Broadmoor GC: #16Broadmoor Golf Course

Broadmoor Golf Course
3509 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97211
Multnomah County

Phone(s): (503) 281-1337

Broadmoor is one of Portland's most popular golf courses. The history of the course dates back to 1931 when six sisters decided to convert their parents Rose City Dairy operation into a golf course. A friend named George Junor designed and supervised the layout. The course opened on Labor Day of 1931 and was popular right from the start. Play was heavy until the winter months set in and then the course ran into financial difficulties. The depression made it hard for people to afford the thirty-cent greens fee so the sisters performed most of the duties themselves and turned the course into the center of many other activities besides golf. Dances in the clubhouse, pheasant hunts, and sledding and tobogganing provided entertainment and an income throughout the depression.

In 1948, the Columbia River burst it's banks and buried the course under fifteen feet of water and six feet of mud. Charlie Beauford, the greenskeeper at the time of the Vanport Flood, saved all of Broadmoor's greens by waiting for them to dry, scraping them clean, and replanting.

Today, Broadmoor is a 6404 yard par 72 that spreads over 220 acres of beautiful land with a variety of interesting hazards. Undulating fairways, a variety of trees, green side bunkers, and the Broadmoor Lake and slough provide plenty of challenge throughout the course. Both high and low handicapper's will find this course a pleasurable experience.

Broadmoor Golf Course
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
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View of the 16th green at Broadmoor Golf CourseThe Broadmoor clubhouse provides a variety of services. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages as well as two big screen televisions that keep you informed of the latest sporting events. The patio is open during good weather.The putting green is located to the back of the clubhouse. It is well maintained and provides a beautiful view of the course. Chipping is not allowed.Hole #18 is similar to #9 with the exception that you tee off on the other side of the slough. The green is easily reachable in two but watch for the trees that line both sides of the fairway. The two-tiered green is a shelf that was cut into the side of Broadmoor #15: The undulating fairway coupled with an elevated green and two trees on the front corners make this hole more difficult than first expected.Hole #10 is the #1 handicap hole. An accurate tee shot is a must. It starts with a downhill tee shot that must stay right and carry past the trees that line the right side of the fairway. If your shot is too far left you will be forced to lay up in front Broadmoor #9: Hole #9 is an intimidating par 4 due to the extremely elevated green. The photograph was taken from the back of the green. The tee area is located next to the white bench in front of the lake.Broadmoor #8: Even though the hole plays longer than the yardage indicates, it is fairly easy to carry the slough that cuts across the fairway. There are no bunkers. Broadmoor #6: Hole #6 is a fairly long par 3 that is well guarded by a pair of large bunkers to the left and right front of the green. The fairway is lines with trees on the right but open on the left. Broadmoor #1: Hole #1 is a great opening hole. It is downhill to a green that is only 255 yards from the blue tees. Reachable in one, it's a fantastic chance for an Eagle or Birdie putt.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: George Junor
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1932
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Winter Rye
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $29
  • Weekends: $36

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White (W) 72 6016 129 74.5
Blue 72 6526 126 71.2
White (M) 72 6016 121 69
Red 73 5356 120 70.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Kenneth R Bents
    on July 26th, 2020 07:58
    My first job was here when Fielding Abbott was pro. I was 13, and I'm almost 78 now. I went to church with
    The two owners who were sisters. The groundskeeper
    For decades was Joe Goodling whose father, Harvey. T.
    Was minister there at the Second Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian Church located at N.E. 29th and Ainsworth. I learned to play the game there when working for the pro. When not shagging for his lessons
    I was allowed to play free if I picked up discarded bottles along the way. I often played 27 holes, walking while carrying my ragged golf bag full of hand-me-down clubs and using whatever balls I could find. In those days, surelyn covers hadn't been invented, and the balls split with every mishit. I learned to strike the
    Ball flush. When I'd hit a ball into the larger, wider, slough, i'd wade for it if it was close to shore. And sometimes I'd play until sunset when we could see the
    Many big carp lining up, and I'd fish for them from the big bridge between #17 and #18 before riding my bike
    Home. Precious, cherished, memories !
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Chris
    on August 31st, 2019 18:13
    Course is awesome. No driving range. Who cares great course. Fun to play.
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Merch
    on May 09th, 2019 12:16
    It would get 5 if there was a driving range. Nice creative layout that's kept up quite nicely for a public course. the rates are fair and the food is tasty. definitely my go to for golf in Portland.
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Dave
    on May 01st, 2019 10:08
    Nice scenery, friendly staff, great rates.
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Merianne Tanaka-Nagae
    on July 06th, 2017 08:25
    Love thus course, customer service and restaurant. Course is well maintained and the entire staff is welcoming as well as accomodating. One of my favorite places to go
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Dwayne
    on February 19th, 2016 20:17
    Greens are fabulous. Hard to believe this is a public golf course. Tree lined makes straight drives a premium. Not a course for the newer player, but terrific for better players and those who appreciate a real challenge.
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Mike
    on August 29th, 2015 10:57
    Showed up early to hit the range as Oregon golf states they have a range, they do not. I haven't even started my 18 yet but if they putting green is any indication of the greens, game over.

    Old facilities, unfriendly guy in pro shop. Never again
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by bill wilson
    on May 01st, 2015 09:53
    Many memories. First game played there in 1942, riding my bike from home. Used hickory shaft clubs, borrowed, and had lots of fun. Course is one year younger than me, Still play, only in Arizona now and to hot until monsoon season comes in late June. Hope to get back and relive good times there . Wish Broadmoor was here. Can't beat tall trees, soft fairways and plugged balls in the winter/spring. Cheers.
  • Broadmoor Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Bruce
    on July 28th, 2011 09:31
    Very nice course, lots of distinctive holes, trees and water mix. A little congested on some of the tees, but overall good experience. Watch out for those low flying planes!
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