The best Tulsa golf courses

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As long as the weather permits, golf is “game on” year-round in Tulsa. The top Tulsa golf courses challenge the most avid golfers and still provide a relaxing, entertaining round for weekend warriors or twilight and weekday bargain-seekers. Many also offer golf lessons, special rates to encourage juniors to pick up the game or events and tournaments for corporate golfers. These four courses show the range of high-rated golf courses in the Tulsa area, including municipal and semi-private options.

Forest Ridge Golf Course
7501 E. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow
918-357-2282

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Year built: 1989
Type: Public
Greens: Bent grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf season: Year-round

Rated as a top course in Oklahoma by Golf Advisor the past four years running (and No. 1 in 2016), Forest Ridge gives advanced golfers a premium challenge with its narrow fairways and thick rough bunkers. It also offers golf lessons in a full-service facility and has teaching professionals on staff. For those looking to get an edge, Forest Ridge provides a driving range with multiple targets, a short game area with its own bunker and an extra-large putting green.

Cherokee Hills Golf Club
770 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa
918-266-2207

Holes: 18
Par: 70
Year built: 1924
Type: Semi-private
Greens: Bent grass
Golf Season: Year-round

About 20 minutes from Tulsa proper, Cherokee Hill’s solid five-star rating from Golf Advisor merits the extra mileage. Part of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the Perry Maxwell-designed course opened in 1924 and was updated by designer Tripp Davis in 2004. Its tree-lined fairways, dramatic elevation changes and natural rock outcroppings are the stuff golfers’ dreams are made of (or is that nightmares?) Cherokee Hills earns high marks for pace of play and staff friendliness and the casino is just steps away for those who want indoor entertainment after the outdoor excursion. 

The Canyons At Blackjack Ridge
1801 N. McKinley Ave., Sand Springs
918-246-2606

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Year built: 1958
Type: Public/Municipal
Golf Season: Year-round

About 15 minutes outside Tulsa, The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge makes a solid choice for a frequent or weekend golfer. It’s a “golf only” facility that offers special senior, junior and twilight rates and household and corporate memberships in addition to individual. Designed by Floyd Farley, ASGCA and Randy Heckenkemper, the course opened back in 1958, but its course rating of 69.5 and slope rating of 125 make it a 21st century challenge.

Woodbine at Mohawk Park Golf Course 
5223 E. 41st St. N., Tulsa
918-425-6871

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Year built: 1924
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year-round

This top Tulsa golf pick is right inside Tulsa city limits. Woodbine is one of the area’s most historic and challenging courses. Built in the 1920s, it was redesigned in 1934 by Floyd Farley and today includes mature oak and pecan trees with little water hazards, generous fairways and large greens. Nearby Pecan Valley includes a 9-hole course of par 4s and 3s that’s used as a First Tee instructional facility for youth golfers. Mohawk Park is also home to the trending sport of Footgolf, a hybrid that combines golf and soccer on a shortened course. Players kick a regulation soccer ball to a 21-inch diameter hole or cup, with the goal of making the ball into the cup in each hole’s “par” or better. 





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