Karsten Creek Golf Club

1800 South Memorial Drive,

Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074

  • Office

    +1 (405) 743 1658
  • Pro shop

    +1 (405) 743 1658
  • Fax

    +1 (405) 743 8436
  • Golf pro

    Rob Land (PGA, Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and lakeside (Stillwater Creek Reservoir).

  • Designer:

    Tom Fazio
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7407
6039
4906
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
77.2
71.1
69.0

Location

Latitude:

36.101813

Longitude:

-97.185713

How to get there:

8.5 mi W of Stillwater / 58 mi N of Oklahoma City.

Karsten Creek Golf Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1994

Karsten Creek Golf Club, home to the Oklahoma State University golf teams, is a course that's generally regarded as one of the top three collegiate layouts in America. This excellent Tom Fazio design contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes laid out in a wooded parkland and lakeside environment.

The generally good-width fairways were cut from a forest of oaks and black jack trees, handsomely complementing the undulating terrain that flows through the course. There's plenty of elevation change to be factored into your shot-making and, in typical Fazio fashion, stylish bunkering to be avoided. Rocky outcrops also put in occasional appearances. After the front-nine loop, which plays counter-clockwise through a wonderfully natural and quiet forested setting, the back-nine loop cascades around the 110-acre Lake Louise. The lake features most strongly on the closing stretch.

Most memorable holes: The long par-3 7th played to an elevated and well-bunker defended "Redan-style" green, takes some beating. So too the par-4 17th and par-5 18th, both played over and then alongside Lake Louise. All three holes, and others beside, can potentially shoot some nasty holes in your score.

Stay & Play at Karsten Creek: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
List of courses: USA - Midwest (Lower)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $350 (all days). Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Karsten Creek is a "tobacco free" establishment. Cart-path only for golf carts (Oct thru' May).

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Karsten Creek is home to Oklahoma State University's mens and womens golf teams (the Cowboys and Cowgirls). | In the 1970s Mike Holder (former OSU Head Golf Coach) envisioned a sanctuary for college golf. After many years of planning and fundraising, the Tom Fazio-designed Karsten Creek course opened in 1994.

The course was named in honour of the late Karsten Solheim, founder of Karsten Manufacturing (PING), and Lake Louise is named in honour of his wife. The Solheims' support of OSU golf over the years was instrumental in the success of the University's golf program.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 20th best public course in the USA and 3rd best course in Oklahoma.

Where2Stay

  • Karsten Creek Guest Lodges

    1800 S. Memorial Drive, Stillwater, OK 74074.

    +1 (405) 533 8112

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    Karsten Creek offers three guest lodges; each multi-level lodge contains six spacious and fully appointed guest rooms.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Karsten Creek

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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