodies will love the varied offerings any we’ve seen elsewhere surrounding the series of elevated walkways through a wet- at the Yacht Club and the steaks at the Lantana Grill. Or hop a boat to other great resWhitewater 360 Sports Club. The club it- lands area. For those who may be interested in taurants nearby. self has indoor and outdoor seating and can Go to www.hsbresort.com for more inset up stations for delicious barbeque, sea- more than a vacation, Horseshoe Bay is food and more, or the club’s regular menu also a community where thousands live formation or reservations.

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lthough the best golf trips are all about spending time with friends, what else makes an ideal golf trip? The answer is easy -- in addition to golf, there should be good times and great food. While many might not think of it at first, northwest Mississippi’s Delta region deserves a place high on everyone’s “mustgo” list. Bordering the Mississippi River, the Delta region runs south from Memphis for almost 200 miles to Vicksburg, Miss. Golf on the Delta is plentiful and certainly in the “value category” with the highest 18-hole weekend rate we found

being $65, but more likely you will see prices of $40 or less depending on the season. Even golf fanatics, however, can’t play

tions which still connect with us today. Blues had a strong influence on New Orleans jazz, and in the 1930s and ‘40s spread around the country as musicians travelled by railroad from the Delta to cities further north, including Memphis, Chicago and St. Louis. Growing up in the land of snow and taxes, Delta blues never appeared on my radar but a little research showed it was a prima-

all day every day and we found lots to see and do. The Mississippi Delta is world famous as the birthplace of the blues, America’s unique contribution to music that grew out of songs played by slaves and after the Civil War by sharecroppers. Blues music covers a spectrum of local flavor and regional styles, but all share a common characteristic – the expression of deep emotions ranging The best of the blues may be heard at Ground Zero Blues from joy to sadness, emo- Club where actor Morgan Freeman is a part owner.

As evident on the sixth hole, River Bend Links has plenty of movement for a Delta course.

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Now you're in the Delta. The seventh hole at Tunica National. ry factor in the development of not only jazz but rock and roll, influencing everyone from Elvis Presley to the Beatles. During a recent weeklong visit to the Delta, we discovered blues history while stopping at many sites associated with its beginnings, such as the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi in Oxford and the Dockery Plantation outside Cleveland, Miss. In particular, Dockery is an excellent example of the venues where early Blues musicians played and can be rightfully called “The Birthplace of the Blues.” In Clarksdale, live blues music is heard 365 nights a year and we enjoyed Red’s Blues Club and the Ground Zero Blues Club where actor Morgan Freeman is a part-owner. Several well-known authors also have strong ties to the Delta with John Grisham and William Faulkner at the head of the list. Touring Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak in Oxford, provided an interesting view into the private world of this Nobel Prize laurate. No exploration of the Delta would be complete without time in the GRAMMY Museum in Cleveland or the Gateway to the Blues Museum in Robinsonville, but the truth is our time on the Delta only allowed us to barely scratch the surface of all to be seen and done. And a short note about feeding the inner man. Experiencing the Shrimp and Original Grit Girl Grits (spicy cheese grits, sautéed shrimp with garlic, mushrooms, scallions, a little white wine, lemon juice and Big Bad bacon) as served by the City Grocery in Oxford was maybe worth the trip all by itself. But then it would be unfair to not mention the Memphis BBQ Company in Horn Lake where its World Championship baby back ribs draw natives and tourists alike. Of the hotels we stayed in, The Graduate in Oxford and The Cotton House in Cleveland were favorites with the charming atmosphere of the old South and staffed by friendly and courteous employees. The Delta golf courses we played started with the family owned Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch. It is located a short drive from Memphis International Airport and has an interesting routing on and around a large slope. There are four sets of tees from 4,442-to-6,751 yards and W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG

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DESTINATIONS Next was River Bend Links, which is with 11 lakes the layout is lots of fun. We “way-backs” naturally are played by the liked the generous width of the zoysia Ole Miss men’s golf team and measure near the gambling casinos in Tunica, and fairways, and the challenging speed of the 7,035 yards, but we played at a far more self-billed as the only Scottish links course sensible 6,338 yards. Because of the ter- in the mid-south. The greens were impresChampion Bermuda greens. Next was North Creek Golf Club lo- rain, some in the group even opted for the sively quick, and the layout has some kingcated in Southhaven with a layout very tees from 5,457 or 4,849 yards. One of the size carries from the back two sets of tees while the more forward reminiscent of a seaside sets are less stressful. course and members in Finishing up our stay our group commented was a delightful day at on the extensive moundMississippi Blues Trail Cherokee Valley Golf Club www.msbluestrail.org www.olivebranchgolf.com the Tunica National Golf ing, especially around & Tennis course, which is the greens. A par-72 that The Graduate North Creek Golf Club www.graduatehotels.com www.wwncgolf.com even closer to the Tunica plays from 4,559-to-6,433casinos than River Bend. yards, also has Champion Dockery Plantation Ole Miss Golf Course This layout deserves its Bermuda greens, however, www.dockeryfarms.org https://bit.ly/37jAIEC reputation as a great test the fairways are MissisGRAMMY Museum River Bend Links Golf Course for players of all skills, but sippi Choice Bermuda. The www.grammymuseumms.org www.riverbendlinks.com with the entire Delta being course does have one very The Cotton House Tunica National Golf & Tennis virtually flat, don’t look for unusual feature – a tunnel www.cottonhousecleveland.com www.tunicanational.com a lot of hills and valleys as that runs underneath the City Grocery Gateway to the Blues Museum the routing winds its way double green serving the citygroceryonline.com/city-grocery https://bit.ly/38xCnGF between the many lakes. 13th and 15th holes. It is Memphis BBQ Red’s Blues Club Playing from the middle believed this is the only www.memphisbbqco.com https://bit.ly/2uuIOvj markers, my evaluation of time that has been done Tunica was certainly colon any golf course in the very clear memories from Ole Miss is the ored by making two birdies on the front world. We were looking forward to playing the 18th hole, which measures a modest 321 and then a birdie on the back plus an eagle Ole Miss Golf Course owned by the Uni- yards from the white tees, but the last 150 on the par-5 16th. Birdies and the blues make for a good versity of Mississippi just two miles from are more than 40 feet uphill, making for a time and build lasting memories. the campus and weren’t disappointed. The very difficult blind second shot.

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Cruit Island, a worthy first stop to this Ireland adventure.

Ireland’s wild Atlantic way by tom bedell

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he ink was barely dry on the morning’s papers last July 22 when a band of U.S. golf writers wandered into a petrol convenience store barely two hours north of Dublin. About the first thing we saw was a rack of a half-dozen newspapers all proclaiming the joyful news that Shane Lowry had captured the title of Champion Golfer of the Year at the 148th Open Championship. Moreover, the Irishman had pulled off his feat at Royal Portrush, the first time the Open had been held in Ireland since 1951. (Pour yourself another bevy if you know that the winner of that title was Englishman Max Faulkner.) Even early on a Monday morning, Lowry’s lifting of the Claret Jug seemed to be doing the same for the country, putting it in an ebullient mood. No question our group was eager; we weren’t heading into Northern Ireland, but we were heading north and west, to what the Irish tourism folks like to refer to as the Wild Atlantic Way. That actually stretches south to West Cork, but we stuck to the north and played links courses over the next few days in County Donegal and County Sligo. And without question, they never 42

put the Atlantic out of sight or mind. Wild it could be, too; the wind rarely let up, and was occasionally moist, though hard rain never washed us down or out. Some of the crew had come over from the Open; the rest of us had just flown into Dublin and found our first course to be the perfect jet lag round — nine holes at the Cruit Island Golf Club. It was also a perfect example of why it’s sometimes smart to put one’s travel plans into the hands of a local expert. Simply checking off the names of well-known Irish courses would never have turned up this unheralded gem. Sure, you may have heard of such northwestern courses as Enniscrone, Donegal Golf Club, Rosapenna, County Sligo or Portsalon. But the Cruit Island Golf Club in Kincasslagh? Even if you have heard of it, you may not have heard it quite correctly.

