The Takeaway: In classic Tom Fazio fashion, The GC of Oklahoma saves its best for last with a beautiful four hole finish along the lake. Fazio rarely screws anything up and that is again evidenced here and helps make it one of the top tier courses in the Sooner State. Grade B+
Designer: Tom Fazio in 1984
Phone Number: (918) 486-6575
Course Website: Official Website - Visit The Golf Club of Oklahoma's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 20400 East 141st, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74014 – UNITED STATES
What to Expect: When you play enough courses designed by a particular architect, you see themes and tendencies that they tend to have. You don’t have to play many Tom Fazio courses before a consistent theme shows up, which is that he saves the most dramatic holes for the end and they often boast large water features. The Golf Club of Oklahoma is no different with the final four holes being jaw-droppers routed along the lake where you’ll want your camera handy. In fact, the finish at GC of Oklahoma is quite reminiscent of Fazio’s fellow Oklahoma layout at Karsten Creek in Stillwater as well as at courses like Flint Hills National in Kansas and Old North State in North Carolina. When I talk about Fazio courses with fellow golfers the line that I tend to use more than anything is, “Tom rarely screws anything up.” His courses seem to create an excellent balance of playability, challenge, and aesthetics while often saving the best holes for last. While Fazio’s greens are always good, the one at The Golf Club of Oklahoma are of particular high quality with a raised level of creativity and memorability highlighted by the par three 15th which I could play over and over again to different pin positions. The course enjoys nice movement throughout the routing and many holes are lined by mature trees, but the fairways are wide enough that if you hit it into the trees you will feel it is deserved. There is a good variety of hole lengths and shapes throughout the course which is nice on a day to day basis and in a variety of weather conditions. Ultimately, I really enjoyed The Golf Club of Oklahoma and am confident in its status as one of the top tier courses in the Sooner State.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 15th Hole – 177 Yard Par 3 –
Best Par 3: 17th Hole – 180 Yards –
Best Par 4: 16th Hole – 421 Yards –
Best Par 5: 18th Hole – 545 Yards –
Birdie Time: 12th Hole – 351 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 9th Hole – 459 Yard Par 4 –