The O'Connell's have asked us to organize a trip to Oregon for their golfing friends at Ocean Ridge. This trip will be similar to the European trips we've done in the past, as it includes transportation to/from the airports, golf courses, hotels and excursions. In fact the 10 day trip only includes five days of golf and the rest of the time is spent sightseeing and exploring Oregon's captivating scenery. We start this adventure in Portland and travel down to Bend playing some of the top courses Oregon has to offer all along the way. When we are not out on the links we'll be exploring the local sites and attractions like wine vineyards, rose gardens, museums, Mount Hood, and much more...
The International Rose Test Garden
The City of Roses, as Portland is known, won't let you down. Portland is host to the largest Rose Test Garden in the U.S. The 5 acre park, with over 7,000 rose bushes, and 500 different varieties has been impressing visitors since 1917. In the middle of the first world war, Portland's Rose Society decided to start growing European Roses that may be lost in the destruction of the war. Over the years the amazing garden continued to grow into what it is today. This beautiful garden is open sunup to sundown daily. The roses bloom from April til October and the best time of year is June. This place is also famous for popping the big question, so if you are looking for that perfect spot to ask someone to marry you, then The International Rose Test Garden might be that memorable place you are looking for!
Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Portland
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown is located in the heart of Portland's business district and for years, served as the largest and most modern hotel in the Pacific Northwest.
Built in a Neo-Classical style by architect Phillip Gevurtz, this grand hotel offers 276 spacious guestrooms and suites with most rooms boasting two "outside facing windows" for plenty of natural light and gorgeous city views of Downtown Portland. The hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, and fitness room. Food and beverage outlet offerings include Mothers Bistro, an iconic Portland restaurant, and Kingsland Kitchen, a British eatery.Formerly known as The Multnomah Hotel, this historic hotel has hosted nine U.S. Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Nixon, although President Truman was the only president to stay the night.
In your room, you’ll enjoy premium amenities, including: a 42-inch flatscreen HDTV, radio with MP3 player connectivity, high-speed Wi-Fi and the Embassy Essentials Bedding Collection. The hotel also features the Game Cellar –- a game area equipped with video games, pool table and air hockey –- that’ll keep the gamers entertained and occupied, so you can escape for a rejuvenating treatment at the Salon Nyla Day Spa. Our 43rd President,George W. Bush, may have nicknamed Portland “Little Beirut” due to all the protests he encountered, but we’re confident you’ll find little to protest during your stay.
The award winning Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown has an Old Portland atmosphere and upscale but laid-back vibe that distinguishes it from a standard Embassy Suites property. We think our group will enjoy the hotel amenities, the spacious rooms and the downtown location.
PLEASE CALL US AT (904) 823 - 3083 WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PACKAGE.
Reserve Vineyard and Golf Club
At The Reserve, a unique rotating format enables public golfers to access two distinct 18-hole championship golf courses in Portland, Oregon - designed by award-winning architects John Fought and Bob Cupp and rated among the elite handful of the Pacific Northwest's most stunning tracks. Every aspect of The Reserve revolves around creating an unmatched golf experience for people who love the game - and appreciate the privileges, amenities, atmosphere and attention to detail expected at a high-caliber golf club.
The Reserve has been the proud host to some of golf's most prestigious events, including The Fred Meyer Challenge (1998-2002), The PGA Champions Tour Major, The JELD-WEN Tradition (2003-2006), the Umpqua Bank Challenge (2012), and the Oregon Amateur Championship (2015). Golf Digest, Golfweek, and GOLF Magazine have all honored The Reserve in their annual "Best of" issues. Over 50 major championship winners, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, and Annika Sorenstam have walked its fairways.
Aspen Lakes GC
Pronghorn Golf Course - The Nicklaus Course
Pronghorn Golf Club is part of a high end residential community that features 36 holes of championship golf. The club has Tom Fazio(private) and Jack Nicklaus(public) signature designed courses. We play the Nicklaus Course which is surrounded by magnificent views of the Cascade Mountains. This nationally acclaimed Pronghorn course has emerged as a bucket-list destination for golfers of all levels. The award-winning course design, relentlessly sunny weather and natural beauty of Bend transform every round into an experience to boast about.
The Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn plays firm and fast and accommodates golfers of every skill level. This 18 hole championship course provides a minimalist experience with an emphasis on the golf game itself—combining strategy with playability, beautiful transitions and true putting surfaces. Lava rock ridges and outcroppings intertwine with ancient juniper trees, reddish brown lava outcroppings, and stunning scenic vistas of the snow capped Cascade Mountains.
(T) 6/17/21 Arrive Portland International Airport(PDX), we have scheduled two private airport pick ups to the Embassy Suites
Downtown Portland Hotel, one at 10:30am and a second at 1:30pm. Please schedule your flight arrival time to take
advantage of these private shuttles(Which are part of your package). Otherwise you are free to take a taxi or UBER(Not
part of package). We will have a Welcome Dinner for the group this evening. Overnight at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
(F) 6/18/21 Play Pumpkin Ridge's Ghost Creek Golf Course located about 30 minutes from the hotel. After golf you'll have free time
to explore downtown Portland on your own. Overnight at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
(S) 6/19/21 Tour day: explore Portland's International Rose Test Garden, Oregon Maritime Museum, Hawks View Winery Tour &
Tasting, Powell Books and more. Overnight at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
(S) 6/20/21 Play Heron Lakes Golf Course then after golf, the adventure minded traveler may consider Portland's Shanghi Tunnel
Heritage Tour. A one hour underground experience in what could be called a dirty, dusty, musty enviornment.
Overnight at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
(M) 6/21/21 Play the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club located just outside Portland. After golf you'll have free time to explore
downtown Portland on your own. Overnight at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
(T) 6/22/21 Depart Portland after breakfast and transfer to Bend with stops at Columbia River Overlook and Timberline Lodge on
Hood Mountain on the way. Group will stay at Bend's finest hotel, the Oxford Hotel. The Oxford was just awarded 11th
Best Hotel in the United States by TripAdvisor.
Overnight at the Oxford Hotel
(W) 6/23/21 Play Aspen Lakes Golf Course, family owned and operated, this is one of Oregon's most scenic layouts.
(T) 6/24/21 Play Pronghorn Golf Course, one of the finest golf experiences in Oregon. After golf, you'll have time to explore the shops and restaurants of Bend. Overnight at the Oxford Hotel
(F) 6/25/21 Tour Day: Explore Bend's Highest Desert Museum and the Deschutes Brewery. After the brewery tour, you'll have time for a final lunch in town and/or shopping in downtown Bend. This evening the group will enjoy a Farewell Reception followed by Dinner.
Overnight at the Oxford Hotel
(S) 6/26/21 Check out of the Oxford Hotel and you will be transferred to the Redmond Airport(RDM)where you will depart for your
$3,300 .......Per Golfer based on double occupancy
$4,500 .......Per Golfer based on single occupancy
Hawks View Winery Tour and Tasting
Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Hood and taste exceptional Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris at Hawks View Winery, a true hidden gem in the Willamette Valley Wine Country.
The Willamette Valley Wine Region is one of the most influential wine producing regions in all of Oregon as well as the entire Pacific Northwest. The region spans from the Columbia River in the north all the way down to Eugene in the South. It is by far Oregon’s largest AVA and is dominated by plantings of Pinot Noir and smaller amounts of Chardonnay, Pinot Grisand Riesling. The Willamette Valley is subdivided into six smaller appellations: Chehalem Mountains AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, McMinnville AVA, Ribbon Ridge AVA, Yamhill-Carlton District AVA and Eola-Amity Hills AVA. According to our Willamette Valley Wine Guide the mild, cool and somewhat moist climate provides ideal conditions for Pinot Noir, creating wines that are often considered the bridge between California and Burgundy style.
The Pinot Noirs from this area tend to have black cherry and Dr. Pepper aromas and flavors with nuances of earth and herbs. For a great pairing, try these wines with herb-crusted roasted chicken, pork loin and mild game birds. Established in 1984, this burgeoning region now has more than 200 wineries.
Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood
An architectural gem atop a natural wonder, Timberline Lodge is an acclaimed ski lodge and mountain retreat on the south slope of Mt. Hood, standing 6,000 feet above sea level. Boasting a rustic elegance, Timberline Lodge is a beautiful mountain-top resort affording exceptional service and enchanting accommodations.
