Tripp Davis completes renovation work at Jimmie Austin Golf Course

Tripp Davis completes renovation work at Jimmie Austin Golf Course
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Golf course architect Tripp Davis has completed a redesign and renovation project at the University of Oklahoma’s Jimmie Austin Golf Course.

The project on the course in Norman, Oklahoma, began with the renovation and redesign of the course’s tees. Focus then shifted to the bunkers, which were also renovated and in some cases redesigned.

The project’s final phase saw the complete redesign of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh holes.

A four-hole practice course, named The Ransom Course, is currently under construction. This facility will feature multiple bunker styles and different grass types, along with varied design features.

Once complete, The Ransom Course will be used by the University of Oklahoma men’s and women’s golf teams. The facility, which will complement the Jimmie Austin course, is set to open in October 2017.

“The key is giving players the ability to practice in a realistic environment and experience real on-course situations,” Davis said. “It is taking variety in practice to another level beyond the typical driving range and short game area. With the changes to the golf course and the addition of The Ransom Course, I believe the University of Oklahoma will have one of the very best university golf facilities in the country.”