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Posted on: February 20, 2020

City Council Highlights Feb. 18, 2020

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New City Council Highlights. Hear about 9th Street widening, Evans Road and Hwy 51 traffic signal, BUILD grant application, land sale to SoundMind, KBAB grant for pollinator garden and more.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Broken Arrow achieves Class 1 ISO rating

Ladder 2 with the ISO Class 1 sticker

The City of Broken Arrow Fire Department is proud to announce that its Fire Department has received a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an independent organization that evaluates fire-pr...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

City establishes distribution point for trash bags until Feb. 29

Recycling pilot

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 18, residents will be able to redeem trash bag vouchers at Indian Springs Sports Complex, 13600 S. 145th E. Ave. The site will be open 1-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except City-observed holidays:

  • Christmas, Dec. 24-25, 2019;&am...
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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Tulsa’s Mulch Site free for green waste dropoff

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With fall leaves piling up in yards and bare tree limbs begging to be trimmed, many Broken Arrow residents may wonder how to get rid of it all.

In summer 2017, the City of Broken Arrow entered an agreement with the City of Tulsa to allow Broken Arrow resid...

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Tulsa Mulch Site News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

County Line Road reduced to single-lane of traffic for sewer project

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Starting Feb. 13, two southbound lanes of County Line Road (193rd Street) will be consolidated to a single lane of traffic and placed in the middle turn lane along the street’s west side for the next three to four months as contractors begin the...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Hospital, City close deal 14 acre land sale in south BA

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Today, SoundMind Behavior Health is pleased to announce the purchase of land located at the northwest corner of Aspen (145th East) Avenue and the Creek Turnpike in Broken Arrow.

In 2019, the City of Broken Arrow’s Economic Development Authority e...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

‘Go Plan’ receives third Pathways to Health grant

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The Go Plan keeps moving forward as the City of Broken Arrow just received another $2,500 Pathway to Health grant from the Tulsa County Health Department. 

Adopted by the City Council in 2016, the Go Plan recommended 136 miles of bicycle facilitie...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Your Money at Work: Community Development

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Broken Arrow is continuing its trajectory of growth, and the Community Development Department’s 31 employees helped keep the momentum going in 2019.

It was a record year for residential development as our Permitting and Licensing Division issued ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Strengthen your neighborhood at the 2020 HOA Workshop

2020 HOA Workshop flyer

The 2020 Broken Arrow Homeowners Association Workshop is a great place to get helpful tips and resources for property owners, renters and those wanting information on owning a home within an HOA. Learn all you need to know about getting your neighborhood ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Broken Arrow in Motion: January 2020

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the January 2020 Broken Arrow in Motion.

Topics include:

0:18 – Elm & New Orleans rebranding survey

0:46 – 37th Street open

1:09 – Washington Street update

1:32 – County Line Tr...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Cool it, can it, chuck it!

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You wouldn’t put an elephant down your drain because it would get stuck and make your sewer backup. For the same reason, you shouldn’t put fat, oils, grease, or rags down your sink or toilet.

These items are THE main causes of sewer lin...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Broken Arrow cuts ribbon on 37th Street extension

37th Street under construction

The City of Broken Arrow will officially cut the ribbon on a new stretch of 37th Street at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The new one mile section of 37th Street (also known as 209th East Avenue) connects Omaha (51st) and Albany (61st) Streets. This was the las...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Broken Arrow announces new Director of Engineering and Construction

Ethan Edwards

Following a comprehensive nationwide search, Ethan Edwards has been selected to serve as the new Director of Engineering and Construction for the City of Broken Arrow. 

 “I am truly honored to be selected as the Director of Engi...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

City employees build trust in response to water line breaks

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Water line breaks happen at the most inopportune times, such as during icy weather, overnight, or during the holidays. That’s why we are thankful for the City of Broken Arrow’s team of employees in the Utilities Department Water Divisi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Your Money at Work: Parks and Recreation

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Community green spaces, playgrounds and walking trails contribute to the health and quality of life for residents of most every city. Parks and Recreation Centers are the places where memories are made and sports careers are launched.  As we cont...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

TCC names BAFD Chief Jeremy Moore among its 50 Notable Alumni

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As part of a celebration of its 50 years, Tulsa Community College is recognizing 50 Notable Alumni, one per week, during this academic year.

This week’s Notable Alumni is Broken Arrow Fire Chief Jeremy Moore. He graduated from TCC with an associa...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

U.S. Attorney announces distribution of $2 million to area law enforcement agencies

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United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that 17 law enforcement agencies will receive $2 million in seized funds from the drug operation Killa Gorilla. Shores also highlighted the essential work performed by the men and women of law enforcement and ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

City awarded ‘Excellence in Construction Award’

Timothy Robins, Construction Division Manager presents award to Mayor Craig Thurmond.