Hand-built in 1938, using regional materials and resources, including local stone and timber, Timberline Lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Embracing and celebrating the regional themes: wildlife, Native American, and pioneer, the lodge's original structure, architectural details, and decorations remain unyielding, attesting to its authenticity of the Pacific Northwest style.
The Oxford Hotel Bend
The Oxford Hotel is Bend’s first and only luxury boutique hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Bend, the seven-story Oxford Hotel features 59 spacious and luxurious executive rooms, many with views of the Cascade Mountains. Designed with both the leisure and business traveler in mind, the Oxford features a variety of amenities and services intended to up the ante on the traditional boutique hotel experience.
Our participants will stay in spacious King rooms which offer a comfortable bed constructed from sustainable, organic components with 320 thread count sheets, a 67 oz. duvet with European sheeting and a specialty pillow menu. An executive work station provides comfortable seating and desk space; in addition, the flat-screen TV with a Smart Panel allows guests to plug in an external device and enjoy the playback of the content on the TV. The luxurious bathroom offers a soaking tub and separate shower, organic bath products, plush bathrobes, and specialty soap menu.
Serving an array of locally sourced organic cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 10below Restaurant and Lounge is located in the lower level of the Oxford Hotel Bend. Guests can enjoy local wines and a variety of locally brewed beers at the restaurant bar. Guests are offered free use of laundry facilities and a Jacuzzi Spa, Sauna & Steam Room, a state-of-the-art workout facility. Complimentary Cruiser Bikes are available and you can even borrow one of the Loaner Breedlove Guitars. The Oxford delivers everything you would expect from a 4 Diamond, full-service luxury hotel and will be the perfect "home away from home" for our group.
Vista House at Crown Point
Vista House is a museum at Crown Point in Multnomah County, Oregon, that also serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers and as a comfort station for travelers on the Historic Columbia River Highway. The site, situated on a rocky promontory, is 733 feet (223 m) above the Columbia River on the south side of the Columbia River Gorge. The hexagonal stone building was designed by Edgar M. Lazarus in the style of Art Nouveau, and completed in 1918 after nearly two years of construction.
In 2000, restoration on the building began, and lasted five years. The Vista House is located within the Corbett city limits, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Heron Lakes Golf Club - Great Blue Course
It has been said that Heron Lakes Golf Club offers the best combination of quality and variety of all Pacific Northwest golf courses. Located just minutes north of downtown Portland, Heron Lakes Golf Club features two championship courses: the Great Blue Course and the Greenback Course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., each distinctive golf course offers players unique and thrilling challenges.
The Great Blue Course was rated 4 Stars by Golf Digest 's "Best Places to Play" and was also Reader's Choice Top 50 Public Golf courses by GolfWorld Magazine. The Great Blue features smaller, undulating greens and rambling fairways that carve through fescue-style native grass and Scottish mounds.
From 1988 to 1992 Heron Lakes Hosted the PGA Northwest Open. Fred Couples has fond memories of Heron Lakes as he won the event in '88 and '90.
Aspen Lakes Golf Course
Aspen Lakes is a privately owned, public golf course in Sisters,OR, about 30 minutes from Bend. Featuring unique red sand bunkers, world-class staff & customer service and Central Oregon's most scenic views Aspen Lakes is a must play for every visiting golfer!
Aspen Lakes is truly one of the most spectacular courses in Oregon from a scenery standpoint. The course is always meticulously groomed, but the most distinctive feature, of course, is the red “sand” traps. Yes, Aspen Lakes is that course. There are pictures of Aspen Lakes that don’t even look real; it can be that stunning. But for all that, we think it’s the mountains that make Aspen Lakes. Architect William Overdorf designed Aspen Lakes so that one of Central Oregon’s signature mountain peaks is in the background of virtually every hole — Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, the Three Sisters and others. Lush green fairways, red sand traps and snow-capped mountains make for an astounding visual combination.
Deschutes Brewery Tour and Tasting
By far the biggest brewery in Bend, Deschutes Brewery is family and employee-owned, with a mission to profitably deliver the finest beers in the world and cultivate extraordinary experiences. We will enjoy a guided brewery tour starting from their Tasting Room, so that should be fun! With six year-round brews, four seasonal, a special “Bond Street” series of seven beers inspired by their original pub on Bond Street in downtown Bend, six Reserve series brews, and two collaborations, Deschutes is available in 28 states, Washington D.C., British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.
