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Visit Gearhart Links, The Oldest Golf Course In Oregon

by Nikki Cleveland

On the north Oregon Coast, Gearhart Links is not only the oldest golf course in the state, but it’s the oldest continually operating golf course west of the Mississippi. The historic par-72 course dates back to 1892 and spans about a mile north to south with links-style holes, putting greens, and beautiful surrounding views.

Gearhart Links
Gearhart Links is the oldest golf course in the Western U.S. All photos via Gearhart Links

The 127-year-old course has 18 spectacular holes including a challenging final hole, as well as a difficult 5th hole due to the twisting fairway and water hazard. It takes about four hours to complete, with plenty to do on-site after the game as well.

When you’re not teeing it up, visit their Scottish-style clubhouse, or grab drinks at the Sand Trap Pub, Pot Bunker, or their all-new Sand Bar (next to the 9th tee). They also have a well-stocked Pro Shop, where you can grab any essentials you need before or after the game.

Members and guests are both welcome to join their Men’s and Ladies Clubs. Their pro clubs host weekly games as well as championships and traveling events.

Tournaments and other events are also held throughout the year both on and off the course. In 2021, Gearhart Links will have the special honor of hosting the 2021 U.S. Hickory Open from September 12-14.

The historic course offers stunning views throughout

Gearhart Links is currently open and operating under particular guidelines in accordance with CDC recommendations. Tee times are required and may be booked online in advance through their website. Be sure to check out their website for more information. You can find them at 1157 N. Marion Ave, Gearhart, OR 97138.

Nearby, the small town of Gearhart has quite a few hotels, restaurants, and shops to explore. The towns of Seaside and Astoria are also just a short drive away.

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