Dan Hixson: Designing golf courses, one hole at a time

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

The veteran course designer has renovated Trysting Tree in Corvallis, and working on improvements at Laurelwood Golf Course in Eugene Pacific Northwest golf architect Dan Hixson has earned critical acclaim for his designs of new 18-hole courses, starting with Bandon Crossings on the southern Oregon coast and continuing with Wine Valley in central Washington and […]

Dan Hixson: Golf architect finds a Northwest niche

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

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. […]

Silvies Valley Ranch: Dan Hixson’s courses in isolation

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

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 […]