Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Gift of Casual Elegance – The Territory

Southwest Oklahoma’s Premiere Golf and Residential Community Makes an Ideal Holiday Gift

(Southwest Oklahoma) – This holiday season, give the gift of life as it used to be. The Territory invites golfers, and non-golfers alike, to experience the casually elegant lifestyle being enjoyed at this award winning golf and residential community in one of the country’s truly unspoiled locations.

Named a Top 50 Residential Course by Golfweek and one of Oklahoma’s best courses by Golf Digest, The Territory offers various levels of membership, ranging from Full Golf Memberships and National Memberships to Corporate and Social Memberships. All Golf Memberships include usage of the practice facility, cart, club storage and handicap fees.

Distinguishing The Territory from a vast majority of residential courses across the country is the feeling of complete escape. The Randy Heckenkemper design is a golf course first, and a residential development second, allowing the golfer to become fully immersed in the sport. The golf experience remains the focus from the first tee shot to the final putt.

“We look forward to welcoming new friends and families to The Territory community,” says Rick Braught, who along with his wife Barbara, owns The Territory. “We’re extremely grateful for the active members who have made this club so much more than a golf course.”

A modified target-style design that unfolds over rolling hills and through fields of native vegetation, The Territory stretches to 7,100 yards from the tips and features five sets of tees. A state-of-the-art training facility and a three-hole short course add to the golf-related chops.

Off the golf course, Chef Keith Zinke creates fine culinary dishes at the Prairie House and the swimming pool and activity courts are venues for planned events or a break from the day-to-day grind.

In addition to memberships, The Territory features a pair of stay-and-play homes with two spacious bedrooms, living room, full kitchen and bath; providing comfortable accommodations for up to four people.

Rates include one round of golf per night’s stay, with additional rounds costing the current guest fee. The stay-and-play rates are:
* Single: $275 per night
* Double: $225 per night
* Triple: $195 per night
* Foursome: $175 per night

Prospector's Ridge, Phase I of the residential development at The Territory, is in the early stages of development. Prices of lots available range from $61,000 to $138,000. If a similar, high-quality property like The Territory were located in the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth area it would likely cost three times as much.

For more information on memberships and packages at The Territory, call 580.475.0075 or visit

About The Territory
With five sets of tees – ranging from 4,845 to 7,110 yards – the modified target-golf course offers playability and enjoyment to players of all ages and skill levels. The greens are an A1-A4 creeping bentgrass blend, the tees, fairways and roughs are Tifsport Bermudagrass and native vegetation frames the playing corridors.

Located on the historic Chisholm Trail, The Territory is within a short drive of lakes for boating and fishing and mere minutes from a pair of schools, shopping, dining and churches. In addition, Duncan Regional Hospital was named to the Solucient Top 100 Hospitals list – a study of more than 3,000 hospitals that identifies industry benchmarks by recognizing U.S. hospitals that have achieved excellence in quality of care, operational efficiency, financial performance and adaptation to the environment.

Owners Rick and Barbara Braught - members of the McCasland Oil family - are graduates of the University of Oklahoma and remain active through university fund raising, support and holding season tickets to Sooner athletic events. Barbara (BA 1986, MBA 1990) is the granddaughter of T.H. McCasland - the founder of Mack Oil Company - and serves as Executive Director of the McCasland Foundation, while Rick (BBA 1984, MBA 1989) oversees numerous companies.


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