Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Frontier Golf Course -
Canby, Oregon

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

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Weather|Webcam|Winter Golf|Home| Play Pasture Golf in Canby, Oregon at Frontier Golf Course, a former chicken ranch. This 9-hole course borders on working farm fields. It features tree lined fairways and loads of character. We welcome submissions of pasture golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.

Photos courtesy of Kurt Wilkie

Frontier Golf Course

A Best Pick for Budget Golf!

Name of Course: Frontier Golf Course
Address: 2965 N Holly St Canby, OR 97013 (between downtown Canby and the Canby ferry)
Phone: 503-266-4435
Course Contact: Jim and Laurie Mickelsen
Fees: $6.50 - $7.50
Number of Holes: 9
Yardage: 1069
Par:   27
Season: Year Round
Course Type: Play off of mats at all tees. Fairways and greens, halfway between rough and manicured.
Year Built: 1964
Course Designer: Joe Sigul
Future Plans: Driving Range coming soon
Facilities & Amenities: Rental clubs available.
Events: Course available to rent for family reunions or parties.

These two rented clubs on a warm day in June to play their first round of golf ever.

The property started off as a chicken ranch, I don't know when. There is an aerial photo at their place showing it as a ranch. The wife at the time was depressed to move onto a ranch, so she wanted to do something different - they built a couple holes. Friends came over, and gradually they built more. Their place has a framed Oregonian article from 1989...headline described it as 'picturesque'. - Kurt Wilkie, 6/27/03

Frontier Golf Course Entrance
My take on it is that it doesn't have any goofy or unusual features about it, but it's appeal is that it feels homemade, and you do feel like you are entering someone's home.
If the 1st tee has a backup, here's something to do!
Laurie Mickelsen, part owner of Frontier Golf Course.
The first tee.
The last green.
"No Fence Jumping" to get your sliced ball!
Who says this is easy? You'd best be straight here.
You'll remember this hole the next time you play. The Alamo - 116 yards.
.... playing several balls on a slow day...

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This Page Updated: June 27, 2005

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