Oki Golf looks to build a sense of community at its golf courses

Updated: March 31, 2010

Since the early nineties, Oki Golf has grown from a single course at The Golf Club at Echo Falls to a collection of nine golf courses, both public and private, throughout the Puget Sound area. Tens of thousands of golfers each year visit one or more Oki Golf courses. But this year, the company aims to bring a greater sense of community to golfers in the region.

The plans at Oki Golf are to create more of a community environment at its courses. The hope is that it will give players a feeling of having a home course and allow them to expand their professional networks and social relationships.

“We’ve listened to our guests and are working to deliver what they want in terms of access and value,” says David Vladyka, Director of Marketing for Oki Golf. A better understanding of guests led to changes in the company’s Platinum Players Card, enhancements to its Junior Golf efforts, and a new Club Pass at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie.

The biggest change is to the highly popular Oki Platinum Players Card. In the past, golfers received six rounds with the card that had to be played at six different courses. Now, those rounds can be used multiple times at their favorite Oki Golf course. “Our guests wanted more flexibility to play where they want,” said Vladyka. “This new change in the Platinum Card will let people spend more time at the courses they prefer.”

In the South Sound area, the Hawks Prairie Club Pass allows golfers to play for just $15 during the week after an initial club fee of $99. As part of the Club Pass program, they can also take part in competitive events, golf clinics, and social events at Hawks Prairie.

For juniors the consistent message was that youth players need better access to more golf courses at reasonable prices. Oki Golf’s Junior Club is a way for junior golfers to play on a standby basis at Oki’s courses for between $10 and $25. Tournaments and teaching seminars are also included in this program for juniors.

For information on any of these programs, call Oki Golf at 877-GOLF-OKI or visit www.okigolf.com.

Here are the golf courses owned by Oki Golf.

• The Golf Club at Newcastle, Coal Creek and China Creek courses, Newcastle.
• Hawk’s Prairie, Woodland and Links courses, Lacey.
• The Golf Club at Echo Falls, Woodinville.
• Washington National, Auburn.
• Trophy Lake Golf and Casting, Port Orchard.
• The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, Redmond
• Harbour Pointe, Mukilteo
• Indian Summer Golf and Country Club, Olympia
• The Plateau Club, Sammamish