Oak Creek Golf Course purchased by ownership group

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Red Bluff >> Oak Creek Golf Course looks to be on its way to re-opening soon.

Closed since August due to an ownership change and maintenance with the nine-hole, 2,622-yard course, it was announced this week that a local ownership group has made a deal to purchase the Montgomery Road course, with escrow expected to close Oct. 12, according to a legal notice sent to the Daily News.

Oak Creek was built in 1975 and offered terrific views and challenging play for golfers of varying skill, said long-time resident Robert Jackson. It offered a great place for senior citizens to get out and hit a golf ball.

Jackson, who’s lived in Red Bluff for 45 years, said the course has been going downhill for the last four years, with sporadic maintenance to the greens and fairways.

“Couldn’t find a ball in the fairway,” Jackson said. “Greens (were) un-playable.”

Jackson said there were a lot of complaints among members and small courses like Oak Creek rely on permanent membership.

Over time the Oak Creek members, including Jackson, got fed up and eventually took matters into their own hands.

“Too many people got tired of the conditions out there and left,” Jackson said.

Jackson said he plays his golf at The Links at Rolling Hills in Corning or sometimes travels to Anderson or Palo Cedro, referencing the Grape Ranch Golf Club in Palo Cedro as a course that was once in similar shape as Oak Creek.

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