His latest design — the wonderful new courses at The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch The enterprise that is Dan Hixson Golf Design doesn’t have a web site, and its sole proprietor, and sole employee, ran out of business cards a few years ago. Which doesn’t mean that Dan Hixson hasn’t been busy. […]
Scott Campbell blends ranching, luxury, golf at The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch SILVIES — In the eastern half of Oregon, on a straight as-the-crow-flies line from Eugene, is Silvies Valley Ranch. It covers 140,000 acres, which can be a hard concept to grasp; maybe easier to visualize is the fact that the […]
A student of Geoffrey Cornish, Bill Robinson designed courses that endured the test of time. FLORENCE — He might have been a professional hockey player, but at 16 Bill Robinson suffered a serious eye injury, so his parents pulled him from competition at the Junior B level in Canada, the defenseman arguably two steps from […]
BANDON — Ten years ago this month, Eugene residents Rex and Carla Smith opened Bandon Crossings Golf Course just south of here on the site of a cattle and sheep ranch a mile from the Pacific Ocean.
They are, for the travelers driving by, often merely signposts on the Oregon Coast Highway, sort of Another Roadside Attraction, along with beaches and the art galleries, the aquarium and the Sea Lion Caves.
JUNCTION CITY — If you haven’t been to Shadow Hills Country Club recently, prepare for a dramatic new vista as you approach the golf course on the long driveway off River Road north of Eugene.