McNary Golf Club lies in Salem's northern neighborhood of Keizer, on the site that once was the homestead of Charles McNary (1874-1944), prominent Oregon Citizen, Senator, Lawyer, Law School Dean, Supreme Court Justice and the 1940 Vice-Presidential running mate of Wendell Wilkie. Since he was an ardent golfer, it is appropriate that the course was named in his honor at its opening in 1962. The 6,239 yard par 71 championship course features lush fairways, spacious greens and hazards that provide a challenge for a golfers. Claggett Creek comes into play on holes 1, 9, 10 and 18. The challenge and beauty of the course has also been augmented with several small lakes with fountains.