Links, Traditional Golf Courses Line Broken Arrow, OK
The club scene in Broken Arrow includes several top golf courses available to the Oklahoma community's 102,000 residents. The most-visited venue is the public Battle Creek Golf Club, which features a links layout with 70 bunkers and eight ponds, playing as a 7,206-yard, par 72 from the back tees and 5,472 yards from the ladies tees. The popular city-owned course hosts more than 35,000 rounds each year.
Broken Arrow has two other challenging public courses: Emerald Falls and Forest Ridge. Emerald Falls Golf Club spans 7,148 yards with narrow, tree-lined fairways and small, undulating greens. Forest Ridge Golf Course measures 7,012 as a par 70 and is maintained to look like a country club but is open to everyone.
Three interesting private facilities also grace Broken Arrow, namely, Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club, Cedar Ridge Country Club, and Golf Club of Oklahoma. Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club measures 6,732 yards from the longest of four tee boxes and features bent grass greens and Bermuda fairways. Cedar Ridge is a tough test at 7,343 yards, with golfers needing good distance and accuracy to break par 71. The club also offers a fine restaurant, tennis courts and swimming pool.
Golf Club of Oklahoma hosts a 6,840-yard championship layout designed by well-regarded golf course architect Tom Fazio, who carved several winding fairways along the landscape's towering oak trees. A spring-fed lake also comes into play on several holes.