Oregon Golf Goes Big
Golfing in Oregon is like gazing into a new postcard every time you step onto the tee box. The state and its intoxicating golf courses are a golfer’s dream with the coastline, forests and mountains always just a step away.
You’ll need a little extra air for your golf shots after all the gasping in awe at the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. And, you’ll need a few extra golf balls because you’ll be chasing a few extras into the intimidating hazards at every course. Get accustomed to water, sand, rocks and trees to challenge you at every turn on the links.
Oregon delivers on its reputation as a gateway to the great outdoors. You’ll need to deliver a steady game to post personal bests on the links here.
Run Down The Coast
There’s a lot of charm in the northern coastal cities. Golfer will need all their charm in play to navigate some of the unique courses available.
Gearhart, a town just outside Astoria, boasts two highly-rated courses. Gearhart Golf Links will take you through 18 holes and you can close out this stop with 9 hoes at Highlands Golf Club. Lincoln City offers the Chinook Winds Golf Resort.
Heralding back to golf’s Scottish roots, Salishan Golf & Spa Resort in Gleneden Beach is a links course rivaling any in the states. Its design and challenging play will inspire golfers of any level.
Big Towns and Big Golf
Three notable Oregon cities offer a coastal road trip to delight all golfers.
Portland boasts one of the oldest golf courses in the Northwest in Eastmoreland Golf Course. The scenery is never-ending, and the wildlife here may distract you. Add in the east and west options at Glendoveer Golf Course, the Broadmoor Golf Course and the two courses at Heron Lakes Golf Course and you have a challenging choice of incredible links options.
Heading south to Salem, the capitol city, you’ll have to struggle over which courses to play. Salem Golf Club and Meadowlawn Golf Course lead the choices. Just outside Salem, you’ll find Oak Knoll Golf Course in Independence, Mcnary Golf Club in Keizer, Cross Creek Golf Course in Dallas and the Golf Club of Oregon in Albany.
Pushing further down the coast to Eugene, you’ll find the University of Oregon and a track of untamed golf courses. You can test your stamina at Oakway Golf Course, RiverRidge Golf Complex or Fiddler’s Green Golf Club
When travelling down this coastal path, don’t be afraid to jump of the main road and step onto an unknown course. You’ll never know what you’ll find along this trail.
Golf The Side Roads
Bend is an unmistakable breath of, well, more golf due to its high desert location at the base of the mountains. Limited rainfall and moderate temperatures for this far north allow golf almost all year long.
You’ll have your pick of courses in Bend including Widgi Creek Golf Club, Lost Tracks Golf Club, Tetherow Golf Club and River’s Edge Golf Resort.
For all the golf in Oregon, the end destination must be Bandon and its world-class courses. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has three 18-hole courses and a 9-hole extra course. There is nothing like the sound of Pacific Ocean waves pounding the coastline along the field of play at these pure links courses.
Not to be left out, Bandon also offers Bandon Crossings Golf Course. You’ll have to be careful not to delay play enjoying the overwhelming artistry of the scenery. Oregon has much to offer, so take full advantage of all the golf you can in this exceptional golf trip.