Oregon and Southwest Washington Golf Course Rankings
Top 20 Golf Courses
Top 20 Golf Values
Top 10 Golf Course Clubhouses

Rated by golf pros Erik Nielsen, Bend Golf & Country Club; Jim Skaugstad, Running Y Ranch Golf Course; Hall Wade, Columbia Edgewater Country Club; John Wells, Waverley Country Club; Rob Gibbons, Arrowhead Golf Club; John Grothe, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort; Pat Sutton, Riverside Country Club; and rated by Dan Bushnell, One Iron Graphics; Tom Maletis, Tournament Golf Foundation, Inc.; and Tom Fullmer, Peter Jacobsen Productions.

Top 20 The best overall golf experience

1. Pacific Dunes Golf Resort
Bandon, Ore.
This par-71, walking-only course sits along a stretch of the Pacific Ocean, offers spectacular 60-foot dunes blanketed in native vegetation and boasts two of the largest bunker complexes in America.

2. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Bandon, Ore.
On this Scottish-links design course, golfers find themselves immersed in the grandeur of Oregon’s rugged south coast, with sweeping, untamed shores and primeval grassy dunes rolling to the sea.

3. Eugene Country Club*
Eugene, Ore.
This members-only club, the second oldest country club in Oregon, sits in the heart of the Willamette Valley and features more than 100 varieties of evergreens, hardwoods, exotic and fruit trees along the course.

4. Crosswater Club*
Bend, Ore.
Situated on 600 magnificently scenic acres of woodlands and carefully preserved wetlands, Crosswater is threaded by the gently flowing Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers.

5. Portland Golf Club*
Portland, Ore.
Offering few water hazards but many trees to challenge play, this private course that lies along Fanno Creek is hilly with narrow fairways and large greens.

6. Pumpkin Ridge - Witch Hollow*
North Plains, Ore.
Nestled in the shadows of the Tualatin Mountains surrounded by dense stands of fir, maple, oak and ash, Witch Hollow has a challenging and scenic layout for golfers to enjoy.

7. Pumpkin Ridge - Ghost Creek
North Plains, Ore.
Hailed as one of the nation's premier semi-private golf courses, Ghost Creek's layout emulates traditional golf course architecture with gently rolling terrain and a creek that reappears throughout.

8. Columbia Edgewater Country Club*
Portland, Ore.
Lined with mature oaks and firs and offering many water hazards to challenge golfers, this private course is often called an “oasis” in the city.

9. Waverley Country Club*
Portland, Ore.
With its well-manicured course and lateral water hazards set along the Willamette River, Waverley Country Club is Oregon’s oldest country club and a Portland institution.

10. The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club - South Course
Aloha, Ore.
The South Course is a traditional American layout with mature stands of Oregon trees, naturally rolling terrain and 114 gleaming white sand bunkers waiting to swallow errant shots.

11. Royal Oaks Country Club*
Vancouver, Wash.
Consistent, fast greens and a beautiful tree-lined course, make Royal Oaks the type of course a golfer will want to play every day.

12. Running Y Ranch Golf Course
Klamath Falls, Ore.
The championship-caliber course and Oregon’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course welcomes varied skill levels and showcases the natural landscape on the edge of Oregon’s beautiful unspoiled outback.

13. Tokatee Golf Club
Blue River, Ore.
Situated at the base of the Three Sisters mountains in the McKenzie River Valley, Tokatee offers a challenging course in a scenic location.

14. Astoria Golf and Country Club*
Warrenton, Ore.
Located only a mile from the Pacific coast, this course has 14 holes that run parallel to sand dunes, some of which measure 40-feet high.

15. The Oregon Golf Club*
West Linn, Ore.
Situated on top of Pete’s Mountain overlooking the Willamette River and with stunning views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams, the Oregon Golf Club captivates players at every turn.

16. Broken Top Club*
Bend, Ore.
Located in Central Oregon’s “high desert,” Broken Top’s championship course has spectacular views of Broken Top, South Sister and Mt. Bachelor mountains.

17. Sandpines Golf Links
Florence, Ore.
Architect Rees Jones brings the beautiful sculpture of the Oregon Dunes and the natural rugged beauty of the region together in a breathtaking experience.

