Our Heritage

Named after the majestic oak tree on the 5th hole of the course, Oak Tree National is located in the scenic, 640-acre countryside of Edmond, Oklahoma. Oak Tree National has a long-standing heritage of excellence and exceptional golf.


In the mid-1970s architect Pete Dye began to design Oak Tree Golf Club with the directive to make it the hardest golf course in the world. 

“When I was working on Oak Tree,” said Dye, “the only comment Ernie Vossler and Joe Walser (the course’s co-founders) made was, ‘can’t you make it any harder?’”

Dye calls Oak Tree the finest inland golf course he has ever built. Oak Tree National, is ranked among Golf Magazine’s 100 Greatest and is currently 60th.

 The course has everything – sand, water, trees, length, thick rough and fiercely contoured greens. Dye enhanced the gently rolling property, adding some bumps and hollows of his own along the fairways. The course meanders through oak forests, across streams and around lakes with water coming into play on 13 holes, including each of the par-3 holes. In 2003, Dye returned to redesign several holes and extended the course to over 7,400 yards and today can stretch to more than 7,500 yards.  

 In 2008, Oklahoma businessman Ed Evans, along with Everett Dobson, purchased the Club, and initiated a nearly $6 million course renovation to be led by Dye. In 2019 Everett Dobson acquired 100% ownership and made numerous capital improvements to the club. The updates also included the installation of a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by expert golf instructors.

 The Fitness Center at Oak Tree National specializes in fitness programs designed for golfers. Members and PGA touring professionals take advantage of the comprehensive and innovative golf-specific programs. The fitness center has become one of the top golf fitness and injury rehab centers in this part of the country.

 Oak Tree National has been honored to host many major events over the years: 1984 U.S. Amateur Championship, 1988 PGA Championship, 2000 PGA Club Pro Championship, 2006 Senior PGA Championship, and the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, and has been selected to host another U.S. Senior Open in 2027.

 In April of 2009 the club was renamed "Oak Tree National" to reflect the owner's desire to attract USGA and PGA Championships. National is home to 6 former touring pros, 22 current touring pros and numerous young, aspiring tour players.




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