Gearhart Hickory Classic

Gearhart Golf Links
Gearhart, Ore. USA
7/16/2016 – 7/17/2016

Tournament Information


The 18th at the Gearhart Golf Links.

True links lovers will want to attend the annual Gearhart Hickory Classic hosted by the Northwest Hickory Players. Famed for its 1890s design, Gearhart Golf Links is a favorite coastal track of golfers the world over. It’s peak season on the coast in July, so reserve your place in the field as early as possible.

Click on the following link to sign up:  RSVP to Gearhart Hickory Classic

Please note, early birds may be able to join NWHP for a special, invitation-only superintendent’s challenge, on the course, Friday before the tournament.

Gearhart Golf Links was established in 1892 making it the oldest golf course in the Northwest and certainly one of the earliest in the Western United States.

In 1891, before any formal golf course existed west of the Mississippi River, a clatch of homesick Scotsmen confounded the locals by burying tin cans into the dunes and then knocking balls with sticks until they dropped into the cans. For these Scots, the landscape at Gearhart was strongly reminiscent of the native, ancient courses of St. Andrews and Montrose.

To this day, the course retains that classic links-style flavor, with a hint of traditional Northwest design features. It plays 6,429 yards from “The Stones” and 5,157 yards from the forward tees.

Contact Rob Ahlschwede at for more information.


The field for the 2014 Pacific Hickory Cup at the Gearhart Golf Links.

Travel Information


Lodging for the Gearhart Hickory Classic is available from Gearhart by the Sea Resort. Gearhart Links has 13 buildings of condos that feature one or two bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, living room with fireplace, dining rooms – and most have balconies for an outside space. Most are either on the golf course or very nearby. There are swimming pools available to guests and are approximately 300 yards from the ocean!

Rates for the one-bedroom condos are generally from $126 to $148 depending on which floor it is on and whether it has ocean views. Two-bedroom units range from approximately $166 to $211 depending on floor and view. These discounted rates are available for a two-night minimum stay, with one night stays somewhat higher. There is also an 8% room tax per night.

These rates are offered for the Gearhart Hickory Classic. You must reference the tournament to get the rate.

Tami Gandy, the resort lodging manager for Gearhart by the Sea, can be reached at or 503-738-8331 ext. 501.

Besides Gearhart by the Sea Resort, there are a few bed and breakfast places in Gearhart and a full range of hotels at Seaside, Ore., three miles to the south; and at Astoria, Ore., 14 miles to the north. Any of these places can be found by searching online.