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“Watson Ranch Golf, Coos Bay”
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Watson Ranch Golf
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Owner description: Open year-round, Watson Ranch Golf (formerly known as Coos Country Club) has offered spectacular golf on the Southern Oregon coast since 1923. Golfers will discover 18 unique and challenging holes designed by H. Chandler Egan and Bill Robinson.Known as the "Best Kept Secret on the Oregon Coast," our course and clubhouse are available for charity events, business outings and large or small tournaments. The facility also features a driving range, chipping area and two practice putting greens. Private and group lessons are available from our golf teaching professional. Memberships are available.We are located five miles south of Coos Bay along Hwy. 101 (milepost 243.5) on Coos Sumner Lane, just 20 minutes north of the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.Stop by or call the Golf Shop for course hours and to schedule a tee time.
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Was excited to play course for 1st time. Booked a room for 2 nights, 450 mile round trip. Called and got tee times. Asked about any discounts, was directed to Groupon. Went on Groupon and paid, but no place to print out any confirmation? Called Watson Ranch and explained problem. General Mgr said "everybody" knows how to print a Groupon. Then told me to use my app on my smart phone. I don't have a smart phone Told me to go to some store to get it printed out or I couldn't play? Mentioned that we already had tee times paid for. Looked on his sheet and said there was nothing under my name? Asked me who I talked to? Fotunately (for me I guess) I wrote the name down. Then told me William was "probably" too busy to take down our tee times? Huh? I paused for a second and then Gen. Mgr. hung up. Called back but he said there was nothing else he could do for me and hung up again. We won't be playing golf there.

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

I was feeling forwarned by the previous review, and expected a disappointment, but that was not the case. At the pro shop, Will was one of the most helpful and pleasant people you will ever find. I felt very welcomed and at ease, even being a wayward single!

The course is worth the drive. I had a day off from Bandon Dunes and it was nice to get out of the wind. Very good greens, true rolls and decent speeds. The course requires a lot of accuracy. you don't get a lot of room between the water and the thick stuff, but good shots are rewarded. Local knowledge would be very useful.

The price was right, the day was fun, and I will be back!

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

I don't normally write reviews, but when the exceptional case comes along, good or bay, it's worth sharing. Unfortunately it's for the latter. I've played countless courses as far as New England and Florida, and played along side pros and never once have I encountered such despicable management. Hassling, arguing, accusing -beyond rude, and all of this in the midst of women and children during a fundraising event when the entire course was pre-paid for for the day! And this wasn't just my experience; other people I had talked to had similar encounters. This is no Bandon Dune's (or anywhere close to it), and in such a small town word will spread when you treat people like that. I will never personally go back and I would never recommend anyone to go either. We left with another 9 holes still to play. If you're looking for a nice place, don't go here.

4  Thank jc927_13
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Challengng course but we had a great time...great value also! friendly staff,nice BBQ Saturday when we were there...will defineatly return!!

Thank shamrock1750
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Unless you're fit or a mountain goat, rent a cart. The hills make the course rather fun to play, however. The water hazards and I became great friends, but the greens play nicely. The driving range is a nice place to warm up as is the 19th Hole bar and cafe. For those coming to our area for Bandon Dunes, take a side trip and play a round or two at this former country club. You won't regret it.

Thank Loloofthewoods
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