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May 25th, 2018

Florence (Ore.) favorite under new ownership, expected to offer best experience yet

FLORENCE, Ore. — OB Sports Golf Management is pleased to announce that Sandpines Golf Links will officially change its name to Florence Golf Links, effective May 25th, 2018. Celebrating its 25th year of serving the Northwest golf community, Florence Golf Links kicks off its next quarter century with a new ownership group, and a renewed commitment to offering its guests the first-class experience that has made it one of the top golf courses in the state.

“We are very happy to be located in such an amazing community like Florence, and we think it makes great sense to have our city’s name reflected in the name of the golf course,” said Rick Reed, Florence Golf Links General Manager. “We are confident that guests will quickly recognize that the changes seen at the club are not in name alone.  Clubhouse and course improvements are already under way, which will ultimately strengthen the property and the experience for both the local and regional players.”

“The players that have historically enjoyed the experience and setting at Florence Golf Links will only find more things to be excited about moving forward,” said Ryan Whitney, Senior Vice President of Operations at OB Sports. “Oregon Coast golf continues to grow in prominence and prestige and we look to be a major reason in the advancement of that reputation.”

Located on the Central Oregon coastline, 60 miles west of Eugene and 70 miles north of Bandon, Florence Golf Links opened in 1993 to much fanfare, earning Golf Digest’s “Best New Public Course in America.” Designed by renowned architect Rees Jones, the par 72 layout plays up to 6,931 yards from the back tees, and is a true test of the game to golfers of all levels. The sand-base golf course allows for excellent year-round conditions.

The stunning track features six holes played through the coastal pines, six holes with water features and six holes over grass covered dunes. Collectively, both nines incorporate the beautifully rugged canvas that is the Central Oregon Coast. The outward nine is sculpted out of a forest of towering pines and majestic crystal blue lakes reminiscent of those found on the Monterey Peninsula. The inward nine brings you back to the soul of the game with its traditional Links style and rolling dunes from tee to green.

Local golf associations have also fallen for Florence Golf Links, hosting their respective championships like the Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s 32nd annual Men’s Mid-Amateur in 2016, and the PNGA Boys and Girls Junior Championships in 2017. And with an array of Stay & Play packages offered by six local hotels, Florence Golf Links has the ability to host any event from across the country.

The 9,000 square foot clubhouse is home to "The Grill & Lounge," where players have noted, “The food is as good as the golf!” Featuring breathtaking views of the golf course and fresh, local cuisine, your Florence Golf Links experience can be enjoyed well beyond the final putt.  Additionally, the club boasts a fully stocked Golf Shop offering the latest in golf equipment, apparel, and accessories for both men and women; and an event space that can accommodate groups , gatherings and celebrations from five to 55.

For more information, and to book your starting time with the latest special offer, visit or call (541) 997-1940.
About Florence Golf Links
Located among the wind-swept sand dunes and towering pines of the Oregon coast, Florence Golf Links offers 18 holes of Rees Jones-designed, links-style golf measuring 7,190 yards from the Tournament Tees.  The outward nine is reminiscent of golf commonly found on the Monterey Peninsula or the woods of the Carolinas, while the inward nine provides more of a traditional links-style challenge.  The 9,000-square-foot Florence Golf Links Clubhouse is open to the public and serves as the centerpiece of a 250-acre planned community with more than 650 residential units to be developed. For more information, visit or call (541) 997-1940.
About OB Sports
Florence Golf Links is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages around 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. Named a Top 100 Business in Golf by the National Golf Foundation in 2018, visit to get more information, or call (480) 948-1300. Become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.


David Bataller | (480) 948-1300