In 1924, the architect who tendered for the design of the Astoria course proposed an east-west routing with fairways laid out across dunes that run through the property. Club President George Halderman and Greenskeeper George Junor thought otherwise and so the holes were actually set out between the ridges in a north-south fashion.
There’s nothing fancy about Astoria Golf & Country Club, so don’t expect to find extravagant bunkering or complicated greensites if you tee it up here – it’s just a good, old-fashioned layout with delightful short par fours at the 2nd and 6th holes and a trio of testing par threes at holes 4, 10 and 17.
Known to some as the “St. Andrews of the Pacific,” Astoria has been hosting the prestigious annual Oregon Coast Invitational Tournament since 1937 and this week-long event has grown into one of the top amateur golf competitions in the northwest of the country.