Chinook Winds Casino Resort
About Chinook Winds Casino ResortChinook Winds Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Siletz Tribe and located about 90 minutes west of Portland, Oregon. This casino hotel property has oceanfront access to the beach in Lincoln City, as well as access to a historic golf course it later acquired. The course dates back to 1926 and is a par 65, 4404-yard course located just east of the casino. The hotel has over 200 rooms ranging from two queen bed guest rooms to oceanfront junior suites with king beds. Casino games include bingo, sports wagering and table games and there is also a live events and entertainment theatre. For dining, Chinook Winds has eight restaurant concepts ranging from bar, grills and lounges to steakhouses and a seafood grill. There is also the Siletz Bay buffet. For RV golfers there is an RV park onsite.
Golf courses at Chinook Winds Casino Resort
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Rudest and worst pro shop ever!!!! Never got to play for Paid Round
I booked a tee time on Golfnow. I paid for a tee time for April 8th. Showed up and the clubhouse was locked with a sign that they were closed through March 31st. So with paid tee time I approached the first tee to see if anyone was on course. I started my round because I saw groundskeepers. So one of them came over and told me that they were still closed. So I told them I had my receipt. Head groundskeeper Keaton said he would get me a rain check. I called back a few weeks later after they were reopened to set up a time and he said just call pro shop and tell them I said you have a rain check. I called and talked to Marci and she was rude, told me she wasn’t giving me a rain check, claimed they didn’t get paid from Golfnow and was no help. Didn’t offer to reach out to Golfnow. Called the Head groundskeeper just a guy that mows grass. My wife who was hearing the phone call on speaker was appalled and said that was the worst customer service. Called back to talk to management no answer for 3 straight calls at 1:45pm. I would never golf here!!!!!! Ever!!!
Don’t let the length fool you. A lot of up and down, some narrow fairways, and small greens. It was a challenging course and thoroughly enjoyed playing it.
Short track = Quick Round
You get what you pay for with Chinook Winds. Plenty of par 3s so it is not a difficult course to navigate. Too many single players and twosomes on the course so it was easy to get backed up at times.
Like a Challenge Course - but that's not necessarily a bad thing
The course has nine par 3s. That will turn some off - however, for those who do play and know what's ahead of them they will find a few interesting holes that are well worth the greens fees.
A green surrounded by sand, some dramatic elevation changes, a few challenging hazard holes, and one mighty dogleg that combines narrow approach shots, water hazards and a good drop off the tee box that allows a good drive to soar.
It's an intriguing course, if not a classic course. If you want to see some different holes, and don't mind the reduced distance, you'll be happy.
Perfect pace of play
You could comment on the course needing more investment in its grounds, or on the substantial number of Par 3s, but this is an amazing public course that plays swiftly for the money.
Wasn't going to include cart
I had to prove a cart was included. Unfortunately Golf nows confirmation doesn't show a cart is included but on the purchase area is does. Fortunately 2 tee times were still available and I was able to prove it. I will screen shot from now on. Second time I had to prove payment which is fine but one would think that there system would show that.
The course was fairly dry on the fairways, but mowed well. Greens were fast, so don’t be long.
Didn't honor Golf now
We were booked and paid for 18 holes but the course didn't honor our tee time because of a tournament. They offered us a rain check and said to get refund from golfnow. I can't find a way to request a refund from Golf now .
Great little course!
For a par 65 this course makes you work for your score. It has the toughest par 5 I have ever encountered! The par 3's test you from 100 yards to 180 yards. The only drawback is that it's hilly enough that you must be in good shape to walk it. I have never said no to a chance to play it!
did not know it had 9 par 3s..really need to play twice to understand course
The lady that checked me in was very cordial and let me go off early to try and beat the anticipated rain in the early afternoon.
I lost several golf balls in the long rough.
Greens had been sanded and spiked. Very rough.
Over all a fun and challenging course with lots of Par 3 holes.
good course book
at check in, they gave me a nice hole by hole course description book for use. First time out.