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County Donegal touches but a bare border to the rest of the Republic of Ireland. Mostly it cruises north and borders Northern Ireland to the east. That has led to a local marketing slogan, “Up here it’s different,” and there’s a dialect in the county that can be knotty to untangle. Cruit Island, for one, is actually pronounced “Critch Island.” No matter, one’s golf swing is the same, unless you’ve found ways to adapt to the wind. There’s plenty at Cruit, which may be more exposed to the Atlantic Ocean than some of the other tracks we played, although there are also some lovely views of the distant Mt. Errigal. Looking out from a tee across the watery expanses you may hear from one of 160 friendly members the oft-repeated line, “Next stop is America.” The course is easily in the running for one of the world’s best hidden links, and if you’ve W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG


come from America you shouldn’t miss it. To get in 18 at Cruit Island to a par of 68 you’ll have to go around twice. That would be no hardship, except perhaps to your new World Handicap System index, even for a 2,570-meter nine. That the course was member-built in 1986 seems pretty remarkable once you tee it up on the par-3 sixth hole, as visually stunning a seaside hole as can be imagined, a seemingly mild 137-meter poke. Two holes later you could well be playing driver on a 195-meter par-3 eighth. LURE OF THE LINKS Liam McDevitt, a businessman on the U.S. east coast, is a native of Ireland’s west coast, and basically grew up playing at the Narin & Portnoo Golf Club. It was a par-69 then, but over the years ballooned to a par73. Its debt also swelled to the point that the future of the course was in doubt. In 2017, McDevitt and a partner assumed the debt and ownership of the course. They had the wisdom, passion and presumably the bankroll to convince the hottest architect on the planet to revitalize the course. Gil Hanse and his partner, Jim Wagner, completed the first phase of a redesign last spring. I’d not seen the course before, but I’d have to guess that all parties are pleased at the results, since the layout is nothing short of thrilling. Par is now 70, even if you play hole 14A in place of hole 11. Which is to say, options are available, and some tinkering of holes is still going on, but the pure wide-open airiness of this links course, playing through heaving dunes opening to gorgeous views of Gweebarra Bay is about as rugged and pleasing as links golf can be. A new clubhouse only adds to the ingratiating quality of the play and puts the course on the must-visit list. But the list only extended itself as we moved on the Donegal Golf Club in Murvagh, another course hugging the Atlantic

Donegal Golf Club, one of the longest and most challenging courses in Ireland. coast if less hilly than Narin & Portnoo. The Club has been around since 1959, but the current course opened in 1976, the layout by Eddie Hackett, perhaps the best-known Irish designer at the time. A fair amount of remodeling has been done in the years since, by that other irrepressible Irishman, Pat Ruddy. A new clubhouse was erected in 1998. Playing to a par-73 and stretching to 6,819 meters (7,453 yards) from the tips, Donegal is one of the longest courses in Ireland. When a par-3 hole, the 197-yard fifth, is called the Valley of Tears, it’s easy to see that Donegal is a challenge even for the likes of Open Champion and member Darren Clarke, who calls it one of his favorite courses in the world. I wouldn’t argue, though it’s tough to focus on trying to hit the smallish greens and avoid the devilish tight pot bunkers in such a splendid landscape of Email: sea and sky on a promontory jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.

Going inland at Concra Wood, the downhill approach to the 10th hole.

Though it was a little difficult to believe after what had come before, our final course on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way may well have been the most dramatic. The County Sligo Golf Club, a bit south of Donegal at Rosses Point (as the course is also known by), is yet another pelagic knockout, while tossing in views of mountains and meadows as more distracting asides. This is Yeats country, and it’s not inapt to call this a poem of a course. Around as a nine-holer since 1894, the current 18 was originally laid out by Harry Colt in 1927. But here, too, Pat Ruddy has been touching up the course for years now. (Another nine, the Jonathan Tuckerdesigned Bomore Course, is also on hand.)

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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club The course is a sturdy enough test to have hosted the West of Ireland Amateur Golf Championship since 1923, crowning such favorite-son winners as Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and, yes, Shane Lowry. It’s been said that a young Bernhard Langer once came here for a day and left a week later. The course begins on a high plateau and when you come to the fifth tee it’s like sitting in the mezzanine while the play’s grand

tableau stretches out below. But let fly and soon you’ll be down among the other actors, with many scenes both comic and tragic yet to come. Yeats knew all about it: “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” INLAND GOLF IN IRELAND? There are more than 400 golf courses in

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Ireland, so it’s reasonable to suggest getting moving. If one has never played links golf, it’s a virtual necessity. And with such a plenitude of great links golf, it might be a reasonable question why one would want to play anything but on a short visit? We found out. Not every course in Ireland is hard by the sea, and there are charms to be had inland as well. Our arresting example came by way of our return trip toward Dublin, when we paused in Castleblayney in County Monaghan. Though the Castleblayney Golf Club began as nine holes in 1905, its fortunes and locations came and went through the decades. It was reborn in 1985 and moved to its current location as the Concra Wood Golf Course Castleblayney in 2008. The course was designed by two of Ireland’s late golfing legends, Christy O’Connor Jr. and Sr. (his uncle). They had a unique site to work with, working though hills and forests adjacent to a massive lake, Lough Muckno, locally renowned for its fishing. (Indeed, both the lake and the course have held professional tournaments.) The Lough may not be the Atlantic, but the way its views work sinuously through the course layout is nothing short of exhilarating. This is especially true on the 10th hole, calling for a fairly routine drive to an unwontedly level fairway. And by the time you reach the ball the land falls precipitously away, to a green far below, your puny strategy problems eclipsed by the splendor of the valley view outstretching ahead, seemingly to the ends of earth. Why play a non-links course in Ireland? This was one resounding answer. The only question Tom Bedell has about golf in Ireland is when he’ll be back playing there again. W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG


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The par-3 17th at The Golf Club of Oklahoma. 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: Joey Martinez, PGA • General Manager: Stacy Riley • 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: Joey Martinez; Jayden Bruun, PGA • Email: jmartinez@Ilovethiscourse.com • Website: www.ilovethiscourse.com • 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 • General Manager: Joel Mortensen • Superintendent: Aaron Gutierrez • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, pool, restaurant, workout facility • Practice Facilities: putting, chipping green, driving range • Lessons: Andre Tourinho • Email: proshop@brokenarrowgolfac.com • Website: www. Brokenarrowgolfac.com • Phone Number: 918-355-0602

Cedar Ridge Country Club

• Address: 10302 S. Garnett Rd., Broken Arrow, 74011 • Par/Yardage: 71/6693 whites, 7392 blues • Course Rating: 77.5; Slope: 142 • Architect: Joe Finger, Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1969 • 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, wedge range • Lessons: David Bryan, Maggie Roller (director of instruction) and assistants • Email: golfshop@crccok.com • Website: www.crccok.com • Phone Number: 918-252-2505

The Coves Golf Club

• Address: 32922 Pebble Beach, Afton, 74331 • Par/Yardage: 72/6106 whites, 6506 blues

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• Course Rating: 71.8; Slope: 127 blues • Year Opened: 1985 • General Manager: Mark Hill • Superintendent: Gary Wilke • Amenities: grill and snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Email: thecovesgc@gmail.com • Website: www.covesgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-782-3220

Dornick Hills Country Club

• Location: 519 Country Club Rd., Ardmore, 73401 • Par/Yardage: 70/6102 whites, 6671 black • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 136, black. 70.8; Slope: 127, whites. • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1913, 1923 (back 9) • Head Professional: Derek Claborn, PGA • Superintendent: Brent Waite, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Derek Claborn; one assistant • Email: derekclaborn@pga.com • Website: www.dornickhills.com • Phone Number: 580-223-2957

Duncan Golf and Tennis Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1800 N. Country Club Rd., Duncan, 73533 • Par/Yardage: 71/6225 whites, 6639 blues • Course Rating: 70.8; Slope: 124, blues • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Floyd Farley (back 9) • Year Opened: 1921, 1950 (back 9) • Director of Golf: Mike Hansen, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Daniel Mills, OKGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Hansen, Dakota Hicks • Email: mhansen05@pga.com • Website: www.duncangolfandtennisclub.com • Phone Number: 580-255-7706

Elks Golf and Country Club

• Location: 13500 N. Acme Rd., Shawnee, 74804 • Address: P.O. Box 1178, Shawnee, 74804 • Par/Yardage: 72/6122 whites, 6530 blues • Course Rating: 70.9; Slope: 120 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Jerry Slack (redesign) • Year Opened: 1950, 1998 (redesign) • Head Professional: Greg Cox • Superintendent: Jimmy Bidack, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, snack shop, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, bunker, practice area • Lessons: Greg Cox

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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, Tom Kite (redesign) • Year Opened: 1998 • General Manager: Chris Watkins • Director of Golf: Garrett Diel, 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: Garrett Diel, Seth Bryan, Zach Tucker • Email: gdiel@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: 72/6807 whites, 7183 blues • Course Rating: 76.6; Slope: 146 • Architect: Tom Fazio • Year Opened: 1983 • General Manager: Tim Johnson, PGA • Head Professional: Greg Bray, PGA • Superintendent: Devin O’Neal • 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: Greg Bray; Timothy Gregg, Tucker Roderick, PGA, Philip Jackson, PGA • Email: gbray@thegolfclubok.com • Website: www.golfcluboklahoma.com • Phone Number: 918-279-3561

Guthrie Golf and Country Club

• Address: 3401 Hwy 105, Guthrie, 73044 • Par/Yardage: 70/6245 whites, 6454 blues • Course Rating: 71.3; Slope: 126 • Architect: Alex Findlay • Year Opened: 1900 • General Manager: Chris Seaton • 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

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Oak Tree Country Club in Oklahoma City. The Greens Country Club

• Address: 13100 Green Valley Dr., Oklahoma City, 73120 • Par/Yardage: 71/6060 whites, 6709 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 134 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1972 • General Manager: Katie Stump • Head Professional: Mike Elafrose, 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: Matt Davis, Mike Elafrose, two assistants • Email: mdavis@thegreenscc.com • Website: www.thegreenscc.com • Phone Number: 405-751-7095

Hidden Trails Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • 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: Nathan Johnson • Director of Golf: Wade Walker, PGA • Superintendent: Bryan Mosley, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, practice bunker, virtual golf simulator • Lessons: Wade Walker • Email: wade@hiddentrailsokc.com • Website: www.hiddentrailsokc.org • Phone Number: 405-685-7751

Hillcrest Country Club

• Address: 1901 Price Rd, Bartlesville, 74006 • Par/Yardage: 71/6284 whites, 6662 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 132 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1926 • Head Professional: John Hron V, PGA • General Manager: Nathan Johnson • Superintendent: Jason Judd, OKGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: John Hron V; two assistants • Email: golfshop@hillcrestok.com, jhronv@hillcrestok.com • Website: www.hillcrestok.com • Phone Number: 918-333-0687

