Karsten Creek Golf Club

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Karsten Creek Golf Club

Architect: Tom Fazio
Year: 1994

1800 South Memorial Drive
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074
(405) 743-1658

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized carts available


Tee Yardage Par Rating / Slope


The home course of the storied Oklahoma State Cowboys golf team, Karsten Creek has created a buzz in the NCAA golfing community.  At a stout 77.2/152 rating and slope from the tips, the course is recognized as one of the most difficult courses in the country.  The course features several elevation changes with large oaks framing the playing corridors.  The finishing holes around Lake Louise are some of the most photogenic opportunities in Oklahoma.

Local Knowledge:  Same day replay rates are available for at a 40% discount from the regular rate.  Cart path only September 1 – May 31 though status may vary depending on weather and conditions.

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Bill Satterfield

Karsten Creek Golf Club

What to Expect:  For many years Yale and Stanford laid their claim on having the best collegiate course in the country. When Karsten Creek opened as the home course of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, rumblings quickly emerged that their might be a new king of the NCAA ranks. The Tom Fazio design located on the edge of Stillwater is one of the most challenging tests in the South and one of the highest touted public courses in the country. The course features several changes in elevation throughout the routing that boasts zyosia fairways carved through the majestic oaks and around Lake Louise. In typical Fazio fashion, the finishing holes are some of the most dramatic on the property as they play around the lake and offer sparkling views. At $300 round Karsten Creek represents one of the most expensive golf experiences in the country and certainly the most expensive collegiate course. There are certainly more top end private Fazio designs than public so it is worth teeing it up at Karsten Creek when given the opportunity, but it would be difficult to justify that hefty of a green fee much more than once. Signature Hole:  11th - 209 Yard Par 3     Individual Hole Analysis Best Par 3:  7th - 206 Yards     Best Par 4:  16th - 471 Yards     Best Par 5:  18th - 551 Yards     Birdie Time:  12th - 350 Yard Par 4     Bogey Beware:  17th - 471 Yard Par… More >