Route 66 Golf Courses in Oklahoma: Where to Tee Off on the Mother Road

Route 66 is known for its fascinating history and fun roadside attractions. The Mother Road’s longest drivable stretch runs for over 400 miles through Oklahoma, and along the way you’ll find plenty of great places for a quick round of golf. Full of diverse courses designed by legendary golf course architects that showcase the unique natural elements of Oklahoma, these are some of the best courses to play on Route 66.

The Cherokee Hills Golf Club located at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Tulsa offers 18 challenging holes in beautiful surroundings.
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Northeastern Stretch

Begin your road trip down the northeastern stretch of Route 66 by booking tee times at these picturesque courses. Whether you’re an experienced player or weekend golfer, you’ll be sure to enjoy some of the region's panoramic views from the courses, including the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and the beautiful backdrop of Pensacola Dam.

Peoria Ridge Golf Course - Owned by the Peoria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, Peoria Ridge Golf Course offers 18 holes that are full of rolling hills and large bodies of water, signatures of Oklahoma golf course architect Bland Pittman.

Shangri-La Resort Golf Club - With 27 scenic holes that border the Neosho River and provide breathtaking views, the Shangri-La Resort Golf Club in Afton lives up to its mythic, oasis-like namesake.

Grand Cherokee State Park Golf Course - Grand Cherokee State Park Golf Course features minimal water and sand hazards, but you’ll have to contend with the on-site Pensacola Dam, which creates a unique backdrop that can present a one-of-a-kind obstacle depending on your shot placement.

Tulsa Area

Tulsa and its suburbs are no stranger to championship greens, with many courses designed by renowned architect Perry Maxwell, otherwise known as the “Father of Oklahoma golf.” From hosting the 2022 PGA Championship to boasting accolades by Golf Digest, see why seasoned golfers and novices alike flock to the rolling, tree-covered hills throughout the area.

Heritage Hills Golf Course - Full of tree-lined roughs that make returning to fairways and greens rewarding, the Donald Sechrest-designed Heritage Hills Golf Course will give players a fun challenge when they stop in Claremore for a round.

Lone Pine Golf Course - Generous fairways, flat greens and minimal water hazards are just some of the features that make the nine-hole Lone Pine Golf Course one of the quickest and most player-friendly courses to play on Route 66.

Cherokee Hills Golf Club - One of many Oklahoma courses designed by the legendary Perry Maxwell, Catoosa’s Cherokee Hills Golf Club features tree-lined fairways, dramatic elevation changes and rock formations that can have a drastic impact on your ball's landing.

Bailey Ranch Golf Club - Bailey Ranch Golf Club in Owasso provides one of the best tests for golfers in Oklahoma and offers free golf for kids accompanied by an adult, making it one of the best courses in the state for family outings.

The Club at Forest Ridge - The first upscale public golf course in the Broken Arrow area, The Club at Forest Ridge is a staple of the community thanks to its challenging 18-hole course and off-course amenities that Golf Pass ranks in the top 20 in the nation.

Battle Creek Golf Club - With updated bunkers that add a modern touch to a Tulsa classic, Battle Creek Golf Club features a links-style layout consisting of Bermuda grass fairways and Cato Crenshaw bentgrass greens, making for one of the best putting surfaces around.

Mohawk Park Golf Course - Mohawk Park Golf Course’s 36 holes are broken up into the 18-hole Woodbine and Pecan Valley courses, both of which provide players with plenty of challenging holes full of the area's signature oak and pecan trees.

LaFortune Park Golf Course - Day or night, you can get your golf kicks on Route 66 when you stop at Tulsa’s LaFortune Park Golf Course, which features both an 18-hole championship layout course and a par 3 course, lit by stadium lights in the evening.

Page Belcher Golf Course - Page Belcher Golf Course in Tulsa is home to two 18-hole experiences that include lush zoysia fairways and well-kept bentgrass greens, as well as distinctive features like the rolling terrain and subtle contours of the Olde Page course, which creates a demanding but fair test that comes with the dramatic vistas and the modern layout of the Stone Creek course.

The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge - Tucked away in the hills of north Sand Springs, The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge offers a challenging 18-hole golf course with lush, wooded surroundings and breathtaking views of the Tulsa skyline.

South Lakes Golf Course - Large bentgrass greens and open Bermuda fairways make South Lakes Golf Course one of the most inviting courses on Route 66, providing players of all skill levels an 18-hole course where they can have fun and make some birdies.

Buffalo Rock Golf Course - Opened back in 1921 and designed by Perry Maxwell, Cushing’s Buffalo Rock Golf Course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level, featuring a classic layout with picturesque backdrops.

Rock Creek Golf Course - Sapulpa’s Rock Creek Golf Course offers 18-holes of fun and challenging golf that serves as a perfect ending to Route 66’s Tulsa area golf courses.

