Celebrating 125 Years
As the oldest course in the western United States, Gearhart Golf Links was not simply present at the creation of American golf, it participated in golf’s transformation from a curious hobby for a handful of enthusiasts to a pastime enjoyed by millions. Formed by waves and wind, the dunes corrugate across the surface, establishing mounds and swales perfect for a golf ball’s rolls and bounces. As with most early links, Gearhart was not so much designed as it was detected, with patches of green in low-lying areas designated as putting surfaces, and tees placed accordingly. Gearhart is roughhewn, organic, and charming, nestled in the dunes between Oregon’s Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean.