Umpqua Sand & Gravel Opens Golf Course

Dec. 28, 2021 – Built on a sand-and-gravel mine alongside the South Umpqua River in Roseburg, Ore., the newest golf course from Pacific Northwest native Dan Hixson – Bar Run Gold and RV Resort – is now open for play. Back when Umpqua Sand & Gravel opened for business in the 1960s, the objective was to mine the leftover land’s “river bar” layer for round rock, sand and gravel. And they have been digging ever since. The “Bar Run” is the company’s pay dirt. It gets excavated, washed and sifted into various materials used in construction, agriculture, landscaping and numerous other industries, including golf course development. Simply put, the “Bar Run” built this golf course, both literally and financially. It’s the foundation for everything they do at Umpqua Sand & Gravel — and everything they’re building for the future. Of course, if you want to interpret “Bar Run” as your own personal “run to the bar” after 9 or 18 or 36 (or more) holes they’ll have a tasty beverage waiting for you.

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