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Tee Up Stateside: West Coast Great Golf And So Much More

July 10, 2020

Are you seeking the absolute perfect place for a golf road trip?  Head to Oregon fellow golfers, wine lovers and adventure seekers.

Whether you’re driving along the spectacular coastline, through dense, verdant forests or past the vineyards in the Willamette Valley near Portland, the panoramas are inspiring and the photo opportunities are plentiful.

Top course designers like Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Tom Doak, Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore have fashioned some phenomenal courses out of the amazing terrain in Oregon. These courses are just waiting for you to grab the clubs from the trunk of your car or SUV and head to the first tee.

Golf In Oregon

Bandon Dunes Resort-Set on Oregon’s southern coast, Bandon Dunes is a wonderland of miles of pristine shoreline, giant sand dunes, coastal forest and open meadows. Bandon Dunes has five spectacular 18-hole golf courses, including the jaw-dropping beautiful Sheep Ranch, which opened in June. Elevating the experience is a top-notch caddie program; Bandon Preserve, a 13-hole, par-3 layout with awesome Pacific Ocean panoramas designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw; Shorty’s, a complimentary 9-hole, par-3 course designed by David McLay Kidd; and the Punchbowl, a 100,000-square-foot, 18-hole putting course patterned after the Himalayas in St. Andrews.

Pronghorn Resort- Two of Oregon’s most highly-ranked courses are both located at Pronghorn. The par 72, 7379 yard Jack Nicklaus Signature Course incorporates ancient lava rock ridges and outcroppings and awesome views of the Cascade Mountains. Tom Fazio’s par 72, 7,462 yard championship layout has ancient lava rocks, amazing water features, a 45-foot canyon and beautiful juniper trees.

Sunriver Resort-Carefully preserved wetlands, forested meadows and beautiful water waters provide the terrain for 63 holes of golf at this outdoor lover’s paradise. The course line-up includes the par 72, 7,683 yard Crosswater designed by Bob Cupp, par 71, 7,012 yard Meadows by John Fought and the par 72, 6,847 yard Woodlands, a Robert Trent Jones design. There’s also a family-friendly nine-hole layout, Caldera Links, and a nine-hole putting course.

Explore and Enjoy

Equalling Oregon’s spectacular golf offerings is a recreation, activity and entertainment menu that appeals to a wide variety of tastes and desires. Here are just a few experiences you can enjoy once you depart the fairways:

Portland-One of America’s most picturesque cities, Portland sits on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers with the snow-capped Mount Hood in the distance. The walkable downtown core is brimming with microbreweries and coffee houses. Must see attractions include the Oregon Zoo, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Saturday Market and Powell’s City of Books. For exercise enthusiasts, the 5,156-acre Forest Park has more than 70 miles of trails within the city.

Willamette Wine Valley- Attention all Pinot noir Lovers!  This 150-mile long/60-mile wide valley about 50 miles south of Portland is home to more than 500 wineries and tasting rooms and lots of award-winning Pinot noir. You’ll also find some great Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc. Some of the popular wineries to visit include King Estates, Adelsheim Vineyard, Archery Summit, Carlton Winemaker’s Studio, Cristom Vineyards, Domaine Serene and Elk Cove Vineyards. There’s an eclectic mix of wine tours you can take.

Town of Bend– Located near Pronghorn and Sunriver Resorts, this town of more than 100,000 people sits on the Deschutes River. It’s a gateway for many outdoor sports such as fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting. It has several award-winning resorts and if you like beer, you’re in luck, Bend is peppered with pubs and micro-breweries. Don’t miss the Bend Ale Trail, which will take you to 10 world-class craft breweries all within walking distance of each other. For the adventurous, head to Bend’s urban whitewater park on the river where you can enjoy whitewater kayaking, tube floating, river bodyboarding and more.

Fantastic Fishing– Whether you want to hit the open seas, fly fish in a pristine stream or drop a line in a shimmering lake, the options in Oregon are plentiful and enticing. Oregon has 36 miles of coastline and there a more than enough charter captains that will take you out to catch ocean salmon, halibut and albacore tuna to name a few. Inland, the Willamette Valley offers opportunities to catch chinook, trout and steelhead. The valley also has lots of lakes where bass, catfish, trout and crappies are the big catches. For rainbow trout, head to southern Oregon and the waters around Klamath Falls.

Getting There

Driving Distances From:

Portland: Bandon Dunes-241 miles, Pronghorn Resort-168 miles, Sunriver Resort-191 miles

Seattle: Bandon Dunes-415 miles, Pronghorn Resort-332 miles, Sunriver Resort-343 miles

Boise: Bandon Dunes-565 miles, Pronghorn Resort-323 miles, Sunriver Resort-330 miles

Bend: Bandon Dunes-257 miles,  Pronghorn Resort-27 miles, Sunriver Resort-17 miles

San Francisco: Bandon Dunes-467 miles, Pronghorn Resort-506 miles,  Sunriver Resort-478 miles

Salt Lake City: Bandon Dunes-875 miles, Pronghorn Resort-659 miles, Sunriver Resort-665 miles

Book With Confidence

In these uncertain times, you can book with confidence and clarity with Premier Golf. Providing a guarantee of flexibility and assistance to amend travel plans according to specific concerns and needs. The experienced Premier Golf Team has the in-depth knowledge to make changes smartly and rapidly. Bandon Dunes 2021 tee times are fully-refundable.