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World Class Golf Awaits You
Over 5 million people in the U.S. play it on a regular basis, on over 17,500 courses across the country. As one might expect, not only are there quite a few golf courses along the FunBeachFun coast of Oregon and Northern California, there are some pretty remarkable ones that any serious golfer should come check out.
A Variety Of Experiences
Golf is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. And, for those who have (to a certain degree) mastered the physical mechanics of the game, a good deal of the fun is playing on different courses, challenging oneself with new terrain, conditions, and enjoying the beauty of different surroundings. Variety is the spice of golf.
Courses For Everyone
Raw beginner, casual duffer, or aspiring master, no matter what your skill level, there are golf courses up and down our stretch of coastline to suit every sort of golfer and ability. Plus the shores of the FunBeachFun coast offers the great treat of beautiful, unique scenery to enjoy. Look through the listings below to find golfing opportunities all along the way. Our list includes both public courses and private clubs (requiring membership).
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North Coast, Oregon Golf Course Recommendations:
Alderbrook Golf Course – Tillamook
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. Despite the changes, Alderbrook has retained its classic character and still gives golfers a classic round. The mountains that enclose the course provide a stunning backdrop and the rugged terrain of the foothills is ideal golfing ground. Forests of mature cedar and fir trees blanket the landscape, which is also dotted with natural springs. Alderbrook’s 16th hole is memorable for its extremely steep incline, but a panoramic view of the Tillamook Valley offers some scenic respite. Address: 7300 Alderbrook Road, Tillamook, ORn 97141. Phone: (503) 842-6413. Website: www.alderbrookgolfcourse.com
Astoria Golf & Country Club – Warrenton
The 18-hole Astoria Golf & Country Club in Warrenton, OR is a private golf course that opened in 1924. Designed by George Junor, Astoria Golf & Country Club measures 6494 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 120 and a 71 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels. Address: 33445 Sunset Beach Lane, Warrenton, OR 97146. Phone: (503) 861-2545. Website: www.astoriagolf.com
Bay Breeze Golf Course – Tillamook
The 9-hole Bay Breeze Golf Course in Tillamook, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1994. Designed by Mike Lehman, Bay Breeze Golf Course measures 1061 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Address: 2325 Latimer Road N, Tillamook, OR 97141. Phone: (503) 842-1166.
Gearhart Golf Links – Gearhart
Although records indicate that the golf course at Gearhart was established in 1892, tradition has it that several Scotsmen laid out four holes on the wind-swept dunes in the 1880s. Gearhart Golf Links is the oldest course in Oregon. Originally a nine-hole course, Gearhart Golf Links was extended to 18 in 1913. Today the golf course is 6,300 yards from the Back Tees, 5922 from the Middle Tees, and 5154 yards from the Forward Tees. It’s a par 72 and stretches for about a mile from north to south, with the width equal to about three fairways. The elevation is fairly constant, but the up-and-down roll of the sand dunes over which the golf course is built, makes a flat lie a rarity. Gearhart Golf Links’ sand base makes for excellent drainage, and the encircling condo-motel units provide considerable shelter from the coastal winds. The golf course is generally wide open, easy to walk, and a pleasure to play. Addess: 1157 N Marion Street, Gearhart, OR 97138. Phone: (503) 738-3538. Website: www.gearhartgolflinks.com
Highlands at Gearhart – Geahart
The Highlands at Gearhart 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 course also lays claim to having the best prices on custom-made clubs and equipment in the country. Some manufacturers restrict them from advertising their low prices. Call for prices and a brochure, you won’t be disappointed. Address: 1 Highland Road, Gearhart, OR 97138. Phone: (503) 738-5248. Website: www.highlandsgolfgearhart.com
Lewis & Clark Public Golf Course – Astoria
The 9-hole Lewis & Clark Public Golf Course in Astoria, OR is a public golf course that opened in 2005. Lewis & Clark Public Golf Course measures 2738 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Address: 92294 Youngs River Road, Astoria, OR 97103. Phone: (503) 338-3386. Website: www.astoriaoregonrvpark.com/golf_course.php
Manzanita Golf Course – Manzanita
The golfer who likes to play different kinds of courses will enjoy the uniqueness of Manzanita Golf Course, located off HWY 101. The 2,192-yard, par-32, 9-hole layout is constructed on a beautiful hillside that faces the pounding surf. The course has many majestic fir trees, lush fairways, and well-cared-for greens. Hole #5 is a particularly interesting hole. The tee area is 80′ above the fairway and provides a wonderful view of the hole. Only 280 yard from the back tees will provide the golfer with a great opportunity for an eagle. Steve Erickson, owner and manager, and his friendly staff will ensure your round is enjoyable and satisfying. The pro shop has the latest in golf equipment and apparel and the snack bar can provide you with your favorite foods and beverages. Address: Lakeview Drive, Manzanita, OR 97130. Phone: (503) 368-5744.
