EDMOND — The Oak Tree Country Club is in the middle of a multimillion dollar renovation to update the decor and expand dining and social features of the club.
The work is to be completed by late spring, in time for the U.S. Senior Open Championship to be held across the street at Oak Tree National, a separate golf facility in far northwest Edmond.
“We are reinventing the club experience,” said Matt Beroth, Oak Tree Country Club general manager. “The decor is dated and it is time to modernize. We want to make it more relevant to the lives of today’s members.”
Beroth said a typical new member today is between 30 and 55 years old.
The Oak Tree Country Club was purchased in May by Dallas-based ClubCorp, which owns more than 150 golf and country, business, sports and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve more than 370,000 members with about 15,000 peak season employees.
ClubCorp. paid $9,297,500 for the 65,000-square-foot clubhouse, 75,000-square-foot sports facility, golf courses and other buildings and land in seven parcels and has since sold some land, according to county officials.
The 34-year-old Oak Tree Country Club has 1,100 members including 700 golf members, 150 tennis and 250 social members.
Beroth would not give an exact dollar figure on the price of the renovation that started Jan. 27.
A new bar and media lounge with three large-screen television screens is being added to the club.
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