The ultimate summer vacation for the individual or family that enjoys a good round of golf would be a vacation in which they could indulge themselves in the sport, and at the same time enjoy all that Mother Nature has provided as far as beautiful, luscious countryside.
Each one of Linn County, Oregon’s well-manicured golf courses offers this ultimate summer experience. One has only to go to enjoy.
Pineway Golf Club
30949 Pineway Rd.
Lebanon, Oregon 97355
Phone: (541) 258-8815
A beautiful, little 9-hole course nestled amongst the foothills. Three of the holes have water hazards, and to give a little more excitement to the game, the fairways are lined with big, beautiful trees that are indigenous to the area.
Pineway Golf Club is open all year, though admittedly not much fun during the rainy season, and green fees are $20 or less depending on the time of year. There is no dress code and golfing is open to the public.
Mallard Creek Golf Course and RV Resort
31966 Bellinger Scale Rd.
Lebanon, Oregon 97355
Phone: (541) 259-4653
Mallard Creek Golf Course is unique in the fact that they have left nature undisturbed, yet managed to design and build a course so beautiful it would rival many courses all over the world.
Mallard Creek is a Championship 18-hole, 7,000-yard trip through some of Mother Nature’s most beautiful landscaping. It is a relatively new course, having opened in 2000, but it didn’t take long for the word to get out as it has quickly become a favorite of new and experienced golfers throughout the Willamette Valley.
Reserving a tee-time is a must at Mallard Creek but the rates are quite reasonable, with the cost depending on the day of the week.
Monday – Thursday 9 holes – $22.00 18 holes – $40.00
Friday – Sunday/Holidays 9 holes – $25.00 18 holes – $45.00
Power Cart Rental 9 holes – $14.00 18 holes – $28.00
Trysting Tree Golf Course
34028 Electric Road
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Phone: (541) 752-3332
Though the actual address for Trysting Tree Golf Course is in Corvallis, the home of Oregon State Beavers, it lies on the west edge of Linn County.
One would never guess that such a beautiful golf course would be open to the public, and better yet, it is a popular place to go for family golf and enjoyment. Even though Trysting Tree is right off the highway between Albany and Corvallis, you would never guess it when inside the golf course. Each hole seems to give a slightly different panoramic view of all Oregon’s splendor.
The rates at Trysting Tree vary slightly according to the day of the week one wishes their game of golf, and the time of day. Basically, it is between $27.00 and $37.00, and you can go online and book a tee-time
Golf Club of Oregon
905 NW Spring Hill Drive
Albany, Oregon 97321
Phone: (541) 928-6519
The Golf Club of Oregon is another golf course that is right on the line between Linn and Benton counties. Golf Club is just a little over into Benton county, but is close enough and such a great course that I felt it should be included in this list of Linn County’s golf courses for summer fun in the sun.
Golf Club of Oregon is a pretty basic golf course and fairly easy to play. It has no water hazards, but it does have all the beautiful scenery and panoramic views that the golf courses in the Willamette Valley are famous for.
This golf course was built in 1929 and has bragging rights to the fact that she is one of the oldest golf courses in the area. There is a driving range, it has has 18 holes, and green fees range from $30.00 to $42.00, depending on the day.
Linn County, Oregon is a small and rather rural county, with Albany, Oregon being our biggest city. But then, only part of Albany is in Linn County. We don’t mind the rural life though, and even though we have only four public courses for summertime fun and enjoyment, they are spread out enough that a person can get to one of their choosing in no time at all.