In 10 short years we have hosted the PGA Oregon Open, US Open Qualifying, and PAC-10 Championships. The Cascade Range dominates the scenery and errant tee shots end up in wetlands, not backyards, as there are no houses or condominiums to disrupt the view surrounding the course. Our RV Resort is ranked 43 in North America.
Salem Water Adventures’ professional tour guide, Thomas Beckler, takes land-locked humans on four-hour aquatic tours of Detroit Lake, located just more than an hour southeast of Salem. Activate aqueous adrenaline during boat-based activities such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and vitamin D exposure. Thomas takes each group of up to 10 people on a unique tour of one of Oregon’s most popular lakes for watersports, fishing, swimming, and snorkeling. After your sure-footed surface surfing has reduced the last wake to a whimpering, weeping splash, feel free to leisurely cruise around the lake and take in the emerald hues of towering firs and local fauna stretching along the 32 miles of shoreline. Water-skiing and wakeboarding equipment is provided.
Each noncompetitive Curves facility invites female fitness-seekers to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.
Having traversed the Santiam River for more than 30 years, Bill Sanderson and his crew know every rock, every twist, and every rapid by heart. With 50 miles of navigable waters, explorers can choose their own adventure—whether it's a half-day jaunt through the rapids or a three-day camping trip—led by the knowledgeable guides of North Santiam River Trips. In warmer months, rafters can fish for steelhead, rainbow trout, and chinook salmon, or simply cruise along the river keeping an eye out for elk, otters, and beavers along the shore.
Tinted glass panes wrap around the rustic clubhouse of Spring Hill Country Club, permitting splendid views of the kempt lawn, misting fountains, and 18-hole golf course that encompass the grounds below. An advanced Rain Bird irrigation system keeps the 6,502-yard labyrinth in pristine shape year-round, and a short-game practice area, driving range, and PGA-certified instructors help preserve both swings and nine-irons' sense of identity. Members enjoy access to a fitness center with cardio and weightlifting machines, a sauna, and locker rooms, as well as access the cool waters of the club's Olympic-size outdoor pool. Plasma-screen TVs show live sports or golf-cart jousting at the casual Caddy Shack Pub, and the Player's Grille invites synchronized dining and chit-chat while clients take in quiet views of the club.
Course at a Glance:
It's been more than 95 years since the Bose family’s ancestors first tilled the earth. Today, the third generation is still working and living off the land, growing corn, beans, and squash to sell at their farm store. And as summer turns to fall, the family opens their farm to the public, welcoming them to get lost in a corn maze that twists and turns across 6 acres, with stalks that tower more than 10 feet tall. Outside the corny labyrinth, a vintage tractor pulls hayrides around the farm’s perimeter, affording views of the hay pyramid and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, where the gourds can grow to weigh more than 65 pounds. The festivities continue from 10 a.m. till dusk, but guests can also reserve the maze at nighttime, when campfires toast marshmallows and light the way for scarecrows flying south for the winter.