Sunset Bay Golf Course, located inside of Sunset Bay State Park west of Coos Bay, OR is quite possibly as remote a course as you will find in Oregon. Family owned and located on coastal farmland, Sunset Bay is an experience unlike any other in the region. Horses, dogs and other farm animals roam free on parts of the course, driving home the country feel. While you are just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean when playing Sunset Bay, it doesn’t necessarily feel like a coastal course but more like that of a course in the mountains. You may get the feeling that you have the course all to yourself, allowing for a speedy round if you play it well.
Sunset Bay Golf Course is a fairly straight forward nine hole golf course, with flat greens leading in to the following tee box. Some tee boxes are seemingly placed in the middle of the farmland it sits on, with little to no shaping of the tee box itself, while other sit high in their forested surroundings, creating interesting tee shots. Hazards appear in the form of weaving streams throughout the course, rugged bunkering and surrounding old growth trees. Streams cut through some of the fairways twice and often right in front of greens, so a second run around the course will definitely improve your score. As you approach the back half of the course, the open wetlands give way to hard doglegs and tight approach shots, adding some teeth near the end of your round. While the greens are not fast, the course is generally in good condition year round.