Buncombe Creek, in Willis Oklahoma is about 5 miles north of Lake Texoma. This nine hole par 36 family owned course has been carved out of the family’s peanut and cattle farm. In fact, the pro shop was the peanut dryer shed.
There are three sets of tee boxes and from the back tees the course is 3024 yards. The first couple holes are flat, treeless, and fairly straight, but after that the course gets more challenging, very scenic, and fun to play as the terrain changes to rolling hills and trees.
The fairways were in very good shape when we played, however the fairways were thick and dense which meant that you got little roll on your drives and long iron shots. The greens were also in good shape – they also could have been cut a little closer. The greens seemed smaller than normal, requiring a target approach shot. The greens seemed to roll true and the undulation needs to be studied closely.
Dog legs, rolling hills, and some very tight spots make this a very fun and somewhat challenging course to play. It’s worth going out of your way to play the course and the value is fantastic. This is a great course to bring the family for an enjoyable, no pressure round of golf.