Destination Guide

Destination: Portland

Residents love Portland with as much enthusiasm as the magazines that frequently praise the city for its "livability" - and part of that has to do with its abundance of outdoor activities. Come the warmer months when the rain subsides, golf becomes a big draw. And when it is raining, the masses huddle up in one of the city's countless coffee shops, or more than two dozen microbreweries. Portland is among America's top pub towns, so rest assured, golfers will find some of the finest 19th holes here.

Portland is very visitor friendly with plenty of sights and attractions to explore, and it's also compact enough that it is easy to escape for greener pastures. The city has a solid municipal golf system, which starts with two golf courses at Heron Lakes just a few miles from downtown. Both are Robert Trent Jones Jr. designs of varying degrees of difficulty, with the demanding Great Blue serving as 2000 U.S. Public Links Championship host.

One of the northwest's earliest golf courses dating back to 1917, historic Eastmoreland Golf Course is a pleasant step back in time and full of scenery and wildlife on a charming layout. RedTail Golf Course and Rose City Golf Course round out the five affordable offerings run by the city.

Among the northwest's most nationally recognized and prestigious clubs is Pumpkin Ridge, which features a private golf course and one public, Ghost Creek, that is a rolling, Bob Cupp-designed parkland test with a rocky creek that torments golfers throughout the round.

Just south of the city headed towards Salem, you can play two popular daily-fee golf courses for low-handicappers both built during the 1990s golf boom, Langdon Farms and the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course, both regular local and regional tournament hosts.

As much as beer is a draw in Portland, so is wine, and the Reserve Vineyards in Aloha features two very different semi-private golf courses in the heart of Oregon's wine country. Both the South and North course are available for public play on alternating halves of the month.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
The Courses at Resort at the Mountain - Pinecone/Thistle
Tee Times
Welches $24
Mountain View Golf Club
Tee Times
Boring $15
Skamania Lodge Golf Course
Tee Times
Stevenson $15
Chehalem Glenn Golf Club
Tee Times
Newberg $14
The Courses at Resort at the Mountain - Foxglove/Pinecone
Tee Times
Welches $24
Stone Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Oregon City $16.95
South Course at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
Tee Times
Aloha $25
The Courses at Resort at the Mountain - Thistle/Foxglove
Tee Times
Welches $24
Eastmoreland Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $19
Rose City Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $13
Ghost Creek Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
North Plains $48
North Course at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
Tee Times
Aloha $25
Oregon City Golf Club
Tee Times
Oregon City $20
Frontier Golf Course Canby $7.50
Indian Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Hood River $45
Claremont Golf Course Portland $16 - $17
Lake Oswego Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Oswego $10
South/West at Meriwether National Golf Club
Tee Times
Hillsboro $13
Greenback at Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $17
North Eighteen at Eagle Landing Golf Club
Tee Times
Happy Valley $8.99
West/North at Meriwether National Golf Club
Tee Times
Hillsboro $13
RedTail Golf Center
Tee Times
Beaverton $15
Hood River Golf & Country Club Hood River $35
Green/Red at Charbonneau Golf Club
Tee Times
Wilsonville $9.99
Eagle Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Eagle Creek $10
Children's Course
Tee Times
Gladstone $5
Summerfield Golf & Country Club Tigard $12 - $13
Great Blue at Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $20
Broadmoor Golf Course Portland $29
Wildwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $10
Camas Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Camas $27
St. Helens Golf Course Warren $40 - $45
North/South at Meriwether National Golf Club
Tee Times
Hillsboro $13
Springwater Golf Course Estacada $22
Evergreen Golf Club Mount Angel $13
Red/Yellow at Charbonneau Golf Club
Tee Times
Wilsonville $9.99
Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course
Tee Times
Clackamas $7
Yellow/Green at Charbonneau Golf Club
Tee Times
Wilsonville $9.99
Ranch Hills Golf Course Mulino $15
West at Glendoveer Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $15
Woodburn Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodburn $4
East at Glendoveer Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $15
Rock Creek Country Club Portland $71
Waverley Country Club Portland $60 - $100
King City Golf Course King City $14
Riverside Golf & Country Club Portland $60 - $75
Gresham Golf Course Gresham $20 - $25
Tualatin Country Club Tualatin $72
Portland Golf Club Portland $128
Par-3 Mason Course at Columbia Edgewater Country Club Portland $10
Greenlea Executive Golf Course Boring $10
Willamette Valley Country Club Canby $40 - $75
South Nine at Eagle Landing Golf Club Happy Valley $11
Oswego Lake Country Club Lake Oswego $90 - $100
Arrowhead Golf Club Molalla $74
Sandelie Golf Course West Linn $26
East 12 at the Pub Course at McMenamins Edgefield Troutdale $12
Executive at Meriwether National Golf Club Hillsboro $13
Langdon Farms Golf Club Aurora $12 - $53
West Nine at Sandelie Golf Course Wilsonville $14
Macan Course at Columbia Edgewater Country Club Portland $50 - $80
Oregon Golf Club West Linn $90
OGA Golf Course Woodburn $22 - $30
West 20 at the Pub Course at McMenamins Edgefield Troutdale $20
Persimmon Country Club Gresham N/A
Woodburn Estates & Golf Woodburn $15 - $27
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