Before Bandon Dunes, before Chambers Bay, Gearhart Golf Links offered recreational golf to travelers staying at its lodge.
Gearhart Golf Links started out as three holes of true links-style golf amongst the seaside meadows that characterize the North Oregon coast — making Gearhart the oldest course in the Northwest and arguably in the Western United States.
According to legend, in 1891, a clatch of homesick Scotsmen confounded the locals by burying tin cans into the dunes and then knocking balls with sticks until they dropped into the cans. For these Scots, the landscape at Gearhart was strongly reminiscent of the native, ancient courses of St. Andrews and Montrose.
From its original three holes, Gearhart Golf Links has stayed true to its Scottish roots and offers a pleasurable round (now 18!) and comfortable lodging for all golfers from foursomes to large groups.
To this day, the course retains that classic links-style flavor. At 6,300 yards from the tips and 5,353 yards from the front tees, the course offers a comfortable rolling romp that will delight golfers of all abilities.
Golf itself boasts a long and mythical residency in Gearhart serving both its locals as well as the wandering golfer looking for a game. Aye, traveling and discriminating golfers will agree–Gearhart Golf Links is a destination that will have you making arrangements to come back again before you leave.
Gearhart Golf Links–rich history, with an eye to a glorious future.
Watch the video interview with Jason Bangild, General Manager of Gearhart, produced by Oregon Lifestyles.
Editor’s Note: Gearhart is returning to its roots once again. Stay tuned to LocalGolfer.com and we will keep you posted on the new “digs” at Gearhart!
Gearhart Golf Links
1157 N. Marion
Gearhart, OR 97138
Club house 503-738-3538