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Unchanged Beauty, Unrivaled ChallengeGina Smith Special to Salem-News.com
Golfing in Oregon has been rising in popularity, and these courses are a lot of the reason why.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Nestled 50 miles south of Portland and 50 miles east of the rugged picturesque Oregon coastline, the Salem, Oregon area is home to eight scenic private, semi-private and public golf courses.
Two area courses stand out because they’ve retained their original charm, splendor and design for over seven decades. Salem Golf Club, founded by a group of local businessmen, opened nine holes in 1927 and a second nine 1928.
Original green fees were 25 and 40 cents for 9 and 18 holes respectively. With tree lined fairways and wildlife around every corner, 18 holes of golf is also a walk with nature through 6236 yards of natural beauty.
Although the facilities have been modernized over the past 70+ years, the course remains virtually unchanged from its original 1920’s design.
Oak Knoll Golf Course in nearby Independence, Oregon, was founded in 1926. The course was mowed by horse teams until 1930. Today, 6279 yards of fairway wind in and out of large sequoias trees ending on challenging, well manicured greens.
Open year-round with large modern practice amenities, Oak Knoll Golf Course is considered a historical gem of northwestern golf facilities.
If you do some research and find a course that fits your style, you’re bound to have a fun and beautiful day out in nature!
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