7 Excellent Golf Courses in Oregon

Oregon is state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The state is well-known for its beautiful landscapes, which include dense forests, scrubland, praires, deserts, as well as the scenic coast. Oregon is also home to a number of excellent golf courses including:

1., 2. and 3. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, which is in Bandon, is home to three distinct golf courses. The courses, which are located on the rugged Pacific coast of Oregon, are true to traditional Scottish golf links, and challenge the player’s mastery of the terrain rather than just his power. All three courses, “Bandon Trails”, “Bandon Dunes” and “Pacific Dunes” are very highly rated, and widely regarded as being among the best public golf courses in the nation.

4. Sunriver Resort in Deschutes County, Oregon offers many recreational activities including tennis, a fitness center, and a variety of family recreational activities as well as golf. There are three 18-hole golf courses: “Crosswater” which was designed by Bob Cupp, the highly unique “Meadows” which was designed by John Fought, and “The Woodlands” which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. All three courses have plenty to offer, but the most famous is Crosswater which has won many awards.

5. Running Y Ranch Resort is a resort community near Klamath Falls, in the midst of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range. The Running Y golf course is the state’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, and has won many awards thanks to its beautiful scenery and wonderful play.

6. and 7. Pumpkin Ridge, which is just outside North Plains in Northern Oregon, hosted the U.S. Women’s Open in 1997 and 2003. The golf club has two excellent courses, “Witch Hollow” and “Ghost Creek”, both of which were designed by Robert Cupp. Witch Hollow is a members’ only course, but Ghost Creek is semi-private, and has been rated by Golf Magazine in 2005 as one of the Top 100 Places You Can Play.