Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tripp Davis’ Renovation at Oak Tree National Returns Course to Golf Digest 'Best of' List

(Norman, OK) — Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oklahoma, site of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, has returned to Golf Digest’s prestigious ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Courses after a 15-year absence.  Tripp Davis and Associates were responsible for recent renovation work on a course that long has been considered one of Pete Dye’s sternest tests of golf.  Oak Tree National is listed at No. 51 on Golf Digest’s biennial review that’s published in the magazine’s February 2015 issue.

“We are proud to have been instrumental in helping Oak Tree National climb back onto Golf Digest’s important list of America’s 100 Greatest Courses,” said Davis.  “The golf course went through a variety of design changes over the years since Pete first designed it.  We were brought in to work with the ownership, Oak Tree’s touring professionals and the staff to help regain the best of the course’s original Pete Dye character, and we were gratified that the pros who played in last year’s U.S. Senior Open had so many positive comments about our work.”

Davis and his team worked to return the features of the course to their original form while adding a few enhancements for the modern game.  All tees and bunkers were rebuilt and strategically restored, while the greens surrounds and portions of certain greens were reworked to be more consistent with the original greens.  “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.”

For more information about Tripp Davis and Associates, visit the website at or call 405-447-5259.

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