Colwood National clubhouseColwood National Golf Club

Colwood National Golf Club
7313 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97218
Multnomah County

Phone(s): (503) 254-5515
Fax: (503) 254-9278

Colwood, originally known as Meadowbrook Golf Course, opened for play in 1929. Financial difficulties lead to bankruptcy in 1932 and the course was renamed to Colwood National.

In 1955, Dr. Cecil Saunders of Los Angeles and his son William purchased controlling interest in the course. In the early 60's, Alex Waterhouse became partners with the Saunders and founded National Golf Courses, Inc. This same corporation manages Meriwether National Golf Course and several others courses in California.

Colwood National Golf Course lies between Columbia Blvd. and the Portland International Airport. The Columbia River slough runs across several of the relatively flat and narrow tree lined fairways. The greens are well maintained with bunkers an land contours to make the course challenging.

Colwood National Golf Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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The Colwood Club house is equipped with everything a golfer needs for a great day of golf. Pro Shop, restaurant, lounge and banquet facilities are available for the individual player or private tournament.The putting green is located to the back of the clubhouse. It is well maintained and chipping is not allowed.Colwood National #17: This long par 3 runs downhill except for a large mound to the left and a hill to the right. Around the green is free from bunkers and tall rough.Colwood National #15: Trees line the right of the fairway and out-of-bounds is to the left. The undulating fairway is a slight dogleg left with two bunkers to the right front and back of the green.Colwood National: Hole #13 is a course favorite for many golfers. The fairway is fairly open and the green has two deep bunkers to the right and left. Colwood National: Hole #9 is another straightaway par 4 with trees lining both sides of the fairway. The green is slightly elevated and protected by one large bunker to the right.Colwood National: Hole #7 is a straightaway par 4 with trees lining both sides of the fairway. The green has large bunkers to the right-front and left-back.Colwood National: Hole #5 is a dogleg left that turns about 200 yards out (left center tree in photo). A small lake guards the left and will come into play more if your drive is short of the turn. Mounds of rough with no bunkers surround the greenColwood National #4: The slough cuts across the fairway on this par 3 adding a little bit more tension to your tee shot. Watch for the tree on the right and the bunker on the left. The green is slightly elevated and relatively flat.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Vernon Macan
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1929
  • 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

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6158 114 68.5
White 72 5794 108 66.8
Red 72 5242 110 69.1

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Colwood National Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by gordon forsyth
    on May 24th, 2013 17:12
    the greens in great shape.the bunkers maintained well.there are some tough shots.the par3,s are challenging.
  • Colwood National Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Rithy Chean
    on March 18th, 2013 07:09
    The fairways and roughs were too long and terrible drainage. Greens we're nice and firm. The guy working the counter is a racist. Sunday 3/17 was the first and last time I will step foot on that course.
  • Colwood National Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Tom Lindberg
    on July 16th, 2010 02:36
    Consistantly well maintained with excellant, true greens.
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