Oklahoma

Situated in the South Central Region of the United States, the Sooner State of Oklahoma covers an area of around 70,000 square miles and its panhandle of three counties in the north west of the state is one of ten such land border anomalies to be found throughout the country. One of the last states to join the Union, Oklahoma was officially admitted in 1907.

Oklahoma Golf Association was formed in 1910 and it currently organises ten different annual competitions for members of the 200 clubs that operate within the state. The Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association is the largest of three associations that represent lady golfers. Established in 1915, it now runs six annual tournaments for female golfers in Oklahoma.

Tom Fazio designed a couple of the more significant golfing destinations within the state – Golf Club of Oklahoma (which debuted in 1982) and Karsten Creek (unveiled in 1994) – and these are more than matched in quality by Pete Dye layouts at the neighbouring Oak Tree National and Oak Tree Country Club (East) courses. Southern Hills, close to downtown Tulsa, is a formidable Perry Maxwell layout from 1936 and it’s the state number one course by a distance – as a haul of hosting seven major tournaments (four US Opens and three USPGA Championships) might indicate.

Our Oklahoma Best In State Rankings were last updated in May 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Oklahoma

Southern Hills Country Club

1st Oklahoma - Best in Area

There’s nothing flash about Southern Hills. Mature deciduous trees line many of the Bermuda grass fairways and the rough is notoriously thick and tangly.

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Oak Tree National

2nd Oklahoma - Best in Area

The re-branded Oak Tree National was shamelessly constructed in 1976 with a view to making it, as the club proudly boast, “the hardest golf course in the world”...

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Karsten Creek

3rd Oklahoma - Best in Area

Karsten Creek Golf Club was named after the founder of Ping, the late Karsten Solheim, and the course was fashioned by Tom Fazio.

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Golf Club of Oklahoma

4th Oklahoma - Best in Area

Situated 9 miles south of Broken Arrow, The Golf Club of Oklahoma course was fashioned by Tom Fazio in 1982 with several fairways routed around the sparkling waters of Lake Kadashan.

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Patriot

5th Oklahoma - Best in Area

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the course at The Patriot Golf Club opened for play in 2010 and is routed across a varied landscape that includes marshland, woodland and prairie.

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Oklahoma City

6th Oklahoma - Best in Area

Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club was the venue for the US Amateur Championship in 1953 and its tree-lined course weaves over a rolling landscape where water comes into play at more than half the holes.

Territory

7th Oklahoma - Best in Area

The course at Territory Golf & Country Club is spread out over an expansive 640-acre property with fairways set out on a rolling landscape that features rocky outcrops, numerous ponds and the wandering waters of Stagestand Creek.

Oak Tree (West)

8th Oklahoma - Best in Area

The West course debuted in 1978, four years before Pete Dye returned to complete the 36-hole golf complex at Oak Tree Country Club.

Twin Hills

9th Oklahoma - Best in Area

Host to the USPGA Championship in 1935, the course at Twin Hills Golf & Country Club is a Perry Maxwell design that’s laid out on a tightly packed site close to downtown Oklahoma City.

Oak Tree (East)

10th Oklahoma - Best in Area

Set within a private gated golf community, the East course at Oak Tree Country Club is the longer and more difficult of a pair of 18-hole Pete Dye layouts located at this fine golf facility.