St Helen's Putting GreenSt. Helens Golf Course

St. Helens Golf Course
57246 Hazen Rd
Warren, Oregon 97053
Columbia County

Phone(s): (503) 397-0358
Fax: (503) 397-4444

St. Helens Golf Course was established in 1959 and has been operated by the current ownership for 12 years. The course is immaculately kept by a small crew of dedicated people who all have a stake in its success. It is one of the last "secret gems" left in the Greater Portland area, is a good test for even the best of golfers, and is a mere 35 minutes from downtown. The fees are a bargain - a refreshing change for those people who are tired of spending $50 or more for a round of golf.

Although some players tend to consider 9-hole courses less than worthy of their time and money, this one can change your opinion. Accomplished players will be suprised by the challenge the course poses - it's real defense being the quick, contoured greens - while the average golfer will not be faced with the disheartening task of playing yet another golf course that prides itself solely on its length. We are far enough away from the city to offer old-fashioned professional service to our customers. There are no blow horns or traffic cops here: our marshals help you look for your ball, not just tell you that you need to hurry up and find it.

St. Helens Golf Course
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews)
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The putting green is well maintained and is good practice for the course. The clubhouse has all the amenities a golfer needs. Clubs, apparel, food, and your favorite beverage are all available.St Helen's #8 seen from the back of the greenHole #8 is a downhill drive with sparse trees to the right and heavy trees to the left. The fairway opens up to an approach shot over a pond that guards the entire front of the green. There are no bunkersThe green on hole #7 is reachable in one and is a great opportunity for an eagle (or double eagle if you're lucky.) The fairway dips sharply down and then up about half way to a green that is protected by two pot bunkers on the right side.St Helen's #3: photo from the back of the greenThe fairway on hole #3 rolls and pitches to a relatively flat landing area about 140 yards from the green. Your approach shot is slightly uphill and over a creek and log barrier to an undulating green without much depth. Too much club will place you on thThe green on no. 2 is very large so watch for pin placement.The second hole is a straight-ahead par 3 with one green-side bunker to the right.Green #1: The green will be difficult for most golfers to hit in two which will leave an uphill approach shot. There are no bunkers on this hole.Hole #1 is a long dogleg left with two ravines that cut across the fairway approximately 200 yards from the tee and another 100 yards from the green.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Designed by: Clarence & Gordon Johnson
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1959
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $40 - $45
  • Weekends: $40 - $45

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
Red (W) 36 2668 113 35.3
White 36 2977 114 34

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • St. Helens Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Judy Pickens
    on May 31st, 2015 12:03
    Getting better each year.
  • St. Helens Golf Course
    3 stars out of 5
    by Dan
    on August 29th, 2014 11:43
    The course has mad vast improvements havent meet the owner yet but its close enough to my home i play there alot, he is at least trying
  • St. Helens Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by James
    on December 02nd, 2013 18:59
    The grooming of this course is the worst I've ever seen. You can regularly lose your ball in the fairway because of lack of mowing. If you want leaves raked up in the fall, forget it. You can hit just off the green and lose your ball in the abundance of leaves all around. If you hit off of the fairway, good luck.
    The owner waters in the Summer while players are on the course, and doesn't apologize for it. Yes, he waters holes people are trying to play.
    The attitude of the owner is not one of service, but of "tough if you don't like something."
    The main good thing about the course is that you can walk on almost any time without reserving a tee time. However, the price is the same as a very well taken care of course just 15 minutes away. Proximity and convenience are the only reasons to golf here.
  • St. Helens Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    on August 14th, 2013 18:35
    My husband, and I play here about twice a week.

    We see were the owner and his staff are making an effort to make this beautiful golf course a better place.

    Members can help make this course better by taking some pride in the place. i.e. fixing divots, clearing broken tees from the tee box. etc.

    I find the owner, and his staff very friendly and helpful.

    Judy & Hershel Pickens
    Saint Helens, Oregon

  • St. Helens Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Josh
    on June 20th, 2012 09:27
    As another reviewer stated, the owner lacks business ethics altogether. My friend and I tried to use our Groupon deals, and were turned away when the coupon code was not shown on my friend's mobile phone app. Although we had each paid for Groupons, we were told we would have to pay extra.

    This being said, the course is not worth the time anyhow. The greens have patches of moss running through them (not easy to trust a true line), and the fairways looked more like 1st cut rough. NOT WORTH THE TIME OR DISRESPECT RECEIVED BY THE STAFF (just the ownership and management, as the greens crew were very respectful and helpful). Looking forward to when the business changes ownership! Until then, don't waste your time/money/frustrations.
  • St. Helens Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by joe marshall
    on September 03rd, 2011 11:59
    I have played this course for 5 years. I was gifted a groupon(coupon) that was $50, 2 person, 18 holes, + a cart. As we started the back nine, the Asian owner, insisted that we only were to play 9 holes. He would not show use the coupon that we used. We ended up spending an additional $47 to finish with a cart. At which we discovered that he charged us a cart for 18 holes, not 9 holes. His business ethic is horrible, and last two times i have played there, i started my round in anger with him. Which leads to bad golf. I certainly hope he forecloses on it cause I will not play there anymore with his managment.
  • St. Helens Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Dave
    on April 19th, 2010 09:21
    I played this course a few years back and thought it was horrible, just went back this weekend and they have made great improvements. Definetly not the best course in the worls but is a great laid back course in dececent shape and the price tag is low as well.
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