Cherokee golf course, recreation center named Best in Tahlequah



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Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd, Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. with staff from Cherokee Nation’s Male Seminary Recreation Center in Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Cherokee Nation’s golf course and gym were voted Best in Tahlequah by readers of the Tahlequah Daily Press.
Now in its 28th year, Best of Tahlequah is an annual reader’s choice award that ranks local businesses by popular vote. This year Tahlequah Daily Press readers ranked everything from best local restaurant to the best workout spot in more than 100 categories.
“The Cherokee Nation takes great pride in all of its facilities, including the pristine Cherokee Springs Golf Course and the state-of-the-art Male Seminary Recreation Center,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “We thank the Tahlequah Daily Press readers who recognized the quality of our facilities and voted for them in the paper’s Best of Tahlequah survey. We also thank our employees who make both facilities first rate.”
Cherokee Springs Golf Course, located at 700 E. Ballentine Road, is an 18-hole championship golf course that features an on-site restaurant and a pro-shop offering the latest in golf equipment.
Known for its scenic views, tree-lined fairways, and premier driving range and practice facilities, the course draws in thousands of golf enthusiasts each year, including Chief Baker.
The 25,000-square-foot Male Seminary Recreation Center, located at 1501 Graham Ave., offers personal training services, group classes and access to a variety of workout equipment, all free of charge to Cherokee Nation citizens and $20 per month for non-Cherokees.
“I use the facilities on a regular basis and believe physical activity lends itself to overall wellness, which is crucial for a strong, successful citizenry. I invite everyone, citizens and non-tribal members alike, to check out the vast offerings at both the golf course and fitness center. The staff members are friendly and knowledgeable and are eager to help with fitness goals,” said Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd.
Male Seminary Recreation Center is open seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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