Oklahoma has no shortage of amazing state parks full of fun and exciting activities, including some of the best golf courses in the state. Ranging in distance and difficulty, these courses are sure to provide a challenge to experienced players and a great day of golf for casual players.
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Located within beautiful Beavers Bend State Park, Cedar Creek Golf Course features 18 holes of championship-level golf. Nestled in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains, this par-72 course is full of challenges both natural and man-made to keep each round interesting. Beavers Bend Lodge is also nearby, making it easy to enjoy a weekend golf trip.
The course’s namesake Cedar Creek runs throughout the 6,600-yard golf course, adding elements that are as scenic as they are challenging. Tall pine trees, a signature element of the park and surrounding areas, line the fairways on nearly every hole. While the trees are thin, ending up behind them could lead to a few bogies on your scorecard.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the lake that shares its name, Lake Murray State Park Golf Course is one of the premier golf destinations in southern Oklahoma. Located just outside Ardmore, the course sits near the Lake Murray State Park lodge and cabin area. 18 holes of well-maintained and challenging golf will provide players of all skill levels an exciting round.
With the course’s hilly terrain and tree-lined fairways, players will find a great view from the tee and also scenic challenges like scattered water hazards and a breathtaking, natural waterfall that can make routine shots a little tricky. Pick up whatever equipment you need at the state-of-the-art pro shop and get helpful tips about the 18-hole course to set yourself up for success during your round.
For a quick round of golf while you enjoy a beautiful state park, book a tee time at Sequoyah State Park Golf Course. The nine-hole, scenic golf course is located off the shore of Fort Gibson Lake, which adds an extra challenge on certain holes as well as a stunning backdrop. Tight, dogleg fairways lined with the area’s signature pecan trees and a variety of water hazards create challenging holes that will require players to think several shots ahead. Elevated tees and greens make the course play much further than its 3,040 yards, giving an edge to long drivers.
If you’re looking for terrific views with a challenging experience, book a tee time at Roman Nose State Park Golf Course in Watonga. The 18-hole course features unique, natural challenges like gypsum rock clusters from nearby canyon walls. Fairways are relatively open, however, the thick lining of trees around the outer edges can be punishing if you get off track. Placement of your approach shots will be key, as many of the greens feature slopes that can be difficult to overcome if you find yourself on the wrong side. Roman Nose also features a quality putting green and driving range where players can work on their game.
With breathtaking views of nearby lakes and tight, tree-lined fairways, Fort Cobb Golf Course provides a fun and challenging 18-hole experience that keeps players coming back. Stretching nearly 6,300 yards from the back tees, the course is accessible to those who lack significant distance off the drive. Fort Cobb also offers a practice putting green, a driving range and a knowledgeable staff that can give you tips on how to get the most out of your round.
Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club is an 18-hole, 7,011-yard course set against a beautiful view of Lake Texoma in Kingston. Course designer Randy Heckenkemper built the par-72 course with rolling hills and well-manicured bermudagrass fairways. 15 years after its opening in 1999, Heckenkemper returned to create new holes for the course to round out the scenic golfing experience.
Chickasaw Pointe features four tee options for golfers, allowing you to play at whatever distance you’re comfortable with. The course puts a priority on tee shot placement, as approach shots can be tricky due to water features and the strategically placed bunkers. Take your time and use a yardage book to get a good sense of the course, and you’ll have one of the best golf experiences in Oklahoma.
For golfers looking for a fun day on the course with minimal strain and breathtaking views, book a tee time at Arrowhead Golf Course by beautiful Lake Eufaula. The 18-hole, par-72 course includes minimal water hazards, well-placed sand traps and large greens, making for a golf experience that can be fun for all types of players. If you’re planning a weekend trip, campgrounds and RV hookups are available nearby at Arrowhead State Park.
Set against one of the most interesting backdrops of any course in the state, Grand Cherokee Golf Course offers a one-of-a-kind golf experience. Pressed against the Pensacola Dam, golfers will find tree-lined fairways throughout the course that make staying out of the rough a top priority. Trees will be among the biggest obstacles you’ll encounter, as the course features minimal water hazards, making for an easy-going 18-hole experience. Grand Lake State Park offers plenty of RV and camping areas, so stay awhile and learn all the best angles of the Grand Cherokee Golf Course.