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OKLAHOMA CITY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

(f/k/a Nichols Hills Country Club)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1927

December              Maxwell consulting with G.A. Nichols regarding Nichols Hills project in Oklahoma City.  [The Daily Oklahoman, June 10, 1928]

1928

June 9                    Plans announced for MacKenzie and Maxwell to collaborate on two courses at Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City, one 18-holes and the other 9-holes.  Work expected to begin “within a short time”.  Maxwell “has been in Oklahoma City at intervals for the last six months, consulting… concerning the two courses.”  [The Daily Oklahoman, June 10, 1928]

Summer                 Construction commences on the Nichols Hills courses in Oklahoma City.  “A huge force of men, teams and tractors has been engaged in altering the landscape to conform to the requirements of the courses.”  [The Daily Oklahoman, May 5, 1929]

November 17       Work on Nichols Hills courses continued under the supervision of Maxwell despite poor weather.  Maxwell expects the courses will be ready for play by late summer of 1929.  [The Daily Oklahoman, November 18, 1928]

 

December 22        Maxwell declares that Nichols Hills courses will be open “by late summer or early fall of 1929”.  Maxwell, “under whose supervision the two courses are being constructed” announces that MacKenzie, “who laid out the courses, is expected to reach Oklahoma City within a few weeks to assist in their completion.”  [The Daily Oklahoman, December 23, 1928]

1929

 

January 20            Work “resumed last week on the two courses at Nichols Hills” following Maxwell’s return to Oklahoma City from New York.  Maxwell announces that “the courses will be ready for planting as soon as weather permits.”  Maxwell expects “an early visit” from MacKenzie. [The Daily Oklahoman, January 20, 1929]

June 16                  Sprinkling system for the fairways has been completed at Nichols Hills.  [The Daily Oklahoman, June 16, 1929]

June 23                  Fairways at Nichols Hills sodded and irrigated.  [The Daily Oklahoman, June 23, 1929]

August 31              Maxwell in Oklahoma City to inspect Nichols Hills courses “soon to be opened”.  [The Daily Oklahoman, September 1, 1929]

September 16       18-hole course Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City opens for play. [The Daily Oklahoman, September 8, 1929]

 

September 21-22 Oklahoma state amateur and professional championship tournament held on 18-hole course Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City less than a week after course opens for play.  The adjacent 9-hole course is not yet completed.  [The Daily Oklahoman, September 15, 1929]

October 5-6           Walter Hagen and Horton Smith play an exhibition match at Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City.  [The Daily Oklahoman, September 1, 1929]

1930

July 1                     G.A. Nichols finalizes land swap with Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club and Nichols Hills courses become Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  [The Daily Oklahoman, June 29, 1930]

1931

November             G.A. Nichols writes to Maxwell thanking him for his efforts in construction of the Nichols Hills courses.  “At the time you did this work, not knowing very much about golf courses myself, all that we had to depend on was your past record and recommendations.”  [“The Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club - The First Century”, by Bob Burke (2012), Pg. 135]

1932

April 25-27            Maxwell is in Oklahoma City for “a few days” accompanied by his daughter, Dora.  [Daily Ardmoreite, April 25, 1932]

 

April 27                  Maxwell is “on the job now, shaping up greens and fairways and anything else that needs attention” at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in advance of the Trans-Mississippi tournament.  Improvements include a new back tee on 3rd hole, changes to the green and surrounds on the 5th hole and white sand added to bunkers.  [The Daily Oklahoman, April 27, 1932]

June 20-25            Trans-Mississippi golf tournament held at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  [The Daily Oklahoman, April 27, 1932]

1936

October 3              Maxwell in Oklahoma City for the state golf championship at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  [The Daily Oklahoman, October 4, 1936]

1949

June 20                  Maxwell attends the women’s Western Open at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  [The Daily Oklahoman, June 21, 1949]

1951

December 20        Maxwell oversees “a face-lifting job” at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in preparation for the 1953 U.S. Amateur.  Work includes new greens on holes 8, 9, 14 and 15, new tees on holes 1, 7, 9 and 18, and the addition or redesign of many traps, including a new greenside bunker on #8.  The work is expected to be completed over the winter with greens open for play by early summer of 1952.  [The Daily Oklahoman, December 20, 1951; “The Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club - The First Century”, by Bob Burke (2012), Pg. 147]

 

1952

April 2                    Maxwell completes new greens on holes 8, 9, 14 and 15 and new tees on holes 2, 7, 8, 9 and 18 at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in advance of 1953 U.S. Amateur.  Work on a new tee on the 5th hole is progressing.  [The Daily Oklahoman, April 2, 1952]

1953

 

September 14-19 U.S. Amateur held at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  [53rd U.S. Amateur Championship Program]

AERIALS

July 17, 1941, Oklahoma State Archives

Unknown Date and Source

MAPS AND DRAWINGS

PHOTOS

DOCUMENTS

1939 Hole Descriptions (Click Image for Full PDF)

1951 US Amateur Program (Click Image for Full PDF)