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Gorgeous Golf Greens and Scenes

Published: October 26, 2021


Combine stunning vistas with top-tier golf venues and the result is gorgeous greens and scenes in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon. This guide to the region’s nationally-renowned golf facilities can help you determine which course is the best fit for your next event or tournament.

Eugene Country Club Course courtesy of Eugene Country Club
Eugene Country Club course courtesy of Eugene Country Club

Eugene Country Club

Opened in 1899 and designed by a leader of the American Society of Gold Course Architects (ASGCA), Robert Trent Jones, the Eugene Country Club is one of the nation’s premier golf clubs located right in the heart of Eugene. The second oldest club in the state, Eugene Country Club is ranked in the top 100 courses in the United States by Golf Digest and in the top 100 Modern courses by Golfweek. The Eugene Country Club has 6,847 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.9 and it has a slope rating of 136 on Rye grass. The Eugene Country Club was home to the 49th Pacific Coast Amateur Golf Tournament in 2015, the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championship Finals and the 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship. The Eugene Country club will be the host of the 2022  PAC-12 Women’s Golf Championship.

Diamond Woods Golf Course by Janelle Breedlove
Diamond Woods Golf Course courtesy of Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Diamond Woods Golf Course

Located in the heart of Oregon wine country, Diamond Woods Golf Course is ideal for golf tournaments or any other special events. Built in 1997 and designed by Greg Doyle, this 18-hole, 7,036-yard, championship-length golf course is built on a lush, tree-lined course and features a pro shop, practice green, driving range and clubhouse serving breakfast and lunch daily. Voted "Top 10 Golf Getaway" by The Oregonian in 2002, Diamond Woods not only has sweeping views of the Willamette Valley but it is only 15 minutes from the Eugene Airport, the second-largest airport in Oregon. The course rating is 74.6 and it has a slope rating of 136 on Bent grass. Diamond Woods has hosted events such as the 2006 PNGA Publinks Championship for Women and Men, the 2006 Nationwide Tour - Monday Qualifier and the 2007 Harold Backen Cooperative Golf Tournament.

Emerald Valley Golf Club by Julia Carr
Emerald Valley Golf Club by Julia Carr

Emerald Valley Golf & Resort

Designed in 1966 by architect Bob E. Baldock, Emerald Valley Golf & Resort is one of the premier championship golf courses in the Willamette Valley. Featuring an 18-hole, par 72 tournament quality course, Emerald Valley is known for its beautiful tree-lined fairways, fast-consistent greens and challenging play for both amateurs and professionals alike. Only 12 minutes from Eugene, right off the Interstate 5, Emerald Valley is 7,165 yards in length and has a course rating of 74.6 and a slope rating of 133. A hole-by-hole layout can be found here. Other course amenities include a restaurant, bar, gym, pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, beauty salon and 5,000 square feet of event space. A Champions Tent provides ample outdoor space for award presentations. In addition to hosting the Oregon State High School Golf Championships from 2008-2014, Emerald Valley has hosted the 2017 PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship, multiple Oregon Golf Association (OGA) and Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Championships as well as US Open Qualifiers in 2010, 2012, and 2014.

Florence Golf Links by Eugene, Cascades & Coast
Florence Golf Links by Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Florence Golf Links

Located among the wind-swept sand dunes and towering pine trees on the Oregon Coast, Florence Golf Links is an award-winning, links-style 18-hole golf course. Designed by Rees Jones in 1993, this 72 par, 6,931 yard golf course offers great playing conditions for all levels year round. The outward nine is sculpted out from the pine forest and the majestic crystal blue lakes are reminiscent of those found on the Monterey Peninsula in California. The inward nine is built in the traditional links style and has rolling dunes from tee to green. Formerly known as Sandpines Golf Links, Florence Golf Links has a course rating of 74.2 and a slope rating of 129 and features a clubhouse with a grill and lounge. Florence Golf Links has hosted many events such as the 81st OGA Team Championship in 2008, the PNGA 32nd Annual Men's Mid- Amateur Championship in 2016 and the PNGA Boys and Girls Junior Championships in 2017.

Pine Ridge Golf Club courtesy of Pine Ridge Golf Club
Pine Ridge Golf Club courtesy of Pine Ridge Golf Club

Pine Ridge Golf Club

Offering championship golf at one of Oregon’s most scenic courses, Pine Ridge Golf Club’s diverse landscape makes the 18-hole course feel like two golf courses in one. Designed in 1957 by Sid Milligan, Pine Ridge Golf Club features five holes that play along the banks of the Mohawk River. With a par of 72, a length of 6,341 yards, a course rating of 72.6 and a slope rating of 126, Pine Ridge Golf Club also offers a covered driving range, putting green, short game practice area, and indoor golf simulator. Pine Ridge Golf Club has hosted regional events and tournaments such as the Annual Eugene/Springfield Joint Chamber Golf Classic. 

Tokatee Golf Club courtesy of Tokatee Golf Club
Tokatee Golf Club courtesy of Tokatee Golf Club

Tokatee Golf Club

Just outside of Eugene in the beautiful McKenzie River Valley, Tokatee Golf Club offers an incredible mix of postcard vistas and championship golf. Consistently ranked among America's top 25 public courses, Tokatee Golf Club has fast and true greens and incredible views of the surrounding Cascades and Three Sisters Mountains. Designed in 1969 by Ted Robinson, this 72 par, 6,806 yard golf course has a course rating of 72.8 and a slope rating of 125. Tokatee Golf Course was ranked in Golf Week, 2006 - 2009, as one of "America's Best Courses You Can Play." Tokatee routinely hosts regional golf events.

Shadow Hills Country Club

The 18-hole Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Oregon is a private golf course that opened in 1962. Designed by Alex Kindsfather, Shadow Hills Country Club measures 7,017 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 74.3 USGA rating. The fairways are Bermuda Grass and the greens are Poa Annua Grass. The Poa Annua greens are comparable to the finest in the nation. The course has six sets of tees for different skill levels and features more than 60 bunkers and six large water features that will receive any ill-struck ball. A hole by hole description can be found here. Voted "Best Facility" by the Oregon Golf Association in 2014, Shadow Hills Country Club also has clubhouse, banquet room, lounge, pro-shop, club-care and fitness center on-site. Shadow Hills Country Club has hosted many local and regional invitationals and stages three major invitational tournaments each year. These tournaments have grown to be a fixture in the state of Oregon.

Stunning views aren’t the only claim-to-fame of our championship golf courses. Our golf courses have been chosen by many organizations to host tournaments due to their uniqueness and commitment to quality. Contact us today to book your next event at a golf course in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon.

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Joey Jewell, STS

Senior Director, Sports Commission

Joey leads the development of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region as a premier sports event destination. Through his partnership with community leaders, venue managers and regional sports teams and clubs, he advocates for leveraging existing sports assets and developing local sports venues. His work facilitates the growth of sports tourism through marketing, strategic partnerships and hosting world class sports events.

Author: Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission, under the corporate umbrella of Travel Lane County, markets and promotes the region as a destination for sports, while providing resources designed to help events and planners succeed. Working with community partners, the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission provides planning tools, educational opportunities and occasions to celebrate sport. These assets currently include a digital Sports Planner Guide and the annual Oregon Sports Summit, an educational conference for sports event planners. For more information, go to EugeneCascadesCoastSports.org.