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5 of the Best Golf Resorts in Oregon

by Paul Joseph  |  Published June 7, 2023

Throughout the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon are a number of exceptional golf courses, many of which offer overnight lodgings amid scenic surroundings.

(Photo: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort)

After several long hours on the golf course, it’s important to have somewhere to kick back, relax and replay in your mind some of your finest shots of the day. And while most courses have a clubhouse that helps serve this purpose, some are also connected to all-encompassing resorts complete with accommodation, living areas, restaurants and more. We’ve picked out 5 of the best golf resorts you’ll find in Oregon.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

When it comes to golf resorts around the world, Brandon Dunes is something akin to an open-air royal palace. Perched on the dramatic Pacific coastline of Oregon, just outside the small, quaint town of Brandon, it combines idyllic resort amenities with multiple championship golf courses that represent the holy grail for golf enthusiasts everywhere. Accommodation ranges from swanky hotel-style guest rooms to large but cosy cottages that are ideal for groups of family or friends. Meanwhile, a free shuttle service transports guests around the resort to its array of amenities that include a fitness centre, dedicated massage centre, and numerous hiking trails.

Bandon, Coos County

Bandon Crossings Golf Course

(Photo: Bandon Crossings Golf Course)

Just 15 minutes from the famous Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, in the same small coastal town, this course isn’t trying to compete with its illustrious neighbour, but rather offer its own unique golfing experience – and at a fraction of the cost. A beautiful, pristinely-maintained 18-hole course, it can be enjoyed either walking or with a power cart, and boasts features akin to both links golf and park-like settings, taking its shape from the land itself. Majestic coastal trees give the course a real Pacific Northwest look and feel, while classically sculpted bunkers and uneven terrain provide the main challenge to golfers. What’s more, its slightly inland setting, sheltered from direct coastal winds, and mild temperatures all summer, add to the course’s popularity. Go to www.brandoncrossings.com for more info.

Bandon, Coos County

Black Butte Ranch

(Photo: Steve Heinrichs Photography)

Located conveniently west of the Sisters, OR, Black Butte Ranch is a destination of choice for lovers of the great outdoors.  Situated among the majestic Cascade Mountains, the Ranch, with its world-class, regionally inspired cuisine and flexible accommodations, is an ideal base for exploring Central Oregon’s natural beauty with hiking, biking, fly fishing, horseback riding and much more.  Moreover, the Ranch’s relaxing spa, incredible dining options,  five swimming pools and recreation center are perfect for fully enjoying what the Ranch offers.  For golfers, the Ranch’s two championship courses, putting course and driving range deliver a challenge for players of all abilities, with sweeping fairways, elevated greens and deep bunkers, all surrounded by forests of pine and aspen, making for a magical golfing experience.

The Cascade Range, Deschutes County

On the River Golf & RV Resort

(Photo: On the River Golf & RV Resort)

Nestled on the South Umpqua River in Myrtle Creek, just south of the city of Roseburg in southern Oregon, this rural resort caters especially for RVs, with full hookups, as well as showers, laundry, a car wash, and everything you need for comfortable overnight stays available to guests. As well as over four thousand feet of river frontage, there’s also a catch-and-release fishing pond, a swimming hole, and acres of forested hiking trails. Golfing facilities come in the shape of a 6-hole practice course that’s pristinely maintained from the tee box to the green and every fairway in-between. Other notable resort amenities include a clubhouse with a pool table and board games, cooking equipment, and riverfront fire pits.

Myrtle Creek, Douglas County

Juniper Preserve

Located in Central Oregon, amid a gorgeous 1,000-year-old juniper forest, Juniper Reserve offers a heady mix of world-class golf, dining, wellness and leisure. The resort’s traditionally-designed guest rooms and suites feature private patios, stone fireplaces and soaking tubs, making them the perfect place to relax after a rigorous round of golf. Speaking of which, surrounded by postcard-worthy views of the Cascade Mountains, both of the resort’s nationally-acclaimed courses – one designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and the other by famous architect Tom Fazio – have become bucket-list destinations for golfers of all levels. There’s also a stylish clubhouse with a golf shop, spa, fitness centre. and restaurants.

Bend, Deschutes County