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• Location: 16006 E. 131st St., Broken Arrow, 74011 • Address: P.O. Box 3367, Broken Arrow, 74013 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 • Head Professional: Mark Budler, 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, indoor hitting • Lessons: Mark Budler, Kylie Tetley, Jacob Baird • Email: mbudler@indianspringsclub.com • Website: www.indianspringsclub.com • Phone Number: 918-455-7431 ext. 5

Lawton Country Club

• Address: 4601 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, 73505 • Par/Yardage: 71/6119 whites, 6686 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 122 • Architect: Perry Maxwell (original 9), Floyd Farley (second 9) • Year Opened: 1948 • General Manager: Johnny Wilson • Superintendent: Craig Huff, OKGCSA • 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: johnny@lawtoncc.com • Phone Number: 580-353-2073

Links at Stillwater

• Address: 4599 N. Washington St., Stillwater, 74075 • Par/Yardage: 71/5788 whites, 6258 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 2005 • General Manager: Blake Bergman • Superintendent: A.J. McGilbery • 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

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• 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) • Superintendent: Stephen Fox, OKGCSA (GM) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Stephen Fox • Email: mcalestercountryclub@yahoo.com • Website: www.mcalestercountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-423-2419

Meadowbrook Country Club

• Address: 9300 E. 81st St., Tulsa, 74133 • Par/Yardage: 71/6261 whites, 6741 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 131 • Architect: Press Maxwell (original 9), Don Sechrest (second 9), Jay Morrish/Carter Morrish (redesign) • Year Opened: 1948 • General Manager: Amy Dodson • Head Professional: Steve Ramsey, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Long, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, three hole par 3 course • Lessons: Steve Ramsey; Pat McTigue, PGA • Email: sramsey@meadowbrookcc.com • Website: www.meadowbrookcc.net • Phone Number: 918-252-4122, 918-252-4121

Moore Golf and Athletic Club

• Address: 920 SW 19th St., Moore, 73160 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 6789 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 117 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Jason Beauchamp (GM) • Superintendent: Jeremy McPherson • 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: 71/6326 blues, 6729 gold • Course Rating: 71.0; Slope: 131

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Oak Hills Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 519 N. Country Club Rd., Ada, 74820 • Par/Yardage: 72/6549 whites, 6761 blues • Course Rating: 73; Slope: 128 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936 • General Manager: Justin Colbert • Superintendent: Brad Grigg • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, bar & grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Email: oakhills@cableone.net • Website: www.oakhillsada.com • Phone Number: 580-332-3744

Oak Tree Country Club

• Address: 700 W. Country Club Dr., Edmond, 73025 East Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6455 whites, 7126 blues • Course Rating: 76.9; Slope: 139 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1981 West Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6270 whites, 6752 blues • Course Rating: 74.6; Slope: 140 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1983 • Head Professional: Devin Davenport, PGA • Superintent: Tyson Thrill, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, full-service sports center, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Devin Davenport, Chad Bakken; three assistants • Email: devin.davenport@clubcorp.com • Website: www.oaktreecc.net • Phone Number: 405-340-1010 ext. 3

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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 • Assistant General Manager: Cole Warsinger • Head Professional: Tim Mendenhall, PGA • Superintendent: Larry Taylor • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, indoor and outdoor tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Tim Mendenhall, David Rogers, Ashton Armstrong, Aly Seng • Email: timmengolf@suddenlinkmail.com • Website: www.occofenid.org • Phone Number: 580-242-5408

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• Address: 7000 NW Grand Blvd., Nichols Hills, 73116 • Par/Yardage: 71/6315 blue, 6861 black • Course Rating: 75; Slope: 130 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, A.W. Tillinghast (redesign) • Year Opened: 1927 • General Manager: Oliver Boudin • Head Professional: Tim Fleming, PGA • Superintendent: Nathan Neumann, 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

Owasso Golf and Athletic Club

• Address: 13604 E. 84th St. N., Owasso, 74055 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 7034 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 116 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Mark Carey, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Aaron Chissoe • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mark Carey, Colton Jackson • Email: owasso.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: proshop@owassogolfac.com • Phone Number: 918-274-4884

Ponca City Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1101 N. Pecan Rd., Ponca City, 74604 • Par/Yardage: 72/6045 whites, 6495 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 130 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Arnold Palmer/Don Sechrest (redesign) • Year Opened: mid-1920s • Head Professional: Kyle Karpe • Superintendent: Robbie Kirk • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Steven Collogan • Email: kkarpe@pccclub.com • Website: www.poncacitycountryclub.com • Phone Number: 580-762-4413

The Patriot Golf Club

• Location: 5790 N. Patriot Dr., Owasso, 74055 • Par/Yardage: 72/6659 whites, 7135 blues • Course Rating: 74.3; Slope: 130 • Architect: Robert Trent Jones II • Year Opened: 2010 • General Manager: Ali Sezgin • Director of Golf: Dave Bryan, PGA • Head Professional: Derrick Vest, PGA • Superintendent: Bryan Brinkman • Director of Agronomy: Jeremy Dobson, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, cottages • Practice Facilities: driving range, pitching area, put-

• 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: Zack London, 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: 4101 Oaks Country Club Drive, Tulsa, 74132 • Address: P.O. Box 9339, Tulsa, 74157

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Quail Creek Golf and Country Club.

ting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Derrick Vest, Ryan Allen, Tanner Owens, Duncan Fletcher • Email: golfshop@patriotgolfclub.com • Website: www.patriotgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-272-1260

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club

• Address: 3501 Quail Creek Rd., Oklahoma City, 73120 • Par/Yardage: 72/6484 whites, 7099 blues • Course Rating: 76.1; Slope: 141 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Golf Resources, Inc. (redesign), Bill Berin (redesign) • Year Opened: 1961 • General Manager: Phillip Watson

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• Head Professional: Kyle Flinton, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Garrett, 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 Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1 1/2 miles east of I-35 on Hefner Road, Edmond • Address: 10909 Clubhouse Rd., Edmond, 73013

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• Par/Yardage: 71/6320 whites, 6710 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 132 • Architect: Andy McCormick, PGA • Year Opened: 1995 • Director of Golf: Andy McCormick, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: John Burright, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, bar, banquet facilities • 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

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Shawnee 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: Tony Bowler, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Luke Sturgell • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, fairway bunker • Lessons: Tony Bowler, PGA • Email: golfpro@shawneecc.com • Website: www.shawneecc.com • Phone Number: 405-273-1763

Southern Hills Country Club

• Address: 2636 E. 61st St., Tulsa, 74136 Championship Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6764 whites, 7481 blues • Course Rating: 78.2; Slope: 142 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936 West Nine • Par/Yardage: 35/3094 whites, 3301 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 • Director of Instruction: Ryan Rody, PGA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers and indoor practice facility • Lessons: Cary Cozby, six assistants • Email: info@southernhillscc.org • Website: www.southernhillscc.com • Phone Number: 918-494-0001

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Tinker Air Force Base Golf Course • Address: Tinker Air Force Base, 6441 Arnold St., Midwest City, 73145 • Par/Yardage: 72/6336 whites, 6695 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1960 • Director of Golf: Jim Broughton, (GM) • Head Professional: Jim Broughton, PGA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Jim Broughton, PGA • Email: james.broughton.l@us.af.mil • Website: www.tinkerliving.com • Phone Number: 405-734-2909

Tulsa Country Club

• Address: 701 N. Union Ave., Tulsa, 74127 • Par/Yardage: 70/6231 whites; 7002 blues • Course Rating: 74.5; Slope: 133 • Architect: A.W. Tillinghast, Jay Morrish (redesign), Rees Jones (2011) • Year Opened: 1920, 1988 (redesign)

• General Manager: Jason Fiscus • Head Professional: Scott Karpe, PGA • Superintendent: Brady Finton, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, fitness center • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Scott Karpe, Austen Fuller, Josh Stewart, PGA • Email: skarpe@tulsacountryclub.com • Website: www.tulsacountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-585-8719

Twin Hills Golf and Country Club

• Address: 3401 NE 36th St., Oklahoma City, 73121 • Par/Yardage: 72/6475 whites, 6905 blues • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 130 • 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.twinhillsokc.com • Phone Number: 405-427-3947

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Stillwater Country Club

• Address: 5215 W. Country Club Dr., Stillwater, 74074 • Par/Yardage: 70/5909 whites, 6524 blues • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 126 • 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, fitness center • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Email: ccoatney@thestillwatercountryclub.com • Lessons: Chuck Coatney, Richard Venus, Chris Tidland • Website: www.thestillwatercountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-372-8987

The Territory Golf and Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 800 Territory Lane, Duncan, 73533 • Par/Yardage: 72/6673 whites, 7110 blues • Course Rating: 75.7; Slope: 135 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 2003 • General Manager: Russ Davies, PGA • Superintendent: Donny Holt, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, pool, Prairie House Restaurant • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, 3-hole golf academy • Lessons: Russ Davies • Email: rdavies@territorygolf.com • Website: www.territorygolf.com • Phone Number: 580-475-0075, ext. 201 for Pro shop

The Trails Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 3200 S. Berry Rd., Norman, 73072

