is a Public, 9 hole golf course located in Wewoka, Oklahoma.
The course first opened for play May 30, 1949. The course was designed by Fred Farley and Bob Dunning.
In a 1997 interview for the Sunday Oklahoman, Farley stated, "There was a guy who worked for the county named Dean Snider. He was from Texas and he came and talked to me about it. I went down there and we stayed up all one night and laid that golf course out, put it right on paper just like we wanted it, and that's the way we built it. I stayed down there a week and got $1,500.00 bucks for it. They didn't have much money but the sheriff was in on the deal and one day two truckloads of guys were delivered there. They'd arrest 'em, feed 'em and put 'em to work. They just arrested those guys to work on that golf course. And the county commissioner sent all the bulldozers they had, people pitched in and they got it done." Farley was assisted by Bob Dunning of Tulsa, in shaping the greens.
This is a hilly course with many trees that come into play. And, just to add a bit more to the challenge, all the greens are elevated.
Par for the course is 36. From the back tees, the course plays to 3,225 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 2,700 yards. The longest holes on the course are # 5 & 8, both 510 yard par-5s. The shortest hole on the course is # 4, a par-3 that plays to 155 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 1, a 410-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Gil Morgan is # 7, a 160 yard par-3.
About the course name...
The course is named after Dr. Gil Morgan, a professional golfer who was born and raised in Wewoka. Morgan attended East Central State College in Ada and graduated in 1968. He then earned his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1972. He turned pro that same year and has won 24 times on the Champions Tour, with three of those wins at Seniors Majors. Gil is currently a Pro at Oak Tree in Edmond, where he and his wife, Jeanine currently reside. He continues to visit Wewoka and gives golf clinics at special tournament events. Gil's generous support through the years has helped our course to grow and enable local golfers to enjoy the game they love.
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