Oakbrook Golf & Country Club aiming to attract lower handicap golfers

Updated: November 1, 2010

Nestled within the boundary of the meandering Chambers Creek and a stone’s throw from Chambers Bay, sits a private club with 18 holes of championship golf. During the seventies and eighties, the reputation was that Oakbrook was where the good players played. Once again, Oakbrook is becoming the club where tournament players are gravitating to.

“We want to be the home of some of the best players in the area-both amateur and professional,” says Mike Fosnick. PGA Member and Director of Golf and Club Operations. “We have a professional category of membership for the first time that is attracting most of the area professionals.”

Club Professionals such as Todd Erwin, Jim Bennett, and Chris Griffin are among the first to become Oakbrook PGA Ambassador Members. “It’s a great place to go if you want to find a game with better players,” said Bennett.

The golf course maintenance operations are now under the direction of Isaac Scott who comes from Tacoma Country & Golf Club and Ray Beckwith has come on board as the New Director of Food & Beverage, Ray, former proprietor of the Fife City Bar & Grill, is ready to revamp the menu and expand the banquet capabilities.

The biggest change to Oakbrook may just come in the form of a lot of new faces.

”Our membership programs are 100% focused on value” Fosnick said. “We are offering single memberships at $289 per month for unlimited golf and family memberships at $399. Our concept of rekindling the reputation we had in the past of being lower handicap oriented doesn’t have to be expensive.”

You don’t have to be a great player to enjoy membership at Oakbrook. The club offers a full array of amenities including 6,600-yard championship golf course, large full service clubhouse, fully stocked pro shop and seasonal swimming pool and tennis courts.

Tacoma Firs Club Management has assumed management duties October 1st and currently manages the golf operations for Olympia Country Club as well as Ownership of Tacoma Firs Golf Center.

For more information please contact Mike Fosnick at 253.584.8770 or check out the website at oakbrookgcc.com.