The Columbia Cup: July 12-14

July 12, 13 and 14, 2024
formally The Gearhart Hickory Classic
played at the Gearhart Golf Links on the coast of Oregon

The Historic Gearhart Golf Links, Gearhart, Oregon is the site for this two-day event formally known as the Gearhart Hickory Classic, the event’s name has been changed to honor the Columbia river, named after the ship (Columbia Rediviva) and, subsequently our event sponsor, the Columbia Sportswear Company, who have generously supported our efforts at Gearhart in the past.

The entry fee for the event is $290. Five divisions (Open, Senior, Women and Super Senior and the “OF” for those over the age of 80!) with awards in every division. Note that the Open division is truly open—anyone may enter (any age, women and men). The practice round is not included in the tournament fee but times can be scheduled with the pro shop anytime up until the 12th of July. Cost per player is $75—half of the summer rate.

Tournament play both days will be with tee times off #1 beginning at 10:00 a.m. A dinner will be held after play on Saturday, and an awards ceremony will follow play on Sunday.

Deadline is June 13, 2024

The Columbia Cup will follow the SoHG equipment guidelines for pre-1935 equipment. Any USGA approved ball is allowed including replica balls offered by companies and individuals.

Practice Round
As the entry fee does not cover the practice round, players may call the pro shop—(503) 739-5037—to arrange to play in advance of the event. When you call, indicate that you are in the Columbia Cup to get the discounted rate of $75 (half of the summer rate). Make sure to arrange a tee time well in advance.

Attire for play
Players are encouraged, not required, to dress in period-appropriate attire. Basically, what would have been typical in that pre-1935 era. Please, no shorts or baseball caps.

Trade Show
An informal trade show will happen after play on Saturday, before and during the dinner. As the dinner is planned for the deck near the pro shop, the trade show will be centered in that area, using the benches along the sides of the deck as well as nearby tables on the ground level.

There are several choices for lodging. Gearhart by the Sea condo resort across the street can be reached at (503) 738-8331 ext. 501 (by phone works best). They give a 10% discount (mention Gearhart Hickory Classic). The McMenamins Gearhart Hotel at the course is a great choice—(503) 717-8159. There are many houses offered on VRBO, Air BnB, or Bed-and-Breakfasts that can be available near the course. There are a full range of hotels at Seaside, Oregon, two miles to the south and at Astoria, Oregon, 14 miles to the north. Any of these places can be found by searching online.

Limited Edition Poster
In honor of our 10th anniversary this year at Gearhart, a limited edition poster is available FOR PREORDER ONLY. Orders must be received by April 1st. Posters will be handed out at the event or earlier NWHP event.  Exceptions for shipping can be made with the buyer covering 100% of shipping and materials (TBD).  The posters are on high-grade heavy photo paper, 18″ x 24″, and will be signed by the designer. The poster will have a 10th anniversary logo on it (not seen in image below), with the event logo, date, and image of the infamous Columbia Rediviva, Kraken with a long nose spoon in hand, and the ever-present siren beckoning the sailors to the rocks!  CLICK HERE to pre-order a poster; they are $35 each. No orders can be accepted after April 1st.

We thank Columbia Sportswear for sponsoring this event!


We look forward to seeing you in July for one of the highlight events in the U.S.A. in all of hickory golf.  Fore!