Oregon Golf Destinations

  • 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.

    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.
    The home golf course of the Oregon Golf Association, this affordable Bill Robinson design located in Woodburn, Ore., opened in 1993. Open to members of the OGA as well as the public, the facility is also has great practice facilities.
    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.
  • 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 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.
    Located in the spectacular Central Oregon Coast golf community at Waldport, Crestview Golf Club is a beautiful, scenic 9-hole course with a friendly, family atmosphere. The golf course, with its challenging layout, is easy to walk, is playable year-round and open from dawn to dusk
    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.
  • 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.

    Running Y Resort sits just across the California border, surrounded by the beauty of the Cascade Mountains. The challenging golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer and has been ranked as one of the top 100 public courses in the country as well as one of Oregon's best.
    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.
    The 18-hole Harbor Links Golf Course in Klamath Falls, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1985. Designed by Ren Black, Harbor Links Golf Course measures 6272 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 119 and a 68.
  • 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.

    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.
    The home golf course of the Oregon Golf Association, this affordable Bill Robinson design located in Woodburn, Ore., opened in 1993. Open to members of the OGA as well as the public, the facility is also has great practice facilities.
    Eastmoreland Golf Course was laid out in 1917 by National Amateur Champion, H. Chandlar Egan. Today, Eastmoreland is ranked by Golf Digest among the top public courses in the country. Eastmoreland is as beautiful as it is challenging, bordered in part by Portland’s Rhododendron Gardens and Crystal Springs Lake.
  • 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.

    The 18-hole Greens at Redmond in Redmond, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1995. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, Greens at Redmond measures 3131 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 93 and a 56.
    Designed by Bunny Mason, Glaze Meadow Course at Black Butte Ranch was completed in 1980. White sand traps, blue sky, exquisite contouring of fairways and greens, and the spaciousness of the layout combine to make this an unforgettable golf course.
    The Big Meadow Course at Black Butte Ranch is a Robert Muir Graves design carved out of a pine forest with seven snowcapped mountains towering above. It is relatively easy to walk, although the back nine has more hills than the first.
  • 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."

    Situated in the Mohawk Valley, Springfield Golf Club enjoys a diverse landscape that lends a unique character to each nine, giving the 18-hole layout the feel of two golf courses in one. The front nine climbs into the foothills of the Cascade Mountains while the back nine tumbles down onto the valley floor, featuring five holes that play along the banks of the Mohawk River.
    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.
    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.