Seaside Golf Club – Seaside
The 9-hole Seaside Golf Club in Seaside, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1921. Designed by H. Chandler Egan, Seaside Golf Club measures 2593 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 104 and a 33.3 USGA rating. Address: 451 Avenue U, Seaside, OR 97138. Phone: (503) 738-5261.
Central Coast, Oregon Golf Course Recommendations:
Agate Beach Golf Course – Newport
The 9-hole Agate Beach Golf Course in Newport, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1931. Designed by Frank Stenzel, Agate Beach Golf Course measures 3002 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 107 and a 33 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are winter rye. Address: 4100 N Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365. Phone: (541) 265-7331. Website: www.agatebeachgolf.net
Chinook Winds Golf Resort – Lincoln City
The 18-hole Chinook Winds Golf Resort in Lincoln City, OR is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1926. Chinook Winds Golf Resort measures 4636 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 102 and a 62 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are winter rye. Address: 3245 Club House Drive, Lincoln City, OR 97367. Phone: (541) 994-8442. Website: www.chinookwindscasino.com
Crestview Golf Club – Waldport
The 9-hole Crestview Golf Club in Waldport, OR is a public golf course that opened in 2009. Designed by Dan Hixon, Crestview Hills Golf Course measures 3062 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are t-4 bent and the fairways are fescue. Address: 1680 S Crestline Drive, Waldport, OR 97394. Phone: (541) 563-3020. Website: www.crestviewgolfclub.com
Forest Hills Country Club – Reedsport
The 9-hole Forest Hills Country Club in Reedsport, OR is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1960. Forest Hills Country Club measures 3108 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 120 and a 34.9 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Address: 1 Country Club Drive, Reedsport, OR 97467. Phone: (541) 271-2626. Website: www.golfreedsport.com
Kentuck Golf Course – North Bend
Kentuck Golf Course is located five miles east of North Bend on the Kentuck inlet. The 18-hole, 5,393-yard, par-70 course designed by Don Houston and Walace Wickett, was opened for play in 1962. The first hole of each nine plays sharply downhill from the teeing area near the clubhouse which has a great to the west. The layout is generally flat and open, and the greens are small. Pine trees line some of the fairways and water is an important feature. The 392-yard, par-4 No. 17 is very difficult because of a water hazard located in the center of the fairway. Kentuck Golf Course is open year round. While in the area, take advantage of some of the other activities offered. Crabbing, clamming, and riding the dunes are popular with those who frequent the area. Address: 675 Golf Course Lane, North Bend, Oregon 97459. Phone: (541) 756-4464.
Neskowin Beach Golf Course – Neskowin (North of Lincoln City)
Neskowin is an unincorporated beach community located 13 miles north of Lincoln City. The 9-hole Neskowin Beach Golf Course is a public 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 32.7 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Adress: 48405 Hawk Street, Neskowin, OR 97149. Phone: (503) 392-3377.
