Spring Hill Golf Club

General Course DescriptionSpring Hill golf

Spring Hill Golf Club is an attractive and somewhat unique 18 hole semi-private course (has set tee times for members) just north of Albany. The layout has six par 3s, six par 4s, and six par 5s. Most of the par 5s are of modest length, but turns, trees, traps, and water make it difficult to look for anything lower than par. Because of the size and maturity of the trees narrowing most fairways, and small size of the greens, it feels more like an old-school course. Perks give it a little feel of a private club. Spring Hill Golf Club is generally well maintained and with a friendly staff.  It is a flat course and a nice walk. Forward tees generally provide favorable angles and distances.

Course History

The first 9 opened in 1961 and the second 9 in 1964. Originally opened as a private course, it was sold by the developers, brothers Albert and Bud Fortier, to the membership in 1963. In the 1970s, the course was redesigned by noted Oregon architect Fred Federspiel. In the early 2000s, the course was bought by Morse-Hays, LLC (Steven Morse and Jim Hayes, with Mr. Hayes being bought out by Mathew Peltier in 2014). About that time, the original clubhouse had a significant fire. It was decided that the original clubhouse be torn down and replaced with the new, large, and pretty fancy events center. (There is a small pro shop by the first tee.) In 2010, the course became semi-private. Recently, the facility (including the restaurant in the events center) has been renamed the Albany Golf and Events Center, but the course has retained its original name. The course hosted the OGA Tournament of Champions from 1986 to 1993 and the Oregon Open in 1971 and 1972.

Why It Is ThereSpring Hill golf

Albert and Bud Fortier, who operated Albany Golf Club (now The Golf Club of Oregon) wanted to develop a private golf club in the area. It now gets steady play from its membership and the public.

I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Played

Most of the par 5s are fairly short, but have a variety of obstacles that prevent you from reaching the green in 2. On the par-5 12th hole, that has two doglegs left, the first bend is around a pond. You can play the fairway and stay right (but note you can easily hit it through the fairway), or you can drive over the pond (which is not quite as far as it looks). In either event, because of the second dogleg left (around trees – you are playing to the green on the left after the first dogleg) you need to be far enough to the right side of the (tree lined) fairway to have a look at the green.

Did You Know

The men’s club holds a one-person scramble tournament, where each person hits two balls and plays the better of the two.

Good For ThemSpring Hill golf

Wounded Warrior Project Alumni are allowed to play the course for free. They have a junior (six and up, boys and girls) camp during the summer, one day a week for eight weeks. They are the home course for West Albany, South Albany, and Southern Christian High Schools.

Why Play This Course

A solid (sometimes difficult), attractive course with a unique design and a friendly staff. Who could ask for more.


    • Type: 18-hole semi-private course
    • Price: $$$
    • Phone/webpage: (541)926-6059/www.albany-golf.com
    • Address:  155 NW Country Club Lane, Albany, Oregon 97321
    • Owner: Morse-Hayes, LLC
    • Designer: Albert and Bud Fortier, Fred Federspiel (remodel)
    • Pros: Dan Ostrin (PGA)
    • Practice Facilities: Driving range on grass and mats, practice chipping and sand area, practice green
    • Pro Shop: Lots of clothes and some equipment
    • Food: In the events center (which is behind the 9th and 18th greens), there is a full-service restaurant generally open 11am to 8pm, and a deli generally open on busy days
    • Bathrooms: None in the pro shop, improved in the events center and on course
    • Yardage Markers: 250, 200, 150 and 100 large colored stones on the side of the fairways; flags color-coded for position
    • Clothing: Proper golf attire
    • Walkable: Flat, easy walk
    • Spikes: Soft
    • Shoe Cleaning: Brushes and air hose
    • Rentals: All
    • Open all year (it is purported to be one of the best places to play in the winter because it has a dewatering system where the irrigation system is reversed to remove water)
Yards Par Rating Slope
Blue 6568 72 71.7 128
White 5944 72 68.6/74.1 124/130
Red 5040 72 69.2 121
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Spring Hill Golf Club
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 by RJ

Great place to play