The coast is particularly fortunate with regard to the climate for golfers. Enthusiasts can play year round. When other courses in the Northwest are covered with snow, the mild rain and unlimited mud are not counted as obstacles. In fact, every spring the local Rotary hosts a golf tournament in the mudflats of Siletz Bay.
The two “18 hole” courses in town compliment each other well. Chinook Winds Golf Resort's 5000 yard course is off Highway 101 on the north end of town. An indoor driving range (the largest in the Northwest) has been constructed at Chinook Winds Golf Resort in Lincoln City. The 12,000-square-foot hitting area overlooks the golf course. Especially for those who prefer to control the climate year around, this coastal setting is a special place to warm-up, practice and tone your ‘golf muscles.' Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, on Highway 101 at the south end of town, was recently re-designed by PGA member Peter Jacobsen, is the ultimate in Scottish links-style golf. In addition, Salishan, which is also open to the public, has a very nice driving range with grass tees and mats, PGA instructors and a large practice green close by.
People who prefer the quiet and ordinary will enjoy more golf in the immediate area. Three additional '9 hole' courses are within a half hour drive; Neskowin and Hawk Creek to the north and Agate Beach to the south in Newport.
Chinook Winds Golf Resort , Lincoln City 541-994-8442
Salishan Golf Links , Gleneden Beach 541-764-3632
Agate Beach Golf Course , Newport 541-265-7331
Neskowin Beach Golf Course , Neskowin 503-392-3377
Just a tee-shot away from the Casino and Hotel, is Chinook Winds Golf Resort. The lush, mature course is cut into the mountainside, amongst old-growth timber, bordered by natural wetlands and designed water features, and is stippled with defiant bunkers–a true eighteen-hole challenge for every level of golfer. 4547 yards from the blue tees.
Do you feel it? The thundering rush of Devil's Churn beneath your feet. The wisdom of the mountains in your soul. The heart of the excited sea beating against its rocky ribs. The power of this mythical place. Everything aligning again.
This is Salishan: basecamp for the Oregon Coast.
Surrounded by the towering fir and spruce of the Oregon coastal forest and the tranquil waters of Siletz bay, the top-caliber Salishan golf course is as magnificent as it is challenging. Start on the front nine, surrounded by old-growth trees, and play through to the links-style back nine with spectacular pond and bay views.
To schedule a Tee Time, please call the golf shop at (541) 764-3632.