Jimmie Austin Golf Club
Situated on what was once called the Navy Air Technical Training Center, NATTC or more simply “South Base”, the facility served as an annex to the Norman Naval Air Station located north of town at what is now Max Westheimer Airport. In 1949, in coordination with the Navy and with the leadership of University of Oklahoma President George Lynn Cross, construction began on the OU Golf Course. At that time, famous golf course architect and native Oklahoman Perry Maxwell was commissioned to build the project, and in January 1951 the course opened for play.
In 1996, thanks to the generous contributions from OU supporters, especially that of namesake Jimmie Austin, an extensive renovation of the course was completed. World-renowned course architect Robert Cupp was chosen for the redesign, which remained true to features envisioned by Maxwell some 50 years earlier. Working with Tripp Davis, golf course architect and member of the 1989 OU Men’s National Championship Golf Team, the club completed major renovations to the course, infrastructure and facilities in 2017.
The course has played host to the 1997 Oklahoma State Amateur, 1998 and 2010 Big 12 Women's Championships, 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, 2012, 2018, 2022 and 2023 Men's NCAA Regional Championships, and 2013 and 2019 Women's NCAA Regional Championships. Jimmie Austin Golf Club is set to host NCAA Regional Championships in 2025.
Since 2023, Jimmie Austin Golf Club has hosted the Compliance Solutions Championship, a premier stop on the Korn Ferry Tour.