Weekend Away

Spring Greening: 8 Great Northwest Golf Destinations

From wind-swept coastal links courses to Central Oregon’s posh high-desert resorts, we highlight some of the top spots to knock the rust off your sticks this spring.

By Kasey Cordell April 11, 2012

Redesigned by Peter Jacobson in 2004, Salishan’s par-71 course is split between two equally exquisite but very different landscapes. The front nine cuts through thick forest before opening up to sedge-strewn links-style holes on the back nine. Punctuated by views of the Pacific and neighboring Siletz Bay, Salishan assures that—despite what Twain says—any trip to Salishan promises a good walk, unspoiled. (And even if your game leaves a little something to be desired, you’ll find solace in Salishan’s on-site spa and restaurant.) From $69 per round

Image: Salishan

April showers might bring May flowers, but they also often bring discounted green fees at some of the region’s top golf getaways. Many courses kick their rates up, come May, so now’s the time to sneak in that coveted round. After all, with the unpredictable weather we’ve been having, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a drier game come May (and so far this season April’s been pretty light on the whole shower thing anyway).

View our slide show to get rates and find out what’s new—and what’s still great—at some of the Northwest’s favorite courses. Then consult the weather report—or your Magic 8 Ball, which might be more accurate—and schedule that tee time. Even if your game’s a little rusty, the money you save will leave you feeling like a winner.

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