The City of Broken Arrow and Crossland Heavy Contractors, Inc., received the 2019 Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Oklahoma Chapter.

The award is in recognition of the Lynn Lane Wastewater Treatment Plant ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Broken Arrow in Motion December 2019

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the December 2019 Broken Arrow in Motion.

Topics include:

  • 0:10 - Lynn Lane complete 
  • 0:32 - Reno Street complete 
  • 0:54 - 23rd & Hillside Signal 
  • 1:11 - 37th Street update 
  • 1:45 - #Ba...
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Posted on: January 2, 2020

City crews repair water line leak near St. John Hospital

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City crews repaired a water line valve leak near St. John Hospital Broken Arrow at the intersection of North Elm Place and West Mission Street over the holidays. 

A resident notified the Utilities Department of the leak, and upon further investiga...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Sign up for motorcycle safety course

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Motorcycles are inexpensive to operate, fun to ride and easy to park. Unfortunately, many riders never learn the critical skills needed to ride safely. Motorcycling requires skill, concentration and reasonable precautions.

The Share the Road course is desi...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

City awards Detroit Street project

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Construction on a new road project along Detroit Street from 3rd Street to 9th Street (Lynn Lane) will begin in early January. 

Funding for the project will come from the Fiscal Year 2019 Tulsa County Urban Community Development Block Grant. &...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Your Money at Work: Streets and Stormwater Department

9th and Reno

Thanks to your tax dollars and the hardworking people in the City’s Operations Department, Broken Arrow became a better place to live, work, and go to school. With the start of the New Year, let’s review a few of the projects completed by our Str...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Broken Arrow city manager presents State of the City

2019 State of the City

Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon gave his annual State of the City Address Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, during a Broken Arrow Chamber luncheon.

In his fifth State of the City Address, City Manager Michael Spurgeon included comments from community le...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Road projects more than what’s on the surface

Lynn Lane widening

Many Broken Arrow residents are experiencing significantly shorter commutes to work and school due to the just-completed Lynn Lane widening project from Kenosha Avenue to Houston Street.

The roadway had once been prone to mile-long congestion before and af...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Sewer line replacement underway in east BA

Sewer pipe replacement

Work continues on a 24-inch trunk sewer line in east Broken Arrow off Hwy 51 and 91st Street. 

The City of Broken Arrow is replacing 1,500 linear feet of concrete sewer line with 24 inch SDR35 pipe and three manholes. 

The concrete had ero...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

‘Back to BA’ campaign aims to inspire shoppers to buy local

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The City of Broken Arrow, like all municipalities in the State of Oklahoma, relies solely on sales tax revenue to fund necessary operational expenses, such as answering 911 calls, providing police and fire protection, and repairing potholes. Sales tax rev...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Permit required for open burning

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It’s fall, and for a lot of people that means bonfires and leaf burnings. In order to burn within city limits, residents are required to obtain a burn permit.

The permit can be filled out at the Public Safety Complex, 1101 N. 6th St. 

The...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Oklahoma Supreme Court action allows Broken Arrow to enforce its medical marijuana ordinances

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On Sept. 18, 2018, the City Council adopted two ordinances that designate permissible zoning areas and licensing requirements for medical marijuana dispensaries, commercial growers and marijuana processors operating in the City of Broken Arrow. 

O...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

All lanes of 9th Street open, new traffic signal activated

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The widening of 9th Street (Lynn Lane/177th East Avenue) from two to five lanes has been completed in Broken Arrow. All five lanes of traffic have been opened and the new traffic signal at the intersection with Dallas Street has been fully activated.

The w...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

‘Challenger’ adult softball complex officially named by Council

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On Nov. 5, the Broken Arrow City Council unanimously decided to name the new adult softball complex in Broken Arrow as “Broken Arrow Challenger Sports Complex.”

The complex, which is currently under construction, will feature four full ...

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Challenger Sports Complex rendering (PDF) News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

City Council approves curbside recycling for BA residents

Recycling pilot

The Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA), which is comprised of the five City Councilors and oversees the City’s Sanitation service, unanimously approved adopting a curbside recycling program for Broken Arrow refuse customers at its Nov. 5 me...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Mulch, bag or compost fall leaves

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Inundated by fall leaves? Remember to properly dispose of your leaves by bagging, mulching or composting them. Do not blow or rake leaves into the street or storm sewers. Not only is it a violation of City of Broken Arrow code, but storm sewers clogged wi...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Vacation rental regulations go into effect Oct. 21

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An ordinance regulating the operation of short-term vacation rentals, such as AirBNBs, within the City of Broken Arrow goes into effect Oct. 21.  

The regulations were approved by the City Council in August and established three types of ...

