Prolific course architect Rocky Roquemore preserved the natural beauty of the land by sculpting tree-hemmed fairways that incorporate 14 ponds. Deer and wild turkey occasionally dart across the zoysia fairways, casually stopping to lay down their beach towels in one of the course's 100-plus sand traps. After conquering the water-guarded green of the 11th hole and carrying the ball past the water-flanked fairway of the 18th, golfers can relax by slicing into steak and seafood at the clubhouse restaurant. The lounge on the recently renovated clubhouse porch offers views of the course and adventurous players strapping on snorkeling masks to retrieve balls in the course’s waterways.
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Jo's pizzas are always made in house from fresh ingredients, customized to each customer's specifications, and baked in a flaming inferno of fiery pizza-love. Jo's offers four sizes of pizza to satisfy the hunger of rapidly expanding stomach collectives—10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, and 16 inch. Choose any of Jo's 27 toppings to play a pizza solo ($8.95, $12.95, $15.95, $19.95), or go straight for one of Jo's famous specials ($11.95, $16.95, $20.95, $25.95). Devour the meatlessly beefy veggie special (olive oil and garlic sauce, spinach, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms) or eat an appropriate Sooner (red sauce with bacon, chicken, sausage, hamburger, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and hot-link slices). For a surprise, get the Gift and turn any pizza on the menu or of your imaginative creation into a small, medium, large, or extra-large calzone, proving that you can have your pie and fold it over into a calzone too. Wash it all down, or just pour a soda over your meal beforehand, with a soft drink (kids $1, adults $1.95).
Dark Horse Grill’s menu overtakes lesser menus with a galloping barrage of burgers, steaks, and pizzas, as well as lush libations from a fully stocked bar. After whetting appetites with a starter of fried pickle chips ($3.99–$5.99), diners can tuck into a personalized pizza ($5.99–$11.99) wreathed in such textures as canadian bacon, grilled chicken, and pineapple. The Dark Horse fried chicken is battered and winged by texas toast, pickles, and onions ($12.99 for 8 pieces), and the southern-fried catfish, farm-raised in the States, is rolled in bread crumbs, cooked until golden-brown, and eaten until invisible ($10.99 with two sides). A full bar stocked with sumptuous liquors and suds on tap provides apt accompaniment for the kitchen's rustic, crispy servings.
Specializing in made-to-order home-style cooking, Mickey’s Country Kitchen aims to satisfy each patron’s full range of sweet and savory teeth. After silencing their alarm clocks, roosters, or live-in buglers, guests can load a breakfast plate with strawberry, blueberry, or pecan waffles ($3.99 for one waffle, $4.99 for two). Noontime noshing can commence with a lunch menu listing such savories as a hearty hamburger and fries ($5.99) or chicken-fried steak served with two veggies and the in-house bakery's homemade bread ($6.99). Tender meatloaf ($8.99) and brisket ($8.99) work their succulent magic and perform smoldering torch songs at dinner, whose all-star lineup also includes a special appearance by catfish served with hush puppies ($8.99).
Every morning at Althea's Vault Café & Bakery begins the same way as the ovens flicker to life. From there, the staff proceeds to bake the day's assortment of breads, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and other treats. Any of these goodies can create a satisfying breakfast alongside an espresso drink made from organic, fair-trade Firetrade Coffee beans, which are roasted to perfection above aromatic, mesquite-fueled flames. For lunch, the bakery features a bistro-style menu of artisanal sandwiches, burgers, and hearty salads.
After perusing the chalkboard menus of meals and beverages, diners are encouraged to linger and enjoy their order at one of the small tables that fill the intimate café space. Dark earthenware tiles complement the warm tones of the room's wooden accents and mocha-hued upper walls.
Helmed in part by three Sooner Heisman Trophy winners, Autographs Sports Bar slings tasty finger foods from its kitchen and exciting sports action from its 12 plasma TVs. The menu kicks off with fried chicken wings slathered in one of six flavors, including barbecue, honey-garlic, and Jason White-Hot ($9). A BLAT sandwich on a ciabatta bun slips avocado between the layers of a traditional BLT like a sixth-grader sneaking a swear word into a history report to see if anybody's reading ($8), and the Boomer Q. ribs drape tender pork in a smoky hickory barbecue sauce ($16). Each Groupon customer exits with a 38.5"x6" locker-room sign urging all onlookers to "play like a champion today," aided by former Sooner stars Steve Owens, Billy Sims, and Jason White, who appear at Autographs Sports Bar up to six times a year to chat with fans, take photos, and simulate a fumble drill by weaving between the barstools.
A vortex of burgers, steaks, and sandwiches swirls around specialty barbecue cuisine inside Harry's American Grill & Bar's menu of phalange-licking American fare culled from scratch. The grill's burgers, like actresses who portray Ronald Reagan playing Hamlet, demonstrate great range, auditioning to play everything from the grilled chili cheeseburger ($6.69) to the Tex Mex–inspired guacamole burger ($6.69). Furnish vacant stomach space with a layered hickory burger, dripping with Harry's succulent hickory sauce and equipped with cheddar cheese, mayo, and pickles ($6.25). Each of 12 sandwiches, such as the double-decker club ($7.29) and the philly steak ($7.49), can form a tag-team with one of eight imported beers, risking disqualification in order to double-suplex hunger. The sandwich selection also occupies green thumbs with a handheld veggie pita ($6.49), which bursts at the seams with mushrooms, red cabbage, swiss cheese, and red onions and is patched with a tasty coating of honey-mustard dressing.