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.
    The Ghost Creek Course is a golfer's dream; four sets of tees on each hole to challenge every golfer; continuous cart paths for convenience and ease of play; architecture in the "old style" leaving the land completely natural; vistas of the Cascades, Coast Range and Tualatin Hills, together with the farmland of the Tualatin Valley, create the ultimate aesthetic experience.
    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.
  • 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 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.
    Stretching across over 1,700 acres in Central Oregon, Eagle Crest Resort boasts two championship golf courses that enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine every year. The Ridge Course is the lengthier of the two layouts, known as a "driver's dream."
  • 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."

    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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 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.