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Golf in Oregon

Home. Having grown up in Oregon, when I think of home, I think of Oregon.  My earliest golfing memories are of playing Golf in Oregon. It is where my father taught me how to play.  And it is where I first fell in love with the game.

Golf was an important part of my family’s life.  Both of my parents were great players.  My mother won her Club’s Championship multiple times.  And my father, well he was an exceptional player. But as a kid, I was much more interested in hitting daisies, and was much more proficient at it. Although I rarely played, I enjoyed going to the golf course with my parents. When I was young, there was a small tree house that was in one of the cherry trees behind the fourth tee of my parent’s home course. After they finished the third hole, I would climb up with a beloved Matchbox car and play.  I would stay contently there until my parents would arrive at the seventh tee.  And then I would walk with them for the next three holes chasing butterflies.

Growing up playing Golf in Oregon
Growing up playing Golf in Oregon

There is so much diversity of golf courses in Oregon. There are seaside true links golf courses. Parkland golf. Desert and mountain golf.  And, in line with the Keep Portland Weird mentality, there is some unique, and some might even call it weird golf in Oregon!

So, crank up The Dandy Warhols, and let’s go play golf in Oregon!

Agate Beach Golf Course
Agate Beach Golf Course

The Oregon Coast is a rough, and at times, an unforgiving place.  It is a place of raw natural power and beauty.

Sitting close to the middle point of the Oregon Coast, Agate Beach Golf Course is oasis from the restless waves and is the perfect reprieve for a weary golfer.

Gearhart Golf Links
Gearhart Golf Links

While exploring the Oregon Coast, Menekse, my brother and I played 18 holes at Gearhart Golf Links.  The word links is in the name for a reason, and Gearhart is recognized by some golf historians as being the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi!

Urban Golf
Urban Golf

“Have fun, but don’t break anything” were the parting words of wisdom from Portland’s Finest as we set off to play Urban Golf. We always have fun when we play golf- I mean, why else would we be doing what we are doing!  But I think we both can honestly say, that playing Urban Golf was probably the MOST FUN that we have ever had playing golf! 

Woodburn Golf Club
Woodburn Golf Club

It is safe to say that a trip to Woodburn might not be that high on your bucket list!  Oregon golfers are most likely to be familiar with the wonderful OGA Course which is in town. Woodburn is also home to a golf course that is probably not on your bucket list.

But, with an honesty box and sand greens, Woodburn Golf Club was very high on our bucket list!

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