Karsten Creek Hole #1

Karsten Creek Hole #1Mike Holder (former Oklahoma State’s Men’s Golf Coach) convinced Tom Fazio to design one of the most challenging golf courses in the country.

On May 9th, 1994, Karsten Creek opened, and was named the “Best New Course” in the country by Golf Digest for that same year.

The zoysia fairways are cut from a forest of oaks, complemented by terrain that is unusually undulating for this part of the country.

The 110 acre Lake Louise comes into play on many of the spectacular holes.

Since opening in 1994, Karsten Creek has continued to receive accolades throughout the golfing community.

This straight ahead par 5 looks like a pushover … until you consider that it plays into a prevailing southerly wind.

From the tee box, it’s downhill, but the fairway slopes right to left and adds an element of danger to your tee ball.

Hitting your drive into the rough on the left or into the trees will stop any thoughts you might have of going for this green in two.

The green also happens to be about 40 yards deep, so three putts can be easily found here.

For more info or to visit the Karsten Creek website, follow that link and enjoy some great Oklahoma golf !