18. Bend Golf and Country Club*
Bend, Ore.
This central Oregon course, with a walkable, traditional layout, reasonable green- to-tee distances, and well-groomed fairways bordered by majestic Ponderosas, creates a classic golf environment.

19. Sunriver Resort – The Woodlands
Bend, Ore.
An abundance of water and outcroppings of lava rock place a premium on shot accuracy at this superbly conditioned championship course.

20. – tie Eagle Crest Resort - Upper Ridge
Redmond, Ore.
Located in the majestic Cascades, Eagle Crest’s Upper Ridge course offers an experience that is as challenging as it is beautiful, yet always playable for golfers of all abilities.

20. – tie Aspen Lakes Golf Club
Sisters, OR
Immaculately maintained bent grass fairways and multiple tees combined with red sand bunkers create a unique playing experience.

* Private clubs

Top 20 Values
The best value for your money

Rates are for 18 holes on weekends at public courses. Fees vary during the year. Check with course for details.

1. Tokatee Golf Club
Greens fees: $34-40

2. Sandpines Golf Links
Greens fees: $45-89

3. Langdon Farms Golf Club
Greens fees: $33-47

4. Eastmoreland Golf Course
Greens fees: $25-30

5. Aspen Lakes Golf Club
Greens fees: $40-60

6. Creekside Golf Club*
Public welcome Monday-Friday
Greens fees: $22-40

7. Trysting Tree Golf Club
Greens fees: $34

8. Heron Lakes Golf Course – Great Blue
Greens fees: $25-37

9. Stone Creek Golf Club
Greens fees: $35

10. Emerald Valley Golf Club
Greens fees: $40

11. OGA Golf Course
Greens fees: $38-48

12. Quail Valley Golf Course
Greens fees: $40

13. Ocean Dunes Golf Links
Greens fees: $38

14. Eagle Crest Resort - Upper Ridge
Greens fees: $35-60

15. Wildhorse Resort Golf Club
Greens fees: $47

16. Gearhart Golf Links
Greens fees: $45

17. RedTail Golf Course
Greens fees: $37

18. Stoneridge Golf Course
Greens fees: $43

19. Running Y Ranch Golf Course
Greens fees: $70

20. Crooked River Ranch Golf Club
Greens fees: $40

* Private club

Top 10 Clubhouses
Clubhouses with the finest amenities

1. Waverley Country Club*
Built in 1913, this historic clubhouse features comfortable spaces for members to lounge, a restaurant with expansive views of the Willamette River and “stay over” rooms for members and their guests.

2. The Oregon Golf Club*
Featuring the finest in country club amenities and borrowing from the design elegance of Scottish baronial halls, The Oregon Golf Club is a modern facility with old-world charm.

3. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Guinness, cigars and firepits at the Bandon Dunes Resort make a big impression on golfers after a long day on the links.

4. The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club
From the striking mahogany paneled chateau-style clubhouse to the Vintage Room Restaurant, every guest receives the level of amenities, friendly service and attention to detail expected at a private club.

5. Portland Golf Club*
The newly remodeled clubhouse proudly displays signed scorecards from visiting professionals in the “Grill” along with other wonderful golf memorabilia from the club’s rich golf history.

6. Crosswater Club*
Crosswater members and guests enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the clubhouse, reminiscent of classic timber lodges, with its stone fireplace, stunning views of the Cascade Range and the diverse social events.

7. Broken Top Club*
Overlooking the six-acre Broken Top Lake, the award winning, 27,000-square- foot clubhouse showcases stunning views of the Cascade Mountains.

8. Langdon Farms Golf Club
The "Big Red Barn" clubhouse, modeled after the original barn on Mr. Langdon's farm, houses a full-service restaurant and an award-winning golf shop.

9. Columbia Edgewater Country Club*
CECC’s clubhouse is comprised of 30,000 sq. feet of restaurant, banquet room, office and locker space on three floors, and features a drive-through porte-cochere at the main entrance that always ensures a dry and comfortable arrival.

10. Eugene Country Club*
The warm feel of this clubhouse, its extensive amenities and a dining room with a spectacular view of the ninth hole make it a welcoming place for members and their guests.

* Private club

BrainstormNW - May 2005

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