Competitors at the U.S. Senior Open July 10-13 will face a renovated Oak Tree National Course in Edmond, Oklahoma, thanks to Tripp Davis, ASGCA.
“Golf Course Architecture” reported on the work Tripp Davis and Associates did on the course originally designed by ASGCA Past President Pete Dye, and then redesigned by Dye in 2002.
The publciations reports: “Davis and his team have restored elements of the course to their original form, while adding a few enhancements to accommodate for the modern game.
“,The golf course at Oak Tree National went through a variety of design changes over the years since Pete first designed it,’ said Davis. ‘We were brought in to regain the best of its original Pete Dye character and we think the pros will be very pleased with the final outcome.’
“The course’s tees and bunkers were rebuilt and strategically restored as part of the project.
“’The greens and greens surrounds were what made Oak Tree so strategic and we like what we recaptured,’ commented Davis. ‘It can still be the toughest course in the country, but it is very strategic and option oriented.’
“Davis’ project team included Oak Tree National club owner Everett Dobson and project shaper Bill ‘Hollywood’ Willingham, as well as pro golfers Scott Verplank, Bob Tway and Willie Wood, all of whom count Oak Tree National as their home course.”