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PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 5801 E. Tuxedo Blvd., Bartlesville, 74006 • Par/Yardage: 72/6370 whites, 6748 blues • Course Rating: 73.0; Slope: 128 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1963, 2001 (redesign) • Head Professional: Jimmy Howe • Director of Golf: Jerry Benedict, PGA • Superintendent: Jody Shahan, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $21 weekdays, $22 weekends; $8 juniors, $16 seniors/twilight (weekdays); carts (per person) $8- 9 holes, $15-18 holes plus tax. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker, chipping green, wedge range. • Lessons: Jimmy Howe, Ken Moore • Email: adamsgolfclub@cityofbartlesville.org • Website: www.adamsmunigolf.com • Phone Number: 918-331-3900

Alva Golf and Country Club

• Location: 2 1/2 miles north of Alva on U.S. 281 • Address: 44483 Jefferson Rd., Alva, 73717 • Par/Yardage: 36/3670 • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1957 • Director of Golf: Jeremy Cooper (GM) • Superintendent: Jeremy Cooper • Green Fees: $15 weekdays (9 holes), $20 weekdays (18 holes), $22 weekends (9 holes), $28 weekends (18 holes), cart $18 (18), $12 (9) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, fishing pond, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Email: info@alvagolfcc.com • Website: www.alvagolfcc.com • Phone Number: 580-327-2296

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Arrowhead State Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: U.S. 69, Canadian exit, 3.5 miles east • Address: 3657 Main Park Rd., 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: Tim Martin • Green Fees: $33.37 (Mon.-Thurs.), $36.68 (Fri.-Sat.), $25.29 seniors (Mon.-Thurs.), $7.36 juniors (walk only); $23.28 twilight; $26.30 weekends. Fees include cart. • 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 • 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

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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: $45, $30 twilight, $25 seniors, $11 juniors (all rates except juniors include carts and tax) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, banquet room, food and beverage • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Corey Burd; three assistants • Email: cburd@baileyranchgolf.com • 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: $42 weekdays, $47 weekends, $32 seniors weekdays, $14 juniors (based on availability), $33 twilight (all rates except juniors include carts and tax) • 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

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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 • Green Fees: $20, $5 students • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.pioneerparkgolfcourse.com

Blackmer Municipal Golf Course

• Address: West Panhandle Street, Hooker, 73945 • Par/Yardage: 36/3300 • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 107 • Director of Golf: David Gibler (GM) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends • Amenities: clubhouse, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-652-2333

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 • Superintendent: Brett Shupe (GM) • Green Fees: $14 weekdays, $18 weekends, $8 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

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Brier Creek Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Oklahoma 34C, 4.5 miles NE of Woodward • Address: 5283 HWY 34C, Woodward, 73801 • Par/Yardage: 71/whites 6,049, blues 6562 • Course Rating: 71.5, Slope 133 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Jeff Blume (redesign 2013) • Year Opened: 1979 • Superintendent: Jeff Wagoner (GM) • Clubhouse Manager: Tayler Martinez • Green Fees: $40 (Mon.-Thurs.), $45 (Fri.-Sun.), includes carts • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, practice area • Email: tayler@boilingspringsgolf.com • Website: www.boilingspringsgolfclub.com, www. visitwoodward.com. Facebook: boilingspringsgolfclub • Phone Number: 580-256-1206

• 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: putting green • Phone Number: 918-967-8225

Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1400 Chandler Rd., Purcell, 73080 • 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: $40 daily, seniors $32 (fees include cart) • Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, golf carts, snacks, tennis, RV parking access • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Gowens • Email: mike.gowens@purcellok.gov • Phone Number: 405-527-5114

Bristow Golf and Country Club • Location: Country Club Drive west of Bristow Lake • Address: Box 986, Bristow, 74010 • Par/Yardage: 72/5507 whites, 6332 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 133 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1923 • General Manager: James Cronister • Superintendent: James Cronister, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $28 daily (18 holes), $18 (9 holes). Junior (16 and under) $9 (9 holes), $15 (18 holes), (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • 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: Mike Greenley • Green Fees: $30 daily until noon with cart. $28 seniors. $24 at noon. $17 at 3 p.m. $15 military weekdays, walk only.

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Buffalo Rock Golf and Gun • Location: 4615 E. Ninth St., 74023. 2 miles SE of Cushing • Address: Box 1070, Cushing, 74023 • Par/Yardage: 70/5879 whites, 6315 blues • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 123 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Labron Harris (redesign) • General Manager: Wes Robbins • Year Opened: 1920, 1975 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Jake Brock • Golf Administrator: Brynna Bunyard • Superintendent: Keith Peterson • Green Fees: $35 weekdays, $40 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, fishing lake • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Contact pro shop • Website: www.buffalorockgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-225-0811

Buncombe Creek Golf Course • Address: 16405 Brumley Dr., Kingston, 73439 • Par/Yardage: 36/2699 whites, 3024 blues • Course Rating: 69.4; Slope: 114 • Architect: John O’Steen • Year Opened: 2001 • Superintendent: John O’Steen (GM) • Green Fees: $10 anytime, $5 cart (per 9 holes per person) (seasonal rates) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.buncombecreekgolf.com. Facebook: Buncombe Creek Golf Course • Phone Number: 580-564-1260

Bushwood Golf and Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 2900 S. 16th St., Chickasha 73018 • Par/Yardage: 70/6109 • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 115 • Year Opened: 1915 • Owner: Max Stewart • Green Fees: $25, $30 weekend • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting greens • Lessons: Max Stewart • Email: president@maxstewartinvestments.com • Phone Number: 405-224-1250

Canyons at Blackjack Ridge PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • 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: Ben Benton, PGA • Superintendent: Nick Neal, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $35 weekdays, $40 weekends, $26 seniors weekdays, $10 juniors, $29 twilight (daily) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Brian Talley, Ben Benton • Email: bctalle@sandspringsok.org • Website: www.thecanyonsatblackjackridge.com • Phone Number: 918-246-2606

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

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Cedar Crest Golf Course • Address: 110 E. 136th St. North, Skiatook, 74070 • Par/Yardage: 36/2807 • Architect: Bill Gibson • Year Opened: 1999 • General Manager/Superintendent: Steve Turner • 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: 70/5847 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 • Address: 870426 S. 3420 Rd., Chandler, 74834 • Par/Yardage: 36/3182 • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 111 • Year Opened: 1972 • Director of Golf: Mark Fowble • 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: markfowble@yahoo.com • Website: www.cityofchandler.org • Phone Number: 405-258-3068

Cherokee Hills Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 777 S. Cherokee St., Catoosa • Address: Box 515-B, Catoosa, 74015 • Par/Yardage: 70/5849 whites, 6855 blues • Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 129 • 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) and range balls • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chip-

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Cherokee Springs Golf Course

• Address: 700 E. Ballentine Rd., Tahlequah, 74464 • Par/Yardage: 72/6370 whites, 6780 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 127 • Architect: Burle Berry • Head Professional: Tyler Crouch • Superintendent: Keith Callery, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $28 weekend, $18 seniors (Monday-Friday), $6 cart for 9 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 Trails Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 22791 S. 504 Rd., Tahlequah • Address: Box 948, Tahlequah, 74464 • Par/Yardage: 36/3244 • Course Rating: 71.7; Slope: 122 • Architect: Amon Baker, Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1954, 2005 (redesign) • GM/Superintendent: Matthew Richardson • Green Fees: $18 (9 holes), $22 (18 holes), includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Phone Number: 918-458-4294

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: 72/6310 whites, 7011 blues • Course Rating: 75.3; Slope: 135 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Ryan Chapman, PGA • Head Professional: Eric Gaston • Superintendent: Ron Gates, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $49 weekdays, $69 weekends, $39 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, Eric Gaston • Email: ChickasawPointe@PointeVista.com • Website: www.PointeVista.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 • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $15 per nine holes (per person), $10 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: choctawcountryclub@gmail.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

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Cimarron National Golf Course • Address: 500 Duffy’s Way, Guthrie, 73044 Cimarron National • Par/Yardage: 71/6174 whites, 6468 blues • Course Rating: 68.1; Slope: 120 • Architect: Floyd Farley and Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1992 Aqua Canyon • Par/Yardage: 70/6132 whites, 6415 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 114 • Architect: Duffy Martin and Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1994 • General Manager: Marty Colbert, PGA • 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

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Cobblestone Creek Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1400 Lovers Lane, Perkins, 74059 • Par/Yardage: 72/6501 whites, 7104 blues • Course Rating: 73.7; Slope: 122 • Architect: Kevin Benedict • Year Opened: 1994 • General Manager: Trevor Clinesmith • Superintendent: Trevor Clinesmith • Green Fees: $31.05 weekdays, $36 weekends, $10.83 juniors weekdays, $28 seniors weekdays (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, banquet and conference room • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: tclinesmith@cimarrontrails.com • Website: www.cimarrontrails.com • Twitter: @golfcimarron • Phone Number: 405-547-5701

(Norman) • Address: 1350 Cobblestone Creek Dr., Norman, 33072 • Par/Yardage: 27/1479 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • General Manager: Tim Swann • Green Fees: $15.25 weekdays, $19.00 weekends. Call ahead for special rates. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, pull carts • Website: www.cobblestonecreekgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 405-872-2582

Cobblestone Creek Golf Course (Muskogee) • Address: 700 E. Smith Ferry Rd., Muskogee, 74403 • Par/Yardage: 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

Comanche Lake Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • 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/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: 580-333-0013

