Golf Your Way Through the Northwest at These Beautiful Courses

The Pacific Northwest is blessed with stunning natural scenery all around.  What better way to explore the Northwest than by hitting the links? From the edge of the Pacific Ocean, to the rolling hills of the Palouse, and from the  wild beauty of the Puget Sound to the high desert pines, there are more than enough golf courses in the Northwest to keep you busy all summer!

Running Y Ranch Resort in Klamath Falls, OR

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“With more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a signature Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, Running Y Ranch Resort is one of the premier Southern Oregon golf resorts. Golfers from around the world flock to the resort annually to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of what has become one of the most renowned members of Palmer’s “Sweet 16.”

When Arnold Palmer played the course, he had this to say about his experience:

“The Running Y Ranch Golf Course showcases the spectacular natural landscape of Oregon’s beautiful unspoiled outback. Ambling along meadows and through restored wetlands on the front nine; you will play besides lakes, woodlands and into Payne Canyon on the back. The vision of ‘leave the land as it lies’ played out well in the course design, and I consider it one of my best tracks.”

For more information: Running Y Ranch Golf Course

Florence Golf Links in Florence, OR

“Nestled amidst wind swept sand dunes and towering pines, Florence Golf Links is a breathtaking location for coastal golf. The Rees Jones designed course was honored as the “Best New Public Course in America” in 1993. As one of the premier courses in the Northwest, Florence Golf Links received a 4½ star rating from Golf Digest’s list of “Places to Play in the USA.”

Florence Golf Links is centrally located on the Oregon Dunes. Just 60 miles west of Eugene and 70 miles north of Bandon,  Florence Golf Links offers a mild coastal climate and year round playing conditions, perfect  for golfers traveling the Oregon coast, or those looking to escape the foggy cold mornings of the Willamette Valley.”

1201 35th St, Florence, Oregon 97439

For more information: Florence Golf Links

Bandon Dunes in Bandon, OR

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“Bandon Dunes is true to the spirit of Scotland’s ancient links., players immerse themselves in the traditions of a timeless game and the grandeur of Oregon’s rugged coast. Sweeping, untamed shores stretch for miles. Primeval grassy dunes roll to the sea.  

Five distinctly different courses have been conceived in harmony with the natural environment. They combine with all the essential elements to reveal a new golf experience every time you play. The soul of the game resides here. Players walk. And at the end of the day, gracious hospitality comforts each guest like a warm, friendly embrace. This is Bandon Dunes. This is golf as it was meant to be.”

57744 Round Lake, Bandon, Oregon 97411

For more info: Bandon Dunes Golf

Wine Valley in Walla Walla, WA

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Set among the rolling hills with spectacular views, “this stunning Dan Hixson design unfolds on a grand scale, playing over rolling hills in the shadow of the Blue Mountains. Each hole affords multiple lines of play, ensuring a pleasant round for every golfer and a true challenge for those who seek it. Be among the first to experience one of America’s most exciting new courses.”

176 Wine Valley Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362

For more info: Wine Valley Golf Club

Wild horse Resort & Casino Golf Course in Pendleton, OR

“The Wildhorse Golf Course is modeled after the traditional Scottish links-style course with plenty of bunkers and tall grass. The four sets of tees range from 5,718 yards at the front to 7,112 yards from the championship tees.

The course is playable yet challenging for all levels of players. Each hole is surrounded by spectacular, unobstructed vistas with gentle rolling hills and fairway mounds that reflect the foothills of Blue Mountains. Water comes into play on half of Wildhorse’s holes, including the spectacular signature 18th and 62 bunkers complete the challenge. Nearly every green is open to a low, bouncing approach, with a couple of raised-green exceptions or those fronted by water.”

72787 Hwy 331, Pendleton, Oregon 97801

For more information: Wildhorse Resort

Chambers Bay in Tacoma, WA

“Located near Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington, Chambers Bay is one of the top public courses in the nation and the first course in the Northwest to welcome the U.S. Open Championship. It is golf in its purest form. With tawny fescue grasses, towering sand dunes, massive fairways, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and snow-capped Olympic Mountains, Chambers Bay brings the traditions of Scottish linksland to the Pacific Northwest.”

