Sandpines Golf Course get’s new name

Updated: June 6, 2018

After 25 years, there is plenty new in Florence, Ore., What began 25 years ago as Sandpines Golf Course is now Florence Golf Links, after new ownership decided it was time to change the name with their purchase.

The course opened in 1993 and was an award winner with its Rees Jones design. In fact, the course was voted the top new public golf course in the country in 1993. Interestingly, it was Jones’ first design work west of the Mississippi in his career.

The course has withstood the test of time after 25 years, but now with new owners in APIC and managed by industry leader OB Sports, a new name was given to the course: Welcome to the Florence Golf Links.

The course along the Oregon Coast has been a favorite for golfers through the years, with its sand dunes, tall trees, water features and more. There are 12 holes that cross dunes with the rest of the layout working its way through the trees. General Manager Rick Reed said golfers can expect even better things on and off the golf course.

“Things are only going to get better – and it all starts with the new name,” said Reed. “A name that really tells golfers where we are at and what kind of course we have.”

Florence is one of the reasons golfers head to the Oregon Coast. The city lies just north of Bandon and its resort and is just 55 miles west of Eugene. There is plenty to do in the area, including a visit to the famous Oregon Dunes with its dune buggy rides. But most head that way for the golf- and it’s some good golf. Florence Golf Links is the kind of course that welcomes all levels of players but tests all of your game. There are four sets of tees on each hole and the wind is evident from the moment you stand on the first tee box – it is the Oregon Coast after all.

The course plays to nearly 7,000 yards and has attracted some of the top championships in the Northwest including the 32nd annual PNGA Men’s Mid Amateur in 2016 and the PNGA Boys and Girls Junior Championships in 2017.