2636 East 61st St,
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Championship course: original design by Perry Maxwell (1936); renovated by Keith Foster (1999) and then by Gil Hanse (2019).
West course (nine-hole): designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1992).
Above distances are for the Championship course. Also at Southern Hills is the nine-hole West Course (par-35; 3239 yds from back tees; rating 36.4).
7 mi S of downtown Tulsa.
The private Southern Hills Country Club is home to one of the top-rated and finest championship golf courses in the United States. The Perry Maxwell designed course is complemented by an attractive English country manor style clubhouse, and numerous country club amenities, marking out this venue as a premier destination for the region.
Designed by the renowned Perry Maxwell and opened for play in 1936, Gil Hanse renovated the Championship course in 2019, bringing it back to Maxwell's original vision. Laid out in two nine-hole loops, the layout's rolling green contours meander through a partly tree-lined parkland environment, with a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes along the way.
Close to Southern Hills, Joe Creek branches off the Arkansas River, and a smaller tributary of the creek meanders across and alongside several holes on the Championship course. Plenty of stylish and very visible bunkering also adorns the layout, as does a distinctive clocktower, which stands sentinel beside the practice range.
Within its quiet parkland setting, this is definitely a layout to challenge your all-round game ... as it has the game's of the world's top professionals and amateurs. Beyond the Championship course, and built on the Club's former polo field and skeet shooting range, lies the also excellent nine-hole West course, the creation of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw no less!
Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.
Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Southern Hill's Championship Course has hosted many top-level professional and amateur golf events, including (with notable winners): US Opens (Tommy Bolt, 1958; Hubert Green, 1977; Retief Goosen, 2001); US PGA Championships (Dave Stockton, 1970; Raymond Floyd, 1982; Nick Price, 1994; Tiger Woods, 2007); US Senior PGA Championship (Alex Čejka, Ger); US Amateur Championships (Bob Murphy, 1965; Byeong Hun An, 2009); US Women's Amateur Championships (Babe Zaharias, 1946), and PGA Tour Championships (Billy Mayfair, 1995; Tom Lehman, 1996).
World: 49th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 34th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: No.1 course in Oklahoma (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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