Golf City

General Course DescriptionAlbany golf

Golf City is a 9-hole par-3 public course on the road between Corvallis and Albany. Golf City provides a parklike setting with grass of uniform length covering the entire property and tall trees scattered around. Longest hole is 121 yards and most are less than 100 yards. Tees are all mats. Trees, slight elevation changes, and very small mounded greens make it more interesting than a simple par 3. Friendly family owner/operators.  An enjoyable walk.

Course History

Opened in 1977 after being a driving range for about 20 years. The present owners purchased the course in 1996. It has held the Oregon State Peewee Championships several times.

Why It Is There

Verne Martin wanted to build a driving range, so he did. Mike Berstrom bought the property and wanted to build a golf course, so he did (and he planted all the trees). The Hayes Family have continued to own and improved it.

I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Played

The greens are very hard and mounded, so playing one hop short and on may be a good way to go. With trees and undulations, probably need more than one wedge.

Did You Know

The course has the shortest par 4 in the state at 85 yards (you have to go around five trees and a dense undergrowth).

Good For Them

They hold several charity events (and give free rounds to charities), including the Bit By Bit Invitational, supporting an Oregon-based therapeutic riding program for kids.

Why Play This Course

Fast, fun, and friendly. A pleasant course to learn on, and with small, mounded greens, a good place to work on your short iron accuracy.


    • Type: 9-hole 3-par public course
    • Price: $
    • Phone/webpage: (541)753-6213/no web site
    • Address:  2115 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, Oregon 97330
    • Owner: Hayes Properties LLC
    • Designer: Ed Burns
    • Pros: James Hays (PGA)
    • Practice Facilities: Putting green and 18-hole mini golf course
    • Pro Shop: Very minimal (balls and tees)
    • Food: The Pub, a full-service restaurant open for lunch and drinks, is next door with a nice seating area looking out to the course
    • Bathrooms: Improved in pro shop, porta potty on course
    • Yardage Markers: None (except on the tee)
    • Clothing: Tank tops and jeans are OK
    • Walkable: Short, easy walk
    • Spikes: Soft
    • Shoe Cleaning: Brush
    • Rentals: Clubs and pull carts
    • Open all year
Yards Par
801 28
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