Designed by renowned architect Perry Maxwell in 1924, the course at Cherokee Hills Golf Club is steeped in rich Oklahoma history. Redesigned by Tripp Davis, it’s a true challenge for the most accomplished golfer, while inviting enough for the weekend player.
Traverse tree-lined fairways, dramatic elevation changes, demanding bentgrass greens, natural rock outcroppings and babbling brooks. Enjoy the course correction this outdoor spa provides just steps from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
770 West Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015
Cherokee Hills Golf Club is located 15 minutes east of downtown Tulsa at Interstate 44 and 193rd East Avenue, exit 240.
The Course Tour
Hole 1 Par 4435410368322
This opening par four is one of the most difficult holes on the course. A tee shot down the left side that avoids the bunkers leaves the best angle for the approach. A green with a very pronounced false front along with a ridge in the middle makes the correct distance a must for the second shot.
Hole 2 Par 5628606480475
This may be the longest par five in Oklahoma and will certainly play that way because of the prevailing south wind. Very few players will reach this green in two shots so the second shot is all about position. With the pin on the left, the best angle is from the right side of the fairway. With the pin in right, the best approach will be from the left.
Hole 3 Par 4456446456422
This is another difficult par four that plays back up the hill. A tee shot that hugs the two fairway bunkers on the right leaves the best approach for most pin locations. The green is divided into three sections — front right, back right and back left. Be careful to avoid the deep bunker that guards the front.
Hole 4 Par 3169151131109
The green for this slightly uphill par three is mostly hidden behind two yawning bunkers. A “flashed” portion of the green in the back right signals a ridge that separates the higher front side from a lower back section. Any shots played directly at a back left pin will have difficulty in holding the green.
Hole 5 Par 4440417400316
This par four is another good one where the tee shot must avoid bunkers left and right. A missed fairway here and it is probably best to lay-up short of the creek that fronts the green. The putting surface sits on a large rock which leaves a significant separation from left to right and will make for some difficult two putts.
Hole 6 Par 5478469434364
The shortest par five on the course will also be a test of your patience. For those who want to reach the green in two, favor a line down the right side. Others who will lay-up should play left to leave a shorter approach for the third shot. Anything short of the middle of the green runs the risk of rolling back into the native rocks in front.
Hole 7 Par 3189178162111
From the tee on this downhill par three take a moment to turn around and enjoy a view of the Tulsa skyline. Back to the business at hand and the best strategy here is to shape a shot from left to right. The front right bunker will catch plenty of shots but may be a better spot than going long where a steep embankment awaits.
Hole 8 Par 4406370346311
This is a dogleg right par four that is guarded on the right side by a pair of fairway bunkers. Avoid these with the tee shot and the second should set up nicely. This green is one of the smaller on the course with several different sections created from the slope and you do not want to miss it to the right.
Hole 9 Par 4432420386348
This par four presents the most difficult driving hole on the course because of the prevailing south wind and the native wetland that comes in close on the right. For the second shot there is room to miss the green left and still get up and down but a miss anywhere else and the job becomes a much bigger challenge.
Hole 10 Par 4329269263242
Some may take the chance and try to drive it on the green of this short par four. However, anything off line in the least will find water or one of several bunkers that clutter the landing area. A fairly flat but shallow green awaits those who have success off the tee.
Hole 11 Par 3228169153129
This par three plays to an elevated green with a steep front that also has a drop off on the left. Beware of the bunker well short of the green that is there just to create a depth perception problem. Slightly long will leave better options than any tee shot that is left short.
Hole 12 Par 4402387338287
On this par four the best angle of approach will be from the left side of the fairway just short of the bunkers. There is plenty of room to the right, but the second becomes more difficult because of the two bunkers guarding the right front of the green — green that also has several soft slopes which makes this short hole play more difficult.
Hole 13 Par 3190139135106
This is a beautiful par three set in the middle of trees that also has a creek meandering through. The green is divided left and right by a ridge that runs through the middle with another soft slope that separates the front and back on the right. Avoid the deep bunker that awaits shots missed short and left.
Hole 14 Par 5602555534367
This is another long par five that plays directly into the prevailing south wind. Likely a three shot hole where trees line both sides and thus hitting the fairway is a must. The green has soft slopes that define the front right from the back left. This will probably be viewed as one of the more difficult holes.
Hole 15 Par 4403382359316
The smart tee shot on this par four is to play short of the fairway bunkers. The approach here is difficult to judge because the two bunkers short of the green give the impression that the green is closer than it really is. Once on the putting surface, be aware of the “hog back” that creates fall off on both sides.
Hole 16 Par 3215167138123
This par three has lots of character with water on the left and prevailing wind usually coming from the right that is tough to avoid. The green here offers some terrific pin locations and a large chipping area on the right side for those who choose to bail out in that direction.
Hole 17 Par 4467389427342
This uphill par four may play as the longest par four on the course. The ideal line off the tee is just inside the right fairway bunker. The fairway bunker on the left must be avoided at all costs. This green is relatively shallow so another spot where the distance control with the approach becomes very important.
Hole 18 Par 4386374339311
A nice finishing par four where the tee shot is the key because of a narrow fairway that falls off sharply to the right. A play short or left of this area will leave a fairly simple approach for the second. With a back left pin take notice that any miss to the left will most likely find the creek.
The Rules & Regulations
Regulations Dress Code
No denim of any kind, sweatpants, cut-offs or swimwear. Men must have a shirt with appropriate collar. A sleeveless shirt with collar or appropriate sleeved shirt is required for women. Soft-spikes are also required. The dress code is strictly enforced at all times.
No outside food or beverage allowed. Food must be purchased from Champions Grill. Pull carts are not allowed. Each player must have his/her own bag and set of clubs. A valid driver’s license is required to operate a golf cart. Maximum two riders and two bags per cart. Cherokee Hills is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Players not observing these regulations and/or posted course rules may be removed from property by security at the discretion of the professional staff.