Chickasha's golf course and club will be moving forward with a new owner.
The new owner of the club is Max Stewart, who purchased it from Jerry Morris. Morris ran Cottonwood Creek for several years before selling to Stewart.
"I had some interest in it. We came to an agreement. … I decided to go ahead and do it," Stewart said.
Stewart said that it will be open on Wednesday. It will be open to the public, and memberships are available as well. He did not give a price on the memberships, but members will receive special privileges.
"My deal is, it’s going to remain a public golf course with private memberships," Stewart said. "If you do have memberships, you’ll have certain privileges."
Stewart believes that having a golf course is important to the city. With other towns — bigger or smaller — being able to support courses, he believes that Chickasha should be able to support one of this size.
"The other towns similar to Chickasha have 18 to 36 to 54 holes. There’s really no reason why Chickasha can’t support a nine-hole golf course," Stewart said.
For at least the near future, Stewart wants to focus on a couple of areas of the club, other than the course.
"We’re planning on at the beginning, just to open up the bar and golf shop area," he said.
He added they will want to eventually expand from those two areas.
Stewart did say that he wants to bring an Oklahoma City type of feeling to the city.
"That’s what I’m trying to do ... bring some of the Oklahoma City vibes down to Chickasha," he said.
One of the most important things for Stewart is letting people know that the course is for everybody, not just those living in Chickasha. He wants it to be a community course that sees anyone coming to visit.
"It will be everybody’s golf course," he said. "I want it to be a community golf course and people to be proud of it.
"That's what I want, immediately from the beginning."
Stewart does have events already scheduled throughout the summer. He did say that the club will hold scrambles every Tuesday for the rest of the summer. The scrambles are set to start next week at 5:30 p.m.
He also mentioned that the 90th Washita Valley Golf Tournament will be held on Labor Day weekend.
The tournament is usually held around July 4 but was not held this year.