Retirement at NW golf community

Updated: April 2, 2018

You’ve heard it before, 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40. The fact is our aging population is producing a healthier group of retirees that want to remain active creating a demand for 55+ communities. For golfers, that means finding a 55+ community with a good golf course.
Golfers, who want to live in an active, affordable golf-centric community in the Northwest, need look no further than Woodburn Estates & Golf in Woodburn, Oregon (formerly called Senior Estates).

Located on the I-5 corridor just 10 minutes North of Salem and about 30 minutes South of Portland nestled in the beautiful Willamette Valley between the Cascade and Coastal Mountain Range, this planned community has over 1,500 individually owned single story homes with an impressive 18-hole golf course that is billed as the “Toughest 5400 yards in Oregon.”

The first nine holes opened in 1961 and the second was added in 1969 with bent grass greens and fairways. The course is open year round with a pro shop that is being revamped with new clothing and equipment.

In 2012 a new state of the state of the art, computer controlled $1,000,000 irrigation system was installed to maintain fairways and greens in pristine condition for year around play. Woodburn Estates & Golf is all about upgrades to enhance your golfing enjoyment. In the past year new forward tees were added to make play enjoyable for all skill levels, a $295,000 tree project was started to remove and replace trees, which were beyond their useful life and a $230,000 project to improve cart paths was undertaken. The turtle back greens can be set to a slick 11.5 on the Stimpmeter.

There have been personnel changes starting with recently hired former Torry Pines assistant pro Jason Hoth as the head professional who bringing a wealth of experience to the club.

Other amenities include a full-service restaurant (Country Cottage) that overlooks the golf course, a fitness center, indoor heated pool, spa, library, billiards, exercise classes, dances and a 300-seat auditorium with a stage and a full kitchen for events in the dining hall or auditorium. Homeowners also have access to secure on-site RV storage.

For those 50+ Woodburn Estates & Golf offers several social and golf memberships for area residents and I-5 commuters.
For more on Woodburn Estates & Golf or to schedule a tour, please visit their website at: or call the office (503) 982-1776.