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Myrtle Creek Golf Club Anticipates Reopening With Tournament

7:09 PM · Jul 5, 2020

The Myrtle Creek Golf Club hosted a 4th of July, 2 person shamble golf tournament Saturday as it anticipates the reopening of the course. The course is hoping to reopen to the public later this week after Umpqua Golf Management took over operation of the course in June. The course had sat idle since October when Cougar Canyon golf course closed. The rough, greens and tee boxes are in the process of being worked on to get the course back in shape. Scott Simspon who is the head pro at Oak Hills golf club and apart of the Umpqua Golf Management group won the gross individual stroke play with a round of 65 (-7). Shawn Cockrum and Tyler Miller tied for second shooting a pair 68's (-4). The shamble included taking the best drive of the two person team and then each player finishing out the hole, with the best score recorded for the team. In all 92 players participated with 44 teams as some just came out to play for fun. “It was a fun day and we have a lot of excited players who had fun,” Scott Simpson said. “The course is not quite ready for great play as you know from playing but fun anyway.” Scott Simpson and Brett Smith also tied for the win in the gross shamble with a 7 under round that tied Bill Alexander and Ken Dustin. With the reopening of the course it gives golf enthusiasts another option in Douglas County especially for anyone looking for a fun place to play.