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LAKE HEFNER GOLF COURSE

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1949

July 12                   Maxwell submits a bid to the Oklahoma City council for the design and construction of an 18-hole golf course at Lake Hefner.  Maxwell’s bid was the only one presented and a contract was expected to be let “next week”.  Under the proposal, Maxwell would build the course using his own money and recoup his investment through an operating lease with title expected to revert to the city after 10 years. Construction of the course is expected to take 18 months.  [The Daily Oklahoman, July 13, 1949; The Daily Oklahoman, July 12, 1992]

 

October 22            Maxwell is “supervising construction of courses at the University of Oklahoma and at Lake Hefner, near Oklahoma City.  [Daily Ardmoreite, October 23, 1949]

1951

May 30                  Front 9 holes open at Lake Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City.  [The Daily Oklahoman, May 30, 1951]

 

June 2                    Back 9 holes at Lake Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City to open “a few days” after May 30.  [The Daily Oklahoman, May 30, 1951]

1960

August 6                The Oklahoma City council sells two tracts of Lake Hefner reservation land with the goal of paying of the unpaid balance of the operating lease on the Lake Hefner golf course and take over the course from Maxwell’s estate.  [The Daily Oklahoman, March 23, 1960]

1962

Unknown              The Oklahoma City council completes the buyout of the operating lease on the Lake Hefner golf course and assume operation of the course from Maxwell’s estate.  [The Daily Oklahoman, July 12, 1992]

AERIALS

April 21, 1964, Oklahoma State Archives

MAPS AND DRAWINGS

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