Oregon is famed for its spectacular landscapes. From dramatic coastline scenery to otherworldly deserts and craggy mountain ranges, it’s no wonder why so many choose to escape the bustle of everyday life on a trip to Oregon’s great outdoors.
Oregon’s incredible settings play the perfect host to many sensational golf courses, with over 200 public courses to sample, some of which are nationally ranked and have been designed by the sport’s greatest architectural legends. Yet many of Oregon’s worthy golf courses lie almost undiscovered in the shadow of the world-famous Bandon Dunes.
“Oregon is an inspiration. Whether you come to it, or are born to it, you become entranced by our state’s beauty, the opportunity she affords, and the independent spirit of her citizens.”Tom McCall
Here at Premier Golf, we can offer expert advice and recommendations when it comes to creating your own golf vacation to Oregon. We can help you organize a trip across the Beaver State that’s unique to you, based on your own personal preferences. From the courses to play, the accommodations to recuperate in, to the many other activities to partake in, we can take the stress out of dreaming up your next golf trip.
Oregon’s golf history dates back to 1892, when Gearhart Golf Links, one of the US’ first links courses and now the oldest continual course in the west, was established in the beautiful seaside town.
Most golfers will naturally think of the world-acclaimed Bandon Dunes Golf Resort when discussing Oregon, but rest assured, there are many other quality courses to choose from on a golf trip around the Beaver State. There’s over 200, in fact, some of which have been designed by well-known course architects like David McLay Kidd, Bob Cupp and Arnold Palmer.
While the best times of year to play golf in Oregon are from summer through fall, you’ll always find a dedicated golfer or two playing courses at any time of year. That’s because Oregon is a national favorite for outdoor recreation of all kinds, from cycling to boating, camping to climbing, fishing to golfing, due to its diverse range of picturesque settings to soak in, along with four picture-perfect seasons to enjoy.
A vacation to Oregon wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its top attractions, including the awe-inspiring Crater Lake National Park in the south west, Cannon Beach in the north along the Pacific Coast, Devils Punchbowl on the central Oregon coast, and the variety of unique cities including Portland, Bend and Eugene, each with their own offering.
After a day of testing your golfing abilities or seeing the sights, you’ll be pleased to hear that Oregon is home to a vast amount of highly rated eateries and breweries, all of which can help you to replenish and relax ahead of the next fun-filled day.
There are some truly exceptional golf courses situated across the state of Oregon and, when coupled with other intriguing activities, delicious food and drink, and luxurious accommodation, you’ve got a complete trip look forward to.
A golf trip to Oregon’s dramatic Pacific coast isn’t complete without visiting the award-winning Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, offering some of the best true links courses in the US and where four of its six courses are ranked top across the entire state.
The most favored course is the Pacific Dunes, which has been cleverly designed by Tom Doak to have the area’s natural elements guide you through the 18-holes. Those who enjoy a strategic game will revel in a round on the David McLay Kidd designed course, Bandon Dunes, whereas the Old Macdonald celebrates golf course architect, Charles Blair Macdonald, with a design that almost transports you to Scotland, the birthplace of golf. There’s also Sheep Ranch, offering one mile of views across the Pacific Ocean, and Bandon Trails offers a trip through ancient woodland.
Head further inland and you’ll find a whole host of courses waiting to be tackled. In Bend, there’s Pronghorn Resort, featuring two award-winning courses with mesmerizing views of the Cascade Mountains, whereas a trip to Portland will put you in short distance of Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, the host of two championship golf courses designed by Bob Cupp.
A little further south, to the east of Eugene is the Sunriver Resort, which won the 2022 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award for Best in Resorts in the Pacific Northwest area. Featuring three public courses and one private, there’s a challenge for golfers of all abilities across its 63 holes.
In the desert highlands, you can visit Meadow Lakes Golf Course, which has been referred to as “one of Central Oregon’s best golf values”. The course itself offers ample fairways and large greens, with a fairly flat terrain.
To begin arranging your very own tailor made golf vacation to Oregon, get in touch with the team at Premier Golf. One of our expert representatives will be able to offer recommendations for courses to play and places to stay based on your own aims and interests.
Alternatively, we have a collection of ready-made Oregon golf packages below, within which we have included popular choices based on our many years of experience.