Getting To Know: Karsten Creek Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Rob Land, Golf Professional
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Rob Land who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
We are the home course for the OSU Men's and Womens golf teams and currently the 15th ranked public access golf course in the US. A Tom Fazio design that opened in 1994, we host the annual AJGA PING Invitational, and have held two NCAA Men's National Championships.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
For an unparalleled golf experience, a visit to Karsten Creek is a must! Carved from Post and BlackJack Oak's, the golf course is long and difficult and maintained to tournament-ready condition daily. Experience the history of Oklahoma State golf and the many great players that helped build this world-class facility.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
We are proud to be the home of OSU golf, and to be associated with amateur golf at its highest level.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
The 18th hole is a true risk/reward par 5 that skirts the banks of Lake Louise (named after Loiuse Solheim). From the tournament tees, the carry to the fairway could be the most difficult tee shot on the course. Especially with the prevailing south wind. Favor the right side of the fairway and lay up smart - the green is much more receptive to a full shot.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Our hand-cut, hand-breaded chicken tenders are a must for lunch and a Club Special after the round will finish your experience at Karsten Creek.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
John Peterson from LSU shot 65 during the 2011 NCAA Championships.
Karsten Creek Golf Club
1800 S. Memorial Drive
Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74074
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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