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Florence Golf Links (Florence, Oregon)

Florence Golf Links logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Rees Jones in 1993

Cost:  $64.00 - $99.00 ($15 for a cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (541) 997-1940

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Florence Golf Links's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1201 35th Street, Florence, Oregon  97439

Photos:  See additional photos of Florence Golf Links

Accolades:  Ranked 17th in Oregon on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  Six years before Bandon Dunes made the Oregon coast one of the most coveted golf destinations in the world, Rees Jones unveiled the well received Sandpines course. A combination of open links style golf and classic Pacific Northwest forest golf, Sandpines enjoys a windy location an hour north of Bandon and a mile inland from the coast. The holes through the forest feature some nice elevation changes while the links holes are designed with more intrigue for the golfer. The final three holes are what people will talk about the most after playing Sandpines; these signature holes wrap around a lake and offer the best par 3, 4, and 5 on the property. While Sandpines isn't in the same league as the collection of courses at Bandon Dunes Resort, it is a nice alternative for those on a budget.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Tournament (Gold) 72 7190 75.2 131
Back (Black) 72 6981 74.4 129
Middle (Blue) 72 6602 72.6 126
Intermediate (White) 72 6110 70.4 122
Front (Red) (Women) 72 5323 72.2 127

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  5th Hole – 187 Yard Par 3

Best Par 3:  17th Hole – 202 Yards

Best Par 4:  16th Hole – 364 Yards

Best Par 5:  18th Hole – 518 Yards

Birdie Time:  2nd Hole – 337 Yard Par 4

Bogey Beware:  8th Hole – 247 Yard Par 3

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