Links, Traditional Golf Courses Line Broken Arrow, OK

By Kevin Litwin on December 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm EST
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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.

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In the summer, our family enjoys all the pools, splash pads and playgrounds. In the fall and winter we like to run or bike on all the trails around town. The ability to spend so much time outside with your family is amazing.

Broken Arrow resident April Salisbury