Woodward’s Boiling Springs Golf Club was the dream of many locals in the 1970s. It became a reality in 1979 when a new 18-hole golf course opened near Boiling Springs State Park. .
Since opening, Boiling Springs has received numerous accolades including: Voted One of the Best Golf Courses by Golf Digest, Named One of Oklahoma’s Top 10 Golf Courses, Considered One of little-known municipal routes and a place where passion is discovered. It is now featured in the 2021 travel edition of Golf Oklahoma magazine which can be viewed at the following link: https://golfoklahoma.org/2021_Directory.pdf.
“There has been a renewed interest in great natural sites for golf courses in the United States,” said Jeff Wagner, general manager and superintendent of golf courses. “Here at Boiling Springs Golf Club, we have something unique. It is full of beauty from natural terrain, not artificial terrain.
“The Boiling Springs Golf Club has advantages over many golf courses across Oklahoma and the United States,” Wagner added. “It is in a quiet rural location and the course is not lined with large houses, several businesses and heavy traffic.”
Affordable golf fees and annual membership rates are another perk of the Boiling Springs Golf Club.
Fees are $ 40 Monday through Thursday and $ 45 Friday through Sunday for 18 holes.
Wagner is no stranger to Oklahoma. He grew up in Enid and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in horticulture. This degree led him to work on golf courses in Colorado before moving to Woodward with his wife and children.
He started managing and supervising the Boiling Springs Golf Club in 2015. Since then, many positive improvements have been made to the golf course. These include clearing overgrown wooded areas to make more space on the golf course and better views of the golf course.
Last year, Wagner used his drone camera to take aerial photos of the golf course. These gave a better view and perspective of the 60 beautifully irrigated acres of the rural Woodward golf course. He then posted these photos on the internet, which drew unexpected attention.
“I was surprised when I was contacted by Golf Oklahoma Magazine (the official magazine of the Oklahoma Golf Association),” said Wagner. “They wanted to include Boiling Springs Golf Club in the 2021 travel edition of Golf Oklahoma Magazine.”
Most businesses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Boiling Springs Golf Club did not. Instead, business has exploded on the golf course where social distancing, fresh air, sun, and exercise are healthy elements of golf for adults and children.
Local teens use the course to practice for their high school golf teams. It even led to several state high school golf championships by students from Mooreland High School.
Wagner wants to share the beauty and challenge of the 18-hole Boiling Springs Golf Club. He is delighted to announce that future golf course projects are underway, including a driving range which will open in 2021.