Watson Ranch Golf Club in Coos Bay, Oregon
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Watson Ranch Golf Club in Coos Bay, Oregon
The clubhouse at Watson Ranch Golf Club was built in 1931 and then remodeled in 1997. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 12
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 12
Watson Ranch Golf Club's 12th is a straightaway par 4 with bunkers guarding the green. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 13
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 13
The 13th at Watson Ranch Golf Club has a hazard left of the green and a sand bunker to the right. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf in Oregon
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Watson Ranch Golf in Oregon
Watson Ranch Golf Club is very well maintained, with a mix of beautiful Oregon nature, great architectural layout and romantic mood. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 2
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 2
Trees line the second fairway at Watson Ranch Golf Club. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 4
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 4
The par-3 fourth at Watson Ranch Golf Club is protected by two sand bunkers from both sides. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 5
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 5
The green at Watson Ranch Golf Club's par-4 fifth is elevated and protected by the sand bunker from the front. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 6
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 6
Avoid the water hazard -- a beautiful mountain lake -- on Watson Ranch Golf Club's sixth. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - Carduus
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - Carduus
Try to be as precise as possible: There are some other hazards at Watson Ranch Golf Club, such as this spiky Carduus. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - 6th green
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - 6th green
If you've reached the flag on Watson Ranch Golf Club's sixth hole, that means you avoided the lake. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 7
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Watson Ranch Golf Club - hole 7
At Watson Ranch Golf Club's seventh, pay attention to trees on your right and the water on your left. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
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Watson Ranch Golf Club in Coos Bay, Oregon, deserves a closer look

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Watson Ranch Golf Club (formerly Coos Country Club) was originally founded in 1923 by I.R. Tower as a nine-hole golf course and was extended to an 18-hole course in 1998.

Bill Robinson designed the new nine.

Watson Ranch Golf -- located about 10 minutes away from Coos Bay, Ore. -- is able to host different events, from small tournaments to corporate or fundraising events. It's a great place for private parties and receptions.

Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, photographer Oleg Volovik moved to the United States in 1992 and now lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles. He joined the TravelGolf editorial team in 2010. Originally graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering he continued to dedicate his time and energy to his passion for visual arts and photography. Oleg has extensive experience in fine arts, fashion, event, architecture and journalistic photography. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Moscow, where he also taught a master class, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, in April 2007. He may be a novice golfer, but Oleg always wears a white leather glove during photo sessions. "Golf photography is my own 'game' with the beauty of nature and human creativity.
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Watson Ranch Golf Club in Coos Bay, Oregon, deserves a closer look