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  • 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.”

  • The Box Car, Oak Tree National

    “The Box Car” is Hole #7, US Senior Open

    Bob Barry Jr. says hole #7 is called The Box Car and is a par 5, 511 yards. “This hole can cause problems.  “The Golden Bear” himself fired a fat NINE on this hole in the 1988 PGA Championship at Oak Tree National.  In fact, it was the first time in Jack Nicklaus’ career he lost TWO golf balls on the same hole.  There’s a creek that runs alongside the driving area until it crosses the fairway, and bunkers in front of the green,” says Bob Jr.

  • Deerfield, Oak Tree National

    Hole #6 is called “Deerfield”, US Senior Open

    Hole #6  is the “Deerfield” – and is a par 4, 438 yards. Sports Director Bob Barry Jr. says “this hole requires accuracy off the tee.  If you don’t drive it straight, you’re guaranteed to be in a bunch of Oak Trees that run the length of the fairway on each side.”

  • Augusta, Oak Tree National

    “Augusta” is what they calle Hole #5

    Hole #5  is fondly called “Augusta” – it is a par 4, 454 yards. Bob Barry Jr. says “this hole is named because it resembles one of the holes at The Masters.  It doesn’t have many bunkers and the green is filled with humps and lumps.”

  • Postage Stamp, Oak Tree National

    Hole #4 is nicknamed the  “Postage Stamp” – it is a par 3,  175 yards. “The hole is named for the size of the green…said to be as small as a “postage stamp”.  It’s also guarded by a steep incline on the right and a pretty water hazard on the left.  It looks easy, but it can cause instant trouble,” said Bob Barry Jr.