Like most guys, I love golf trips with my good friends. I’m married and father of three children, so I appreciate the time away to relax, share a few laughs and re-connect. As I get older, I cherish these trips even more.
The reason I go on trips with friends is to be TOGETHER. However, I became increasingly frustrated by the lodging choices at golf resorts. Staying in a hotel forced us to separate and provided no space to socialize in private. We could stay in a “vacation rental house”, but it’s hard to find one that can comfortably accommodate a group of 8 guys. Hotel suites or "cottages" would be nice, but the prices are ridiculous.
After realizing the type of experience I was searching for did not exist, I was determined to create it myself.
In 2005, I sat down with a blank sheet of paper and began writing ideas. I aksed myself one question; “If I were to design a home specifically for groups on a golf trip, what would I include in that home?” This is what I wrote:
Two years later my dream became a set of blueprints, and before long, my first “golf house” was built. That first home was near the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (on the southern Oregon coast) and it was a huge success. Evidently, people were looking for the type of experience we provide! I didn’t realize it at the time, but a business was born.
After a few more years of climbing the corporate ladder and feeling un-fulfilled, I found the courage to pursue “Oster Golf Houses” full time.
I searched the country for an ideal place to build my homes and that’s when I discovered the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. I tried to find property as close to the course as possible, and was very fortunate to succeed. In 2011, I built a home right by the Oxmoor Valley clubhouse in Birmingham, AL.
Everyone I met along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was a pleasure to work with and my home in Birmingham was going well. Based on that success, I purchased one acre of land in Prattville, AL at Capitol Hill. Again, I was blessed to acquire an incredible piece of land overlooking the golf course. My first home in Prattville was completed in 2013 and the second home opened for guests in April, 2015. Our newest home, overlooking the 10th green at Oxmoor Valley, opened in March 2017.
Over the years, we’ve made continuous improvements to our homes and our services.
We strive to provide the best lodging experience at a reasonable price, so everyone can enjoy themselves. Our guests have been kind enough to write some wonderful reviews, so Please read our reviews and judge for yourself how we’re doing.
If you have interest in our homes, or if I can help you in any way, please call me on my cell phone.