Recent OR Golf Course Reviews


MShaw
Central Point, OR
4 Reviews
Ranch Hills Golf Course of Mulino, OR
  
Golf Staff and setting or topography for this course was great. It was the middle of summer but everything was still very green. The first 12 holes were a good challenge and made use of the natural topography and seemed more cared or groomed than the some of the holes on back 9. Some of these holes had dead limbs and seemed had not been groomed in a while like the front 9. I lost balls just off fairway that I saw land in 2nd cut and gopher holes. So the moral of story is keep it IN Fairways.

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Date Played: August 13, 2017


MShaw
Central Point, OR
4 Reviews
Shield Crest Golf Course of Klamath Falls, OR
  
Just completed my first round at Shieldcrest and what it lacked in cart paths it more than made up in great conditions and scenery. Greens and fairways were lush green for the middle of summer. Course overall was in good shape and with the blues playing over 6,600 yards it was a challenging course, but unfortunately, my ball striking or scoring did not live up to the challenge on this day.
Jared and the staff treated us well and I will be back to try it again.

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Date Played: August 12, 2017 | Cost: $47


wayne.allyn
70 Reviews
  
Cute little pitch and putt, par 3 that can give you a taste of what the courses are like at Bandon Dunes complex. 13 holes of down and uphill shots, and fast undulating greens. Perfect for a pre-round warm-up or a post-round cool-down. Located next to the Pacific Dunes pro shop.

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Date Played: January 4, 2017 | Cost: $75.00


wayne.allyn
70 Reviews
  
Of all the Bandon Dunes courses, personally, I like this one the best. I played from the 5,600 yard markers, and felt guilty, almost, when I was so much further forward than the tips, but it's a lot more fun when you play from a yardage that fits your ability. There's enough strategic considerations to keep you looking at the yardage book for a couple minutes on every tee box, but again, it makes the game a lot more fun when you can aim (or try) for a landing area that is conducive to the next shot. Tight lies are the key words on all the courses at Bandon Dunes, so make sure you can hit the big ball first. Otherwise, keep it on the ground by using a putting driver, pitching wedge, and your putter. You'll score a lot better if you do. As usual, the staff was friendly, accommodating, and helpful.

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Date Played: December 30, 2016 | Cost: $75.00


wayne.allyn
70 Reviews
  
Bandon Trails is a half coast line, half forest track...mostly forest. I played from the 6,200 yard tees and the course took my name and then some. Navigating the course on foot is not for the faint of heart. The track lives up to it's name with some steep trails going up, and down, to and from tee boxes. Multiple elevation changes mark the course which also provide much of the character. At one point on the course, they actually have a guy with a buggy to take you up to one of the tee boxes.
Undulating fairways and fast, multi-level greens make for some strategic contemplation on where you want to place your shots. It's your favorite hilly course...on steroids.
Wonderful little snack shack conveniently located on the course.

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Date Played: December 29, 2016 | Cost: $75.00


wayne.allyn
70 Reviews
  
Pacific Dunes is 18 holes of prime coast line golf. There is a picture every time you take a step. The off-season specials are some of the best prices for golf of this quality. Tight lies demand crisp, precise ball striking or you can easily chunk your shot. Approach shots require accuracy or the ball could roll off the green and into a bunker. Bunkers are strategically placed for your "enjoyment." Great facility with a pro shop that is stocked with all the keepsakes you need. The head pro and the rest of the staff is friendly and accommodating, Marshals are staged throughout the course to keep you on pace.

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Date Played: December 28, 2016 | Cost: $75.00


wayne.allyn
70 Reviews
Watson Ranch Golf Course of Coos Bay, OR
  
Watson Ranch is a hidden gem. This course has lots of character. Part of the course is parkland/links style and the rest winds up, in, and around the surrounding mountains. Numerous water features make for great views and interesting play in the woods part of the course. Small creeks run parallel and across the flat-land holes making strategic shots necessary. Several holes with elevated tees make fun dowwnnn-hill shots to small tight greens, and holes have elevated greens that make your approach shot interesting. Almost every green has undulations, or different tiers to make putting a welcome challenge. In a nut-shell, this course is just plain fun to play. The staff is friendly and accommodating, especially William. The restaurant wasn't open when I was there, but they started up the grill anyway and fixed me a bacon cheese burger that was delicious. They have a great practice area with full driving range, and putting and chipping area. Only 25 minutes away from the Bandon courses, this is a must play course when you are in the area. In fact, I'd say it's as much a destination course as any other Bandon tracks.

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Date Played: December 26, 2016 | Cost: $40.00


ColinSucksAtGolf
Hillsboro, OR
2 Reviews
Emerald Valley Golf Club of Creswell, OR
  
I had the pleasure of playing Emerald Valley during a break in the rain of the Pacific Northwest. I was very happy with my time on the course. The entire course is in great condition even after the rainy season of November. The oak-lined fairways were tight and narrow, but well drained and offered some favorable bounces. The tee boxes are among the best I've seen, firm, yet malleable with four sets of tees. The greens rolled fast and true, again a surprise in the wetness of Oregon Novembers. It was a fun feeling to play the same course as the Ducks play for practice. Off course amenities include the standard battery of pro-shop, driving range, and restaurant, all of which were top of the line. Despite being a championship course, Emerald Valley is very approachable and offers a home-course feel to it.

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Date Played: November 12, 2016 | Cost: $45


Colin.Cardwell
Medford, OR
2 Reviews
Pumpkin Ridge - Ghost Creek of North Plains, OR
  
I've played a lot of good courses in my golf career. I've even played a lot of nice courses. But I've only ever played one perfect course, and I had that privilege on October 8th, 2016, when I stepped foot on the Ghost Creek course at Pumpkin Ridge. First, their courthouse, restaurant, and pro-shop are very well stocked with any gear one could need. But where the experience truly shines is the course itself, as it should be. The tee boxes are among the most well manicured I've seen. The fairways are tight and narrow and very rewarding to any player who can sculpt their shot. These fairways are bordered constantly by the natural Douglas-Fir forest, and if given the opportunity they will happily take your shots. The greens are fast, even in the rainy Pacific Northwest. They have a subtlety about them, that distorts even the most accomplished reader. Their breaks are often either too severe or half of the predicted route. They offer a challenge to those who chase low scores.

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Date Played: October 8, 2016 | Cost: $100


Colin.Cardwell
Medford, OR
2 Reviews
Stone Ridge Golf Club of Eagle Point, OR
  
There will always be a soft spot in my heart for Stone Ridge Golf Club, it's the first 'real' golf course I ever played 18 on. That being said, it breaks my heart to see it in such disrepair. There are several spots throughout the fairways that are just dirt, no grass whatsoever. There are a few areas that are the exact opposite, very saturated with water rendering the course swampy. The greens are quite slow, because they're usually very wet. The layout of the course is to die for, offering one of the most spectacular series of holes from 3-9 and 10-14. The clubhouse is well stocked with snacks and drinks, but actual product is another question. They have logo balls and hats, but no other course product. Everything else is fairly sparsely stocked. All this course needs is some TLC and it could be the best public course in the area. Despite all the flaws, I still love this course and invite traveler's to play it.

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Date Played: September 3, 2016 | Cost: $35