Centennial Golf Club

Centennial Golf Club in Medford, OR, is a prized possession of Southern Oregon golf boasting a pristine and open layout of farmland links-style holes . It's meandering green fairways contrast the golden fields of fescue at this vacation worthy venue that compliments the surrounding beauty of its Rogue Valley setting. With a central location in the heart of the small city of Medford, and in the shadows of wine country, Centennial is a top notch course for area residents and a doubtful-to-disappoint destination for visitors. Transformed from its original state as a century old pear orchard, Centennial was designed by acclaimed architect John Fought and built to the likes of pre-depression, Golden Age golf courses. Defined by wonderfully plotted holes and immaculately maintained grounds amid natural hazards of sprawling fescue, this young gem represents the inspiring new age of golf course design. The entire course offers an open vista of the Rogue Valley, but the unforgiving, native grasses and intricate contours demand a narrowed focus. Yet little concentration is required to observe the oblivious beauty of Centennial Golf Course, which properly represents the Southern region of Northwest golf.

Centennial Golf Club is generously sprawled out among mildly rolling terrain, and incorporates the pre-existing land characteristics. Proper directional lines are apparent from the tee boxes which, combined with roomy fairways, provide a level of confidence for any golfer. Miss the fairways and you will have to contend with thick, grabby rough. Miss the rough, and you will be taking a customary lateral drop out of the relentless fescue. This nearly treeless landscape may look harmless, but errant shots will have you wishing you had a recovery opportunity to advance your lie. There is no OB on the course, but a shot into the native grasses is virtually irretrievable, if not unplayable. Centennial also has a notable amount of water hazards, mainly in the form of greenside ponds that come into play on nearly half of the holes. And like any "links-style" golf course, bunkers are well used throughout in both the directional and greenside form to help tighten things up. While hitting greens in regulation is manageable here, perhaps the biggest challenge of Centennial lies in rolling the subtle, as well as obvious breaks, of the greens. The putting surfaces are large, fast and true, but the multitude of contours throughout any given green will test even the best of putters.

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Centennial Golf Club

1900 N Phoenix Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
(541) 773-4653

$45-75

Must Play Course

Pristine and open layout of farmland links-style golf

Wonderfully plotted holes and immaculately maintained grounds

Putting surfaces are large, fast and true

SCORECARD123456789OUT101112131415161718INTOTCR/SL
BLACK 400 534 452 233 389 195 474 452 567 3696 420 525 453 306 193 458 603 161 494 3613 7309 75.5/133
PURPLE 384 511 429 213 371 186 448 413 547 352 396 492 414 281 193 423 570 157 472 3398 6900 73.5/127
WHITE 360 475 406 196 317 161 419 386 517 3237 368 468 387 259 172 400 530 138 442 3164 6401 71.0/125
Men's Handicap 13 9 1 11 15 17 5 7 3  12 6 8 16 14 10 2 18 4   
PAR 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72 
GREEN 324 454 338 174 282 130 384 538 471 2915 337 407 359 237 150 370 472 122 391 5760 5760 73.4/127W
ROSE 289 433 318 143 262 102 325 334 433 2639 307 387 335 216 128 337 438 113 344 2605 5244 70.2/119W
Ladies' Handicap 13 9 1 11 15 17 5 7 3   12 6 8 16 14 10 2 18 4    

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