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Couples Golf Weekend at Illahe Hills Country Club

The weather looks great for the upcoming weekend and we have two great couples’s events happening here at the Club!

Friday, June 11th  Couples Twilight Golf

5:30pm shotgun

Come enjoy the fun! Get out with friends or come meet new ones.  We have serious golf or casual golf.  Only $8 per couple!

Sunday June 13th Couples Championship Chapman

1:00pm Shotgun

Format: Chapman

Entry $60.00per couple and includes dinner after play.


Couples Championship Chapman

 Sunday, June 13th

 1:00pm Shotgun

 Dinner after play

Regular & Senior Divisions

Format:  Couples Chapman

Prizes for both Gross & Net

Entry $60.00 per couple

Sign up in the Golf Shop or call at 503-581-3233

June and July Golf Instruction Schedule

Tuesday Evening Women’s Beginner Class – 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13 from 5:00- 6:00pm each night  

Five one hour sessions for beginning ladies or near beginners. The class will cover full swing, chipping, pitching,  putting, and basic golf rules and etiquette plus on course instuction. Want to learn to play? This is your class!!!  $75.00 per person

Putting Class – Wednesday June 9th from 5:30-7:00pm.  Men, Women and Couples are welcome

This is a one session class devoted to putting fundamentals and good practice techniques. $20.00 per person

 June 12th – Free Swing Clinic from 1:00-3:00pm @ Driving Range!

Your Illahe pro’s will be on the range to help work the kinks out of  your swing. Don’t miss out!

 Junior Beginners Class – Saturdays 6/12 and 6/19 10:00- 11:30am each day.

Two one and a half hour classes for beginning junior golfers or almost beginners. Focus on full swing, chipping, and putting fundamentals. Open to any age! $50.00 per person.

Junior Tune-up Class – Saturday, 6/12 11:30am – 1:00pm.

This class will be a full swing tune-up to ready kids for the upcoming junior golf program and play days.  $25.00 per person.

Women’s Full Swing Tune-up Class and Lunch – Friday, June 18th 10:00-11:30am with lunch afterwards with your pro’s.

Class will focus on fundamentals & principles, unique to women. Also develop good practice techniques. Enjoy lunch and talk some golf with your pro’s after the class. $35.00 per person  (includes lunch)!

“Women’s Night Out” Full Swing Tune-up Class – Thursday, July 17th.  5:30- 7:00pm.

Very casual class where you can bring a friend, have some fun, learn a little about your golf swing and enjoy some wine and Margaritas  $40.00 per person.

Men’s Full Swing – Saturday 6/19 1:00 – 3:00pm.

Class for men looking to develop better swing fundamentals and practice routines. Primary focus on short scoring irons, middle placement irons, and the relationship to driving distance and accuracy.  $30.00 per person.

Women’s Bunker Class – Tuesday, June 22nd  from 2:30-3:30pm.

Cure your fear of the bunker in just one hour! Learn bunker fundamentals and proper equipment for each bunker condition. $15.00 per person.

Bunker Class– Sunday, June 27th from 12:00 – 1:00pm.   Men, Women, and Couples are Welcome.

If you’re really serious about lowering your score, this specialty class is for you. Learn all the basic fundamentals about smart bunker play. Also, proper equipment for each bunker condition. $15.00 pre person.

“Women’s Night Out” Full Swing Tune-up Class – Thursday, July 1st from 5:30- 7:00pm.

Very casual class where you can bring a friend, have some fun, learn a little about your golf swing and enjoy some wine and Margaritas  $40.00 per person.

Junior Golf Camp – July 13-16 from 9: 00-11:00am each day.

For Ages 6-17! A fun week of golf instructions, game rules, and etiquette in a casual camp format. $100.00 per child.

Chipping and Pitching Class – Thursday July 15th  5:30 -700pm. Men, Women, and Couples are welcome.

The short game accounts for around 60% of your total score in golf. Maybe this should be the class for you! $20.00 per person.

“Women’s Night Out” Full Swing Tune-up Class – Thursday, July 22nd 

Very casual class where you can bring a friend, have some fun, learn a little about your golf swing, and enjoy some wine and Margaritas  $40.00 per person.

