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 […]

Tokatee Golf Club: Still halfway to heaven

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

At 50, the golf course remains an almost ‘spiritual’ place. BLUE RIVER — The quintessential Eugene sports columnist, Blaine Newnham, wrote defining columns in the 1970s and early 1980s about the Kamikaze Kids, Steve Prefontaine and the struggles of the University of Oregon football team. And, one day in the fall of 1971, shortly after […]