Crimson Creek Golf Club • Address: 801 Babcock Dr., El Reno, 73036 • Par/Yardage: 72/6490 whites, 6997 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 126 • Architect: P.B. Dye • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Kevin Armold (GM) • Superintendent: George Wisner

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Deer Valley Golf Club

• Address: 1 Pioneer Ct., Kansas, 74347 • Par/Yardage: 33/2230, 2380 blues • Course Rating: 62.2; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1984 • General Manager: James Thompson • Head Professional/Superintendent: Sam Gillis • 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: frgolf@sstelco.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/Superintendent: Sean Wilkinson • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $20 weekends, cart $20 • Amenities: limited pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-735-2030

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• 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, 6727 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 137 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1993 South Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6110 whites, 6511 blues • Course Rating: 71; Slope: 119 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1976 • Director of Golf: Dan Langford Jr., PGA • Head Professional: B. J. Howard • Superintendent: Jerry Cusack, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $27, $16.75 seniors weekdays, $7.25 juniors, $22 twilight, $17.25 dusk, $9 sunset. Cart fees; $7.50 nine holes, $6 sunset, $15 18 holes per person. • Amenities: golf shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: B. J. Howard, Tim Andruss

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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) • Year Opened: 1951, 1980 (redesign) • General Manager: Alex Alvarez, PGA • Superintendent: Jimmy Bidack, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $30 weekends, $18 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: 580-225-3556

Falconhead Resort • Address: 115 Falconhead Dr., Burneyville, 73430 • Par/Yardage: 72/6090 whites, 6488 blues • Course Rating: 72.5; Slope: 133 • Architect: Waco Turner • Year Opened: 1960 • Pro shop Manager: Naomi Warner • Superintendent: Ed McKinney • Green Fees: $32 weekdays, $43 weekends (includes cart), $27/$38 seniors weekdays/weekends, $13 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool, motel, cabins, lounge • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: falconhead115@yahoo.com • Website: www.falconheadgolf.com • Phone Number: 580-276-9284

Firelake Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1901 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, 74801 • Par/Yardage: 70/5630 whites, 6335 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1979 • Director of Golf: Chris Chesser • Superintendent: Derron Day, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $40, senior $32, junior $19 (walk), twilight $30 (with cart) • 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: 600 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 2, Jenks, 74037 • 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. • Phone Number: 918-528-7717

Forest Ridge Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 7501 E. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow, 74014 • Par/Yardage: 72/6414 whites, 7083 blues • Course Rating: 75.6; Slope: 140 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1989 • General Manager: Lance Allen, PGA • Head Professional: J.J. Belcoff, PGA • Superintendent: John Babe, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $60 weekdays ($45 with club card), $70 weekends ($55 with club card) (includes cart), $38/$30

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Fort Cobb State Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • 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) • Superintendent: Ernie Summers • Green Fees: $36 (18 holes), $25.53 (9 holes), $22.75 juniors, $28.01 seniors, $26.01 twilight 4 p.m. (all include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: ernie.summers@travelok.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 405-643-2398

Fort Sill Golf Course

• Address: 1270 Quinette Rd., Fort Sill, OK 73503 • Head Professional: Ernie Altic, PGA • Email: ernie.d.altic2.naf@mail.mil • Phone Number: 580-442-5441

Fountainhead Golf Course

• 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: Jimmy Saenz • Superintendent: Larry Patterson • Green Fees: $20 (9 holes), $ 30 (18 holes), $25 senior Mon.-Thurs., $20 twilight (after 2 p.m.) (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Call to arrange • Email: gm@fountainheadgolf.com • Website: www.fountainheadgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-689-3209

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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

The Golf Club of Edmond PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 4001 Fairfax Dr., Edmond, 73034 • Par/Yardage: 70/6048 whites, 6574 blues • Course Rating: 73.6; Slope: 131 • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Michael Henderson, PGA (owner, GM) • Superintendent: Tom Dougherty • Green Fees: $50 daily. $35 senior and $40 twilight, all rates include cart, range balls and tax. Subject to change. • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Lessons: Warren Cunningham, Brent Cryer, PGA • Email: henderson@pga.com • Website: www.golfedmond.com • Phone Number: 405-359-8333

Gordon Golf Course

• Address: 11755 E. 530 Rd., Claremore, 74019 • Par/Yardage: 30/1700

• Year Opened: 1998 • Clubhouse Manager: Will Gordon • Superintendent: Will Gordon • Green Fees: $9 (9 holes weekdays walk), $14 (9 holes weekdays with cart), $7 seniors (9 holes weekdays walk), $12 seniors (9 holes weekdays with cart), $11 walk and $16 with cart (everyone weekends) • Amenities: golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 918-283-3333

Grand Cherokee State Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: below Pensacola Dam, Langley • Address: 12998 E. 387 Rd., Vinita 74301 • Par/Yardage: 36/3078 • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 117 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Superintendent: Kevin Mallow, OKGCSA (GM) • Green Fees: $21 9 holes, $31 18 holes everyday (includes cart), $17/$23 seniors Mon.-Thurs., $21 twilight, $15.35/$19 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: tracy.shahan@travelok.com • Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 918-435-8727

Greens Golf Course

• Location: 18 Second Street, Burns Flat • Address: Box 133 Burns Flat, 73624 • Par/Yardage: 36/3291 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1957 • General Manager: Bobby Birdwell, 580-799-2357 • Superintendent: Steven Potter • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $15 weekends (18 holes). Cart - $10 per 9 holes.

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 • General Manager: Gilbert Nuncio • 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

Generations Golf Course

• Location: 1715 S. Broadway, Marlow, 73055 • Address: Box 228 Marlow, 73055 • Par/Yardage: 70/5120 whites, 5623 blues • Course Rating: 67.1; Slope: 112 • Architect: Arthur Lee Schrock • Year Opened: 1960 • General Manager: Doug Schrock • Superintendent: Jayden Schrock • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $16 weekends, $9/$12 juniors, $12 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Email: golfsupt64@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-658-3021

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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 • Superintendent: Greg Daugherty (GM) • Green Fees: $14 weekdays, $18 weekends (with cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts The Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club course in Norman with recent renovations by architect Tripp Davis. • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes) $22 (18 holes) weekdays, $16 • Green Fees: $109 includes carts, range balls, and a meal. • Lessons: contact pro shop (9 holes), $27 (18 holes) weekends, includes ½ cart rental • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, locker • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar rooms, GPS • Website: www.altusok.gov/department/greens-altus • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chip• Phone Number: 580-480-0209 • Email: hobartgolf@gmail.com ping green, pitching green, indoor training center • Lessons: Johnny Johnson, Tyler Woodward, Sebastian • Phone Number: 580-726-3534 Henryetta Country Club Courtors • Address: 30596 S. 216th Rd., Henryetta, 74437 • Website: www.theougolfclub.com Idabel Country Club • Par/Yardage: 36/3018 • Facebook: jimmieaustinougolfclub • Location: 2301 E. Lincoln Rd., Idabel, 74745 • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 123 • Phone Number: 405-325-6716 • Address: P.O. Box 1881, Idabel, 74745 • Year Opened: 1921 • Par/Yardage: 70/5647 whites, 6146 blues • Superintendent: Jimmy Cunningham John Conrad Golf Course • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 122 • Green Fees: $13 weekdays, $16 weekends + Cart - $10 • Address: 711 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, 73130 • Architect: Pittman-Poe and Associates (back 9) (9 holes), $20 (18 holes) + tax. • Par/Yardage: 72/6468 whites, 6854 blues • Year Opened: 1974, 1998 (back 9) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 124 • Head Professional: David DeBerry (Superintendent) • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Architect: Floyd Farley • Green Fees: $13.75 (9 holes), $27.50 (18 holes) Mon.• Website: www.henryettagolf.com • Year Opened: 1971 Thurs., $33 Fri.-Sun., $10 cart (9 holes), $20 cart (18 holes) • Phone Number: 918-652-8664 • Director of Golf: Larry Denney, PGA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Superintendent: Brian Lowrie, OKGCSA • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green Heritage Hills Golf Course • Green Fees: $25 weekdays & weekends, $16.50 senior, • Email: claire@idabelcountryclub.org PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER $16 twilight, $6 junior, $9 Mondays all year • Website: www.idabelcountryclub.org • Address: 3140 Dave Wilber Lane, Claremore, 74019 • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Phone Number: 580-286-7545 • Par/Yardage: 71/6082 whites, 6756 blues • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chip• Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 129 ping green, bunkers James E. Stewart Golf Course • Architect: Don Sechrest • Lessons: Larry Denney, Mickey Lloyd • Address: 824 Frederick Douglass Ave., Oklahoma City, • Year Opened: 1977 • Website: www.midwestcityok.org/golfcourse.html 73117 • Director of Golf: Andy Forbes, PGA (GM) • Phone Number: 405-732-2209 • Par/Yardage: 35/3105 • Head Professional: David Brun, PGA • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Superintendent: Marcus Rifa Kah-Wah-C Country Club • Year Opened: 1999 • Green Fees: $38 weekdays with cart, $40 weekend • Location: 5 miles from stadium, off Oklahoma 18, • Director of Golf: Brandon Alford, PGA with cart, $30 (after 2 p.m. daily with cart), $15 daily Fairfax • Superintendent: Brent Krueger • Address: 220 N. Shaw St., Fairfax, 74637 after 4 p.m., 9 holes with cart. • Green Fees: $10; $7 seniors; $2.75 juniors, $5.50 cart (per • Par/Yardage: 36/2987 • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts 9 holes per player) • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 121 • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, short• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Year Opened: 1923 game area, bunker • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Manager: Greg Daley • Lessons: David Brun, Andy Forbes • Lessons: Brandon Alford • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $21 weekends/holidays • Email: aforbes@heritagehillsgc.com • Phone Number: 405-424-4353 (includes cart) • Website: www.heritagehillsgc.com • Amenities: vending machines, golf carts • Phone Number: 918-341-0055 Jimmie Austin Golf Course (Seminole) • Phone Number: 918-642-5351 • Address: 400 Fairway Dr., Seminole, 74868 Hidden Creek Golf Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6349 whites, 6722 blues Karsten Creek Golf Course • Address: 3210 Bellaire Dr., Midwest City, 73110 • Course Rating: 72.7; Slope: 129 • Address: 1800 S. Memorial Dr., Stillwater, 74074 • Par/Yardage: 30/1947 • Architect: Tony Doudican/Jim Holmes • Par/Yardage: 72/6597 whites; 7449 blues • Course Rating: 57.4; Slope: 81 • General Manager: Kevin Riggs • Architect: Floyd Farley • Course Rating: 77.2; Slope: 152 • Green Fees: $35 (includes cart), $26.39 seniors/juniors • Year Opened: 1957 • Architect: Tom Fazio (includes cart) • Director of Golf: Larry Denney, PGA • Year Opened: 1994 • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • General Manager: Mike Greenly • Practice Facilities: putting green • General Manager: Rob Land, PGA • Superintendent: Brian Lowrie, OKGCSA • Email: jimmieaustingc@sbcglobal.net • Head Professional: Brent Thaxton, PGA • Green Fees: $9.48 (9 holes), $4.33 juniors, $7.58 • Phone Number: 405-382-3365 • Superintendent: Travis Levings, OKGCSA seniors/military • Green Fees: With member, $175. Unaccompanied, • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts, foot golf Jimmie Austin-Univ. of Oklahoma GC $400 (includes cart & range balls) • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Amenities: pro shop, lodging, restaurant, golf carts, • Phone Number: 405-732-9999 • Address: 4 Ransom Drive, Norman 73019 locker rooms • Par/Yardage: 72/6703 whites, 7452 blues • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting & chipping • Course Rating: 77.9; Slope: 142 Hobart Municipal Golf Course greens, bunker (access available after green fee) • Architect: Perry Maxwell/Press Maxwell, Bob Cupp • Location: Iceplant Road, 1 1/2 miles south of Hobart • Lessons: Rob Land, Brent Thaxton (redesign), Tripp Davis (redesign) • Address: Box 231, Hobart, 73651 • Email: contactus@karstencreek.com • Year Opened: 1950, 1996 (redesign) • Par/Yardage: 35/3035 • Director of Golf: Johnny Johnson, PGA • Website: www.karstencreek.com • Course Rating: 68.4; Slope: 106 • General Manager: Rodney Young, PGA • Architect: Robert C. Dunning • Twitter: @karstencreek • Head Professionals: Tyler Woodward, PGA • Year Opened: 1965 • Phone Number: 405-743-1658 • Head Professional/Superintendent: Donald Burns (GM) • Superintendent: Cody Elwood, OKGCSA

