The Agate Beach Golf Course as it's now called, started out as Agate Beach Golf Links in the early 1930's as shown in the first picture shown below.|
Agate Beach Golf Course is a nine hole course located just a short distance from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The photo is of Agate Beach Golf Links, Circa 1934. Built in 1931 and operated since 1960 by the Martin family, the course boasts a fairly level, well manicured, slightly rolling terrain. Surrounded by a lush wooded area, Agate Beach is a pleasure to play. The greens are meticulously groomed and provide superb putting surfaces. In addition, the excellent drainage and capability for year round golfing make Agate Beach an excellent course for all season play.
Easy to walk and picturesque, the course offers both the beginner and the seasoned golfer enjoyment for this favorite course of many coastal weekenders. The slope is 107 with a rating of 66.0 for men, while for women the course's slope is 109 and rating is 69.4. The total distance from the ladies tee is 2,894 yards for a par of 38. The total distance from the men's tee is 3,002 yards for a par of 36. The course record set by Doug Skille in 1993 is 62. Head golf professional Terry Martin says his favorite part of the course is the eighth hole, par 3, which his father Bill constructed in 1960. Number eight is a 115 yard hole with towering fir and hemlock trees. The challenging green is guarded by a large bunker. This hole serves as a memorial to Bill Martin, who passed away in 1995.
Lessons are available from teaching professional Ron Remy. Individual group lessons are available by reservation. Please call the proshop at (541) 265-7331. Agate Beach offers a full service pro shop which features both men's and women's apparel, including sportswear, rainwear, shoes and wind shirts. Clubs, bags and golf accessories are also available.
After a relaxing game, the Agate Beach Coffee Shop staff is ready to serve you. The coffee shop boasts a breakfast and lunch menu including hearty breakfasts, daily lunch specials, homemade soups and chowders. Reasonable prices and a good atmosphere make this coffee shop a favorite among golfers.
Agate Beach is located at the north end of Newport on Highway l0l's east side. Easy to find and easy to play makes this course an excellent choice for the golfer visiting the Oregon coast.