Cherokee Hills Golf Club named one of the best in the South

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Cherokee Hills is the lone Oklahoma course named on "ConventionSouth" list

TULSA, Okla. – The editors of "ConventionSouth" magazine, a national multimedia resource for event planning, have officially announced their 2014 list of the "South’s Top 18 Golf Retreats for Groups." The magazine ranks Cherokee Hills Golf Club at No. 6.

The par-70, 18-hole course located at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa was designed by renowned architect Perry Maxwell in 1924 and then redesigned by Tripp Davis seven decades later.

"It’s such an honor for ‘ConventionSouth’ to name us among the 18 best courses in the South," said Jeff Jarrett, general manager for Cherokee Hills Golf Club. "Our staff works hard to make sure we can provide a fun and challenging golf experience for our guests, so it’s always good for them to be recognized with accolades like this one."

"ConventionSouth’s" editorial team researched golf retreats throughout the South and selected 18 of the best sites for both golfing and meetings based on several factors. Deciding points included golf course accolades and golf club amenities for groups, affordability, accessibility and the amount of on-site or neighboring meeting venues and accommodations for groups.

Eighteen courses were selected as a nod to the typical 18 holes on a golf course. A "best of the best" showdown was then set up on Facebook, allowing "ConventionSouth" followers and meeting attendees to vote for their favorite golf retreat. The November issue of "ConventionSouth" shares the list with meeting planners from across the country who book meeting sites in the South.

"Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for golf retreats in the South to hold their meetings and events, and ConventionSouth’s 2014 list of the ‘South’s Top 18 Golf Retreats For Groups’ provides these planners with in-depth insight on a handful of the South’s most popular golf retreats," said "ConventionSouth" Editor Marlane Bundock. "Golfing offers an added layer of enjoyment to a meeting or event. Golf allows meeting planners to infuse teambuilding and networking activities into their events, increasing attendance and engaging attendees. By adding the element of golf to the event agenda, meeting planners create a more memorable and valuable experience for attendees and therefore, increase the success of the gathering."

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off of Interstate 44 at exit 240A. For more information, visit or call (800) 760-6700.

Editor’s note: Find all the latest Cherokee Nation news at

Full list:

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center in Sunset Beach, N.C. (1st  Place)
Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers, Ga. (2nd Place)
Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, S.C (3rd Place)
The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV (4th Place)
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington, Ky (5th Place)
Cherokee Hills Golf Club at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Okla. (6th Place)
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Ala. (7th Place tie)
Tamahka Hills Golf Club at the Paragon Casino, Resort & Conference in Marksville, La. (7th Place tie)
Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Ga. (8th Place)
Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C. (9th Place)
The Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Miss. (10th Place tie)
The City Club Marietta golf club at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference in Marietta, Ga. (10th Place tie)
The Grand Cypress Golf Club and the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla. (11th Place tie)
Woodlands Resort & Conference Center (11th Place tie)
Four Season Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas (11th Place tie)
The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W.Va. (11th Place tie)
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals and the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa in Florence, Ala. (12th Place)
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (13th Place)

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