Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Greens of Yanik Manor - Lebanon, Oregon

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

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Fourth of July Cow Pie International Golf Tournament

Greens at Yanik Manor
This beautiful course is an exectuve 3-hole course designed by the highly accomplished golf course architect, Gary J. Yanik.
Name of Course: The Greens at Yanik Manor
Location: Lebanon, Oregon
Number of Holes: 3
Yardage: Regular Women's Course = 645, Regular Men's Course =865
Par:   Par 12 - If played three times around, par 36 for 9 holes.
Local Rules: No pushing your team members or other team members into pond (unless they deserve it). No playing naked until after dusk. Must have a beer in hand at all times. No making fun of the professional golf pro (even if you're better). Cheating allowed if everyone on team agrees.
Season: One day event - Fourth of July
Course Type: Private
Designed By: Gary J. Yanik
Year Built: Originated in 1999.
Facilities & Amenities: Restrooms located back side of trees left of fairways 2, 5 & 8.
Events: Cow Pie International Golf Tournament
Prior Uses: Horse and cow pasture.
Future Plans: Expansion to a six hole course.
Advice: Watch for livestock. One added stroke for hitting a cow with a golf ball; 15 added strokes and possibility of bodily damage for hitting a horse with a golf ball.

Welcome to the First Annual (?!) Fourth of July Cow Pie International Golf Tournament

The First Annual Fourth of July Cow Pie International Golf Tournament was played in 1999.

The three hole course was played three times for a total of nine holes. The score card reveals some interesting hole designations: mulligan allowed on the second hole; beer holes include 1, 4, and 9; 5 is the Advil hole. Some unusual activities are also described on the score card including: hop to ball on 1 foot (hole 6); go back 2 holes (hole 7); and liar +1 stroke (hole 8).

Penalty Strokes

Because The Greens at Yanik Manor is a true pasture golf course, rules regarding the addition and subtraction of strokes reflect the varied domesticated animals and wildlife which you may well encounter while playing a round. Hitting a cow, for instance requires +1 to your score whereas hitting a horse carries a hefty +15 penalty. Scores can be improved in a number of ways. For instance, a player may subtract a stroke for hitting a duck in the pond; -2 for landing your ball in specially marked cow pies; -3 for never making a single par; and -4 if you are gung-ho enough to retrieve your ball from the bottom of the pond (only if you missed the duck).

Thanks to Donna and Gary for providing with the playcard and information about this event!

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This Page Updated: June 27, 2005

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