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• 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: $27 weekdays, $ 32 weekends, $11 juniors weekdays, $17 seniors weekdays, $19.50 twilight. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Brian Soerensen, Terry Wiles, Ben Oryall • Email: brian.soerensen@edmondok.com • Website: www.kickingbirdgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-341-5350

Kingfisher Golf Course

• Address: 621 E. Bowman Ave., Kingfisher, 73750 • Par/Yardage: 70/5742 whites, 6032 blues

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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) Par-3 Course • Par/Yardage: 54/2280 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1962, 2018 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Pat McCrate, PGA • Head Professional: Jason Mink, PGA • Superintendent: Scott Schuerman, 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: $16 standard greens fee, $14 seniors, $11 juniors (ages 13-17), $8 youth (ages 12-under), $12 per rider • 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, Jason Mink, Holley Hair; four

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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: 70/5928 whites, 6283 blues • Course Rating: 70.5; Slope: 123 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Director of Golf: Alsie Hyden, PGA • Head Professional: Brad Sliauter, PGA • Superintendent: Dustin Elms • Green Fees: $27 weekdays, $7.25 juniors, $16.25 seniors. $22 twilight, $15 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, Ed Reinke, Alsie Hyden, Brad Sliauter, Greg Warren, Tommy Smith, Jackie Hutchinson • Email: alsie@cox.net • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-843-1565

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WWW.GOLFOKLAHOMA .ORG • 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 (GM) • Superintendent: Denver Johnson • Green Fees: $20 Mon., $32 Tues.-Thurs., $37 Fri.-Sun., and holidays, $23 seniors Tues.-Thurs., $10 juniors, $23 twilight Tues.-Thurs., $25 Fri.-Sun. (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, practice hole • Lessons: Wesley Chaney • Email: lakemurray@oklahomagolf.com; wesley.chaney@ travelok.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) • General Manager: Andrew Jennings • Superintendent: Mike Buxton, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $24 weekends, $14 seniors, $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: andrew@stillwatergolf.org • Website: www.stillwatergolf.org • Phone Number: 405-372-3399

Lakeside Park Golf Course (Walters)

• Location: 1 mile northwest of Walters • Address: 18231 N. 2610 Road, Walters, 73572

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• Par/Yardage: 36/3050 • Course Rating: 66.8; Slope: 103 • Superintendent: Jason Sheppard • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends • Amenities: golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Website: www.lavernegolfandcountryclub.com

Lakeview Golf Course

Lawton Municipal Golf Course

• Location: 3905 N. Commerce St., Ardmore, 73401 • Address: Box 5413, Ardmore, 73403 • Par/Yardage: 71/6192 whites, 6715 blues • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 120 • Year Opened: 1972 • Head Professional: Doug Hargis, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Craig Palmer • 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.ardmorecity.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 • Superintendent: David Muse (GM) • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $15/$17 junior, $15 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: David Muse • Email: muse74820@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-332-5151

Laverne Golf Course

• Location: 940 Colorado St., Laverne, 73848 • Address: P.O. Box 441, Laverne, 73848

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• 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 • CEO: Joe English • COO: Don Dittsworth • Superintendent: Nick McConnell, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $30 weekends, $20 seniors weekdays (all fees include cart) • Amenities: golf carts, snacks, golf shop • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 580-353-4493

Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2928 L.A. Cann Dr., Ponca City, 74604 • Par/Yardage: 71/5949 whites, 6261 blues • Course Rating: 71; Slope: 116 • 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, $8.75 juniors, $13 seniors weekdays, $14.50 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green

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Lincoln Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 4001 NE Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73111 East Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6023 whites, 6420 blues • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 118 • Architect: Arthur J. Jackson • Year Opened: 1932 West Course

• Par/Yardage: 71/6137 whites, 6576 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 131 • 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: $42, $30.75 seniors weekdays, $31.25 twilight at dusk (all include cart); juniors $7.25 (no cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Steve Carson, Aaron Kristopeit; three assistants • Email: link on web site • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-424-1421

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Lindsay Municipal Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Northeast corner of S. 129th E. Ave. and E. 121st St., Tulsa County • Address: Box 701234, Tulsa, 74170 • Par/Yardage: 54/3158 • 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 walk, $25 with cart. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Kyle Ingram • Email: KIngram@litllinks.com • Website: www.litllinks.com • Phone Number: 918-481-3673

• Location: 11086 114th St., Lindsay, 73052 • Address: Box 708, Lindsay, 73052 • Par/Yardage: 36/3272 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1962 • Pro shop Manager: Kim Griffith • Green Fees: $12, $5 juniors, $7 seniors/twilight, $12 weekdays, $15 weekend, senior $7/$15, junior $5/$7 twilight $7 daily. Carts $12 (9 holes), $16 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, practice range (own golf balls) • Email: golfcourse@ci.lindsay.ok.us • Phone Number: 405-756-3611

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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 • General Manager: Pete Chimarys, PGA • Green Fees: $16, $8 juniors/seniors, $8 cart (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • 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 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, aqua driving range

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Links at Oklahoma City

• Address: 700 NE 122nd St., Oklahoma City, 73114 • Par/Yardage: 35/2880 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1998 • General Manager: Tom Alsip • Superintendent: Mike Schubert • Green Fees: $10.90 (9 holes), $7 cart • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 405-936-9214

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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 • General Manager: Jimmy Joe Martin • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $26 weekends, includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: mangumgolf@cityofmangum.com • Phone Number: 580-782-3676, 580-303-8714

Meadowlake Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2013 W. Rupe Ave., Enid, 73703 • Par/Yardage: 71/6052 whites, 6472 blues • Course Rating: 71.6; Slope: 117 • Architect: Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1954 • Head Professional: Steve Darnold, PGA

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Mohawk Park (First Tee)

