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.
The Oklahoma Golf Association was formed in 1910 and it currently organizes 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 August 2020. Click the link to read the story.