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golf-icon The Tournament

The McLaran Classic is one of the best ways to connect with the mid-Willamette Valley’s top business decision makers. This double shotgun event is one of the largest and most highly anticipated golf tournaments in the area. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome in the featured 4-person scramble format. Sponsors are set up throughout the course to greet participants and treat golfers to food, drinks and giveaways. Learn more about the McLaran Classic experience. 

golf-icon The Name

 The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce began its annual golf tournament in 1989. The tournament was renamed in 2013 in honor of Mike McLaran, who passed away suddenly in March of 2013. Mike served as CEO of the Salem Chamber for 16 years, and was a leader, a colleague, a mentor and a friend to many in our community. His life was an example to all of us. 

The tournament’s pin flags feature “McLaranisms” — some of Mike’s memorable wisdom about leadership, life, and success. Read more McLaranisms here.

So the only question you will need to answer is will you be the one that sits in the stands and just watches or will you get in the game and make positive things happen? As for me, it’s always game on… – Mike McLaran

golf-icon The Course

Illahe Hills Country Club is recognized as one of the Salem area’s finest golf courses, enjoying scenic views of Oregon’s rich Willamette Valley. The McLaran Classic provides a unique opportunity to enjoy this private golf course established in 1960.