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History of Oakland Acres Golf Club

 

In the mid 1950′s brothers Cliff and Cloyd Thompson purchased the Eb Turner farm with the intent of raising Angus cattle. The venture was later abandoned as impractical and over a bridge game the brothers and their wives agreed instead to build a golf course.

After approximately one year of construction on a large portion of the 120 acres, the first 9 holes was completed and Oakland Acres Golf Club opened July 1, 1963. Homes began to be constructed. As the population grew, so did the interest in golf. In the early 1970′s, 80 Acres to the East of the 9 hole course was purchased. In 1973 the second 9 holes, a new clubhouse and restaurant opened. Oakland Acres became an incorporated city in 1975 with its own elected Mayor and City Council.

After Cliff and Cloyd retired, the golf course changed hands several times. In 2012, Larry and Jim Heishman purchased Oakland Acres. From that moment on, it started to become a completely different place. That year, they demolished the old cart shed and built new and improved cart shed in its place. The following year the new clubhouse was built and the old one was demolished. New equipment was purchased, cart paths were put in, and landscaping was done on multiple tee boxes. Currently, the new project is building a new maintenance shed with another cart shed attached to it.

 

Course News

--The "Elks" Tournament has been moved to September 27th .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. We are having a tournament today at 1:00 on the front nine. 20 of our carts will be taken. .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. July 26th and 27th the course will be closed from 9:00 am until the 18 hole tournament is over .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Come in and sign up for our over 50's four person best shot on July 24th! .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Congratulations to the newly weds, Leon and Cami Drake. Thank you to everyone who came to the reception last night! (photos will be up shortly on the "event hosting" page .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Nick Wallace will be singing August 2nd at 8:00pm

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