Oregon Golf Destinations

  • Portland

    Residents love Portland with as much enthusiasm as the magazines that frequently praise the city for its "livability" - and part of that has to do with its abundance of outdoor activities. Come the warmer months when the rain subsides, golf becomes a big draw. And when it is raining, the masses huddle up in one of the city's countless coffee shops, or more than two dozen microbreweries.

    The Resort at The Mountain's 27-hole golf course is nestled in the Salmon River Valley of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Pine Cone Nine is region's oldest golf course and the Foxglove is the signature nine.
    Rose City Golf Course is the second oldest municipal track in the Portland area. In 1921, A.H. "Jay" Gould played his first round of golf ever at Eastmoreland Golf Course. After returning home, he decided to look for a good place to hit golf balls and came upon The Rose City Speedway. On Jan. 31, 1923 the first green fee ticket was sold to Jay Gould and in the spring, more than 800 played in one day. The city then took over the course completely.
    Oregon City Golf Club was originally built in 1922 as a nine-hole course. In 1960, the second nine was added bringing the total yardage to 5,940. It had no sand traps but did contain plenty of trees and rolling fairways.
  • Bandon & Southern Oregon

    Once home to little more than fishing, lumberyards and one of the West's larger ports in Coos Bay, the southern Oregon coast has quickly emerged as one of the world's top golf destinations.

    The 9-hole Oak Knoll Golf Course in Ashland, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1924. Oak Knoll Golf Course measures 3020 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 118 and a 34.1 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 9-hole Illinois Valley Golf Club in Cave Junction, OR is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1977. Designed by Bob E. Baldock and Robert L. Baldock, Illinois Valley Golf Club measures 3049 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 121 and a 34.
    Tucked away in the Rogue Valley, Stone Ridge Golf Course sprawls across a scenic and ever-changing landscape. With trees, water features, and a variety of elevation changes, every hole offers something different. Not only that, each hole provides stunning views, some that even stretch to Mt. McLoughlin.
  • Oregon's Northern Coast

    The northern Oregon coast is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the state. From Astoria to Lincoln City, you'll find charming cities, cool weather and great views of the Pacific Ocean. Astoria, for example, is located next to the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.

    The 9-hole Olalla Valley Golf Course in Toledo, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1956. Designed by Vernon Warren, Olalla Valley Golf Course measures 3119 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 35.
    The Highlands Golf Club is a gorgeous executive style course that is located next to the Oregon Coast. It meanders through a neighborhood and is sculpted out of a hillside overlooking Gearhart Beach. This 1800-yard, par-30 course provides all the challenge and practice you need for your short game.
    The 9-hole Neskowin Beach Golf Course (formerly known as Neskowin Marsh Golf Course) in Neskowin, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1932. Designed by Ercel Kay, Neskowin Beach Golf Course measures 2591 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 103 and a 32.
  • Bend/Central Oregon

    Once a small logging town with just a few town streets, today Bend is central Oregon's largest city, lying on the eastern end of the Cascade Mountain range. It's proximity to the mountains, as well as streams, Deschutes River and desert have helped generate a culture of outdoor buffs that come for hiking, rafting and in the winter, skiing.

    At Widgi Creek Golf Club, you'll discover the most comprehensive golf, sports and fitness environment in the Northwest. Start with a full eighteen holes of championship golf that meander beneath huge pines along the rim of the dramatic Deschutes River Canyon.
    Designed by John Fought, Sunriver Resort's Meadows course winds alongside the Sun River and through strands of Ponderosa and Lodge Pole Pine. Featuring bentgrass tees and greens and Fought's dramatic use of directional and fore-bunkers, the Meadows course serves up ample challenges.
    Designed by Robert Muir Graves, this par 72, 18-hole course featured in Golf Digest's "Best Places to Pay". You'll find breathtaking scenery throughout the course including the majestic Deschutes River, a waterfall on hole #6 and spectacular views of Mt.
  • Eugene

    Located in the southern end of the Willamette Valley, the Eugene area is ripe for wineries, running, cycling, fishing, hiking, canoeing and some very affordable public golf. It's also home of the University of Oregon, where Casey Martin, famous for his disability discrimination lawsuit against the PGA Tour, is the school's golf coach. It's also where the school's championship track teams have earned this charming city's nickname, "Track Town USA."

    Middlefield Golf Course in is an 18-hole executive course that is owned and operated by the city of Cottage Grove. The course borders the Row River with some holes playing right along its shores. There are also a few ponds that come into play. Water is a prominent feature of the golf course but mature trees and landscaping border the fairways as well, requiring some accuracy.
    The 9-hole Hidden Valley Golf Course in Cottage Grove, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1929. Designed by Ray Vincent, Hidden Valley Golf Course measures 2798 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 125 and a 33.
    The 9-hole Laurelwood Golf Course in Eugene, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1929. Designed by Clarence Sutton, Laurelwood Golf Course measures 2902 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 135 and a 35.
  • Salem

    About an hour south of Portland on I-5, Salem is Oregon's capital city, though hardly the state's golf center. It is the state's third largest city with a population of about 100,000-plus, and there is a modest mix of private and public-access golf courses to choose from.

    Oregon City Golf Club was originally built in 1922 as a nine-hole course. In 1960, the second nine was added bringing the total yardage to 5,940. It had no sand traps but did contain plenty of trees and rolling fairways.
    Chehalem Glenn Golf Club sprawls across beautifully hilly terrain, providing a course that is not for the faint of heart. The course is defined by the dramatic changes in elevation, which can make it tough to walk. The steep hills make this a tough golf course even for high handicappers.
    Stone Creek G.C. features two distinct nines - the front half situated in a meadow-like setting and the back nine winding through trees and wetlands. In addition to its namesake creek, the course has three lakes, four wetlands areas and 41 bunkers.