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Short Term Rental Application News
Posted on: October 8, 2019

City Council to discuss Citizens Recycle Committee recommendation on curbside recycling

Recycling pilot

On Thursday, Oct. 10 at 5:15 p.m., the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA) will hold a meeting at City Hall for a presentation and discussion regarding the Broken Arrow Pilot Project Report and recommendation of the Citizens Recycle Committee.

The Comm...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Broken Arrow in Motion

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the September 2019 Broken Arrow in Motion. 

In this episode: 

0:38 Elm/New Orleans Committee tour of area

1:00 Update on 9th St (Lynn Lane) widening

1:24 New traffic signal at 23rd St (County Line) and ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Elm and New Orleans Advisory Committee convenes

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The first meeting of the Elm and New Orleans Advisory Committee will be Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Broken Arrow Nazarene Church, 401 W. New Orleans St.

In July 2019, the City Council approved an ordinance creating the Elm and New Orleans Advisor...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Curbside Recycling Pilot: What’s Next?

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On Aug. 5, 2019, the Citizens Recycle Committee met to review the findings of the Curbside Recycling Pilot program, which ran from January-May of this year.

By September, the pilot report and the Citizen’s Recycle Committee recommendation, will b...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Elm and New Orleans Revitalization Study meeting video

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The City of Broken Arrow hosted a public meeting to share the findings of a redevelopment study done for the Elm Place and New Orleans (101st) Street commercial district.

The meeting took place June 18, 2019, at the Broken Arrow Nazarene Church. In early 2...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

White House and Federal Delegation intervene to save land trade

BAPS Elementary Rendering

A $612,248 federal tax lien that jeopardized a land swap between the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) has now been resolved, after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided a partial lien release on land the City purchased in ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Work on Broken Arrow’s first bikeway begins in March

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Construction on the Main Street Bikeway project is set to begin the week of March 18, weather and other conditions permitting.

No large scale construction is planned by the City of Broken Arrow for the bikeway. The bulk of the project consists of restripin...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

FEMA approves Broken Arrow storm shelter rebates

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant worth $328,000 to the City of Broken Arrow. These funds will offset the cost of installing storm shelters for 164 homeowners. 

“This is very exciting, that we have federal tax doll...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

BAPD first agency in state to join ‘Neighbors’ by Ring

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The Broken Arrow Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Oklahoma to join the free Neighbors app to provide the Broken Arrow community with real-time, local crime and safety information. Dozens of agencies have launched similar partne...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

City Council members dismissed as defendants in medical marijuana lawsuit

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On October 17, 2018, District Judge Patrick Pickerill issued a final declaratory judgment for a lawsuit that challenged the City of Broken Arrow’s authority to regulate medical marijuana businesses in the community.

The Court found that Oklahoma ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

WalletHub names Broken Arrow best city for first time home buyers

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Broken Arrow has again been named the Best City for First-Time Home Buyers by personal finance website WalletHub. Broken Arrow also received this honor in 2014.To make its list, WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 27 key indicators of ma...

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Posted on: June 10, 2018

Broken Arrow named one of “Most Livable” cities in America

Mayor 2018 USCM Award

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was awarded first place honors at the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston. 

The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and i...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Broken Arrow science students to launch floating wetland

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Broken Arrow High School students launched a sustainable floating wetland during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, at Tiger Creek Nature Park as part of a continuing partnership with the City of Broken Arrow.Last fall, the City of Broken Arrow and Broken A...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks 9th on national list of lowest-crime cities

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An analysis done by the news website Business Insider ranks Broken Arrow 9th on a list of cities with the fewest violent crimes in the United States.The website utilized recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, which compiles data submitted by law...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Broken Arrow makes USA Today’s Charming Main Streets list

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USA Today in their list of charming Main Streets across the USA included Broken Arrow’s Rose District in the top 50 list.

“The national recognition is really awesome to see, because of all the hard work the Broken Arrow City Council, staff and our partners...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Report Shows Broken Arrow Streets in Good Condition

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Broken Arrow’s streets are the City’s largest asset, valued at $576.1 million dollars. Earlier this year, we retained IMS Infrastructure Management Systems to determine the condition of the City’s vast network of streets. Knowing the condition of each roa...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

City to Investigate Implementation of Curbside Recycling

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The City of Broken Arrow will form a special citizens committee to investigate residential curbside recycling, after the City Council at the August 16 meeting approved the results of the recent refuse and recycling survey. A recommendation for implementin...

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Recycling Survey Findings and Report News
Posted on: April 7, 2016

"Surf the Earth" at Battle Creek Golf Club

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Greenway Golf, operator of Battle Creek Golf Club, is very pleased to announce the arrival of the GolfBoard – An all-new way to enjoy the game of golf. Battle Creek Golf Club is the first and only golf facility in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma to offer Gol...Read on...

Battle Creek Golf Club Website News