Persimmon CC Learning CenterPersimmon Country Club

Persimmon Country Club
500 SE Butler Rd
Gresham, Oregon 97080

Phone(s): (503) 661-1800

The championship golf course at Persimmon features varied terrain and elevations, stately trees, natural wetlands, and just enough lakes and rock-bottomed creeks to add exhilaration and inventive challenges to every round.

Nestled in a protective mountain bowl, the course is well sheltered from winds common to flatland areas.

The design makes it easily walkable, great for those who enjoy exercise as part of their game.

Best of all, the Persimmon Golf Course is pleasurable for everyone from the high handicapper to the scratch golfer.

The most difficult challenge just might be keeping your eye on the ball, resisting the magnificent distractions of mountains, meadows, and the picturesque valley below.

Like a fine piece of sculpture, Persimmon's detailed excellence is brought forth through the creative stewardship of top designer Gene "Bunny" Mason. Mr. Mason is responsible for a variety of nationally recognized golf courses in the Northwest, most notably the new Awbrey Glen Golf Club in Bend, and Glaze Meadows at Black Butte Ranch. PGA Touring Pro Bob Gilder also provided insightful course play consultation.

Mr. Mason has a simple philosophy:
"Courses should capture the best of the natural beauty that the original land provides."

His friendly architectural style is clearly evident at Persimmon Country Club, where players will enjoy a great variety in terms of length and the individual configuration of each hole.

Key course features include multiple teeing areas and alternate angles of play, which allow golfers of all skill levels to enjoy their round.

Persimmon Country Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 8 reviews)
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The Learning Center is located across the parking lot from the driving range. The Learning Center includes a rolling 18 hole putting course that encircles a practice green. Bunkers are scattered throughout. The green in the distance is for sand and short The putting green outside the clubhouse provides good practice and a fantastic view of the course and Mt. Hood. Chipping is allowed.The practice range is located about 1/2 mile east of the clubhouse off of Butler Rd. It is self-service and includes a two-level, covered hitting area with heated stalls. Grass hitting areas with yardage indicators are used during good weather. Snacks andCreated by the architectural firm of Fletcher, Farr, Ayotte, and designed by David Wark, the Clubhouse at Persimmon Country Club reflects a unique atmosphere of warmth, friendship, and family.Persimmon CC #18: From green to fairway shows a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. The fairway narrows downward to a rock creek gully that must be crossed in order to reach the green.Hole #12 is a fantastic par 3. It's the highest hole on the course and some time must be taken to admire the breathtaking panoramic view of Mt. Hood, Mt. Saint Helens, and Mt. Adams. Once you are ready to tee off, be careful of the bunkers that surround tHole #11 is a dogleg right that requires an accurately placed tee shot. Two large bunkers left and trees to the right will spoil your approach shot and take away that par or birdie. The green is elevated with two more strategically placed bunkers to the fPersimmon CC #9: Looking down at the green from the gold tees. A rock creek gully cuts across the fairway and must be crossed with your approach shot to reach the green. Persimmon CC #6: Approach shot from the right fairway rough. Water lines the right front of the green and missing it short will leave you with an uphill chip shot. It's not as easy as it looks.Hole #1 from the back of the green to the fairway on the right. Your approach shot is downhill with bunkers to the left and right of the green and rocks and water to the back.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Gene Bunny Mason
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1992
  • Golf Season: year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: N/A
  • Weekends: N/A

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Yes
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
championship 72 6678 125 71.2
forward 72 5634 122 70.3
middle 72 6229 122 69.5
other 72 4852 112 66.1

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Persimmon Country Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Steve
    on September 03rd, 2014 21:24
    I joined last year after seeing Persimmon at the PDX golf show. There is next to no deposit to join and I can play all I want, use their gym and hang at the pool in the summer. It's less than $240 a month because I'm under 40 and can play unlimited golf!?!?! How I didn't join a few years ago I don't know but this place rocks!
  • Persimmon Country Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Kevin
    on July 26th, 2014 21:13
    I've been a member of Persimmon for two years. I find the course to be very challenging, the greens are in excellent condition as are the fairways. I find the staff to be very pleasant and very helpful. Most of the members I've met are quite friendly and a joy to golf with.
    I truly believe you get great value for the cost of playing at this club.
  • Persimmon Country Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Nick Bronson
    on February 03rd, 2012 17:02
    This golf course is one of the best I have ever played. It is fun, beautiful, and a very fair test of golf. The greens are some of the best I have ever been on. The conditions have improved dramatically over the last year, and I have noticed a lot of work being done this winter. It will be interesting to see the course progress in the near future.
  • Persimmon Country Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Dan Thomas
    on January 27th, 2012 13:45
    Over the past two years this course has done nothing but improve. The course conditions seem to only get better every year. Winter conditions have improved drastically even when Mother Nature gives us undesirable weather. The staff is amazing from top to bottom and the eminence staff is doing a top notch job. It is great to see all the hard work being too done to continue to improve this great course. It truly is a great place to play!!!
  • Persimmon Country Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Nick Anderson
    on December 14th, 2011 14:02
    I will agree that the course has nice greens but only for about 2-3 months out of the year and the rest of the year you might be putting out of standing water. This course must have the worst drainage in the Portland metro area. I would pay to play at public courses while holding a membership because the grounds keepers could NOT figure it out. Just cancelled after being a member for 2 years because it has only gotten worse since I started and the service is horrible besides Gary the guy that works in the pro shop. 12/14/2012
  • Persimmon Country Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Persimmon Member
    on July 20th, 2010 19:10
    I've been a Member at Persimmon for about a year. I played the course as a guest years ago....what a difference! The greens are amazing and maybe the best in the PDX area. The drainage is dramatically improved from what Persimmon used to be. I''m thrilled with the staff''s positive and welcoming attitude. I've been around golf a long..long time...and I can tell you there is no better Private Club value in the area. Considering what the Memberships include, the pricing and varieties, this is a no brainer for anyone wanting a golf Membership or even a pool/tennis Membership. The restaurant staff, quality and service has made a huge change from years ago. I challenge anyone to find a better scenic course in the PDX area,and my family and I are thrilled to be at Persimmon! Thanks so much Persimmon for moving in the right direction and making it a special place for me and my family! See you this week :)
  • Persimmon Country Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Kevin
    on July 03rd, 2010 13:32
    I don't see why the previous rater gave this course one star just because it's private, they were obviously unhappy about net getting to play.

    This is a great course, the greens are very well kept, the holes are challenging and the facilities are amazing.
  • Persimmon Country Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Travis
    on June 24th, 2010 10:53
    This club is not semi-private... it's totally private.
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