KickingBird Golf Club - Experience the Tradition
KickingBird Golf Club, built in 1971, is Edmond's oldest golf course. It was designed by Floyd Farley and opened on May 29, 1971. On opening weekend over 950 rounds of golf were played over three days. KickingBird Golf Club has received many awards as the best public golf course in the state and is still recognized as one of the best public courses in the Oklahoma City area. It has been chosen as Edmond's Favorite Golf Course for several years running.
Origin of the Name
The City of Edmond acquired the land to develop the golf course from the Reynolds family and the name "Kickingbird" traces back to Milton Reynolds. Milton Reynolds was the founder of the Edmond Evening Sun. His close friend was a Kiowa Indian Chief by the name of KickingBird, which Reynolds used as his pen name when writing of Indian Affairs.
Prestigious Tournaments, Storied Winners
The golf course was an immediate success for the City of Edmond and is still the city's only municipal golf course. KickingBird Golf Club has hosted many prestigious tournaments and has many storied winners.
The course was host to the Oklahoma Open from 1979 - 1985. Winners include current and former PGA Tour players and current Champion Tour players including Danny Edwards (1979), Jaime Gonzales (1980), Dr. Gil Morgan (1981), Doug Tewell (1982), Tom Jones (1983), Kenny Huff (1984), and Bob Tway (1985).
The course also hosted the 1988 Oklahoma State Amateur won by Andre Gossert and the OGA Stroke Play Championship won by Brad Golden in 1998 and Billy Brown in 1999. KickingBird is the current home for the Oklahoma Golf Associations Boys State Junior Championship.
Current Course Record
The current non-competitive course record is 61 and is held by Jackson Dowell.
Sets of Tees
The course has four sets of tees that offer a challenge to golfers of all skill levels.