Oklahoma course reopens after $6 million renovation

Oklahoma course reopens after $6 million renovation

FireLake Golf Course part of Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

July 31, 2017
Construction Course News
FireLake Golf Course in Shawnee, Okla., has reopened following a $6 million multi-year renovation that started in 2015.  

Originally built in 1983, FireLake Golf Course now encompasses 6,335 yards of greens, fairways and rough and features a driving range, chipping and putting greens for golfers of all skill levels. High quality Bermudagrass, mature pecan orchards, a natural creek and numerous lakes line the 18-hole course, shaping the 13 water hazards that classify the grounds. A two-story clubhouse has also been added, offering locker rooms, a fully equipped pro shop, a restaurant, bar and ballroom on the premises.

The new clubhouse comes after a fire destroyed the previous structure in 2000. The golf course remodel was prompted by drainage and irrigation issues throughout the course. The project was funded by accrued profits from more than 20 years of operations and the insurance settlement from the clubhouse fire.

Architecture and redesign of the course was directed by Heckenkemper Golf and United Golf LLC, both based in Tulsa. FireLake staff managed much of the renovation process, while the clubhouse construction was completed by Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Construction Department.