Olalla Valley Golf Club – Toledo
The 9-hole Olalla Valley Golf Club in Toledo, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1956. Designed by Vernon Warren, Olalla Valley Golf Course measures 3078 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 127 and a 34.6 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. Address: 1022 Olalla Road, Toledo, OR 97391. Phone: (541) 336-2121. Website: www.olallavalleygolfclub.com
Oregon Dunes Golf Links – Florence
Designed by William G. Robinson, Oregon Dunes Golf Links is an 18-hole unique, challenging and enjoyable golf experience. With a par of 71, and a slope of 124, it is nestled in the sand dunes of the Oregon coast. This true golf links, with the native plant materials such as Scotch broom, wax myrtle, shore pines and native rhododendrons offers the golfers a memorable setting. Built on a natural sand base, Ocean Dunes provides the golfer with a dry, firm playing surface year round. It offers links style pot bunkers, a double green, sand dunes, beach grass and beautiful views. Address: 3345 Munsel Lake Road, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: (503) 997-3232. Website: www.oceandunesgolf.com
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort – Gleneden Beach (South of Lincoln City)
From start to finish you will be in awe of the spectacular scenery that surrounds you as you wind your way to the 18th hole. A top caliber par 71 course, redesigned by Oregon golf legend and PGA Pro Peter Jacobsen, is a test of skill from the front nine surrounded by old growth timber, to the back nine holes, which pay tribute to origins of golf with links style play. The pro shop features state of the art equipment, the best in men’s and women’s sports wear, and a relaxing bar and grill. Let on-site PGA Pro, Mark Swift, fit you with a set of rental clubs or fine tune your game with a lesson on our year round driving range or practice green. Address: 7760 U.S. Highway 101, Gleneden Beach, OR 97388. Phone: (541) 764-3600. Website: www.salishan.com/golf
Sandpines Golf Links – Florence
Designed by Rees Jones, this award winning design provides wooded holes, evoking comparisons to Pinhurst, links holes reminiscent of the Monterey peninsula, to “the crescendo” (#16,17,18) played around the great central lake. “Sandpines is, by the very nature of the land, reminiscent of Scottish links-style courses. It brings golf back to its very roots and origins. To see Sandpines for the first time is breath taking. Sandpines should stand the test of time as the great original links have.” – Rees Jones. Address: 1201 35th Street, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: (503)997-1940. Website: www.sandpines.com
Sunset Bay Golf Course – Coos Bay
The 9-hole Sunset Bay Golf Course in Coos Bay, OR is a public golf course that opened in 1969. Designed by John Zoller, Sunset Bay Golf Course measures 3020 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Address: 11001 Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Phone: (541) 888-9301. Website: www.sunsetbaygolf.com
Watson Ranch – Coos Bay
Open year round, Watson Ranch, formerly known as Coos Country Club, has offered spectacular golf on the Southern Oregon Coast since 1923. Golfers will discover 18 unique and challenging holes in natural forested –and wetlands terrain. Nine new holes were added in 1998. As a semi-private course, play is open to those living 50 miles outside of the Coos Bay area year round. The Club maintains two putting greens, a pitching green and a driving range that are open to the public. During the season, the Club hosts member tournaments, couples, and student events. In addition, there are tournaments and competitive events with other courses. Golfing activities are held for men, women and seniors. The Course and Clubhouse are available for charity events, business outings and large or small tournaments. The Golf Shop is fully stocked with top quality merchandise and equipment. Private and groups lessons available from Golf Professionals. Address: 999 Coos City Sumner Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Phone: (541) 267-7257. Website: www.watsonranchgolf.com
South Coast, Oregon Golf Course Recommendations:
Bandon Crossings Golf Course – Bandon
Bandon Crossings, located 15 minutes south of the Bandon Dunes Resort and near the port town of Bandon, opened in 2007. While few golfers probably come to this new golf hotbed on the west coast of Oregon for Bandon Crossings, the golf course does represent a niche here as a return to parkland golf. Unlike Bandon Dunes, golf carts are offered not to mention a much lower sticker price and even lower special deals. Bandon Crossings was designed by Dan Hixon and features five par 3s and five par 5s, four sets of tees and a maximum yardage just under 6,900 yards. The heathland-style is far different from the four courses at Bandon Dunes, with plush rye fairways though the design does play naturally to the ground it sits on. The golf course takes on several different looks throughout the 18 holes, as the beginning holes play on more wide-open, links-style terrain, while the middle part of the course plays through tall, coastal furs, cedars and old redwood trees, before finishing back out on more open terrain. Bandon Crossings stays open throughout the year and offers seasonal specials. Facilities here include a driving range and small pro shop. Address: 87530 Dew Valley Lane, Bandon, OR 97411. Phone: (541) 347-3232. Website: www.bandoncrossings.com
Bandon Dunes – Bandon
Considered by some to be the Pebble Beach of the Northwest. Bandon Dunes might be THE premier golf course on the Oregon Coast. The fairways and greens are well bunkered and the terrain rolls with spectacular views of the coast. Definitely worth the trip to play. “Probably the finest land made available for a golf course in America since Alistair McKenzie was shown the site for the Cypress Point Club on the Monterey Peninsula.” – Golf Magazine. Address: 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411. Phone: (541) 347-4380. Website: www.bandondunesgolf.com/pages/bandon_dunes/49.php
Bandon Face Rock Golf Course
Bandon Face Rock Golf Course, in Bandon OR is a one of a kind golf course not for the course itself, but for the way you play it: Hickory Golf. Formerly known as Old Bandon Golf Links, Bandon Face Rock Golf Course has been renovated from the ground up with one thing in mind, nostalgia.
