Great natural golf courses

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When you visit Linn County, bring your golf clubs along.

Our rural, laid-back Willamette Valley communities offer several excellent golf courses for your enjoyment, including a great sense of natural scenery as you play. Don’t worry about breaking windows – on some of these courses you can barely see a house.

Golf Club of Oregon, located beside the Willamette River across from downtown Albany, opened in 1929, making it the county’s oldest course. The par 70, 18-hole “Oregon” public course features 5,841 yards of great golfing.

Mallard Creek Golf Course, a par 72, 6,938-yard course located east of Lebanon on Bellinger Scale Road, is an 18-hole championship course that winds its way between beautiful ponds that often attract waterfowl and other wildlife. In the middle of rolling farmland, you don’t feel crowded by course-side developments – in fact, you have to strain to even see a house while playing this one. One nice feature of Mallard Creek is that it also offers, in addition to a restaurant and pro shop, a full-service RV resort where you can rest your weary wheels.

Pineway Golf Course, just off Highway 20 east of Lebanon, is a par 36, nine-hole 1,876-yard public course set on a beautiful hillside.

Springhill Country Club, beside the Willamette River in North Albany, is built on some of the most fertile soil in the world. At 6,432 yards with a par of 72, this private non-equity course uses drainage pumps to regulate water on the course surface during the rainy season, as well as irrigating it during the summer months. Springhill is open to the public.

Trysting Tree Golf Course is actually considered to be in Corvallis, but is located on the west edge of Linn County. Located just off Highway 34, on the banks of the Willamette River, this par 72, 7,014-yard beautiful, bucolic public course hosts many championships, but is still family friendly.

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