Basin Adventures: Golf

Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Running Y Ranch Resort (

Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Running Y Ranch Resort (


Grasses are green, trees are budding, flowers are starting to bloom and the bees are even beginning to buzz. Spring is here and what better way to welcome it than to get outside and enjoy with a round of golf.   The Klamath Basin is home to some of Oregon's most spectacular and simplest golf courses around to challenge your skills. 

Where else can you have the ultimate challenge of your golfing skills on an Arnold Palmer Signature Course one day. Then on the next day, compete with your friends over a short nine-hole course where you only need a wedge, a putter, and a beverage cooler. 

With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we take a look at the sport of Golf in the Klamath Basin.

Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Running Y Ranch Resort (

Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Running Y Ranch Resort (

Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Running Y Ranch Resort

Running Y Ranch Resort is home to the only Arnold Palmer designed course in Oregon, and golfers from around the globe are blown away by the challenge and jaw-dropping setting. The course was honored by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” and it is consistently recognized as one of the best golf courses in Oregon. Golf Digest’s editors currently rank it among the:

When Arnold Palmer was asked to pick a favorite golf course from his many designs, he did not choose one, but 16. The list has become known as Arnold’s “Sweet 16”, and Running Y Ranch Resort is proud to be a member. 

Running Y Ranch Resort
5790 Coopers Hawk Rd, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Reames Golf & Country Club ( Facebook )

Reames Golf & Country Club (Facebook)

Reames Golf & Country Club

The only private golf course in the Klamath Basin. This private course is located on 200 acres of rolling, twisting land with many mature trees, just outside the city limits.  Although membership is relatively affordable, if you're simply looking to try the course, you can play as the personal guest of a club member.  This is a challenging, yet fun course, with small and slippery fast greens that require a delicate touch.  This could be our area's toughest course.

Reames Golf & Country Club
4201 Highway 97S, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Harbor Links Golf Course ( Facebook )

Harbor Links Golf Course (Facebook)

Harbor Links Golf Course

Located on the banks of beautiful Klamath Lake, this modern links gem will test the skills of any golfer.  With 15 of 18 holes having ponds, the natural and scenic views are not hard to come by.  Klamath Lake is well known for being the home and safe haven for many species of waterfowl and big game animals.

Harbor Links Golf Course was completed in 1989 by Ken Black.  this modest narrow fairway beauty has three sets of well manicures tees, thick rough and some of the best greens in Southern Oregon.  Your experience at Harbor Links will be one to remember!

Harbor Links Golf Course
601 Harbor Isles Blvd., Klamath Falls, Ore.

Shield Crest Golf Course (

Shield Crest Golf Course (

Shield Crest Golf Course

A moderately challenging public course with a little bit of everything!  Enjoy expansive views of the Klamath Basin and Mount Shasta.  Though most of the 18 holes are straight and relatively flat, there are a few that will call you to choose your club wisely as they dogleg or drop from tee to green.

Shield Crest Golf Course
3151 Shield Crest Drive, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Indian Camp Golf Course  Facebook

Indian Camp Golf Course Facebook

Indian Camp Golf Course

Designed with the idea of simplicity in mind. Indian Camp Golf Course was built in 1987 in Tulelake Calif., this 1,500 yard nine-hole course has something for every kind of golfer, with enough forgiveness for the beginner but plenty of challenging shots for the more experienced. 

Besides the game of golf, Indian Camp offeres spectacular views of the Klamath Basin and nearby landmarks - Sheepy ridge, Stukel Mountain, and the Peninsula. 

Indian Camp Golf Course
323 Hill Road, Tulelake, Calif.

Round Lake Golf Course (Dawn Kirby Lee, )

Round Lake Golf Course (Dawn Kirby Lee,

Round Lake Golf Course

Located off the beaten path but full of adventure is the Round Lake Golf Course.  Part of the Round Lake Mobile Home Park the nine-hole Round Lake Golf Course was opened in 1972 and measures 1512 yards from the farthest tees. 

Round Lake Golf Course
4000 Round Lake Road, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Information gathered from and the respected websites of each course.


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