The Story of Oak Creek Golf Club
Some places are just special. In the case of Oak Creek Golf Club, a number of carefully planned and naturally occurring elements have come together to make it that way.
For starters, the city of Irvine, California, where you'll find Oak Creek, experiences nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. Talk about the ideal climate for improving your game. Out on the course, you may even find that the mild weather is an intriguing counterbalance to the challenges of this Tom Fazio-designed Southern California golf course.
As the third of four successful collaborations between Fazio and The Irvine Company, Oak Creek Golf Club is forever linked to one of the greatest course designers in the game. However, that's not the only reason for the stirring sense of place.
Oak Creek Golf Club is also tied to the heritage of Orange County golf as part of the original 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch. Once an orange grove, the land was reinterpreted for modern-day use with careful attention to environmental sensitivity and to preserving a trace of the past, and Oak Creek Golf Club opened in 1996.
Today, the towering heritage eucalyptus that once provided a windbreak for the citrus trees now contribute to the peaceful setting. No matter your vantage point, not a single house or road interrupts the scenic beauty of the course.
But, Oak Creek is more than just a golfer's sanctuary. While owls and hawks nest in the eucalyptus, egrets and herons fish in the meandering creek. In fact, Oak Creek Golf Club is proud to actively participate in the innovative Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. The course has also made important strides in conserving water and reducing the use of chemicals and pesticides.
While you may not realize that all of these unique elements enhance your playing experience, you will surely realize that this 71-par, 6,834-yard Irvine golf course beautifully captures and elevates all there is to love about the game of golf.