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3245 NE 50th St
Lincoln City, OR  97367-5081
United States
P: (541) 994-8442
F: (541) 994-2066
www.chinookwindscasino.com
Chinook Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

102 slope

62.3 rating

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Chinook Golf Course Description


The 18-hole "Chinook" course at the Chinook Winds Golf Resort facility in Lincoln City, Oregon features all the hallmarks of Oregon golf. The course rating is 62.3 and it has a slope rating of 102.  Chinook golf course opened in 1926. Mike Fisher manages the course as the General Manager.

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Course is both hilly and sloped. The par is only 62, so there are too many par threes. Most of the holes are challenging. The greens are small and slow. Five is interesting severly downhill with a huge trap in the middle of the fairway. The fairways are so sloped if you hit it off line, you ball will bound 50 yards from the fairway or green. The rough is Oregon rough with fir trees you don't hit through and rough so high you can lose your ball or a small child.

Nine is a short position par four. Ten is all you could want in a short par five. Eighteen is a great finishing hole, a long par three slightly downhill with the clubhouse restaurant and deck where people can watch and boo those shots which don't reach the green.

I've seen plans to build out the course, but the Indian tribe is likely waiting uttil they can pay cash for the improvements. They have a great piece of terrain to build a truly fine golf course. We have been waiting for the improved course.

The course runs a lot of specials so watch for them: couples on Friday evening, weekends the like. They have reciprocal agreement with other Oregon courses where if you are a member at McNary in Kaiser for example, where you can play for the price of a cart fee.

The golf shop staff, course grounds crew and helpers are very friendly. We like to use the indoor golf range (converted tennis court). The facility also has an exercise facility, but will usually find more people in the bar.

Overall the course is at best average with a few very fun holes to play. In the immediate area there is also Salishan, spendy but a nice course, and Agate Beach in Newport, a nine hole basic course but across the street from the Ocean. You get the breeze, but not the view!

My husband calls this a "dipsy-doodle" course ... I guess because it's so up and down! They want you to keep carts on the paths ... but sometimes the cart paths just disappear and it's hard to figure out which way to go. #4 is fun ... an "island green" ... surrounded by a sandtrap! There is an indoor driving range (converted from the old tennis center), which looks like fun in the bad weather ... we didn't try it out.
Went in to Aces Bar & Grill for lunch after our round because they advertise a good menu but were hit by a wall of smoke. For a good lunch in a smoke-free atmosphere, go to McMenimens in the nearby Lighthouse Square shopping center. I don't know if Oregon's new non-smoking law will affect this establishment or if the Siletz Indians will declare it Land They Make Their Own Rules On. The Siletz, who also own the casino, plan to level out and expand this course, I understand.

Executive course with aspirations

Right on the edge of the Coast Range Mountains, so a great deal of elevation change, a good workout to walk, lots of elevated tees.
Right off the ocean, so very windy.
Spendy for an executive length course - even the 2 par5's are short, and there are not really separate blue/white/red tees on most holes.
Nice clubhouse, friendly staff.
Will be expanding to a really nice looking course over the next few years, probably will compete with Salishan both in quality and green fees.

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Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
Lowe08 22 92 70 08/25/13
Lowe08 22 97 75 08/24/13
Mlhop 14 87 73 10/20/12
Dirtdiver N/A 73 73 09/02/11
jpmo 13 75 62 06/29/11

Golf Course Information

About Chinook Winds Golf Resort

Chinook Winds Golf Resort

Resort facility

10 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Chinook Winds Golf Resort

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Chinook Winds Golf Resort

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Mike Fisher, General Manager
Larry Dealy, Golf Professional
Jeff Komer, Superintendent
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