I have to admit, I’ve never set foot in Oklahoma City. I’ve spent some time in Tulsa, but that’s the extent of my experience in the Sooner State.
With that said, I’ve received a number of requests from our readers wondering what some of the best public golf options are in the state, specifically Oklahoma City. So, what did I do? What I always do – reach out to our entire readership and garner feedback from those who are familiar with the matter.
The summation of their findings and a little of my own research is below.
The Trails Golf Club
The Trails Golf Club is quite the track. It’s hosted prestigious events like the Oklahoma Amateur, Oklahoma Senior Championship, South Section PGA Senior Championship, Senior Four Ball Championship, and U.S. Amateur Regional Qualifier to name a few.
The layout is traditional parkland with tree lined fairways and small, undulating greens that are tricky to read. Accuracy is more important than length.
The mix of holes is diverse as well. Some are short and afford birdie looks if you execute shots. Others are long and demand sound strategy in order to make par.
An all-around great test of golf that’s fun to play, don’t miss out on the Trails Golf Club.
The Links at Norman Golf and Athletic Club
The Links at Norman is located on an old sheep ranch in the heart of Oklahoma.
Less than three miles from the University of Oklahoma campus, this track is easily accessible and a great place to spend the morning before a Sooner football game.
The course encompasses a 12-acre lake that comes into play on a number of holes.
Fairways are lined with ancient oak and elm trees that make you keep it in play off the tee.
One of the best values anywhere, the Links at Norman is a treat to play.
Earlywine Golf Club
No less than 36 holes of great golf await at Earlywine Golf Club.
The North Course is fun to play. A balance of risk and reward opportunities can be found throughout. This is especially true on the par four third hole and the par four ninth.
The course is always in good shape and a local’s favorite.
The South Course requires a little more strategy as hazards come into play on a number of holes.
Both courses will test every club in your bag and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Cobblestone Creek Golf Club
Golf is meant to be fun at Cobblestone Creek Golf Club. Even though this facility consists of only nine holes that are all par threes, everyone that plays here absolutely loves it. We’re talking about everyone from low handicaps to rank beginners.
The staff at this facility understand that golf is a game and games are meant to be fun. They want everyone to enjoy their time to the fullest extent possible.
The course itself is always in terrific shape and a treat to play. You’ll have plenty of chances to work on your short irons and wedges.
A flat-out fun experience, everyone should play Cobblestone Creek.
The Links at Oklahoma City
Another tremendous short course option is the Links at Oklahoma City.
Again, this course is only nine holes but it’s a blast to play. The holes are short and if you’re on your game with the scoring clubs, you can make a lot of birdies.
Locals love this track because it’s always in perfect shape and you play quickly. Only have an hour? You can get around here no problem.
A great value not to be missed.
You might not think of Oklahoma City and the surrounding area as a hotbed for golf. I know I sure didn’t. That was until I learned about the opportunities for public golf that exist. There’s more than enough to satisfy the appetite of any golfer. And as excited as people are about the game in this area, I doubt you’ll have any trouble finding a game.
I want to thank everyone that made this course guide possible. Your insight continues to be invaluable. If I’ve missed anything or you have additional information, please share with us in the comments.