Southern Hills Country Club

Tulsa, OK, United States Private

Overview

A product of the Great Depression and constructed by hundreds of workers who stood at the gate each morning hoping for a 25-cents-per-hour job that day, Southern Hills is architect Perry Maxwell’s great achievement. Nearly every hole bends left or right, posing critical tee shots that must risk something. The putting surfaces have the classic “Maxwell Rolls,” and most are guarded by simple yet effective bunkers. During the summer of 2018, architect Gil Hanse and crew rebuilt much of the course, in the process re-establishing Maxwell’s distinctive, gnarly edged bunkering and reconstructing the green shoulders that had been built up over the years.

About

Holes 18
Length 7556
Slope 142
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1936
Designer Perry Maxwell, ASGCA/(R) Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966.
2023-'24 ranking: 28th.
Previous ranking: 32nd.
Highest ranking: No. 8, 1993-'94.

Best in State: Ranked first since 1983.
2023-'24 ranking: First.

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Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.965
Character
8.107
Challenge
8.0745
Layout Variety
7.8637
Fun
7.6858
Aesthetics
7.8058
Conditioning
8.0577

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