Oak Tree National is a Private 18 hole golf course located in a scenic 640-acre countryside location in Edmond, Oklahoma. The course gets its' name from a majestic oak tree on the 5th hole of the course,
Oak Tree National opened for play in 1976. The course was designed by Pete Dye. Dye calls Oak Tree National the finest inland golf course he has ever built - carefully excluding his seaside gems at Harbour Town, Casa de Campo, TPC Sawgrass, and Long Cove. These courses, along with Oak Tree, have been ranked among GOLF Magazineâ€™s 100 Greatest
During the 1988 PGA Championship, the pros faced a course with a USGA rating of 76.9 for its par of 71 â€“ the highest course rating in the country at that time. In 2002, the course was updated with redesigned greens, longer distances and additional tees, giving Oak Tree National a new course rating of 77.1. Factoring in Oklahomaâ€™s notorious winds, the course presents an unmatched challenge to even the most serious of golfers.
In 2008, Ed Evans and a group of investors purchased Oak Tree from Don Mathis, who had owned and restored the Club since its bankruptcy in 1994. Evans purchased the Club with a vision to re-establish its glory and notoriety. Naturally, Pete Dye returned to lead the project.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 7015 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 6475 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 5, a par-5 that plays to 590 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 171 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, a 584 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 6, a 377 yard par-4.
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