Resort at Eagle Point named best golf course in state

The Resort at Eagle Point Golf Club was named 2017's best course by the Oregon Golf Course Owners Association. (Genevieve Grippo/ KTVL)

The Oregon Golf Course Owners Association recognized The Resort at Eagle Point Golf Club as 2017's best course in the state. That means the course will represent Oregon at the association's national conference in San Antonio in February.

This is the first time the resort was nominated for the award.

The course was created by Robert Trent Jones Jr., a famed course designer within the golfing community.

It is now owned by Bob Hyer, who bought the resort in 2013.

He says there's a combination of factors that make the resort so special. Namely, it provides challenges to players of all skill levels.

"People just love the course because it's fun. It's a great experience," said Hyer. "It can be challenging, but also makes you think a little bit instead of getting up and hitting the ball."

Hyer says the course was designed with about a million dollars worth of sand underneath the grass. The sand helps to absorb moisture when it rains, allowing golfers the ability to play year-round.

The picturesque resort offers a full restaurant called Talon, as well as brand new lodging chalets for overnight guests.

In July, Hyer says the resort will be hosting the US Amateur Qualifier.

That event will attract top amateur players from all around the Northwest.

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