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What are the playable golf courses along the Oregon Coast and beyond?

You are in a win, win situation exploring Oregon’s many golf offerings. The Oregon Coast You are looking at 363 miles from California to Washington and 27 golf courses along the way.  Your Oregon Coast golf experience is all about how much time you have and how much money you want to spend along the…

Where can we play golf and go wine tasting?

In the state of Oregon, the Willamette Valley is most prevalent with wines (as you probably already know) but too has some pockets of good golf to enjoy. If you focus on southern Willamette Valley area, Eugene has its fair share of wineries and a few public access courses worth checking out; my two favorites are: Emerald Valley…

Where should we stop to play golf between Redmond and Bandon?

Before you leave Redmond, I recommend playing the courses at Eagle Crest Resort. The Eagle Crest owners also own Brasada Ranch, which is about 20 minutes east of Eagle Crest and is a fantastically fun golf experience. As far as the trip from central Oregon to Bandon, I have a “no-brainier, must play” recommendation…..Tokatee Golf Course….

What are the not-to-miss golf courses on the Oregon Coast?

There are many wonderful golf courses along the Oregon Coast, ranging from all levels of difficulty and pricing. If you start south and head north, a really cool place to play is Salmon Run in Brookings. The Jack River crosses the course several times. Two hours north is Bandon Dunes, considered the world’s most famous collection…

Where are the best golf courses and resorts in Oregon?

I recommend starting in Central Oregon and making your way to the Southern Oregon Coast. Central Oregon is the home of more than 23 golf courses at all levels of difficulty and price points.  And Central Oregon is ranked as the 23rd most robust golf destination in the United States per the editors of Golf Digest. If you…

Is Bandon Dunes a good golf course to spend my 40th birthday in April?

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is a forever memorable experience any day of the year.  You will have a fantastic time experiencing the most spectacular collection of golf in the United States. The only dynamic that April will present you verse being there in summer time is the length of sunshine which impacts whether you play…

Can I golf during wintertime in Oregon?

I am answering your question while staring at two feet of snow and 10 degrees out…..so there’s no golf being played right now in Bend, the home of some 23 golf courses. As far as playing golf in the winter, it all depends on what area of the state that is more tolerate to weather and what…

What are the best golf courses to play as we head south down I-5?

There are several fun Oregon courses to play while traveling down Interstate 5. While in Portland, check out Langdon Farms just off the freeway. It’s a great course with great views of the Cascade mountains. There are a variety of tees so can be interesting for all levels of play. Not far from I-5, Pumpkin Ridge in…

Can I go golfing in Oregon during November?

November can be a glorious time to play golf in Oregon. You just have to be prepared for weather changing on you even during the course of your round. But then, that is what makes it a memorable adventure. Most of the golf courses along the coast line and in and around the Portland area…

What’s the best place to golf near Medford? – K.D.

There are two really great public play courses I would recommend you check out. One is Eagle Point Golf Course. This is a Robert Trent Jones design and one of his last pieces of work done in his storied career.  It is not expensive and good pace of play.  They are going through bankruptcy but…

My wife and I will be in the Bend area and would like help in locating four top golf courses to play as well as lodging suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your time. – John P.

Depending on your handicap and energy level, you can actually play 36 holes a day in Central Oregon….there is just that much golf to be had. As far as top courses, I would recommend you consider the following: Crosswater Golf Club located at Sunriver Resort. If you are a resort guest, you can have access…

What is the best time of the year to golf?

As far as best timing for golf in Oregon, the summer through early fall is generally reliable. But often the state of Oregon and the Portland area gets a bad wrap about being raining because that is usually the thought associated with the area. That is just not the case. There are many sun filled…

I have extra time between business meetings in Portland, where’s a great spot to get in 18 holes?

Just outside of downtown Portland are several high quality courses that are fully equipped to greet  the “spontaneous golfer” with rental clubs and needed gear. Pumpkin Ridge and The Reserve are west of the city and both clubs have hosted several PGA and USGA Professional tournaments. Langdon Farms, which is just south of Portland proper…

We often travel as group couples that love to golf, gamble and wine taste, where’s a great place to do all that in Oregon?

There are several clusters of great golf, grape and gambling in Oregon. Eastern Oregon’s Wildhorse Resort & Casino has a fantastic course, gambling facility and just completed an expansion of full service accommodations for your stay. Just down the street are several world class wineries along the Washington/Oregon Columbia Valley region. Along the coast, there…