Eugene - Oregon - USA

Eugene Country Club,
255 Country Club Rd,
Eugene,
Oregon (OR) 97401,
USA


  • +1 (0) 541 344 5124

  • Richard Spurlin

  • Chandler Egan & Robert Trent Jones

  • Bill Morach



Eugene Country Club dates back to 1899 and is the second oldest club in the state of Oregon. The course is set among towering Douglas Firs where its natural setting and strategic challenge has elevated the club’s reputation as one of the best courses on the Pacific Coast.

Back in 1923, Chandler Egan, one of the best US golfer’s of the time, laid out a new course at Eugene Country Club. In the late 1960s, Robert Trent Jones was engaged to toughen up the layout by remodelling the greens, bunkers and enlarging the greens. The result is a more challenging and enjoyable course for the modern day golfer.

Trent Jones last visited Eugene in the late 80s and commented on the “cathedral-like” setting of a number of holes, especially the opener which is framed by Cedar and fir trees. Water comes into play at a number of holes in the middle section of the round, but the predominant feature of Eugene is the arboretum-like setting which is simply magnificent especially in the autumn.

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Description: Eugene Country Club is set among towering Douglas Firs where its natural setting and strategic challenge has elevated the club’s reputation as one of the best courses on the Pacific Coast. Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Reviews: 2
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Steven Deist

I can't say enough about this club. From the staff led by Bill Morach to the course condition and routing, to the brand new state of the art clubhouse, to it's pedigree hosting USGA events and an NCAA mens championhsip. The course itself is a beauty. Maybe its because I'm a Midwest boy, but the holes lined with the big tall douglas firs had me enamored from the get go.

H Chandler Egan is credited with the original design and while his name doesn't carry the weight of a Ross or a Raynor, he was certainly a powerful figure in turn of the century golf in the early 1900's. Robert Trent Jones did a redesign and rerouted the holes in the 1960's and his signature bunkering was definitely present throughout the round. The par 3's guarded by ponds were memorable to me specifically because I hit hole high on two of them and nearly still rolled off the green (A true members course).

While a lot of the par 4's did feel similar in nature, they were still great holes and the flow is there throughout the round. Lastly, as much as I loved the par 3's and they were great, there was also a very strong mixture of different feeling par 5's with my favorite being a dogleg right on the front nine which finishes at a green guarded by three sides of water.

In closing, while we played Eugene in February, the course was gorgeous and green as could be and the greens were still smooth and fast and in PERFECT shape. I'd hate to see how fast they roll in the summer. Never pass up an opportunity to play here as it is grossly underanked; I would say by 50 spots or so. Enjoy if you get the chance to play it.

February 19, 2020
9 / 10
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Jon Anderson
First, I am a member of the club.Second, Trent Jones did his work on the course in the late 1960s, not the late 1980s. Jones was at the peak of his career at the time. In a unique redesign, he reversed the routing (not the nines); thus, the 18th green became the 1st tee, etc. Just two par threes do not follow, in reverse, the Egan routing.Eugene CC has held USGA Championship events in the past and will hold the2008 Womens Am.Major airlines serve Eugene, and it is almost two hours closer to Bandon, Oregon, than Portland. If you can gain privileges to this private club, it is well worth a stop on a trip to Bandon.
January 16, 2008
10 / 10
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Keith Baxter
January 16, 2008
Thanks for putting us straight regarding the date when RTJ did his work on the course. We've now amended our feature.