Vernonia Golf Club, in Vernonia, OR is a short country golf course nestled in the hills of the Oregon Coast Range. Vernonia is currently a nine hole course, although there are plans to expand the course to 18 Holes in the near future. A second tee box is available for 18 Hole rounds, although the only major difference lies on the 9th Hole, which becomes a Par 5 on the back nine.
Vernonia Golf Club consists primarily of straightforward tree lined holes, including six Par 4’s, one Par 5 (although the Blue Tees offer an additional Par 5) and two Par 3’s. The forested environment of Vernonia Golf Club requires accuracy off the tee, or you may run through a few sleeves of golf balls over the course of a nine hole round. Sand comes into play on occasion, as do a few wetlands and streams. The greens at Vernonia run on the slow side, but are generally well maintained.
Playing Vernonia Golf Club
Vernonia Golf Club begins with a straight away Par 4 that is deceivingly difficult due to its left side treeline, which juts in on the left side and an elevated green. The second hole is another short, straight Par 4 with a stream running across the fairway. The stream is reachable, so driver is not advisable from this elevated tee box. Yet another Par 4 awaits you on the third tee before reaching your first Par 3 on the 4th Hole, a 115 yard hole with sand guarding either side of the green. Holes #5 and #6 run alongside each other and both are tree-lined Par 4’s. The 7th Hole offers perhaps the most unique hole on the course, a tight, uphill 149 yard Par 3. The only Par 5 on the course is the 8th Hole, and it’s fairly short at only 436 yards. Many players will be aiming to reach the green in two, but be advised that the hole is tight. Finally, the 9th Hole brings you back to the clubhouse, the Final Par 4 on the course.