Established in 1899, Eugene Country Club is one of the most iconic courses west of the Rockies. It’s played host to more USGA Championships than we can count, and Ben Hogan called the par four third hole, his favorite par four in the world.
Even though this track sits in the middle of city, you feel like you’re in a different land as you stroll the fairways. The parkland style design features towering fir and oak trees that line the fairways and the greens are some of the most challenging in the whole state.
What makes Eugene Country Club so great from a design standpoint is that’s it’s straight forward. There’s no guessing where to hit it and every shot is right in front of you.
It’s a stern test though. Members boast about having the toughest set of the par threes in the state and I can’t argue.
The fifth hole is a thing of beauty as you stand on the tee. Water fronts a shallow green and the colorful blossoms behind the green are a sight to behold. Don’t be fooled however, the hole can stretch all the way to 230 yards and there’s zero room for error.
As Eugene Country Club is a private club, they are happy to accept reciprocal rounds from other clubs to be set up between PGA Professionals.