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Here Are Our Favorite Oregon Golf Courses Under $100.
In the past 20 years or so, Oregon has seen an explosion of some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in America. Some of Oregon’s courses are can be very expensive in the peak season, but we wanted to show you our favorites that cost less than $100. You would be surprised at the quality and the beauty of these top notch courses. We’ve played them all, and here is our list of our Favorites.
#1 Black Butte Ranch – Central Oregon
We have been playing at Black Butte for over 20 years now, and there is a reason why we keep coming back. There are two courses at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow and Big Meadow). Our favorite is the Glaze Meadow course. With breathtaking scenery and white sand traps, it is ranked as our #1 course for both skilled players and novices. The front nine at Glaze Meadows was very recently renovated to add even more scenery and challenges, and the changes are spectacular. The course is surrounded by huge pine trees and majestic mountains and it is not surprising to see deer on the course every time we play.
Green Fees – $77 during the peak summer. If you get a chance, play both Glaze Meadow and Big Meadow courses.
Information – www.blackbutteranch.com/golf or call 866-901-2691
#2 Aspen Lakes – Central Oregon
We love Aspen Lakes, and it is rated as our #2 course. Located very close to the town of Sisters Oregon and the Black Butte Ranch golf course, this course is a little more challenging than what you will find at Glaze Meadows (our scores were a bit higher). The sand traps are actually made from finely ground red cinders, giving the traps a very unique and beautiful red color in contrast to the beautiful scenery. Golf Digest had this course rated at the number 8 course in the country in affordable new courses. They recently built a new pro shop that is shown here. There are so many beautiful holes on this course, it’s hard to choose our favorite.
Green Fees – $75 in the peak season.
Information – www.aspenlakes.com or call (541) 549-4653
#3 Sandpines – Florence – Oregon Coast
The Sandpines golf course is located in Florence Oregon, along the southern coast. It was built on top of the beautiful sand dunes that southern Oregon is famous for. When you take a divot, you see a little sand underneath the grass. It feels really great when you take that divot when you hit a good solid shot, like nothing we have ever felt before. We have played here about a dozen times, and it can get a little windy late in the afternoon. So if you can, try to book your tee times early in the morning. The trees that surround this beautiful coastal golf course look like big Japanese bonsai trees. It’s breathtaking. Sandpines was rated as the best new public golf course in the country when it opened in 1993.
Green Fees – $69 in the peak season.
Information – www.sandpines.com or call (800)917-GOLF(4653)
#4 Langdon Farms – Portland
When we lived in Portland, we would play this course as often as we could. Everything about this course is fun and top notch. It is located just south of Portland in Aurora. The greens, fairways, and bunkers are always in great shape. We ranked this as our #4 course because of its proximity to Portland, and how good of condition it always appears to be in. We would usually take advantage of the twilight deals that are almost half the cost, and in the summer, it’s a bargain. The state newspaper, the Oregonian, has this course listed as one of the top courses in Portland, and for a good reason.
Green Fees – $79 in the peak season (includes a cart). Twilight deals are even better.
Information – www.langdonfarms.com or call (503) 678-4653
#5 OGA – Woodburn – 20 minutes south of Portland
We have played the OGA course for many years, and every time we play here, it is always in the absolute best condition. The course is located just south of Portland, in the town of Woodburn. The greens are perfect, and they are a little fast, so you will want to be sure you practice your putts before you start playing. The golf club that I belonged to while I lived in Oregon would always make a point of playing here because of the impeccable conditions. There’s just enough water hazards to keep it fun, but not too many to make you frustrated, and the sand traps are light and fluffy. Perfect!
Green Fees – $45 in the peak season
Information – www.ogagolfcourse.com or call (503) 981-4653
The following Oregon courses are also some of our favorites for under $100.
Indian Creek – Hood River
The Reserve – Aloha
Lost Tracks – Bend
Sunriver – (Crosswater in the Spring before the summer rates take it above $100)
What are your favorites? Be sure to list them in your comments below.