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  • Valley of Sin, Oak Tree National

    Hole #9 is “Valley of Sin”, US Senior Open

    Hole #9  is affectionately known as “Valley of Sin” and is a par 4, 411 yards. Bob Barry Jr. says “this hole also plays into a prominent south wind and it’s titled because it has a deep valley leading up to the green on the left.  Golfers will be happy to make the turn if they keep their drive and their approach shot straight.”

  • Coe's Corner, Oak Tree National

    “Coe’s Corner” is course designer’s favorite hole, US Senior Open

    Number 12 on the US Senior open is called “Coe’s Corner” and it is a par 5, 585 yards. Bob Barry Jr. says “those in the know say this is designer Pete Dye’s favorite hole on the golf course.  No way these guys can reach this hole in two, there is water on the left and there are bunkers aplenty around one of the smallest greens at Oak Tree National.”

  • The Oaks, Oak Tree National

    Accuracy really counts on Hole #10 called “The Oaks,” US Senior Open

    Oak Tree National would have to have a hole named “The Oaks” and it is hole #10 which is a par 4, 437 yards. “This hole plays like a par 5 and if your drive isn’t accurate, you could wind up on the left side with a treacherous second shot over all sorts of trouble:  trees, water and sand.  And if the wind is crazy, either blowing into the pros faces or away from them, it makes things tricky because of the small green,” said Bob Barry Jr.

  • The Plateau, Oak Tree National

    “The Plateau” awaits golfers on #18, US Senior Open

    The final hole on the US Senior Open is called the “The Plateau” and it is a par 4, 470 yards. Bob Barry Jr. says “this hole is the second longest 4-par on the course.  It begins aiming straight into the prevailing south wind and a tee shot landing on a plateau is preferred.  The green is big but there is a huge, deep “graveyard” bunker on the right that is difficult to get up-and-down out of.  This will be a nice finishing hole for the fans, with the most grandstand seating on the […]

  • Harbor Town, Oak Tree National

    Watch out for the wind on hole #17, US Senior Open

    #17  at Oak Tree is called “Harbor Town” and it is a  par 3, 180 yards. Bob Barry Jr. says “there’s water on the left and sand around the green, but the big factor will be the Oklahoma wind.  This will determine club selection which could change drastically Thursday to Sunday.  Raymond Floyd hit a hole-in-one on this hole during the 1988 PGA Championship.”

  • Dye's Dread, Oak Tree National

    “Dye’s Dread” is hole#16, US Senior Open

    Hole #16  is known as “Dye’s Dread” which is a par 4, 455 yards. Sports Director Bob Jr. says “if the pros can work the ball right-to-left off the drive, they’ll have a great chance to get home on this challenging 4-par.  If they go right at all, and stay there, it could create some trouble as they start to close out their round.”

  • Muirfield, Oak Tree National

    Hole #15 is called “Muirfield”, US Senior Open

    Taking a look at hole #15, also known as, “Muirfield”. It is a par 4, 364 yards. “Those who play Oak Tree National regularly feel like this is one of the easiest birdie holes on the course.  There’s lots of sand near the green, which is small, but it’s fairly wide open getting there in two, ” said Bob Barry. Jr.

  • Oak Tree, Oak Tree National

    Signature Oak Tree in the middle of hole #14, US Senior Open

    Oak Tree National designates hole #14 as “Oak Tree” and it is a par 5, 599 yards. Bob Jr. says “this is the hole featuring the signature Oak Tree right in the middle of the fairway off the tee shot.  It’s the tree the logo was created from.  It’s possible the older pros can reach this green in two, but it will take a couple of big pokes to get there.  The green is surrounded by water and sand.  Jeff Sluman clinched the 1988 PGA Championship when he hit a […]

  • Waterloo, Oak Tree National

    Hole #13 is known as “Waterloo”, US Senior Open

    Hole #13 at Oak Tree National is called “Waterloo” and is a par 3, 206 yards for the US Senior Open. Bob Barry Jr. says “this hole is almost a total carry over water with lots of native rocks surrounding a sizeable green at the finish.  Paul Azinger drew national attention when he aced this hole in the 3rd round of the 1988 PGA Championship.”

  • Dub's Dread, Oak Tree National

    “Dub’s Dread” is what they call hole #11, US Senior Open

    “Dub’s Dread” is what you will see on hole #11 whic is a  par 4, 383 yards. Bob Jr. says “the tee shot appears to be wide open, and the fairway is generous.  But there’s a lake that runs the entire lengh of the hole on the left and lots of sand around the multi-level green.  Better be in a prime spot after the drive.”

  • Eternity, Oak Tree National

    “Eternity” is hole #8, US Senior Open

    Hole #8 is called “Eternity” - and is a par 3, 201 yards. Bob Barry Jr. says “this hole is all carry over a lake to a wide, shallow green.  But club selection can vary a lot, depending on where they put the pin - and the Oklahoma wind.”