6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA 98467

For more information: Chambers Bay Golf

Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur D’Alene, ID

“The Coeur d’Alene Resort has spared nothing to deliver the ultimate golfing experience, once described as “America’s Most Beautiful Resort Golf Course” by Golf Magazine. As a golfer, your experience begins with a ride in a sleek mahogany boat that brings you across the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene to meticulously manicured fairways—and that’s just the beginning. Gorgeous lake views on nearly every hole await you, with every feature—from hole design to luxury carts—expertly curated and attended to. This is, quite simply, a golf experience like no other.

115 S. 2nd Street d’Alene, Idaho 83815

For more information: Coeur D’Alene Golf Resort

Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA

“Our challenging 18-hole, par-70 golf course is beautifully tucked into the Portland, OR golf resort’s 175 wooded acres. The services at this Washington State golf resort include a driving range, a practice bunker, and chipping and putting greens, and our golf course also features a full-service golf shop, cart rentals and PGA Professionals to help you with your game.Not only will you find acres of breathtaking and tranquil views of Washington State, you’ll discover why our guests come back time and again to Skamania Lodge Golf Course and the Waterleaf Spa & Fitness Center.”

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648

For more information: Skamania Lodge

Apple Tree Resort in Yakima, WA

“Carved from the natural rolling terrain of 100 year-old orchards in Yakima, Washington, Apple Tree is truly one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier golf destinations. Our signature par 3 – 17th features the world-famous Apple Island Green and has been named among “The Best 9 Island Holes in Golf” by BackNineNetwork, “Best Par Three” by The Seattle Times, and “One of Washington’s Top 18 Holes” by Washington CEO.”

8804 Occidental Rd, Yakima, WA 98903  

For more information: Apple Tree Resort

Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, OR

“Situated on pristine farmland are two of the area’s best golf courses. Only 20 miles west of Portland are two championship golf courses. Both were etched into the landscape by renowned golf course architect Bob Cupp. Lush stands of towering trees frame undulating fairways and manicured greens, creating a stunning tapestry for respite, relaxation, and adventure. Both golf courses lend themselves to walking, allowing players to enjoy the golf courses the way they were meant to be played.”

 12930 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Rd, North Plains, OR 97133

For more information: Pumpkin Ridge Golf

Aspen Lakes in Sisters, OR

“Attention to detail has been given to every aspect of this beautifully designed William Overdorf course. Immaculately maintained bent grass fairways and multiple tees combined with red sand bunkers create a playing experience unique to Aspen Lakes. This 18-hole course is challenging and breath-taking at the same time.”

16900 Aspen Lakes Dr, Sisters, OR 97759

For more information: Aspen Lakes

Langdon Farms in Aurora, OR

“Langdon Farms is a premiere golf course and event venue located just 15 miles south of downtown Portland, Oregon. It’s consistently rated highly among the best rated golf courses in the area. Our mission is to be the best conditioned public golf course in the four county area. Local, regional and national golf writers have all recognized us as a truly unique golf experience as a resultWe invested in year-round dry conditions well before it was the ‘cool’ thing to do.”

24377 NE Airport Rd #1, Aurora, OR 97002

For more information: Langdon Farms Golf Club

Shadow Valley in Boise, ID

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“Wonders never cease at Shadow Valley. From the frontier atmosphere of the Northwest to the friendliness and dedication of our professional staff, Shadow Valley Golf Course is where you will experience best golf experience in Idaho.”

15711 N Horseshoe Bend Rd, Garden City, ID 83714

For more information: Shadow Valley Golf


Silvies Valley Ranch

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Experience world-class golf, designed and built by celebrated architect Dan Hixson, and providing a unique and sustainable perspective on the ancient game amidst the rugged timeless beauty of the Silvies Valley. At the ranch you’ll experience a traditional working ranch, completely updated for the modern guest with luxury amenities and a wide variety of experiences that may just surprise you, (including goat caddies!)

10000 Rendezvous Lane
Seneca, OR 97873