Seaside History

Seaside Golf Club

March 13, 2013 | by Nate Burke

Tucked away behind the cove on the south side of town, the scenic Seaside Golf Club has been an island of manicured greenery since 1923. This 9-hole course lies at the base of Tillamook Head and is home to some stunning mountain scenery and wildlife (look for the bald eagle nest on the northwest border). The 102-acres of pristine property started out as the venerated land of the renowned railroad tycoon, Ben Holladay, who built a luxurious Italian villa style hotel in 1870 to attract the inland elite (Holladay’s resort also included a racetrack).

One little known fact concerning the Seaside Golf Club is that it was designed by the notable American golfer and golf course architect, H. Chandler Egan. Egan designed other courses such as the Eugene Country Club and the Oswego Lake Country Club, and in 1928 joined forced with celebrated architect Alister MacKenzie to revamp Pebble Beach Golf Links in anticipation of the 1929 U.S. Amateur. Now a long-established recreational hub, one memorable feature (other than the fresh ocean breeze) is that with a powerful backswing, an incorrectly aimed golf ball could land a few blocks west into the sea.

and so much more!

Clatsop Lodging Industry Jobs Surpass Pre-Recession Levels in Past Two Years

According to preliminary estimates, average employment in Clatsop County’s accommodations industry rose by 50 jobs to 1,310 in 2...

Learn More
Broadway Field is a Community Gem

Renovated Broadway Field is a community gem

Learn More
We’re Getting Crabby on the Coast

Dungeness crab season on the Oregon coast

Learn More
Top Things to Do With Young Kids

Seaside has long been a favorite family retreat, but it’s an especially good choice for families with young children. Why? Becau...

Learn More
Lookout on Neahkahnie Mountain

Sometimes an Oregon Coast outdoor adventure doesn

Learn More
The Seaside Estuary makes an ideal spot to go bird watching along the Oregon Coast.
Where to Go Birding in Seaside

Seaside may be a small town, but it’s a big destination for birds, and as a result, birdwatchers hitting nearby spots on the Ore...

Learn More
The Cove in Seaside

Rain or shine, the Seaside Cove is a must-see-stop whether you’re a tourist or a local. It’s a mixture of sandy and rocky beach. There are tons of parking spots, and Seltzer Park is just across the street. There are public restrooms and a shower to rinse off sandy feet. There are also plenty of benches for both wave watching and people watching.

Learn More
Crabbing & Clamming as Seasiders Do

“How have you lived here this long and never crabbed?” That’s the question I kept asking my friends and gracious hosts in Se...

Learn More
Klootchy Park's Sitka Spruce Tree
Near Seaside: Reviewing Klootchy Creek Park

Located adjacent to U.S. Highway 26, about 2.5 miles east of U.S. Highway 101, is the famous and previous national-record-breaking...

Learn More
Awards Program for Excellence in Customer Service

New Customer Service Awards Program in Seaside, Oregon

Learn More
Seaside Civic and Convention Center

The benefits and joys of life in our small coastal community are many. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, done it all and start thinking about heading to the big city you’re reminded that the Seaside Civic and Convention Center brings you the best of all possible worlds and you can stay right here

Learn More
Supersize Me!

A brief look at Seaside's past sweets and treats

Learn More
Clamming in Seaside: Then & Now

A brief look at clamming in Seaside and Tillamook Head and a comparison of how they

Learn More
Terrible Tilly: Stowing Away the Years

Perched atop solid rock more than a mile offshore from Tillamook Head, the notorious Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, (nicknamed “Terr...

Learn More
Northwest Travel Magazine: Best Eats on Oregon’s North Coast

Article on Best Eats on Oregon's North Coast

Learn More
1859 – Oregon’s Magazine: 72 Hours In Seaside

1859 came to Seaside/Gearhart area and spent 72 hours in our fair neck of the woods. Day One they highlighted the historic Gilbert...

Learn More
Destinations Magazine: Great Escapes

Vacations are the “great escapes we need,” says Destinations magazine, “to relax, recharge and rejuvenate oursel...

Learn More
Biking the N. Coast Mountain Range

Opportunities endless when hopping on two wheels to navigate Seaside area

Learn More