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 5223 E. 41st St. North, Tulsa, 74115 First Tee Nine • Par/Yardage: 32/2185 whites, 2339 blues • Architect: Jerry Slack (redesign) • Year Opened: 1955 Pecan Valley • Par/Yardage: 68/5275 whites, 5688 blues • Course Rating: 67.5; Slope: 120 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1955 Woodbine • Par/Yardage: 72/6472 whites, 6845 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 122 • Year Opened: 1934 • General Manager: Tom Wolff • Superintendent: Tomas Hnizdo • Green Fees: $33 weekdays, $37 weekends. Twilight 1 p.m. $28, senior $27 weekdays and after 1 p.m. weekends, junior $25 weekdays and after 1 p.m. weekends. All fees include cart. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, adjacent to park and zoo • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Janice Gibson, PGA (918-706-7175) • Email: twolff@tulsagolf.org • Website: www.tulsagolf.org • Phone Number: 918-425-6871

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Patricia Island Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 4980 Clubhouse Rd., Grove • Address: P.O. Box 451500, Grove, 74345 • Par/Yardage: 72/6362 whites, 6806 blues • Course Rating: 73.0; Slope: 127 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1998 • Head Professional: Eddie Roethlisberger, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Buck, OKGCSA • Green Fees: April-October, $53 Mon.-Thurs., $64 Fri.Sun. & holidays includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Eddie Roethlisberger • 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: 36/3385 • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1990s

• Head Professional/Superintendent: Jason Selman (GM) • Green Fees: $14.50 weekdays, $16.50 weekends, $9.50 junior/senior, super twilight $20 green fee and cart except holidays, ½ cart $7 (9 holes), $13 (18 holes). Monday mania, $20 green fee and cart except holidays • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Email: jselman@cityofpaulsvalley.com • Website: www.cityofpaulsvalley.com • Phone Number: 405-238-7462

Pawnee Municipal Course

• 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

Pebble Creek Golf Course • Address: 355 E. Pebble Creek Terrace, Mustang, 73064 • Par/Yardage: 27/827 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Manager: Carla Baker • Green Fees: $12 (9 holes), $18 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Lessons: Joe Roberts • Email: carlabaker04@yahoo.com • Website: www.pebblecreekgolfok.com • Phone Number: 405-376-8892

Nowata Country Club

• Address: 507 W. Delaware Ave., Nowata, 74048 • Par/Yardage: 33/2459 whites, 2635 blues • Course Rating: 65.4; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1912 • General Manager: Betty McGee • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes) all week with cart; $25 (18 holes) weekdays with cart; $28 (18 holes) weekends and holidays with cart • Amenities: limited pro shop, lounge, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-273-0928

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

Page Belcher Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • 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: Jason Casey

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WWW.GOLFOKLAHOMA .ORG • Year Opened: 1930 • Head Professional: Dennis Bowman, PGA • Superintendent: Dennis Bowman, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $20.50 weekdays (Mon.-Thurs.), $21 weekends (Fri.-Sun.), $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 • Email: pryorgolfpro@sbcglobal.net • Website: www.pryorcreekgolf.org • Phone Number: 918-825-3056

Quartz Mountain Golf Course

Gobblers approach the green at Quartz Mountain near Lone Wolf. 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 • Golf professional: Nate Neel • Superintendent: Milton Hale, OKGCSA (GM) • Green Fees: $35 weekdays, $45 weekends (includes cart), $28 seniors weekdays. $25 twilight weekdays, $30 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, bar and grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Nate Neel • Email: nneel@peoriaridge.com • Website: www.peoriaridge.com • Phone Number: 918-542-7676

Perry Golf and Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2001 North 9th St., Perry, 73077 • Par/Yardage: 35/2971 • Course Rating: 68.4; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: late 1920s • Head Professional: Davis Drury • Superintendent: Robin Menard • Green Fees: $30 (9 holes), $45 (18 holes), includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, driving range, pool, grill & bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Davis Drury • Email: pgccok@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-336-2326

• Lessons: Logan Herbst • Email: pheasantrun1702@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-233-2355

Prairie West Golf Club

• Location: 3500 Lyle Rd., Weatherford, 73096 • Address: Box 468, Weatherford, 73096 • Par/Yardage: 71/5737 whites, 6791 blues • Course Rating: 67.3; Slope: 115 • Architect: Labron Harris • Year Opened: 1971 • Head Professional: Jim Petree • Superintendent: Patrick Brewer • Green Fees: $24 weekdays, $28 weekends, $20.50 students, $17/$19 twilight, $18.50 seniors/juniors • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, shortgame area • Lessons: Jim Petree • Email: pwproshop@yahoo.com • Website: www.prairiewestgolf.com • Phone Number: 580-772-3832

Pryor Creek Municipal Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 724 E. 530 Rd., Pryor, 74361 • Par/Yardage: 72/6399 whites, 6670 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 124

• Location: Oklahoma 44A to Quartz Mountain State Park, near Lone Wolf • Address: 14722 Hwy. 44A, 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/Superintendent: Larry Sole (GM) • Green Fees: $26.25 weekdays, $30.45 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

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: 67.2; Slope: 115 • 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, Jenna Eidem • Email: bkmiller56@pga.com • Website: www.riversidegolf.com • Phone Number: 580-323-5958

Rolling Meadows Golf Club

• Address: 23700 E. Rupe Ave., Covington, 73730 • Par/Yardage: 35/2860 • Year Opened: 2001 • Owner: David Betchan • Superintendent: David Betchan

Pheasant Run Golf Club

• 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 • General Manager: John Pralle • Superintendent: Rodney Jackson • Green Fees: $18.79 (18), $9.96 (9) weekdays, $23.38 (18), $11.79 (9) weekends, seniors $15.13 (18), $8.12 (9) weekdays, $19.71 (18), $9.96 (9) weekends, (fees do not include cart). • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: four-tiered driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker

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• Green Fees: $15 Mon.-Thurs., $22 Fri.Sun., includes cart for 18 holes • Amenities: golf carts, clubhouse • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: 1944cjb@gmail.com • 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/Superintendent: Ryan Bruner, OKGCSA (GM) • Green Fees: $36 Tues.-Sun., $20 all-day rate Mon. (includes cart). Senior Tues.-Th. $26, twilight after 4 p.m. $26. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, lodge with restaurant, fishing, hiking, pool, games Shangri-La Resort in Afton. • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping area • Facebook: sayregolfassociation • Email: ryan.bruner@travelok.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com/ www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 580-928-9046 • Phone Number: 580-623-7989

Rose Creek Golf Club

• Address: 17031 N. May Ave., Edmond, 73012 • Par/Yardage: 72/6675 whites, 7048 blues • Course Rating: 75; Slope: 137 • Architect: Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest • Year Opened: 2003 • Head Professional: Ron Price • Superintendent: Adam Hess, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $50 Mon.-Thurs., $70 Fri.-Sun., $50 twilight weekdays (includes carts) and range • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Marcie Newman and Paul Hardin. Graves Golf Academy; Todd Graves and Tim Graves • Email: rprice@tour18inc.com • Website: www.tour18inc.com • Phone Number: 405-330-8220

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) • Year Opened: 1994 (redesign), 2004 (redesign) • General Manager: David McBride • Superintendent: Jerry Hughes • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $25 weekends, $10 juniors, $8 youth weekdays, $12 seniors weekdays, $15 twilight. $12 cart fee • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, driving range • Lessons: Jim Ellis, David McBride • 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: Matthew Riggs • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $20 weekends, $10 seniors weekdays, $15 weekends, $12 twilight, golf cart $20 • Amenities: pro shop, golf cart $20.

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Seiling Golf and Country Club • Location: West 6th Street, Seiling • Par/Yardage: 35/2832 (sand greens) • Green Fees: $5 per day for non-members • Email: seilinggolfcoursellc@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-922-4460 (City Hall)

Sequoyah State Park Golf Course

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 • Superintendent: Lanney Barney • General Manager: Tony Presley • Green Fees: $21 (9 holes), $29 (18 holes) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, limited driving range • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.travelok.com • Facebook: sequoyahstatepark, sequoyahlodge • Phone Number: 918-772-2297

Shadow Creek Country Club CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE • Address: 27 Clubview Circle, Sallisaw, 74955 • Par/Yardage: 71/5395 whites, 6015 blues • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1986 • Superintendent: Jay Peerson (GM) • Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $35 weekends, $24 seniors weekdays, $22 Tues. (includes cart). All day $30/$40. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-790-3140

Shangri-La Resort Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Grand Lake - Monkey Island • Address: 31000 S. Highway 125 Afton, 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: $79 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $59 3 p.m. to close. $139 Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m. to noon, $105 noon to 3 p.m. $75 3 p.m. to close. Every Tues. and Wed. $59 all day for seniors & veterans. All rates include range balls and cart. Monday ladies day $59. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks, lodging, marina, golf packages, boating, fishing, residential development • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Rob Yanovitch, three assistants • Email: rob.yanovitch@shangrilaok.com • Website: www.shangrilaok.com • Phone Number: 918-257-4204

Shattuck Golf and Country Club

• 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

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: Brent Wilcoxen, PGA • Superintendent: Michael Liebe, OKGCSA • 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, short-game area

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Patricia Island Golf Club in Grove. • Lessons: Brent Wilcoxen • Email: links on web site • Website: www.southlakesgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-746-3760

Stroud Municipal Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 705 Golf Dr., Stroud, 74079 • Par/Yardage: 35/3146 • Course Rating: 70.2; Slope: 118 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1968 • Superintendent: Ronnie McKinnley

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• Green Fees: $11 weekdays, $13 weekends, $7 juniors, $9 seniors + cart $6.50 (9 holes), Cart $12 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens • Lessons: Tony Bowler • Email: tbowler@cityofstroud.com • Phone Number: 918-968-2105

