Laurelwood Golf Course, a fun and full-sized 9 hole course, is the unofficial campus course of the University of Oregon in Eugene. Just minutes from the university, many students take advantage of these links. The atmosphere is very laid back and captures the spirit of Eugene. Don’t be shocked to see a frisbee flying across the neighboring fairway, as a group of golfers toss one around during the walk between shots. You also might see a golden retriever or black lab making the 9 hole treck with their golfing owner. So long as you’re respectful and maintaining pace, the rules are rather liberal; a unique characteristic in the world of golf and fitting for this college town in particular.
Laurelwood is built into a nice piece of land with sizeable hills and a lot of trees. Tall, old growth trees form a small grove in the center of the course and line the entire perimeter. Many large oaks and other trees and brush are scattered throughout the holes. There are no water hazards and minimal bunkers, making this is a manageable course for all golfers. The holes are modest in length, but a couple of them are doglegged and play a little longer than their yardage. The Par 3’s play the longest and there are three of them, making Laurelwood a Par 35 course. The greens are typically medium in speed and range from flat and straightforward to sloped and challenging. This is an engaging and enjoyable 9 hole course for all, and a classic recreation spot for UO students and nearby residents alike.
Laurelwood has a little pro shop with snacks, drinks and a small supply of equipment and merchandise. There is a small, basic driving range for irons only, which is more than most 9 hole courses have to offer. There is one sizeable practice green for putting and chipping, and another smaller practice green by the first tee. Have fun and Go Ducks!
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2700 Columbia St.
Eugene, OR 97403
Located just blocks from the University of Oregon
Sizeable hills and a lot of trees throughout the course
Very laid back and captures the spirit of Eugene