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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    Opened in 1924, Alderbrook Golf Course is one of the oldest courses along the Oregon Coast. 95 acres of dairy farmland were transformed into this scenic and challenging 18-hole layout. Originally a nine-hole course, the layout has undergone major renovations over the years, including its expansion to 18 holes.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Cedar Bend Golf Course in Gold Beach, OR is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1971. Designed by John Zoller, Cedar Bend Golf Course measures 3156 yards from the longest tees.
    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.
    Salmon Run Golf Course has the reputation as one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in Oregon. No two holes are alike and many offer spectacular views from elevated tees and greens. Located 3.5 miles inland means sunny conditions when the coast is foggy.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
    The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club boasts a unique rotating format that gives golfers public access to two different 18-hole championship courses. The North Course, also known as Cupp, plays along coastal dunes while the South Course is routed through wooded hills. The North is considered the more challenging of the two but both are formidable tests.