The Lake Murray Lodge at Lake Murray State Park
About The Lake Murray Lodge at Lake Murray State ParkThe new Lake Murray Lodge opened in 2017, adding a more refined place to stay at the popular Lake Murray State Park near Ardmore. The contemporary building features 32 guest rooms; the Blue Heron, a lakeside restaurant and patio; a fitness center; WiFi and coffee bar. For a more rustic experience, there are 56 small cabins with fire pits and picnic tables for rent, all located on the west side of the lake near the main entrance. For a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, book the floating cabins that can accommodate anywhere from 4 to 18 people. The state park is a haven of recreation with camping, beaches, a marina with boat rentals, a nature center, ATV and motorcycle area and a 6,362-yard golf course that dates to the 1950s.
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Old Favorite Getting Better
Lake Murray is one of my favorite little gems. Hadn't been there in a few years and wow. Great job guys. These new greens are amazing. I'll be back, and soon old friend!
Demanding layout but very playable. Greens are firm. You need to perfect your bump and run shots. There are some issues with the course but the layout is worth thr green fee.
A bit overcrowded. It took us almost 5 hours. We did play over a holiday weekend some it may be better at another time.
Best kept gold secret in south Oklahoma and north texas
The staff is awesome!!! If you want to play golf they will do whatever they can to get you on the course. Slower golfers will let you play through. Awesome course and the people that work there are even better!!! Erin an Aaron are amazing
I liked how tough this course was but the pace of play was just absolutely terrible. Played a 5hr round when it should’ve been 3.5hrs to play. Need to space out tee times a little more because we had to wait 10 minutes on each tee box. Other than the pace of play everything was in good shape and the staff was friendly.
Far above expectations
Best state park course I’ve ever played. Unique holes and good conditions for mid October
Oh I was so impressed with the course conditions for this time of year, greens were just fabulous, so true to roll and fast, fairways were in great condition
Great State Operated Course
Usually play this course once a month. Always enjoy my round of golf at this course. Course was in great condition. Very helpful and friendly staff. looking forward to the next time I play it.
Unique course for the area
Disclaimer: I am a high handicapper.
I really enjoyed playing this course for the first time. I live about an hour away, and I will definitely play here again.
I had heard there were a great deal of trees, so I expected to lose quite a few balls. I think I lost one ball all day. As long as you think through each shot, you can minimize the risk of going OB. There are no sand traps, but water is featured on several holes. On at least two holes there were water shots hidden from view, so pay attention to the course map on the scorecard if it is your first time playing.
This course features five par 5's and five par 3's. Most of the par 4's--and some of the dog-leg par 5's--you're better off using something less than driver off the tee. This setup and the course design puts a premium on accuracy and level-headed thinking. I wouldn't consider myself very accurate, but a high handicapper can stay in bounds as long as they play within their ability. For me, this sometimes meant hitting 3-hybrids from the tee box on par 5's. Once in the fairway, I didn't really play many full swing shots--instead opting to use my 3/4 swing most of the day.
The bermuda greens are very quick. It is difficult to utilize bump and runs effectively on many holes due to everything from elevated greens to shots over water hazards. Golfers with a high trajectory ball flight will definitely have an advantage hitting into the greens. It wasn't very windy when I played, but I would imagine high winds might level the playing field between high and low trajectory golfers when it comes to hitting greens.
Really my only complaint pertains to course yardages. There are no stakes marking yards to the green, and the yardage markers that are on the course are not very prominent (most of the day I could not find them at all). Additionally, the yardages displayed on the score card do not appear to be very accurate. On most holes the distance between tees is greatly exaggerated on the score card. For instance, the senior's tees will say they play 100 yards shorter than the white tees, but will be 50 yards away from them. I am unsure which are correct.
Much Improved Resort Course
Hadn't played this course in about 6 years. They have taken out all their bent grass greens and replaced them with bermuda. Made a big difference in these small greens. Didn't have the fungus and bare spots that normally appear in bent grass in this area. Greens were rolling well & with speed. The course manager has done a good job in bringing back this neglected resort course. I will play it again when I get the urge to drive 80 miles to play golf :)