Group Playing Lesson, Course Strategy, and Rules of Golf –  Friday, July 23, 8:30 – 11:30am.

You will lear to better manage your way around the golf course, teeing statagies, and reading greens. Plus, learn basic golf rules, taking relief, and applying penalties. $45.00 per person.

Illahe Golf Update

We have some very exciting things happening with regards to our great Golf Course!

New Golf Carts

Illahe recently received a new fleet of Golf Carts and this year’s model of black & grey look incredible!  The new version includes a smaller wheel base which creates a better turn radius.  They also include newer and more improved batteries that allow for the carts to run for longer periods of time. 

Temporary Greens

We are down to playing only one temporary green on our course and that is on hole # 3.  We appreciate everyone’s patience as Bill and his crew have worked to get the health of the damaged greens back to playable.

Carts on Fairways

Today is a beautiful day on the Golf Course and with the sunshine comes improved access for carts on the course.  We are playing carts in the fairways today, but ask that you adhere to the 90 degree rule as well as keeping the carts away from greens and tees.

Sand & Seed

We encourage everyone to start replacing divots with sand & seed now that we are entering into the spring months and heavier golf season.  Sand & seed is available outside of the Golf Shop and also in between the 1st and 10th tee boxes.  Help keep our course the beautiful course that it is by filling all divots with sand & seed.

Make a tee time today and come out and enjoy your Club!

Thank You Zielinskis!

I want give a big thank you to members Doug and Jamie Zielinski, owners of Alpha Nursery Inc., for their very generous donation of over 200 plants that have been used to enhance the look on the Golf Course. The plants have been a tremendous help in adding to the beauty of our current flower beds as well as giving Bill Swancutt and his crew the ability to create new areas of interest on the Course. It is so nice to be out on the Golf Course and enjoy these extra special areas that add to the overall experience of the round. Illahe greatly appreciates the Zielinskis and what they have done for our Club!

See you at the Club,

Tom Coburn

2 Exciting Events at Illahe

Crab & Seafood Extravaganza

On Saturday, January 30th, Illahe will host our annual Crab & Seafood Extravaganza.  Reservations are required for this event that will run from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  It has been a very popular event at the Club and I encourage you all to attend.  The cost for the event is $40 per person for adults and $17.50 per person for ages 6-12.  Call the Club office at 503-364-0117 to reserve your table.

Super Bowl Shootout

Saturday, February 6th, Illahe will host our 1st Annual Super Bowl Shootout Golf Tournament.  This event will be a 2 person scramble and the tee time will be a 1:00 pm shotgun.  There will be gross and net prizes in both the Regular and Senior Divisions and the day will include lunch before the shotgun.  The cost of the event for members is $50 per player and you can reserve your spot by calling the Golf Shop at 503-581-3233.

See you at the Club,

Jason Unruh


The arctic like weather we experienced a week ago took its toll on some of the greens on the course.  It was the first time in many years that the temperature was below freezing for so many days without a snow cover.  This caused some winter desiccation damage to the greens.

During this time, the greens were frozen down several inches.  The frozen moisture was not available for uptake by the grass plant.  We had a few windy days during this stretch that caused the exposed leaf blades of the grass plants to dry out.  Had we had a snow cover, this would not have happened.

The damage varies from one green to the next.  The greens facing into the sun aren’t as desiccated as those that were shaded or facing away from the sun.  This is because those facing the sun were warmed a little more on the surface during the day, allowing a little thawing on top.  This made a small amount of moisture available to the grass plants on those greens.

The older greens that have a little more organic matter (such as #17) don’t exchange heat or cold as much as the newer, sandier greens.  These greens didn’t freeze down as far and so more water was available for the uptake into the grass plant.

It appears as though the damage is mostly just “tip burn” and the greens should grow out of this condition.  Unfortunately, growth is slow this time of the year so the recovery may take some time.  We’ve recently fertilized the greens in an effort to speed the recovery time.  I will keep you informed of any further developments.

See you on the course,

Bill Swancutt

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