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JENKS, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and RW Restaurant Development revealed FlyingTee as the name of the new entertainment and golf complex addition to the RiverWalk development in Jenks, during a press conference Feb. 17 at the facility.

The venue will be built on the west bank of the Arkansas River in the vacant lot between the RiverWalk shopping center and the OneFire Holding Company office buildings.FlyingTee will act as an anchor tenant to attract other businesses to RiverWalk.

MCN Principal Chief George Tiger stated that he has always seen the purchase of RiverWalk as a “diamond in the rough” and is pleased to see the complex grow.

“I think today, with what we’re announcing, allows for that diamond to be a little more shiny,” Tiger said.

Tiger said that FlyingTee pairs nicely with the construction MCN is doing across the river for the Margaritaville expansion project at River Spirit Casino.

Construction is slated to start Feb. 17 beginning with the demolition of the former RiverWalk Movies building.

FlyingTee is estimated to open in early 2016. The 53,000 square foot facility was announced Jan. 14 and will include a multi-level sports bar and restaurant that serves specialty drinks, craft beers with a classic sports bar and upscale casual menus.

FlyingTee will offer a family friendly entertainment destination, hosting events such as birthday parties and corporate gatherings.

FlyingTee Managing Partner John Vollbrecht said that the golf component will draw people of all ages and backgrounds.

“Just in terms of the entertainment and what you’re going to be doing, the name really sticks to what the facility is,” Vollbrecht said. “It appeals to everyone and is fun for everybody.”

Vollbrecht said that the facility is similar to the Top Golf concept, but differs in the golf activities offered, entertainment structure and dining options.

This is the first entertainment center RWRD will construct and operate. The organization was created specifically for this project.

FlyingTee expects to employ 110-150 people after the construction phase is complete.

Tiger said the venue is a win-win venture with economic development for the tribe and employment for Muscogee (Creek) citizens.

“Just like anyone that we do business with, we encourage them to make sure that the Creek preference is always given the strongest consideration,” Tiger said.

For more information about the FlyingTee entertainment venue at RiverWalk, visit: www.flyingteegolf.com.

Courtesy of Mvskoke Media

Jessica McBride/Editorial Assistant