2025 Golf Course Rd S, Salem, OR 97302
(503) 363-6652
Open: 7am - 9pm. Range opens at 11am on Monday, Tue-Sun: 8AM-8PM

About Us a Golf Course in Oregon

IN 1927

local businessmen started the Salem Golf Club venture, a golf course in Oregon by donating $250 each to purchase the John Hughes land grant to develop a first class golf course. One man, Ercel Kay, the grandson of the founder of Thomas Kay Woolen Mills of Salem, brought it all together.
Two hundred acres were purchased at $160 per acre including the surrounding land to prevent any housing that would obstruct the beauty.The first nine holes were finished in 1927 and the second nine in 1928. On the 6th tee was a Chinese farm. A four-acre apple orchard occupies the center bordering on three fairways. When the Salem Golf Club golf course first opened to the public, the green fees were 25 cents for the nine holes and 40 cents for the full eighteen holes.

In 1965, son of Ercel, and great grandson of the Mission Mill owner, Thomas Kay, bought the course from his father. Over the last 75 years the original buildings have been remodeled and enlarged many times. Salem Golf Club has re-built most of the greens and tees and added extensively to its practice facilities. Salem Golf Club remains today, virtually unchanged, a semi-private facility enjoyed by the public as well as its over 250 active members.

The professional staff at Salem Golf Club are on hand at all times to give lessons and to make all visitors feel welcome making sure they thoroughly enjoy their golfing holidays.

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What people say about us

A great course that is NOT surrounded by houses.

This course will always have a special place with me as I spent much of my summers in the seventies traipsing around it layout. Great memories.

Great fairways and greens, beautiful trees line the fairways. I truly enjoyed this course and look forward to playing here again.



Why Choose Us

6,000 SQT Driving Range

Our driving range and practice areas are something serious golfers won’t want to miss! This 24-acre complex is a total facility — from putting and chipping greens for your short game, to the forty odd all-turf driving stations to sharpen your woods and long irons. Enjoy this lovely vista while you get better. Our practice facility and driving range are known to be the absolute best for golf courses in Oregon.

Large chipping and putting greens

Teaching from the areas best PGA Instructors is always available for golfers with skills of all levels.
Or, just come and have fun!
e-mail: for more information on lessons and instructions.

Discounts to the Pro Shop

Salem Golf Club offers the latest golf equipment at a discount to its members. Become a member today and take advantage of the best deals you’ll find for golf equipment. Only available at Salem Golf Club!