WinStar begins construction of additional nine holes

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THACKERVILLE, OK – WinStar World Casino and Resort officials recently announced construction is under way to add an additional nine holes to the current 27 holes and golf academy.

Michael Ferguson, WinStar Golf’s general manager, said the expansion, when complete,  will add to the total resort experience.

“We look forward to offering more to our regular golf visitors and creating a memorable experience for first-time golfers,” Ferguson said.

After the expansion, WinStar Golf will boast two 18-hole courses. The original 18 will be one course, while the new nine holes will combine with the most recent nine-hole addition to form a second 18.

WinStar officials commissioned golf course architect company Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design to design and build the project. The Texas-based company created the first 18-holes in 2007 and added nine holes on the eastern side of the property in 2011.

Ferguson said it has not yet been determined whether the course will sprig or sod the fairways once shaping is complete. That decision will affect the opening date. The course will mirror the other nines in offering TifSport Bermuda fairways and MiviVerde ultradwarf Bermud greens.

Both courses will offer five sets of tees to give golfers an option of playing from more than 7,200 yards to around 4,900 yards.

In addition to the course, patrons can visit the 4,850-square-foot WinStar Golf Academy facility, which features two indoor bays and offers the Golf Engineering and Research Systems fitting technology. WinStar Golf also has a clubhouse that features a bar and grill restaurant, banquet room, pro shop and locker rooms.

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