Emerald Valley Golf Club – a review
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I recently had the pleasure of playing Emerald Valley Golf Club. What a wonderful course. The staff was super friendly, the course was in wonderful condition and had a really enjoyable layout. The course conditions were amazing for November. Fairways were dry and the greens fast. I was feeling cocky on the front nine finishing at 2 over, and then came the back nine. It’s a bit more challenging and my hopes for posting a really good score were quickly dashed. The pro shop said they hear that story frequently.
From their website:
About Emerald Valley
Located on 170 acres nestled along the coast fork of the Willamette River, Emerald Valley Golf Course is one of the premier championship public golf courses in the Willamette Valley. It is known for its tree-lined fairways, fast-consistent greens and tournament quality course conditions year round.
Emerald Valley has earned the reputation as “The Home of Tournament Golf” and is one of the best tests of golf in Oregon!
Emerald Valley also boasts one of the premier practice facilities in the Northwest. As home of the Oregon Ducks Golf Team we take great pride in providing golfers of all levels a challenging and fun place to practice and play!
No matter what your skill level, Emerald Valley Golf & Resort is your golf haven!
Ranked #1 of 71 Courses in Oregon from the back tees -Oregon Business, October 2005
“Golf Course of the Year 2004” -Oregon Golf Association, March 2005
There are big things happening at EVGC. A new club house is slated for 2025 and course and range improvements are in the works. There is even talk of an additional Par 3 course on adjacent property.
I played with my son-in-law Hank and when we finished, one of the club pros offered to give us a tour of The Jake. This is the newly finished practice facilities for the University of Oregon golf teams, inspired by Peter Jacobson. What an amazing facility, state of the art throughout. It even has a computerized putting green that will trace your putt in lights and show exact breaks. I was proud to have made an earlier donation to the effort.