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Future of popular Bixby golf course up in the air

White Hawk Golf Club just off of South Yale is up for sale, and people that live there are begging City Council members to keep it as a course. (KTUL)

Rumors are swirling in Bixby about the future of a popular golf course.

White Hawk Golf Club just off of South Yale is up for sale, and people that live there are begging City Council members to keep it as a course.

“We moved out here for the golf course,” Christie Coza said. “My husband and I built out here when our daughter was two. We have three kids. We love the schools, the location. It’s quiet, city living, country life type of thing.”

That was 22 years ago. But that all could soon be gone.

“About a month ago, we started hearing rumors about them selling the course,” Coza said.

Ward 5 City Councilor Robin Decatur said the course is not operating at a profit, so "just like any business, they're looking at their best options."

“The residents in this area greatly value the golf course,” Decatur said. “I’m a former resident, and it was one of my favorite views from my home.”

Signs have popped up next to tee boxes. They read "Keep White Hawk." But there’s only so much the council can do.

“Private property sale is not something that the council can allow or disallow,” Decatur said. “All the council can do is allow for the process of an application if there is an intention of changing the use of that land.”

It’s zoned as a recreation area, so any development would have to change that zoning.

“It is a beautiful course,” Decatur says. “And it is an asset to our community.”

Decatur says there have been no applications filed with the city to rezone the property and no plans for any new development.

One neighbor we spoke with off-camera says she ran into surveyors looking at electrical boxes and water lines just a few weeks ago.

We reached out to the management company for comment on the possible sale of the course. They referred us to the property owner, who hasn’t returned our calls.

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