What’s not to love about golf? It’s a relaxing and challenging sport that gets you close to nature, and one you can play at nearly any age. It’s also one of the most popular year-round sports in Tulsa, and if you live at Springs at Woodlands South, you have several nearby courses to cater to your love for the sport. Here are four full-length and miniature golf courses to try out, whether you’re new to the sport or practically a pro:
1. Page Belcher & Mohawk Parks/Tulsa Golf
Page Belcher: 6666 S Union Ave, Tulsa
Mohawk: 5223 E 41st St N, Tulsa
Tulsa Golf offers two main courses, each of which feature two 18-hole sub-courses for you to try out. Mohawk is the more challenging of the main courses, while Page Belcher hosts the Tulsa Golf School. Entry and reservation fees for these public courses are very reasonable, and weekday golfers get a slight discount over weekend golfers. Practice greens are available for extremely low rates. Note that reservations are encouraged; get the lowest rates by reserving online (phone reservations and walk-ups are available but for higher rates). If you have a disability, contact Tulsa Golf and the staff will do their best to ensure you can play on the course of your choice.
2. LaFortune Park Golf Course
5501 S Yale, Tulsa
This sunrise-to-sunset course is part of a club, so you'll need to get a membership to play. LaFortune features 36 holes on two courses, plus access to leagues and tournaments. Fees for tee times vary according to whether you're walking or using a cart, and whether you're playing on a weekday, on a weekend, during the day, or during one of the special twilight or sunset times. Members also have access to online specials.
3. Southern Hills Country Club
2636 East 61st Street (South), Tulsa
This is a private club, but it has to be on the list. Its long history dates back to the 1930’s, and it has been a fixture on professional tours since 1946. The course has hosted 15 major championships with winners including Tiger Woods, who won the PGA Championship in 2007. The club generously supports First Tee of Tulsa, which opens up opportunities for kids to learn and enjoy golf.
4. All Star Sports Complex
10309 E 61st St, Tulsa
Sometimes you want to swing a golf club but really don't want to deal with sand traps, lakes, and long walks. If you're in the mood for the fun of miniature golf rather than the stress of a “real” course, try the All Star Sports Complex. Hours depend on the season and weather, and larger groups are encouraged to call ahead. Fees are in the single digits per person. Note that this course is not wheelchair-accessible, as stairs are part of the course.
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