Laurel Hill Golf Course

General Course DescriptionLaurel Hill golf

Laurel Hill Golf Course is a 9-hole, public, executive course is between Medford and Grants Pass. From the log cabin that serves as a clubhouse (with a small pro shop and a good cafe) to the thick pine – and oak – forested course, this course has a mountain feel (even with I-5 running next to some holes). With five par 3s and four par 4s (none longer than 310 yards), the holes are so tight, either by trees or by turns or by both, you will want to leave your woods behind. The fairways are mixed and a tad long and sometimes potted, but in remarkably good condition considering how shady the fairways are. The greens are a bit slow but generally consistant. Laurel Hill Golf Course is a little rolling but short; a very nice walk in the forest.

Course History

Opened in 1977 on the former Chavner Thompson property. Built by Harvey Granger, it has been in the family ever since, with Mr. Granger’s son and family presently the owner/operators.

Why It Is There

Although he was a farmer for many years, Mr. Granger and his brother built a 9-hole public course near Fremont, California.  Mr. Granger thought that a similar course would do well in the Medford area. Now his descendants keep it going.

I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Played

Accuracy is the priority. On both the 7th and 9th narrow, tree-lined, par-4 dogleg holes, you want your drive to end up in a 15-yard circle around the 150-yard post to have a good shot to the green and avoid the trees. And on the 6th hole, do not go past the pin, as it is impossible to stop the ball going down the steep green.

Did You Know

The course was the first executive course built in the area.

Good For Them

They hold Star Shower watching parties on the driving range (there is little light polution) as well as Pokemon Go Tournaments. They hold an annual charity event for Hugs From Heaven, the proceeds of which go to support the babies in the NICU of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Home course for Rogue River High School.

Why Play This Course

With the abundance of trees and the log cabin (with a good sized porch) clubhouse, it is a unique place. As an executive course with an accomodating staff, it is a friendly place with a fast play. Although accessible to all skill levels, this course will force you to hit the ball straight. In addition, with so many trees, it can be the coolest place to play on hot summer days in Southern Oregon.

General

    • Type: 9-hole public executive course
    • Price: $
    • Phone/webpage: (541)855-7965/www.laurelhillgolf.com
    • Address: 9450 Old Stage Road, Gold Hill, Oregon 97502
    • Owner: Granger Associates, Inc.
    • Designer: Harvey Granger
    • Pros: Lynn Mantooth
    • Practice Facilities:  Driving range on grass (some covered), practice chipping and sand area, two practice greens; the practice areas are open 24 hours
    • Pro Shop: Some clothing, minimal equipment
    • Food: A nice cafe with burgers, sandwiches, sodas, and beer
    • Bathrooms: Improved in clubhouse and a port-a-potty on the course
    • Yardage Markers: 150 and 100 posts; no pin-placement information (greens are small)
    • Clothing: No tank tops; t-shirts and jeans are OK
    • Walkable: Very
    • Spikes: Soft only
    • Shoe Cleaning: Brush and air hose
    • Rentals: All
    • Open all year
Yards Par Rating Slope
1915 31 30.1/32 103/98
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 by Russell

Push up greens, challenging holes for a 1910 yard course. Friendly staff and lots of grounds upgrades. Driving range is covered with a view of the mountains in the distance. And, well maintained.

 by Mike

The driving range isnt that well kept. If you want a rubber tee for the driving range you have to buy one.