The city of Poteau and Wolf Ridge Country Club has an exciting opportunity for kids in the community.
With the agreement between the city and Wolf Ridge, kids can now enjoy a day of golf, without being charged an arm and leg.
With the pool closed, golf became an option for children to partake in this summer, but the golf program will last longer than just the summer.
According to Wolf Ridge Board member, Steve Scowden, “with this agreement with players can play a round of golf for $2.00 or they can enjoy a season pass for $25.00 per year.” Any kid between the ages of 5 - 18 can golf anytime the course is open. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by adult. The adult can take play a round of golf with the child for ½ the green fees price and get a free golf cart. Children 14 and over can play without an adult and any license driver can use a golf cart.
According to Tami Matos and Steve Scowden, 62 kids have taken advantage of the opportunity to play golf since its inception in June. Eight kids have bought season passes and a total of 122 rounds of golf have been played with repeat players.
“Each time a kid plays, they are recorded, and the $2 is collected and given to the city on a regular basis,” said Matos, “Wolf Ridge has been keeping precise records of every player.”
If a child doesn’t know how to play golf, Wolf Ridge offers golfing clinics each month, to teach the basic skills. According to Scowden, 22 kids attended the last golf clinic.
Any child wishing to purchase a season pass, forms are available at Poteau City Hall located at 111 Peters Street or at Wolf Ridge Country Club.
The following information was provided by Tami Matos
The PARC costs the city $300,000 (net) per year. If even 3,000 kids were in it, that costs $100 per kid. Even being very generous that 6,000 kids use the PARC, that would be a cost of $50 per player.
As of date, golf has had 62 players. Therefore, $2,500 divided by 62 is $40 per player. So far golf is comparable, even better, to the cost per kids using PARC.
About Wolf Ridge
According to their website:
Located near Poteau, Oklahoma, Wolf Ridge Country Club is the only 18 hole golf course in LeFlore County. The course opened in 2000 and was completely refurbished in 2013.
Wolf Ridge Country Club is an 18-hole, 6,889 yard par 72 course with a slope rating of 119. The course opened in 2000 and was completely refurbished in 2013. New bent grass greens were installed and the entire course is impeccably manicured. Practice facilities include a spacious driving range (with new range balls), a chipping area and a large practice green to refine your putting skills. The golf carts are new 2014 electric Yamaha’s. PGA Professional Matt Brown is available for lessons by appointment.
New bent grass greens were installed and the entire course is impeccably manicured. Wolf Ridge is a 6,889 yard, par 72 course with a slope rating of 119. The course is equipped with 2014 Yamaha golf carts. Practice facilities include a spacious driving range (with new range balls), a chipping area and a large practice green. The Clubhouse serves standard golf fare and the al fresco dining on the deck offers one of the best views of any golf course. The Pro-Shop provides golfing necessities. The Clubhouse is available for events at reasonable rates.
Both club and charity tournaments are played at Wolf Ridge. Check the Calendar for currently scheduled tournaments and contact the Clubhouse for available dates.
Wolf Ridge Country Club offers an enjoyable, challenging, and beautiful golf experience.
$120 + Tax - Single
$140 + Tax - Family
Open to the public
$35.00 + tax
18 Holes w/ Cart*