In the mid-1990’s,  Edward L Gaylord, former owner of the Oklahoma Publishing Company, chose a parcel of his family’s farm land to transform into a premier golf course and community.  The name Gaillardia was chosen as an homage to the French botanist Gaylord de Marentonneau, a direct descendant of the Gaylord family, who was the namesake of Oklahoma’s official wildflower the Gaillardia.  

The first homes were started in 1998 and since then there have been 247 homes built in Gaillardia.  Currently there are 64 homes sites still available including a new phase in the southwest corner of the community.  

Architect Arthur Hills designed the Gaillardia golf course which opened in July of 1998.   Mr Hills is responsible for the design of over 200 new golf courses around the world and has won many awards including Architect of the Year and Best New Public Course from Golf Digest.  

The golf course is not the only amenity that makes Gaillardia a premier community.  Gaillardia also boasts a beautiful Old World style clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool and driving range.  There is also a sports complex including tennis courts, basketball court and a sand volleyball court as well as a family friendly playground.  All to be enjoyed by members and their guests.