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
South Course at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
Tee Times
Aloha N/A
Stone Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Oregon City $21
Rose City Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $9
Oregon City Golf Club
Tee Times
Oregon City $16
OGA Golf Course
Tee Times
Woodburn $20
Chehalem Glenn Golf Club
Tee Times
Newberg $12
The Courses at Resort at the Mountain - Pinecone/Thistle
Tee Times
Welches $18
North Course at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
Tee Times
Aloha $35
The Courses at Resort at the Mountain - Thistle/Foxglove
Tee Times
Welches $18
The Courses at Resort at the Mountain - Foxglove/Pinecone
Tee Times
Welches $18
Mountain View Golf Club
Tee Times
Boring $11
Skamania Lodge Golf Course
Tee Times
Stevenson $20
Indian Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Hood River $15
Eastmoreland Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $15
Great Blue at Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $15
Ghost Creek Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
North Plains $71
King City Golf Course
Tee Times
King City $10
Springwater Golf Course
Tee Times
Estacada $9
Frontier Golf Course
Tee Times
Canby $7.5
Ranch Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Mulino $9
Eagle Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Eagle Creek $12
Greenlea Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Boring $10
Children's Course
Tee Times
Gladstone $5
North Eighteen at Eagle Landing Golf Club
Tee Times
Happy Valley $9
Red/Yellow at Charbonneau Golf Club
Tee Times
Wilsonville $12
Yellow/Green at Charbonneau Golf Club
Tee Times
Wilsonville $12
Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course
Tee Times
Clackamas $12
Woodburn Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodburn $4
Camas Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Camas $18
Evergreen Golf Club
Tee Times
Mount Angel $13
West at Glendoveer Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $15
Colwood National Golf Club
Tee Times
Portland $22
Greenback at Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $15
St. Helens Golf Course
Tee Times
Warren $9
East at Glendoveer Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $15
Hood River Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hood River $10
Summerfield Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tigard $12
RedTail Golf Center
Tee Times
Beaverton $16
Green/Red at Charbonneau Golf Club
Tee Times
Wilsonville $12
Lake Oswego Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Oswego $14
Claremont Golf Course
Tee Times
Portland $19
Senior Estates Golf & Country Club Woodburn $25
Oswego Lake Country Club Lake Oswego $90 - $100
Wildwood Golf Course Portland $20 - $25
Broadmoor Golf Course Portland $20 - $25
South/West at Meriwether National Golf Club Hillsboro $25 - $32
Macan Course at Columbia Edgewater Country Club Portland $89
North/South at Meriwether National Golf Club Hillsboro $25 - $32
South Nine at Eagle Landing Golf Club Happy Valley $10.75
Oregon Golf Club West Linn $90
Willamette Valley Country Club Canby $45 - $75
Portland Golf Club Portland $128
Persimmon Country Club Gresham N/A
Arrowhead Golf Club Molalla $74
Waverley Country Club Portland $60 - $100
Gresham Golf Course Gresham $20 - $25
Riverside Golf & Country Club Portland $50 - $75
West Nine at Sandelie Golf Course Wilsonville $22
Par-3 Mason Course at Columbia Edgewater Country Club Portland $10
East 12 at the Pub Course at McMenamins Edgefield Troutdale $12
Executive at Meriwether National Golf Club Hillsboro $14 - $18
Rock Creek Country Club Portland $71
Tualatin Country Club Tualatin $72
West/North at Meriwether National Golf Club Hillsboro $25 - $32
West 20 at the Pub Course at McMenamins Edgefield Troutdale $18
Sandelie Golf Course West Linn $25
Portland Meadows Golf Course Portland $10 - $15
Langdon Farms Golf Club Aurora $60 - $75
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