After I asked around, I was told Oklahoma has several notable private golf courses. But the one course that kept coming up as the ideal or most often requested course to play is Oak Tree Golf Club.
There was no pretense as to why Ernie Vossler and Joe Walser Jr. commissioned Pete Dye to build the Edmond golf course. The former PGA Tour professionals believed that while the Oklahoma City area had some excellent golf courses, not one could compete with Southern Hills.
When it came time for a major championship to come to the area, Southern Hills won out.
Vossler and Walser, former senior vice presidents of Landmark Land Company, wanted to change that and instructed Dye to “build us a championship golf course — one with no compromise.”
The par-71, 7,015-yard course opened in 1976. Eight years later, it hosted the U.S. Amateur and four years later the PGA Championship.
We now have Gwen Blake heading up the series of 7 tournaments in the San Diego area. There will be six tournaments and a Tee Off all played before the end of July.
We’ll keep you posted on the dates as they are secured right after the first of the year.
I am sure Gwen will appreciate your help if you have any suggestions about playing in the Oklahoma area. She’s spent most of her time in the Oklahona area, and now about a half hour from Oklahoma City.
Most of the set up work, including the corporate sponsorship can be done from anywhere, so it is great to have Gwen on the UBU team!