Golf tournament aimed at celebrating female golfers 

SILVIES, Oregon – Registration is now open for the inaugural Claire Owens Invitational at The Links at Silvies Valley Ranch. The golf tournament, taking place June 4-5, is aimed at celebrating female golfers and all they bring to the sport. 

The Invitational also marks the grand opening of Claire’s Course, the highly anticipated 18-hole reversible putting course.

To enter, players must register on the Silvies website with a team of four and pay an entry fee of $150 per person. The entry fee includes three rounds of golf, a farm-to-table dinner on June 4, and a special awards lunch on June 5. Registration will be open until May 20, 2022. 

The Claire Owen’s Invitational is named for Claire Owens, the first woman to play golf in Silvies Valley in about 1900. Claire was also a member of the Silvies School Board, and legend has it that she was coach of the Silvies Golf Team. Claire’s homestead is located about a mile south of the courses, and her family’s cabin still remains.

“This first of its kind putting course will be the perfect complement to our other award-winning golf courses, and our guests can’t wait to try it out!,” said Sean Hoolehan, Silvies General Manager.

The new putting course is the brainchild of golf course designer Dan Hixson, who is responsible for the resort’s other 18-hole reversible design, Craddock and Hankins, which were both named among the top four best new golf courses to open in 2018 by Golf Digest. This is the first reversible putting course in the world and is referred to as Claire’s Courses Orange going west and Black going east. Golfers play through others going the opposite direction at the same time.

Silvies, a 140,000-acre cattle ranch and eco-resort now featuring six award-winning golf experiences, will open its golf season this April 30th – and the famous goat caddies are ready.

For more information on Silvies Valley Ranch or Claire’s Course, please visit

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