10 Beautiful Golf Courses to Play in Oregon

Meadows Golf Course at Sunriver Resort | © Kirt Edblom / Flickr
Meadows Golf Course at Sunriver Resort | © Kirt Edblom / Flickr
Photo of Elizabeth Nicholas
5 September 2017

To the uninitiated, Oregon doesn’t seem like the most obvious choice for a destination golf trip. But for those in the know, the state offers some of the most stunning places in the world to play a round. Here are the 10 most beautiful golf courses in Oregon, which may just inspire you to start packing your clubs.

Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

The ambitious owners of the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club set out to build a club that would attract worldwide tournaments and scale the ranks of the best golf clubs in the world, and they succeeded. In its first year of operation, the club hosted the prestigious U.S. Amateur Championship and was named the best new public course in the country by Golf Digest.

Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, 12930 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd, North Plains, OR, USA, +1 503 647 4747

Sunriver Resort Golf Course

The Sunriver Resort features four golf courses, each designed by a prominent architect and each offering a different level of challenge to those who would like to play. (The Caldera Links course has only nine holes, making it an ideal choice for parents looking to teach their little ones the game.) Make sure your tee times won’t conflict with the PGA Professional Championship, which often takes place here.

Sunriver Resort Golf Course, 17600 Center Dr, Sunriver, OR, USA, +1 855 420 8206

Diamond Woods

Forest, Sports Center
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Diamond Woods
Diamond Woods | © Kirt Edblom / Flickr
Deep in the Willamette Valley, nestled into a forest on a hillside, is Diamond Woods Golf Course. Designed to be less challenging, even for intermediate golfers, Diamond Woods is a pure pleasure to play. Several holes have stellar views of the Cascadian foothills.

Elkhorn Golf Course

Sports Center, Park
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Elkhorn
Elkhorn | © Travel Salem / Flickr
This gorgeous, secluded course is a fair drive from Oregon’s larger cities, but it is worth the trek for the sense of solitude, focus, and peace that a round or two can bring. Lakes, creeks, and greens in the midst of fairways can make it a challenging course, but newbie and experienced golfers alike will feel as if they are playing in the heart of a forest that has been suspended in time.