Perry Maxwell is the homeland hero in Oklahoma golf, having designed many courses across the state. Even then, Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club holds a special place in the hearts of Maxwell fans. Aside from being the former host of The Maxwell amateur golf tournament, the architect’s family burial plot is located not too far from the seventh fairway (the course sits on what was once the Maxwell’s dairy farm). Don’t intentionally slice to try getting a closer glimpse, however...the best line on this par four will be toward the inside of the dogleg on the left.
The course is also noted for its rock formations, most evident on the signature “Cliff” hole at No. 16, a par five that requires a final shot up to a green perched atop a natural rock wall. “Dornick” itself translates from Gaelic to “little rocks,” which refers to the thousands of stones Maxwell and company needed to clear from the site to create the course.