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

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.

Top 20 golf courses in Oregon

Aloha


Banks


Newburg


Keizer


Oregon City


Redmond


Salem


Welches


Hood River


Bandon


Bend


Redmond


Florence


Redmond


Sunriver


Bend


Bandon


Prineville


Bandon


Klamath Falls


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There are four courses at Sunriver Resort in central Oregon. The Crosswater is the most heralded, but the Meadows Course, designed by John Fought, is also a true championship test with scenic holes at every bend.
With more than 300 days of sunshine -- and a much drier climate than people think of when they picture this part of the country -- central Oregon is an ideal spot for golf. Ranked among the top 50 golf destinations in the world by Golf Digest, central Oregon remains somewhat of an unknown to golfers in other parts of the country. This area, however, should definitely be on their radar if they're considering a golf trip, Mike Bailey writes.
At Pacific Dunes -- the top-rated course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and arguably the best public-access course in America -- the views and picturesque holes never let up.
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Top 20 courses in Oregon according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015
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