Pumpkin Ridge Witch Hollow - North Plains, OR
The Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge is best known for making golf history in 1996 when Tiger Woods defeated Steve Scott in extra holes on the 10th to earn his 3rd consecutive US Amateur title. This is still a feat that I believe will never be repeated. A plaque on the tee honors the site of Tiger Woods' last golf shots as an amateur golfer.
For my round here, there were certainly less galleries (and less interested Nike CEO's). However, I was fortunate enough to tee it up with golf resource sensation Sean Ogle, the mastermind behind breakingeighty.com. This was Sean's first round as a newly minted member of Pumpkin Ridge. Sean gave it a pretty good run that was foiled down the stretch. He ended up with a pretty nice 83 for his inaugural round as a member.
The private Witch Hollow course is in fantastic condition and really starts to take off on about the 3rd hole. Witch Hollow provides reasonable room off of the tee, but still providing a great atmosphere as it winds through the forest. My favorite hole on the property is the fantastic 6th hole, a tough dogleg left that requires a solid tee shot and requires a demanding second. The 14th hole is a close runner up with a very gettable par 5 surrounded by water.