The Takeaway: Lincoln Park is a gem and the best municipal golf course in Oklahoma City. The collection of par 3s is excellent and the natural movement in the terrain lends to several memorable hole designs. The South has plenty of prestigious private clubs, but for a true muni Lincoln Park is tough to beat. Grade B-
Designer: Art Jackson in 1921
Cost: $24.00 - $29.00 ($15 for a cart) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (405) 424-1421
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Lincoln Park Golf Course (West)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 4001 NE Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
What to Expect: Lincoln Park is the flagship course among those owned and operated by Oklahoma City. Located in the northeast portion of the city boundaries, Lincoln Park boasts 36 holes with the West course trumping the East as the best track on the property due to the extra length and stature of shots required. The course demands that you be on your game from the start with a 600 yard opening hole that carves through the trees. From there a lengthy par three awaits and then the best par four on the property greets you at the 3rd. Lincoln Park wastes no time introducing you to some of its finest holes and the shotmaking that accompanies it. The course features beautiful natural movement with a mix of uphill and downhill shots with trees framing most holes and creating an enjoyable walk. A few driveable par fours exist, including the closing hole, and give players an opportunity to atone for mistakes made and keep their score at a number they’ll be happy to report to their buddies. The front nine ends with a par three and the back nine begins with one to create a unique back-to-back one-shotter situation with patrons watching from the impressive young clubhouse. You’ll find a mix of walkers and cart riders at Lincoln Park as the course accommodates both nicely, but more impressively you’ll often find people with a smile on their face. Bottom line, I was impressed by Lincoln Park far more than I expected to be. It is the type of course I’d love to have as my home course because the design variety is great, conditioning is commendable, and every age and skill level can truly enjoy themselves each time around.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 2nd Hole – 210 Yard Par 3 –
Best Par 3: 15th Hole – 170 Yards –
Best Par 4: 3rd Hole – 380 Yards –
Best Par 5: 16th Hole – 522 Yards –
Birdie Time: 18th Hole – 332 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 1st Hole – 600 Yard Par 5 –