Running Y Ranch GR
Klammath Falls, OR (halfway between Portland and San Fran in the Cascade Mtns.)
1997, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, & Eric Larson
Palmer 7133, 73.0, 125, 72
Blue 6576, 70.4, 121, 72
White 5977, 67.6, 116, 72
Directions: From Klamath Falls, take I-97S to the 140 exit then a 1/4 mi on R take 140 and then 7 mi down on R you will see the resort.
'04 Fees: $50-$70
T+L Golf Review: The only Arnold Palmer design in Oregon, a 7,133 yard journey that begins near wetlands, climbs onto a forested plateau and finishes back in the open.
Golfcourse.com Review: This course is located on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains midway between Portland and San Francisco. The land has been a cattle ranch for the last 100 years or so. The architectural theme is out of the Wild West, including a clubhouse that features open trusses and high ceilings. The course features 5 tees to choose from, all aiming at Palmer's trademark curvy and receptive fairways. Although many of the resort's 900 homes will be built along the course, they will be set back at least 40 yards and well out of play. The first 4 holes curl along the edge of Klamath Lake and its accompanying wetlands. Following the 5th hole the course disappears into tree-lined Payne Canyon, where it takes on a tougher feel. The back 9 begins on open plains that are spotted with a couple water features and spectacular Scottish mounding. After the steep drop on #12, a 185-yard, par 3, the course winds back through the sage-scented canyon alongside a creek lined with hand-placed stones.
Golfcourse.com Avg. Player Review: 4.6/5.0. "Superb setting, excellent course, well maintained, try the food in the clubhouse--it's excellent and reasonably priced . . . Comparable to the best courses in Central OR in quality, style, and overall beauty . . . Truly outstanding, I have yet to encounter many courses of a similar caliber . . . Easily rates as one of the top 2 I've ever played, like it better than Pumpkin Ridge for less money and better conditions, you will love the 9th . . . Doubled their rates last year, just ridiculous! . . . Top 2 I've ever played, tough PGA-conditioned greens, keep it below the hole, excellent service, breathtaking surroundings, well worth the price . . . Everything was great except for the goose poop everywhere . . . Great staff, this is golf time well spent . . . Nice course but not as challenging as I thought, lots of mosquitos especially on the back, too pricey for the area, need to add more kids facilities to the resort, family got bored during my round . . . Have driven up from San Fran to play several times . . . Great Palmer design, first few holes run along marshlands then climb into the mountains, 20 minutes outside Klamath . . . Pace can be a little slow."