Bandon Preserve – Bandon
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort boasts four championship courses as well as a par-3 course. The short course, Bandon Preserve, is a unique 13-hole layout. It is quite possibly the only one of its kind in the country. The course’s name recognizes the preservation efforts of the design team, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, to protect the Silvery Philacea, an endangered plant species that is native to the area. The golf course tumbles across the rugged Oregon coastline down towards the beach before returning to the clubhouse. Golfers can enjoy stunning views of the Pacific from every hole. The terrain closely resembles those found on traditional links courses in the U.K., rolling sandy dunes weaving through ribbons of tall grasses. It is a challenging layout though none of the holes are longer than 185 yards, so bring your short-game skills. Address: 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411. Phone: (541) 347-4380. Website: www.bandondunesgolf.com/pages/bandon_preserve/117.php
Bandon Trails – Bandon
The 18-hole Bandon Trails in Bandon, OR is a resort golf course that opened in 2005. Bandon Trails measures 6765 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 133 and a 73.7 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are fescue grass. Address: 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411. Phone: (541) 347-4380. Website: www.bandondunesgolf.com/pages/bandon_trails/51.php
Cedar Bend Golf Club- Gold Beach
The 9-hole Cedar Bend Golf Club in Gold Beach, OR is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1969. Designed by John Zoller, Cedar Bend Golf Course measures 3156 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are winter rye. Address: 34391 Squaw Valley Road, Gold Beach, OR 97444. Phone: (541) 247-6911. Website: www.cedarbendgolf.com
Old Macdonald – Bandon
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort boasts four courses that stretch along the rugged Oregon coastline. The courses are perched 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean, offering panoramic views from almost every hole. They sprawl across massive coastal dunes that tumble towards the ocean, a landscape that will make golfers feel as though they are playing a course in the British Isles. Although they all share the same landscape, each course has a different character and set of challenges. The Old Macdonald Course is newest of the four courses. It was created as an homage to course architect C.B. Macdonald. Designs Tim Oak and Jim Urbina did their best to simulate what Macdonald would have done if the Oregon Coast had been his canvas. The result is a layout with massive greens with myriad angles of play and surrounded by strategically placed bunkers. Address: 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411. Phone: (541) 347-4380. Website: www.bandondunesgolf.com/pages/old_macdonald/96.php
Pacific Dunes Course – Bandon
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort will make you feel as though you’ve traveled not to Oregon, but the Scottish highlands. The rugged Oregon Coast perfectly simulates the British Isles landscape of some of the oldest golf courses in the world. Bandon Dunes boasts four different courses. The courses are all perched 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean, stretching along miles of coastline. All of the courses are routed through massive sandy dunes that tumble towards the ocean but despite having the same landscape each course has a unique character. The Pacific Dunes Course has different shot-making requirements than any of the other courses. The rippling fairways seem more as though they were discovered rather than built and they are lined with natural bunkers. The course starts in the pine forests before emerging out onto the sea. It is an especially tough course on windy days. Address: 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411. Phone: (541) 347-4380. Website: www.bandondunesgolf.com/pages/pacific_dunes/50.php
Salmon Run Golf Course – Brookings
almon 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. From Highway 101 North or South in Brookings, Oregon take the South Bank Chetco River Road turnoff. Follow the South Bank Chetco River approximately 3 miles. Salmon Run is located on the right side of the road. Address: 99040 S Bank Chetco River Road, Brookings, OR 97415. Phone: (541) 469-4888. Website: www.salmonrun.net
North Coast, California Golf Course Recommendations:
Baywood Golf & Country Club – Arcata
