Nearly two years after work crews began excavating large sections of FireLake Golf Course, golfers are set to return to the 18-hole public course located 40 minutes from Oklahoma City.
The 6,335 yard course has plenty of new amenities and numerous hole redesigns to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Lined with native grass and water hazards on 13 holes, FireLake boasts champion Bermuda greens on all 18 holes playable at an affordable price of $38 available seven days a week.
The course was built in 1983 and is owned and operated by Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
“The tribe committed to shutting down two years so we could make a good course a great one, and with what we have worked since 2015, I believe FireLake is just that,” said Chris Chesser, course director.
The course, clubhouse and driving range have all been overhauled since renovations began in 2015 under the supervision of FireLake Superintendent Derron Day. The new clubhouse is open, complete with a pro-shop, a restaurant and bar, as well as an event space on the second floor.
For those familiar with the old driving range’s tendency to turn into a water hazard at the slightest hint of rain, new, undulating target greens now sit atop embankments.
In addition to a $38 green fee and cart deal, the course has numerous specials and discounts including a weekday senior green fee and cart special for $30, walking green fees for juniors and seniors at $17 and twilight fees that include a cart for only $25.
FireLake host local high school and amateur golf competitions, including the FireLake Classic – taking place July 22-23 – and one round of the Shawnee Shootout. Fundraisers and tournaments for private groups are also booked throughout the year. The course offers a number of membership options for golfers who regularly play, with a regular membership that includes a cart rental only $1,800. Adding a spouse or child age 17 or younger only costs $200.
Discounts for walkers, seniors and golfers with their own golf cart are also available at discounted rates. For young golfers and students, FireLake offers a summer junior walking membership for only $300.
“It’s been a long process, and we know we have a lot of people asking about re-opening,” said Chesser. “But we wanted to get it right the first time, have good grass down and give our golfers a playable course on our opening day. There are still a few minor fixes but we’re very happy to see our regular golfers and new faces out here.”
More information can be found by calling 405-275-4471 or visiting www.FireLakeGolf.com.