They have pubs in both Bend and Portland, along with tasting rooms in Bend and their latest brewery in Roanoke, VA. The original Public House in Bend has been a downtown fixture since 1988. Their beer-centric menu features fresh ingredients, mainly locally sourced, and some made with spent grain from the brewing process. The Portland pub features both Deschutes mainstays and an exclusive selection developed and brewed on site. With tasting rooms on both coasts, you can try some direct from the source.
- 5 Nights at the historic Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel.
- 4 Nights at the AAA 4 Diamond rated Oxford Hotel in Downtown Bend
- 5 Rounds of Golf at:
- Pumpkin Ridge's Ghost Creek GC – Top 100 Places You Can Play — Golf Magazine
- Heron Lakes Golf Club's Great Blue Course - GOLFWORLD "Readers Choice Awards"
voted Top 50 Public Courses.
- Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club - Former host of the PGA Champions Tour Major, the
JELD-WEN Tradition and Peter Jacobsoben's Fred Meyers Challenge.
- Aspen Lakes GC - The Oregonian’s, #3 favorite courses among Oregon golfers.
- Pronghorn Resort’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course - Voted No. 38 on Golf
Magazine's list “Top 100 Courses You Can Play"
- Sightseeing to include: International Rose Test Garden, Oregon Maritime Museum,
Powell's City of Books, Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting, Mt. Hood, Columbia
River, Deschutes Brewery, the High Desert Museum and more.
- Full American Breakfast each morning
- Complimentary Receptions all 5 nights we're at the Embassy Suites
- Group Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinners
- Airport transfers on arrival day, golf and touring transfers during the trip and to the airport
on the last day.(Please note participants will arrive in Portland and depart from Redmond)
- Gratuities on planned meals, taxes and hotel fees.
The High Desert Museum
At the High Desert Museum, you can experience everything that makes Oregon wild, all in one place. At the High Desert Museum everyone is encouraged to get back to nature, but nobody will blame you if you can’t resist snapping a few pics. After all it’s is an experience worth sharing!
The High Desert Museum brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural resources together to promote an understanding of natural and cultural heritage of North America's high desert country. The museum includes indoor and outdoor exhibits of wildlife in natural-like habitats along with traveling exhibits and living history demonstrations. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is also a Smithsonian Affiliate institution.
Packed with museums, galleries, parks and gardens, restaurants, bars, and shopping that give any global metropolis a run for its money, Portland is one of America’s great cities. A vibrant and eclectic city full of interesting and colorful places. You'll be able to experience the Japanese Garden, Powell's City of Books, the International Test Rose Garden, Voo-Doo Donuts and so much more!
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The Oregon Maritime Museum
The Oregon Maritime Museum is housed on the historic steam-powered sternwheel ship-assist tugboat, the PORTLAND, which is docked on the foot of Pine St and Naito Parkway. The PORTLAND is a gem of a boat - she has been lovingly restored from pilot house to engine room. Artifacts displayed on the cabin deck represent a small fraction of the deep history of the working river in the Portland/Vancouver region. Guided tours take you through the entire boat, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Discover ship models, maritime artifacts and memorabilia. See objects and displays that relate to steam power, sailing vessels, battleship Oregon, underwater diving, and the shipyards during WWII that built the liberty ships and the merchant marines who sailed them. The museum is located an easy five minute walk from the hotel.
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s par-71, 6,839-yard Ghost Creek layout was crafted by Bob Cupp in the “old” style, leaving the Portland wetlands terrain completely natural. This Portland public golf course is subtle and cunning, featuring a variety of distinct and equally memorable holes framed by lush stands of trees, dramatic mountain vistas and ragged wetlands. The phantom Ghost Creek materializes throughout the golf course, adding to the layout’s stunning beauty.
Just one year after its unveiling, Ghost Creek's formidable golf tournament capabilities were put to the test when the Portland golf course served as home to the 1993 NIKE TOUR Championship, where David Duval came back from a double bogey on the par-4 ninth hole to win the golf tournament. The event was a catalyst for an exceptional run of professional and amateur championships that have taken place at Ghost Creek.