2 miles from the center of Arcata, the 18-hole “Baywood” course is nestled in the heart of the California redwoods where the forest meets the sea. As the premier private club in Humboldt County, Baywood offers a challenging 18-hole golf course, first-class member dining, banquet and private conference facilities, full-service golf shop, heated swimming pool (summertime), and unprecedented views of nature’s wonders. Often described as the North Coast’s hidden treasure, Baywood has much to offer the golfer and non-golfer alike. Please browse our web site by using the guest entrance, or log on as a registered Club member by using the member link. Address: 3600 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata, CA 95521. Phone: (707) 822-3688. Website: www.baywoodgcc.com
Beau Pre Golf Club – McKinleyville
4 miles from the center of McKinleyville, the 18-hole Beau Pre Golf Club is located in Northern California’s beautiful Humboldt County. Redwood National Park and Six Rivers National Forest neighbor the towns of McKinleyville, Blue Lake, Ferndale, Fortuna, Eureka, Arcata and Trinidad, which are all a short drive from McKinleyville. The Pacific coastline provides a spectacular landscape for this challenging 18 hole championship golf course. Pine and spruce trees line most of the fairways on both the mountainous and meadow portions of this course requiring precision placement shots. Water comes into play on nine holes and sand traps are strategically placed. The view of the ponds, lush fairways and the Pacific Ocean from the elevated golf holes make Beau Pre an esthetically pleasing course to play in addition to testing your golf skills. Address: 1777 Norton Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Phone: (800) 931-6690. Website: www.beaupregolf.com
Del Norte Golf Club – Crescent City
7 miles from the center of Crescent City, the 9-hole “Del Norte” course at the Del Norte Golf Club facility in Crescent City, California features 3,050 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The Del Norte Golf Course is a secluded course located in the heart of the redwoods. Our course is located alongside of the Smith River. It is a challenging course to play. The fairways are flat, and some trees can alter your shots. The small greens are basically flat, but there are some subtle breaks in them. A creek comes into play on two holes. The public is welcome. The course rating is 33.7 and it has a slope rating of 116. Del Norte golf course opened in 1902. Stacey McClauflin manages the course as the Golf Professional/General Manager. Address: 130 Club Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531. Phone: (707) 458-3214. Website: www.delnortegolf.com
Eureka Municipal Golf Course – Eureka
The Eureka Golf Course features tree-lined fairways, small undulated greens, several ponds and a small meandering creek which runs through most of the course – which hosts native plants and wildlife including Coastal Redwoods, Rhododendrons, red-tail hawks, osprey, deer and a variety of water fowl. The Eureka Golf Course is a prime example of environmental stewardship as we are certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary. The golf course is a traditional coastal golf course where there is a premium on shot shape and accuracy. The golf course measuring almost 5700 is perfect for beginners while the design and ocean breeze provides all the challenge necessary for even the toughest competitor. The course architect was Bob E. Baldock who designed many golf courses throughout California most notably the shore course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. The Eureka Golf Course’s amenities include a full driving range, practice green, fully stocked golf shop, and a small restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. We offer a variety of golf lesson packages perfect for beginners, seniors, juniors and groups which are taught by our staff of PGA Professionals. Eureka Golf Course provides a true golf experience that only the Redwood Coast can provide! Address: 4750 Fairway Drive, Eureka, CA 95503. Phone: (707) 443-4808. Website: www.playeureka.com
Kings Valley Golf Course – Crescent City
5 miles from the center of Crescent City, the 9-hole “Kings Valley” course at the Kings Valley Golf Course facility in Crescent City, California, is a fun 9-hole executive course featureing 1,259 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 28. The course rating is 27.5 and it has a slope rating of 79. Kings Valley golf course opened in 1965. Clifton Miller manages the course as the General Manager. Address: 3030 Lesina Road, Crescent City, CA 95531. Phone: (707) 464-2886.