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Karsten Creek Hit Hard by Flood Damage; Greens on 11 and 12 ‘Lost’

It may not be until May before OSU’s main course is fully back and operational.

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Heavy rain earlier this summer led to flood damage all across the state of Oklahoma, and one of the best golf courses in the state — Karsten Creek, where OSU golfers play and where the NCAAs were held in 2018 — didn’t escape unscathed.

According to the Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten, who spoke with OSU athletic director Mike Holder, severe flooding has the course out of commission until May. In the meantime, it seems the goal will be to recover greens on hole Nos. 11 and 12, as well as on 17 and 18.

When the media played the course earlier this summer, the back nine of the course was completely shut down because of the flood damage, but the extent of the damage was unknown. No. 11 is the 209-yard par-3, one of the course’s most beautiful holes; No. 12 is the 350-yard par-4, the shortest par-4 on the course.

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Hole No. 11 at Karsten Creek (via NMNAthletics)

 

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