The Road to OKC

As you cruise southwest down Route 66 toward Oklahoma City, great golfing opportunities are available at these local golf courses. Notice how the terrain begins to flatten as trees mix with the plains.

Bristow Golf & Country Club - Bristow Golf & Country Club is a quick nine-hole course with lush, narrow fairways and small greens that roll quickly, giving you all the fun and challenge you could hope for in a short round of golf.

Stroud Municipal Golf Course - Nine holes of player-friendly golf await you at Stroud Municipal Golf Course, along with high-quality practice facilities and a qualified staff that can help you hone your game and learn the tricks of the course.

Chandler Municipal Golf Course - Rolling hills, intermittent trees and water hazards, Bermuda grass fairways and small, undulating greens that require precise approach shots are just a few of the challenges you’ll find when you tee it up at the nine-hole Chandler Municipal Golf Course.

Oklahoma City Area

One of the most vibrant metros you’ll find on Route 66 is also home to some great golf courses. Oklahoma City is full of well-maintained golf courses that will challenge and excite golfers during their trip down the Mother Road.

Golf Club of Edmond - Perched upon the historic Harper-Turner Cattle Ranch, the Golf Club of Edmond will test golfers of all abilities with its rolling hills, mature trees and numerous water hazards.

KickingBird Golf Club - Kicking Bird Golf Club is one of the premier courses in the state, having hosted the Oklahoma Open and Oklahoma State Amateur tournaments. The championship-level course will challenge both casual and advanced players alike.

Lincoln Park Golf Course - Oklahoma City’s Lincoln Park Golf Course is home to two 18-hole experiences that will challenge players in unique ways. The West Course stretches roughly 6,600 yards and gives an advantage to long drivers while the East Course plays a little shorter and emphasizes precise ball placement.

James E. Stewart Golf Course - Conveniently located less than three miles from downtown Oklahoma City, James E. Stewart Golf Course will give players a fun and fast nine-hole escape, with the average round taking less than an hour and a half.

Hidden Creek Family Golf Course - Hidden Creek golf course is a nine-hole course in Midwest City that plays a comfortable 1,900 yards, an unconventionally short length for a nine-hole course, which makes it walkable for both senior and junior golfers.

John Conrad Regional Golf Course - Renovations that were completed in 2022 have helped maintain John Conrad Golf Course’s pristine conditions, which includes challenging features like tree-lined roughs, meandering creeks, rolling hills and beautiful water features that provide scenic views and unique shot decisions.

Trosper Park Golf Club - With minimal sand and water hazards on 18 well-maintained holes, Trosper Park Golf Club provides one of the fastest and most player-friendly rounds of golf you’ll find anywhere on Route 66 and in central Oklahoma.

Lake Hefner Golf Club - Home to two 18-hole courses, Lake Hefner Golf Club offers 36 holes of challenging golf with varying distances and challenges set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Hefner.

Earlywine Golf Club - Another 36-hole experience with two courses, Earlywine Golf Club features rapid elevation changes with a balance of high-risk/high-reward choices and was designed by renowned golf course architects, including professional golfer and Oklahoma native, Mark Hayes.

The Links at Mustang Creek Golf Course - The Links at Mustang Creek provides yet another player-friendly nine-hole course, where golfers of all ages and skill levels can have fun while still being challenged by the tight out-of-grounds and large water features.

Crimson Creek Golf Course - At the tail end of the OKC Metro stretch of Route 66 is El Reno’s Crimson Creek Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a challenging layout consisting of fairways filled with rolling hills, designed by third-generation golf course architect P.B. Dye.

Southwestern Stretch

Conclude your journey on the Oklahoma Mother Road through the spacious greens in Southwest Oklahoma. In addition to the breathtaking views provided by the area's vast, open plains, you’ll also find some exciting places to golf.

Prairie West Golf Club - Your first golf stop in southwest Oklahoma will be the Prairie West Golf Club, Weatherford’s 18-hole course that gets harder as your round goes on, beginning with an open front nine that transitions into a back-nine with tight, tree-lined fairways and greenside bunkers.

The Greens Golf Course - Moving down Route 66 you’ll find The Greens Golf Course in Foss, a nine-hole course with challenging greens that make it one of the most competitive nine-hole courses in the state.

Sayre City Golf Course - Sayre City Golf Course bends winds through a spattering of trees and gentle elevation changes, providing just enough of a challenge to keep advanced players engaged throughout their nine-hole round.

Elk City Golf & Country Club - Complete the Route 66 Golf Trail at Elk City Golf & Country Club, a short 18-hole course that benefits players who lack distance off the tee and features scenic views with a challenging layout that will entertain players of all skill levels.

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