Gearhart will host 2021 Hickory Open

Updated: July 2, 2021

Gearhart Golf Links in Gearhart, Ore. will host the 2021 U.S. Hickory Open Sept., 12-14. The world’s best hickory players, utilizing historic golf equipment, will compete in September for three days to place their name on the Champions Trophy.

Gearhart Golf Links, founded in 1892, is the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi River, and was chosen as the site of the 2021 U.S. Hickory Open because of its age, true links design, coastal breezes, and welcoming environment.

If you have been to the Northern Oregon Coast in the last few years, visitors will notice quite a change in the center of the sleepy, tiny town of Gearhart. The 129-year-old Gearhart Golf Links has undergone an extensive restoration, once again placing the course among the best in the state.

Improvements of note include massive tree removal, multiple new tees added for variety and length, fairway reshaping, and improved drainage resulting in faster, firmer greens. And that is just the golf course.

The property has a resort identity now, with McMenamins operating the 34 hotel rooms on property, including 16 new rooms in the recently-opened Annex building. Open for business on June 29, 2018, the Annex also houses a fitness center and virtual golf training room playfully called the “Swingers Lounge.”