A Refreshed Salmon Run Welcomes Golfers And Events
An infusion of over $200,000 by the City of Brookings and a new operations manager has brought a renewed spirit to Salmon Run Golf Course.
Operating under new management since June of this year, Salmon Run is an 18-hole, par 71 course located in the Jack Creek valley three miles east of Brookings. The City has contracted with the Early Management Team (EMT) to manage the operation.
Improvements at Salmon Run have included a major renovation of the club house, installation of a new event tent and road repairs/resurfacing. The City and the new management company have purchased all new golf carts. Course improvements have included removal of some obstacle trees, cart path improvements, new carts, improved sand traps and an over-all sprucing up of the grounds.
The golf course is open seven days a week with operating hours of daylight to dark seven days a week. Green fees are comparatively low at Salmon Run, ranging from $10 for juniors to $40 for adults; add a cart for $10-15 more. Special rates include senior, twilight and resident rates.
With four sets of tees that stretch from 5,433 yards to over 6,400 yards, Salmon Run offers a course for every skill level. The Executive Course on the back nine is ideally suited for the beginning golfer and those wishing to work on their short game.
Food service is now provided daily at the clubhouse by Jack Creek Café, operated by the proprietors of the well-known Ocean View Diner which formerly operated at the Port of Brookings Harbor. The cafe is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and has a variety of breakfast and lunch selections. A dinner buffet is offered each Thursday night, and catering is available for events held at the golf course.
The new event pavilion has a dining seating capacity of 150 with room to expand and is available for tournament support events or non-golf related events such as wedding receptions.
Jack Creek, which traverses the course, is a Salmon and steelhead spawning stream that also supports an active Beaver population. Deer and elk can often be seen along the course. The course is unique in that it is surrounded by timberland and merges well with the natural environment.
“We are managing the course in a very eco-friendly manner,” said Val Early of EMT. “That means giving a high level of attention to preserving the ecosystem of Jack Creek and the surrounding forest.” Early is a long-time fishing guide and serves on a statewide resource conservation board.
Salmon Run was first conceived in the late 80s, was fully developed in 1999 and has been in continuous operation since that time.
“The course needed some major refreshing,” Early said. “We have improved playability and the quality of facilities. We are seeing a lot of golfers return.”
Access to the golf course is from South Bank Chetco River Road, south of the Chetco River Bridge and inland approximately three miles. There is a blue and white sign at the entrance to the golf course on the right.
Check out Salmon Run Golf Course online at salmonrungolf.com or for more information, call 541-469-4888. Tee times can be booked online with a computer or mobile device.