Oakcreek Country Club - A Collaboration for the Ages

The first big break for Hall of Fame golf course architect Robert Trent Jones came shortly after World War II when he teamed with the one and only Bobby Jones to create Peachtree Golf Club outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Before his death in 2000, his career culminated with the construction of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which spans almost the entire state of Alabama.

In between, the legendary designer built about 500 golf courses in at least 40 U.S. states and nearly three dozen countries around the world. Today, his sons, Rees Jones and Robert Trent Jones Jr. carry on the family tradition of producing top-notch golf courses. The careers of Senior and his sons did overlap, but not very often.

Oakcreek Country Club

In 1969, Junior and Senior headed west to Sedona and in the shadow of the city’s beautiful and inspiring Red Rocks they collaborated to create the breathtaking Oakcreek Country Club, one of only a handful of golf courses in the world ever designed by the father-son team. 

Oakcreek Country Club, Sedona’s most seasoned and established course, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season, still going strong and delivering the premier golf experience in Sedona after all these years.

Oakcreek Country ClubThe 18-hole par-72 championship course is a departure from the typical desert design golfers frequently find in Arizona, with plenty of mature pines situated where you might expect to encounter the more traditional desert wash or towering cactus. The parkland-style course has a distinct Midwestern feel. It’s the epitome of a classic tree-lined layout with plenty of bending doglegs, well-placed fairway bunkers and slightly elevated greens.

Staying true to the Jones’ design philosophy of difficult par, easy bogey, Oakcreek is a “golfer friendly” layout. Choose correctly from four sets of tees that stretch the course from 5,579 to 6,824 yards, and you’re likely to stride off the 18th green feeling confident about the state of your game rather than defeated.

Oakcreek annually hosts the prestigious Sedona Open, a three-day, 54-hole tournament that attracts talented professional golfers and amateur golfers from around the world.

For tee times or information on the golf course, contact the pro shop at either (928) 284-1660 or 1-888-284-1660, or visit Oakcreek online at
www.oakcreekcountryclub.com.

Stay Cool and Play in Comfortable Sedona Climate

At a modest elevation of 4,500 feet, Sedona is on average 15 degrees cooler than Phoenix, which is less than 100 miles to the southwest. As sweltering summer temperatures encroach upon the state’s golf hotbeds, stay cool at Oakcreek Country Club, where the more comfortable mountain air is a pleasant alternative to golfers seeking an escape from the sweltering sun.

From July 1 to August 31, when the mercury frequently rises into triple digits, Oakcreek will be offering enticingly low summer twilight rates. With twilight tee times starting after 10 a.m., golfers can get on the course and stay cool for just $45. Just call for details about this exciting summer special.

Oakcreek’s Hole No. 14

Whether you’re passing through or planning to pack up and head to Sedona for the weekend, Oakcreek Country Club partners with a number of local resorts to offer “Stay and Play” golf packages, including the Premiere Vacation Club at Bell Rock.

Traveling to Sedona has never been easier with the recent completion of a portion of Interstate 17 called the All-American Road, which connects to Arizona 179. Oakcreek is less than a mile off 179, on Bell Rock Boulevard.

More than four million visitors flock to Red Rock Country every year, and a healthy percentage of those travelers are golfers.

In addition to golf and a number of other outdoor recreational opportunities, Sedona is home to spectacular scenery, a thriving arts and cultural scene and a variety of dining and shopping establishments.

Amenities and Attention to Detail

The staff at Oakcreek Country Club realizes what’s important to golfers and strives to deliver an all-around customer experience that is second to none.

Pace of play is an issue that always seems to crop up, and at Oakcreek Country Club the target time for a round to be completed is four hours and fifteen minutes. While starters and rangers won’t go as far as putting you on the clock, they’ll give you a delicate nudge to keep things moving along.

Oakcreek Country Club

After months of work, a retooled driving range facility was just unveiled to the public in mid-June. The project involved restructuring the tee line to improve and expand hitting areas, installing accurate yardage markers and replacing worn areas with high-quality turf. The new driving range will feature high-quality Titleist golf balls and grass tees. By any meauring stick, Oakcreek’s range expects to get an “A+.” You can utilize the range before or after your round.

Another popular post-round spot aside from the range is Mulligan’s Grille On the Green, a lounge-style restaurant where golfers routinely gather to eat, drink and share stories of their day on the links.

Oakcreek Country Club is also home to the Sedona School of Golf where golfers receive world-class instruction from PGA Professionals. To discover the variety of packages designed for both beginners and accomplished players available at the golf school, contact PGA Professional Gabe Beronja at (928) 284-1660 or email gabe.beronja@esedona.net.

Oakcreek Country Club

The spectacular surroundings, championship golf course designed by a legendary father and son team and a host of amenities are all part of the Oakcreek Country Club experience.

 

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