Play Pasture Golf in Oregon at Doltonwood Golf and Country
Club in Oregon City. We welcome submissions of pasture
golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.
Osprey Green on No. 6 and No. 7 Fairway at Doltonwood
Golf & Country Club.
Doltonwood Golf and Country Club,
Oregon City, Oregon
A club so exclusive it has no members
|Name of Course:
||Doltonwood Golf Course & Country Club
||15111 Springwater Road, Oregon City, Oregon
||(503) 631 3736 or (503) 698 5111
||Free - but must call first. Donations of a bag of
fertilizer (NOT weed & feed) or a claw type mole trap appreciated.
|Number of Holes:
||28 for 8 holes; 32 for 9 holes
||May - October
||Estate golf - 6 greens - 2 played twice from different
tees - beautiful setting - Clear Creek - pond - "parklike acres"
|Facilities & Amenities:
||6 bent grass greens; two are played twice to make
the 8 hole route. There is also a 9 hole route available if there
are not a lot of golfers on the course (crisscrosses).
||Annual US Open played in mid-August; British Open
in October (entry 6 bottles British Beer)
|Reason for submitting course:
||Like to see the course get used. Like to share
You must telephone first before going out to play this course.
Generally one of the course founders will play with you the first time
to show you around. The course is free but if you feel inclined they can
always use a bag of fertilizer (NOT weed & feed) or a claw type mole trap.
During the Summer of 2001, there was an active osprey nest (in its fifth
year) near the pond. Great wildlife/bird watching. The longest hole is
just over 200 yards. The shortest is 33 yards. Accuracy is demanded on
most tee shots. Extra balls are a good idea. The course plays best on
weekends due to the greens being close-mowed on Thursday or Friday each
week. The greens mower is a real one (Jacobsen) set to 1/4 inch. The greens
are a little slow but putt true. There is no true clubhouse. There is
a room set aside in the barn for players' use with a poker table and lockers.
Local rules at Doltonwood include the following:
1. Watch out for other players and spectators. No. 1 &
7 and No. 3 & 8 share greens.
2. When hitting your drive on No. 5 (Plum Tree), ring the school bell
to warn players on No. 5 green (and No. 6 tee area) to watch out. If you
are down there and hear the bell, call out whether it is safe for the
player at the tee to hit. Look before you hit.
3. All fairway lies may be lifted, cleaned and placed. (Fairway includes
fringes of greens but does not include rough).
4. If you hit a drive into the woods or street, you can hit again (second
stroke) or drop a ball near the lost ball (in a playable place) and play
third stroke (1 penalty stroke). Same play for any lost ball.
||Rock Pile green and Fairway (No. 2) at Doltonwood.
||Pond green (No. 7 and No. 1).
||Front yard green (No. 4). The pug (right) is HARLEY (as in Davidson
because he is such a Fat Boy). The springer is Emma, the world's greatest
||Main Fairway with Plum Tree green in distance (No. 5). Clear Creek
runs behind the green.
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001
Somebody said they saw your van parked at Doltonwood during this weekend's
tournament. I think they were pulling my leg. Anyway, sorry to have missed
you. We had over 60 golfers. Winning score for 16 holes (2x8 hole route)
was even. As a greens keeper/pin setter you can't ask for a better result.
Raelyn (my wife unit) is scanning some beautiful pictures for your use.
You should get them (and a scorecard/map) late this week. - Rob
Note: Thank you Raelyn and Rob Dolton for all the great
photos and information you have sent!
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001
Doltonwood Golf Course in Carver, Oregon, is a fine example. 14 years
of annual U.S. Opens. Annual Mexican Open (Jose Cuervo once attended ),
British Open, Australian Open (3 fosters admission fee), Madness Tourney
(I forget about that one). The Doltonwood Cup (much like the Ryder Cup)
goes up for grabs when we can get a challenge. Rob and Raelyn Dolton are
the most wonderful and gracious hosts anyone could ask for as the caregivers
of Doltonwood Golf Course and Country Club. "A club so exclusive it has
no members" is its motto. - Andy Daniel
Scenes from the British Open
- October 6, 2001
The Founders of Doltonwood: Andy Daniel, Bill Hensley,
Raymond Dukes, Rob Dolton and Scott Pratt.
Group play at Number 1 and Number 4 Tee at Doltonwood.
Brad ringing the bell on Number 5 during the British Open.
Kurt teeing off blind on Number 5.
The proper English gentleman enjoying a break during
the British Open is multiple time past British Open champion Eric Deweese.
Eric is currently Head Pro at Camas Meadows Golf Club (yes, cream rises
to the top even on pasture courses).
Team Pasture Golf at the British Open (Brad Andrews, Bruce
Manclark and Kurt Wilkie).
The champ of the October 6, 2001 British Open at Doltonwood
Golf & Country Club is course architect Bill Hensley, pictured with
him is Rob Dolton.
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