Sulphur Hills Golf Course

• Location: 2001 Country Club Dr., Sulphur, 73086 • Par/Yardage: 36/3225 whites, 3550 blues • Course Rating: 69.5; Slope: 107 • Architect: Floyd Farley

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• Year Opened: 1964 • Director of Golf: Heath Hancock • Green Fees: $29 (18 holes, 1/2 cart), $22 (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

• Address: 6000 Sunset Dr., Guymon, 73942 • Par/Yardage: 71/6012 whites, 6397 blues • Course Rating: 70.3; Slope: 120

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• Year Opened: 1962 • Manager: Dickie Schriber • Superintendent: Matthew Lagrange • Green Fees: $18 weekdays, $24 weekends, $12 twilight. $12 cart (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Dewayne Mauldin • Email: golfclub@guymonok.org • Website: www.sunsethills.org • Phone Number: 580-338-7404

Surrey Hills Golf Club

• Address: 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd., Yukon, 73099 Redbud and Cottonwood • Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 135 • Par/Yardage: 71/6248 whites, 6645 blues Dogwood • Par/Yardage: 36/3158 blues • Course Rating: 36.3; Slope: 126 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Mark Fuller, PGA • Head Professional: Jeff Tucker, PGA • Superintendent: Tim Belcher • Green Fees: $40 daily. Twilight $30. Senior, military $30 (includes cart), all + tax • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Danny Snow, Jeff Tucker, Mark Fuller • Email: thegolfclubatsurreyhills@gmail.com • Website: www.thegolfclubatsurreyhills.com • Phone Number: 405-373-2471

Sycamore Springs Golf Course

(Latimer County) • Address: 1479 SE 1000 Ave., Wilburton • Mailing: P. O. Box 896, Wilburton, OK 74578 • Par/Yardage: 35/2970 • Year Opened: 1970 • General Manager: Chad Donoley • Green Fees: $15. Carts $10 (9 holes), $16 (18 holes). • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: donoley@gmail.com • Phone Number: 918-465-3161

Trosper Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City. to Midnight • Description: Multiple level driving range with electronic golf games, bars, restaurants and other entertainment options. • Phone Number: 405-607-7154

Trosper Park Golf Club

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: Brandon W. Alford, PGA • Superintendent: Brent Kruger, GCSAA • Green Fees: $43.45, $32.32 seniors (62+), $38.02 twilight, $32.86 dusk (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Brandon Alford • Email: brandon@okcgolf.com • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-677-8874

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 • 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 • General Manager: Kirk LaFevers • Superintendent: Dalyn Hart • Green Fees: $25 (18 holes) includes cart, $15 (9 holes) includes cart, daily • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range (own golf balls), putting green • Email: klafevers@tishomingo.k12.ok.us • Facebook: https://bit.ly/2rwOFvG • Phone Number: 580-371-2604

TopGolf Oklahoma City

• Address: 13313 Pawnee Dr., Oklahoma City, 73114 • Twitter: @topgolfokc • Website: www.topgolf.com/us/oklahoma-city • Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.

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Turkey Creek Golf Club

Watonga Municipal Golf Course

• Location: 12424 State Hwy 51, Hennessey, 73742

• Location: Oklahoma 51A on Airport Road, Watonga

• Superintendent: Ralph Cagigal

• Address: Box 698, Hennessey, 73742

• Address: 861 Airport Rd., Watonga, 73772

• Green Fees: $26. $14 cart, $7.50 juniors, $15.75 seniors.

• Par/Yardage: 70/5720 whites, 6300 blues

• Par/Yardage: 36/3233

Twilight $21 after 2 p.m., $16.25 after 4 p.m. Dusk $13

• Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 114

• Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 118

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

• Architect: Slack, Hayes and Associates

• Year Opened: 1960

• Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range, chip-

• Year Opened: 1970, 1996 (redesign)

• Director of Golf: Denise Adkisson

ping green, bunkers

• Head Professional: Brandi Holder

• Green Fees: $9 (9 holes), $15 (18 holes), $9 cart (9

• Lessons: Rick Parish; Bobby Florer, PGA; Richard

• Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $35 weekends (includes cart)

holes), $15 cart (18 holes)

Buchanan, PGA; Robert O. Smith, PGA; Jade Staggs and

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts

• Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts

Jerry Halsey

• Practice Facilities: putting green

• Email: denise.adkisson@hotmail.com

• Email: westwood.golf@normanok.gov

• Lessons: contact pro shop

• Phone Number: 580-623-4674

• Website: normanok.gov

• Facebook: Turkeycreekgolfcourse

• Head Professional: Rick Parish, PGA

• Phone Number: 405-292-9700

• Email: brandiholder823@gmail.com

Waurika Golf Course

• Phone Number: 405-853-2100

• Address: 1222 West Anderson Ave., Waurika, 73573

WinStar Golf Resort

• Par/Yardage: 35/2911

• Location: Interstate 35, Exit 1, Just north of Texas

• Year Opened: 1950s, rebuilt greens in 2005

• Address: 10813 Pro Shop Rd., Thackerville, 73459

• Address: 6545 North Highway 81, Duncan, 73533

• Director of Golf: Bill Everett (GM)

• Year Opened: 2006

• Par/Yardage: 5986 whites, 6317 blues

• Superintendent: David McDonald

• Architect: D. A. Weibring

• Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 122

• Green Fees: $12 (includes cart), under 16 $9

Scissortail Course

• Year Opened: 1968

• Amenities: limited pro shop, golf carts

• Par/Yardage: 6218 whites, 7192 blues

• Head Professional: Chris Ellsworth

• Practice Facilities: pitching green, putting green

• Course Rating: 75.8; Slope: 137

• Superintendent: Junior Moody

• Website: www.waurika.us

Red Bud Course

Twin Oaks Golf Club

• Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $18 weekends. $12 cart fee

• Par/Yardage: 6281 whites, 7116 blues

• Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar

Westwood Park Golf Course

• Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting and

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chipping greens

• Address: 2400 Westport Dr., Norman, 73069

• Superintendent: Charles Wise, OKGCSA

• Lessons: Bob Hardy

• Par/Yardage: 70/5810 whites, 6162 blues

• Green Fees: $50-$85 with casino players card

• Email: cjellsworth@cableone.net

• Course Rating: 70.4; Slope: 123

• Amenities: pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant, golf carts

• Facebook: TwinOaksGolfCourse

• Architect: Floyd Farley

with GPS, banquet hall

• Phone Number: 580-252-4714

• Year Opened: 1967

• Practice Facilities: WinStar Golf Academy and golf schools,

• Course Rating: 74.8; Slope: 124

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Windy Trails Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Altus Air Force Base • Address: 209 Fir Dr., Building 35, Altus, 73523 • Par/Yardage: 71/6125 whites, 6731 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 115 • Year Opened: 1997 (second 9) • Head Professional/Superintendent: Roger Marcellus, PGA • Green Fees: $18 weekdays/weekends + $10 cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack area, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green • Lessons: Roger Marcellus • Website: www.altusfss.com • Email: roger.m@pga.com • Phone: 580-481-7207

Winter Creek Golf & Country Club PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2300 Clubhouse Dr., Blanchard, 73010 • Par/Yardage: 72/6622 whites, 7074 blues • Course Rating: 75.5; Slope: 139 • Architect: Rocky Rocquemore • Year Opened: 2003 • Head Professional: Malachi Murphy, PGA • Director of Golf: Jarod Lundy, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Chad Weinrich, GCSAA • Green Fees: $50 Tues.-Thur., $65 Fri.-Sun. Junior and senior fees available. Fee includes cart and range balls. Dress code strictly enforced. Military fees available. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, full service restaurant, pool (members only), fitness center (members only) • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Jarod Lundy, Malachi Murphy, two assistants • Email: info@wintercreekgc.com (redirected to reach all management staff) • Website: www.wintercreekgc.com

Winter Creek Golf and Country Club in Blanchard. Friday, twilight $22 weekdays after 1 p.m. $28 weekends after 1 p.m. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, players lounge • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: lonnie@woodsgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-486-3117

• Head Professional/Superintendent: Marty Province (GM) • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, twilight $12. $17.50 weekends, twilight $15. Weekday 9-hole cart $9, 18-hole $14. • Amenities: golf carts

• Address: 2500 Whittaker Way, Woodward, 73801 • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 113

• Year Opened: 1954

Weekend 9-hole cart $14, 18-hole $22.

Woodward Park Golf Course • Par/Yardage: 35/3323

• Architect: Robert C. Dunning

• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Phone Number: 580-256-9028

• Phone Number: 405-224-4653

Wolf Ridge Golf Club • Address: 24175 Clubhouse Lane, Wister, 74966 • Par/Yardage: 72/6466 whites, 7016 blues • Course Rating: 74.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 2005 • Superintendent: Mike Hahn • Green Fees: $37.28 weekdays, $47.93 weekends, 9 holes $20.24 weekdays, $30.89 weekends. Fall and Winter rates $26.63, includes cart + tax • Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: wolfridgecountryclub@hotmail.com • Facebook: WolfRidgeCountryClub • Phone Number: 918-647-2582

Woods Golf Course, The PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE • Address: 11872 S. 274th E. Ave., Coweta, 74429 • Par/Yardage: 70/5774 whites, 6122 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1981, 1998 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Lonnie Thompson (GM) • Superintendent: Brad Raska • Green Fees: $35 weekdays, $40 weekends with cart. $12.50 juniors anytime, seniors $30 with cart Monday-

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