Woodburn Golf Club
|Name of Course:
||Woodburn Golf Club
||Highway 214 West, Woodburn, Oregon 97071
||From I-5 south of Portland, Oregon, Woodburn
Exit to Hwy 214
||Payment is on the honor system, $3 for 9 holes, $4
for all day, or $75/annual fee. Old Course Honor System is in effect. Carry your playcard.
Place fees in the lock box on the club house porch. If you don't have the correct amount,
any overpayment will be refunded. Ask Pete or Marv.
|Number of Holes:
||Regular Women's Course = 2442, Regular Men's Course = 2442
||Men's Par 34, Women's Par 37.
||"Rake all the greens. Don't be lazy. Think of others. Observe
golf etiquette. If everyone follows the rules everyone else will enjoy the game
||Gene Sharkey, Salem Pro
||Built in 1925 on grounds of former orchard. Clubhouse built in
|Facilities & Amenities:
||Course open 6AM to 9PM. Ladies' Day Course Thursday, closed until
11:30AM. Men's Day Wednesday.
||Can be booked for events.
||Not a long course, no sand traps or water hazards. Straight shots
keep you out of trouble. Wet sand greens are fast in inclement months, likely play slower
in hot, dry weather. Task of sweeping the green after putting usually falls to the loser
of the hole.
The following information is published in the "Woodburn Golf Club Local Rules
& Player Information" handout courtesy of Yes Graphics Printing Company,
Woodburn Golf Course, Woodburn, Oregon
|Welcome to Oregon's most unique and one of its oldest golf
courses. Hundreds have started their golf here where fees are affordable and
without the "country club" atmosphere. The course is owned by stockholders who
have never taken a dividend, the fairways are not watered, the greens require no
fertilizer, and some of the supervision and maintenance is done by volunteers all of which
makes the low fees possible.
The number of players has rapidly increased in recent years, adding problems and
reminding us the course does have a maximum capacity. This points up the necessity to
publish some information and enforce such rules as will promote safety, facilitate play,
lessen the possibility of "golf course anger" and make golfing at the Woodburn
club a pleasant experience.
1. Children under six years of age are not permitted on the golf course. Golf can
be a dangerous game.
2. Children, six to 10 years of age, may play when accompanied by an adult. All golfers
must have their own set of clubs.
3. If a ball hits a person or a car, the golfer who hit the ball is responsible.
4. When a golfer is in the wrong fairway, there are increased safety concerns. (Yield to
players in their own fairway.)
5. No spectators on the golf course.
|THE SAND GREENS ARE EVERY PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY--
1. The green should be swept after putting out.
2. Do not drag the carpet closer than six to eight inches from the hole. (Otherwise, the
carpet pulls the sand away leaving the cup rim exposed.)
3. Leave the carpet on the back half of the green, not on the grass.
Sweeping the sand greens, Woodburn Golf Course
IF THERE IS NO STARTER AT THE CLUB HOUSE--
1. Register in the booth at the east end of the club house.
2. Use the envelope for your fees noting your name and the amount, then drop it in the
3. Take your turn to start on No.1 tee alternating with players coming off No. 9 if they
wish to continue playing.
Woodburn Golf Course Entrance
The course is open to the public at the discretion of the Board and with these
1. Closed Wednesdays until 11:00 am for Men's Club.
3. Closed Thursdays until 11:30, or until cleared, for the Ladies' Club.
3. The course may be closed at any time when reserved for tournaments.
SPECIAL LOCAL RULES--
1. Do not trespass on the farmer's property to the right of No. 1 fairway.
2. All outside holes, Nos. 1,2,3, and 9 have out-of-bounds on the right, penalty of stroke
3. Number 5 has an out-of-bounds on the left side of the fairway, loss of distance only.
4. Number 6 has an out-of-bounds on the right side of the fairway, loss of distance only.
5. On the dog-leg No. 6, the ball must be played to the left of the big fir tree at the
end of the dog-leg, approximately 141 yards from the tee.
6. If a green has casual water, move the ball to a dry area, no closer to the hole without
7. A winter rule applies, i.e., a ball through the green, may be cleaned and replaced
within six inches of the original spot but no closer to the hole, without penalty.
8. Do not play a shot which will damage a newly planted tree. Move the ball no closer to
the hole, no penalty.
9. A ball does not have to be played from a drainage ditch. It may be moved, no closer to
the hole, without penalty.
10. Golfers may not play holes out of consecutive order if it slows other players or
interferes with the play of others.
11. Groups, larger than foursome, are not permitted, except at the discretion of the
12. If you are looking for a lost ball so long as to hold up following golfers, please
wave them to play through.
13. Please, do not pull carts across the greens.
14. Please replace divots. (Cooperation makes for better fairways.)
PLEASE NOTE: The Starter, the Course Manager, and the Board Members all and
individually are authorized to expel any one from the course who refuses to comply with
these rules or the common courtesies of golf. Golf is one of sport's greatest challenges,
but do not forget the side benefits of relaxation, fellowship, exercise and fun.
Woodburn Golf Course, Woodburn, Oregon
December 11, 1999
||I played Woodburn December 11, 1999. The day was overcast. A
stiff wind blew out of the south but the rains held off.
||On a cold, wet and windy Saturday afternoon in December, play
was fast. When we visited the Woodburn Golf Course, only a couple of three-somes and three
singles were on the course.
||It's a flat course that is surprisingly well-drained. Good
iron shots are a must.
||The Woodburn course is environmentally friendly. The fairways
are not watered. The sand greens make fertilizer a moot point.
||Stately trees grace the course. Ponderosas, redwoods, cedars
and weeping willow trees are a few of the outstanding specimens found here. This tree
marks the out of bounds of the neighboring berry farm. If you hit your ball into the
berries, wave it goodbye.
||A thicket forms the out-of-bounds of the third fairway. In
the winter months, listen for the songs of chickadees, rosy finches, Oregon juncos and
Back to back doglegs form the backbone of the course.
||An old windbreak of hawthorn trees stands between the road and
the ninth fairway. However, it doesn't do much to slow the onslaught of the prevailing
Don't let the sand greens bother you too much. The cups appear to be larger than
The task of sweeping the sand greens usually goes to the loser of the hole.
||Wait for the parade of cars to pass before teeing off on the
ninth hole. A posted sign warns of the consequences if you don't.
Click here for a vicinity map of
Woodburn Golf Club.