Golf Course Overview
Part of the newly completed Cherokee Casino & Resort, the Cherokee Hills Golf Club offers something for players of all levels. Spanning 170 acres, the golf course is one of Oklahoma's most historic golf properties. Designed by renowned golf architect Perry Maxwell in 1924, the recent $3.1 million overhaul has transformed the course into a challenge for the most accomplished golfer while still allowing the weekend player an enjoyable experience.
The fresh redesign was undertaken by Tripp Davis and features contoured fairways, undulating greens, challenging bunkers and an outstanding blend of aesthetics. During this renovation, the natural beauty of the original course was uncovered, lending to the unique layout. “It's a phenomenal course,” stated Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. “It's demanding but enjoyable, depending on whether you play the back tees or forward tees.”
Measuring 6,637 yards from the championship tees, the par 70 course has a USGA slope of 126 and a USGA rating of 72.7. Golfers can also tackle the course from the front tees, which measure 5,839 yards and have a USGA slope of 115 and USGA rating of 68.2. L-93 bentgrass is used on the greens with tifsport Bermuda collars, while the fairways and teeing complexes use U-3 Bermuda. Three waterfalls also enhance the level of play for the course and were originally designed by Perry Maxwell.
Cherokee Hills Golf Club also features a full practicing facility, complete with private instruction from three professional golfers, Jeff Jarrett, Todd Bleidner and Matt Harriss. The clubhouse includes meeting rooms with space enough for 140 people, a 1,000 sq. ft. cart storage facility, men's and women's locker rooms, the Champions Grill and a fully equipped golf pro shop.