Edmond’s Oak Tree Country Club site of 20th Red Earth Golf Tournament

Posted by Eric Oesch on 02/26/2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Oak Tree Country Club enjoys a reputation as one of the best golf and country clubs in Oklahoma. The exclusive golf course at Oak Tree is the site of the 20th Red Earth Golf Tournament, scheduled Monday April 23. The Tournament benefits year-round programs of  Red Earth, Inc,  a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization with a mission to promote American Indian arts and cultures through educational programming for children and adults, the Red Earth Festival, Red Earth Art Center and fine art markets.

            The courses at Oak Tree are world-renowned for their splendor and challenging play. Famed golf course architect Pete Dye meticulously designed the courses to wind through the Oklahoma landscape, preserving the character of the land while offering a challenge around every bend.

            “Oak Tree provides an outstanding location for the Red Earth Tournament,” said Shane Lindstrom, Red Earth board member treasurer and tournament co-chairman. “Tournament players will have opportunities to make a hole in one for a new car from Seth Wadley Auto Group and a beautiful Rolex watch from B.C. Clark Jewelers.”

            The Red Earth tournament features four-member teams in 18 holes of scramble golf. There are a limited number of team sponsorships, tee sponsorships and individual player slots available. Registrations can be made online at www.RedEarth.org or by calling (405) 427-5228.

            A $1000 Team Sponsor receives one four-player team with two carts, recognition at the Tournament and on the course, lunch and refreshments. Individual players can register for $250 and receive lunch, refreshments and a cart.

            The tournament is held as a tribute to Muscogee (Creek) Indian and Oklahoma native Allie Pierce Reynolds. Reynolds was a founding member of Red Earth and one of Major League Baseball’s most feared pitchers of the 1940s and 50s. As a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Reynolds won five World Series from 1949-1953.

            Red Earth is the region’s premier organization working with Native American traditional and contemporary fine arts. The Red Earth Art Center is open Free to the public every weekday in downtown Oklahoma City featuring a permanent collection of over 1,000 traditional and contemporary pieces of art and historical artifacts. Web-based programming by Red Earth reaches teachers throughout the state with free curriculum on Native art and history.

Red Earth, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and an Allied Arts member agency whose mission is to promote the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum and fine art markets. Red Earth is an Adventure Road Travel Partner and is funded in part by the Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.