Officially locked down dates for the Gearhart event, which will have around 32 participants (wanted to do larger but need to keep it intimate and flexible owing to COVID protocols.
Thursday, June 10th - arrive at leisure into PDX (will likely try to arrange a shuttle if enough people arrive around same time) and cookout on the Clam Bed + big putting contest.
Friday, June 11th - 36 holes at Gearhart. McMenamin’s lunch on the back deck overlooking 1 tee. Dinner TBD that night.
Saturday, June 12th - Nine holes at Highland Golf Club, about a mile up the road from Gearhart GC. Awesome little nine holer. Then scoot down the coast for a nice 45 minute drive (via rented bus) to Manzanita for lunch in town and nine holes at Manzanita Golf Club. Back to Gearhart. Should be time for E9, putting, drinking, hanging out on the beach, exploring town, whatever you want. And then clambake/crabs on the beach that evening for dinner.
Sunday, June 13th - departure at leisure (again, will likely have a transportation option back to PDX for anyone leaving that morning). Can also stay over and play Gearhart or line up golf along the coast (Astoria anyone?) or in Portland.
Figure this schedule gives everyone maximum flexibility on both the front-end and back-end to make it into a bigger trip or be surgical and take the least amount of time off possible. Will likely run in the $750-1000 range all-in. We’re getting room blocks at the McMenamin’s on-site, the condos across the street, and some cottages down the street so there are various price-points and options for those wanting to stay with a group.
Look for registration info beginning of March - likely looking at a lottery system for this one based on the small size. Hoping to make this one into an annual event. May name it “The Clambake” - but figured I’d throw it out there to the group to riff.