Elkhorn GC: #14Elkhorn Golf Course

Elkhorn Golf Course
32295 N Fork Rd
Lyons, Oregon 97358

Phone(s): (503) 897-3368
Fax: (503) 897-2089
Website: elkhorngolf.com

Step into another world at Elkhorn Golf Course (formerly known as Elkhorn Valley Golf Course). Nestled in a small valley a few miles from the towering old growth forests of the Opal Creek Wilderness, Elkhorn offers 18 challenging holes of golf in one of the Pacific Northwest's most spectacular natural settings. Joining the award-winning front nine -- which has captivated golfers of all abilities -- are the nine new holes to enhance your experience and test your mettle. The back nine continues the Elkhorn tradition, taking advantage of natural topography and hazards that make it a special place. Canyons, streams and wetlands, and tall stands of trees, with the sights and sounds of wildlife all around.

Elkhorn Golf Course
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 13 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Don Cutler
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1977
  • Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Winter Rye Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White (M) 71 5628 116 68.3
Blue 71 6242 126 70.6
White (W) 71 5628 131 73.2
Yellow (W) 71 4759 113 67.8
Yellow (M) 71 4759 106 63.6
Red 71 3774 98 61.9

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by A, Eby
    on September 07th, 2020 07:46
    I cannot express adequately how disappointed I was in the condition of the course. I called to book a tee time as a single to get an early round in and the owner offered to leave a cart out for me and let me s ew title up at the turn. Excellent, I thought. Arrived at 7:30 to get out before their first tee time of 8:00 to find no cart. Decided to wait and play with the two gentlmen that had the 8:00 time. A kid working yd here showed up at 8:15 and told us to just go ahead, no apology for being late, nothing.
    I should have got back in my car and left after seeing the tee box on the first hole. There absolutely no maintenance being done to this course, not even minimal. Greens had massive dead spots, had not been mowed in I dont know how long, we all agreed that if they put a meter on them they might be at 4, ridiculous. At the turn we went in to pay our fee and again no mention about cart or no one being there to greet the first tee time. The only reason we stayed was , no place to be and weather wise it was very pleasant. I needed the atmosphere more than the golf at this point. Fortunately I played this course when it was rated as one of the best 9 hole courses in the nation, and I think they should return to that focus. 18 is obviously too much to handle.
    Frankly the new owner should be ashamed of himself for what this place has become , please do not contribute to his mismanagement like I did. Elkhorn is no longer worth the Drive, Money, or Time.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Mike M.
    on August 07th, 2017 10:34
    I was just up at Elkhorn Golf Course last week. I must say that I was distraught at the condition of the course and grounds.

    First, let me say that I have been playing the course during the first week of August for the most part of the last forty years. It was the first sign of my vacation. I would usually play 18 holes either on the way up to Detroit Lake or during the first couple of days while camping. Our family would usually have a couple foursomes (until the kids all started working) play during the week.

    The front nine is in TERRIBLE shape. It should not even be played on. Dry cracked tee boxes, failing greens, dusty fairways and dried up ponds. Broken hole yardage signs and benches are a sign of neglect and of not caring about the course or its golfers. There is no water on the front nine. The once beautiful 8th hole is now a dried up mess.

    The back nine is better, well, the greens are better and there is water in the ponds. The traps on both sides had not been raked in months.

    The guy inside (owner? Operator?) said that there was a generator problem for the pump. Maybe so, but the condition of the course in general tells me that there is absolutely minimal labor going into the course.

    I love(d) this golf course. I am devastated to the pint where I may call on some of my wealthier friends to see if the course could be put into better hands. We'll see.

    I hope that the course survives until the rains come. I could write a list of everything that needs to be done, per hole and including general maintenance, the list would be very long.

    If you must play it, ask to play the back nine. The front doesn't need any more traffic.

    Sad. Distraught at the condition of the course.

    Hopefully it can be saved.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Linda S.
    on August 06th, 2016 18:43
    Volunteered today at the 16th annual Santiam Youth Scholarship Benefit Tournament, and I must say that the current owners/managers of this course should be ashamed of themselves! The course was in horrible condition, the shingles are falling off the roof of the clubhouse, and the guy working the office seemed to be perturbed that I asked him to restock the toilet paper in the women's restroom.

    In years past, this was a course that people went out of their way to play. Beautiful views and challenging course. Well maintained by the Cutler family who built the course up from a 9 hole to 18 hole facility. It saddens those of us who've experienced a great round of golf on this course to see it so neglected.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Arpee
    on July 30th, 2016 18:55
    I played here July 2016 having read all of those glowing reviews. Minimal facilities. Small putting green, spacious chipping green and no range. I did not find the course in good shape at all. There were many areas of dry, cracked earth in the fairways and even on the greens. Tee box signage signs were faded and almost unreadable. The benches I saw were all covered with mold or growths where you really don't want a seat.
    Cart paths are terrible. Bumpy and dusty. Looks like they carved the paths out of the blackberry bushes.
    Most fairways and green had playable areas but there were plenty of junky areas.
    I heard from other golfers on other courses that the course was due to close down at the end of the year. If so, I know the locals will be disappointed. Perhaps it was very good before, but not now.
    Hi 'em straight.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Richard
    on August 29th, 2015 10:01
    If I had one last round of golf to play in Oregon, this just might be the place to do it. I've played the finest courses in the US (Cypress Point, Pinehurst #2, Pacific Dunes, and Oakmont, to name some) and played at a competitive level. This course is as enjoyable a layout as I've seen, set in an incredibly beautiful place. To play well requires imagination and shot shaping. There aren't many amenities, but if you want excellent golf, you must visit Elkhorn.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Flogger Jim
    on June 29th, 2015 21:28
    One of the most beautiful places to play golf in Oregon.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by tom branford
    on December 22nd, 2012 21:00
    there are four weak holes that need to be redesigned. other than that, the course is sublime. #4 and #14 seem to have been plucked from augusta. #10 and #11 are tests for the best. overall, golf at elkhorn valley is magical. if you could only play one round before you die, it should be at elkhorn.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    on September 20th, 2012 13:15
    CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JACK B.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Walt Kennick
    on July 29th, 2012 17:17
    One of the most beautiful settings in the northwest. Challenging yet fun to play. The staff is quite helpful.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jim Arcari
    on July 25th, 2011 15:42
    This course was a joy to play. It has to be one of my favorite courses that I have played recently. Not long but it makes you play the course and if you can keep it straight it will treat you right. For a small operation the course is in great condition and some pin placments can be a real challenge. I highly recommend you take the drive and play this great golf course.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Bob Tainsh
    on July 28th, 2010 20:09
    Everttime we go a visit the kids I plan a day at Elkhorn . This course is playing on a National park campground with no tents in the way . i recall one round I played by myself and after about 12 holes I looked into the woodds and the deer were standing there just watching . Had to take a moment and remember were I was . Beautiful.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Bryan
    on April 15th, 2010 09:59
    A reasonably challenging course in a gorgeous setting. Lot's of trees and other hazards, though not much water that comes into play, even though many holes do border lakes. The rough can be very challenging, if not impossible to locate a ball. Really in a fantastic location, and lot's of good swimming nearby if you need to cool off after a round.
  • Elkhorn Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by scott
    on April 14th, 2010 08:59
    This was one of the best golf coarses I have ever played. VERY challenging, need to be long off the tee for a good second shot into most greens. Club house is a little small but friendly people, not much in the way of lunch after the round. Over all very worth going to and playing one of, in my opinion, the most beautiful coarses around Oregon!
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