Top 20 courses in Oregon according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015



At no. 1 in the state, Running Y Ranch is an Arnold Palmer championship design located in southern Oregon. (Courtesy of Running Y Ranch)
Pacific Dunes is well known in the U.S. as one of the top public courses in the country. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
Despite being the shadow of the better known Crosswater Course, the Meadows at Sunriver Resort also earned strong reviews. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
Bandon Trails, while inland, still earns rave reviews from Bandon Dunes Resort golfers. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
The Resort at the Mountain features 27 classic holes revamped by architect John Harbottle in 2008. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
Holes 11 and 17 on the South Course at Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club share a massive double-green. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
In Hood river, Indian Creek Golf Course delivers great value on a 6,100-yard design. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
The stunning 16th hole of Bandon Dunes will make you want to pause a moment and soak in the views. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)

Few states have the ecological diversity of Oregon, which not only has Pacific Ocean coastline but forests, mountains and high desert. That variety spills into the golf scene, which presents all sorts of courses, ranging from some of the country's most high-end resorts to excellent, lesser known and affordable courses.

Visitors to Oregon normally point their compass towards Bandon Dunes and the resorts of central Oregon like Sunriver, but locals enjoy affordable and unique courses throughout the state. The state's top 20 reflects this spectrum of courses, from player-friendly and older courses to some of the state's most coveted new plays. The metro Portland area also makes its case as one of the stronger cities in the American West for an abundance of affordable, excellent public golf.

To compile Oregon's top 20 in 2015, we took a combination of a course's overall and subcategory rating, as well as the strength of the reviewer profiles.

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Top 20 golf courses in Oregon

20. South Course at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club

Aloha

19. Quail Valley Golf Course

Banks

18. Chehalem Glenn Golf Club

Newburg

17. McNary Golf Club

Keizer

16. Stone Creek Golf Club

Oregon City

15. The Greens at Redmond

Redmond

14. Salem Golf Club

Salem

13. The Resort at the Mountain

Welches

12. Indian Creek Golf Course

Hood River

11. Bandon Dunes

Bandon

10. River's Edge Golf Course

Bend

9. Challenge Course at Eagle Crest

Redmond

8. Sandpines Golf Links

Florence

7. Juniper Golf Club

Redmond

6. Meadows Course at Sunriver Resort

Sunriver

5. Lost Tracks Golf Club

Bend

4. Bandon Trails

Bandon

3. Meadow Lakes Golf Course

Prineville

2. Pacific Dunes

Bandon

1. Running Y Ranch

Klamath Falls

Mar 04, 2016

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