The renovation of the North Plains, Ore., property will include updates to its two 18-hole golf courses, Witch Hollow and Ghost Creek, and to their accompanying clubhouses, restaurants, pro shops, maintenance facilities, and other infrastructure.
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore., a 36-hole club operated by Escalante Golf, has plans for more than $2 million in course and amenity enhancements.
Agronomic, strategic and other improvements to the Witch Hollow and Ghost Creek courses are being considered as part of a multi-year program. Updates to clubhouses, restaurants, pro shops, maintenance facilities and other infrastructure have also been emphasized in preliminary discussions.
These plans coincide with a renewed focus on attracting members who share an appreciation for great golf, service and camaraderie. Membership to the private Witch Hollow course also includes preferred access to Ghost Creek.
“This benefit of membership creates a unique ‘one-two punch’ for Pacific Northwest golfers,” said David McDonald, President of Escalante Golf. “Access to two of the top golf courses in Oregon, combined with our carefully considered plan to invest for the long-term, shows how devoted we are to ensuring the Pumpkin Ridge golf experience remains one that can’t be missed.”
Opened in 1992, Pumpkin Ridge features 36 holes designed by Bob Cupp with input from former protege John Fought. Witch Hollow has hosted the 1996 U.S. Amateur won by Tiger Woods and the 1997 and 2003 Women’s U.S. Opens. The 7,017-yard par 72 golf course features mature fir, maple, oak and ash trees. The par 71, 6,871-yard Ghost Creek course meanders through wetlands punctuated by lush stands of trees.
Two 20,000-sq. ft. clubhouses, a 17-acre practice area, learning center, full-service restaurants and extensive banquet space are other amenities offered at Pumpkin Ridge.