With Spring in full effect (85 degrees one day and 60 with rain the next), Oregon is ready for fair-weather golfers to flood the Pacific Northwest courses. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite courses around the area. None of the courses listed below have paid us to be on this list. We’ve personally golfed all of these courses and have had a great time. Also, all of the courses listed below feature Club Car golf cars, so you know you’ll be riding in comfort and style if you rent a car. One thing to note about this list is that prices range from low to medium to high, which gives you plenty of quality options no matter your budget.
Oak Knoll Golf Course – Salem, Oregon
The Oak Knoll Golf Course, the valley’s oldest course, started out as the Allen Grant which was later purchased by Mr. Phau. The early history was given by Mr. Mark Capps, son of Effie Phau, who later married Marcus Capps. The large white farm house across the road from the Oak Knoll Golf Course was the Capps home. This is a stunning course with 60 foot tall Sequoias that border many of the fairways on the back nine. Golfers of any ability will love this beautiful track. They also offer a special discount for active military and veterans. The course is now under new ownership.
Contact & Directions: http://www.oakknollgolfcourse.com/
Gresham Golf Course – Gresham, Oregon
In 1963, Sam & Peggy Wolsborn, a local home builder and his wife, had a thought. Let’s put an 18-hole golf course somewhere in east Multnomah County. The Gresham Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole, public golf course in the heart of Gresham, Oregon. GGC features a grass driving range open daily to the public.
Contact & Directions: http://greshamgolf.com/
Rose City Golf Course – Portland Oregon
Built in 1923, this course is the second oldest municipal course in the city and state. Located in the center of northeast Portland neighborhoods Rose City Golf Course is a classic, tree-lined beauty that is both playable and challenging for players at all levels. Recent renovations have improved conditions and year-round playability at Rose City.
Contact & Directions: http://www.rosecitygc.com/
Moderate Budget Courses:
Glendoveer Golf Course – Portland, Oregon
Glendoveer Golf & Tennis is a 36-hole daily fee golf facility with 4 indoor tennis courts, an 18-hole FootGolf course, and a covered, heated and lit driving range located in Portland, Oregon. Glendoveer has a fully stocked golf and tennis Pro Shop in the clubhouse along with an outdoor patio and seating area. It offers both tennis and golf lessons from its professional staff.
Contact & Directions: http://www.playglendoveer.com/
Broadmoor Golf Course – Portland Oregon
Since 1931, members of the Portland community have been visiting Broadmoor for one the best golfing experiences in Oregon. Surround yourself with 8 different views of mountain ranges as you golf on our lush course. You can also enjoy many of the exclusive benefits of the men’s and ladies club, which are only available to members.
Contact & Directions: http://broadmoorgolfcourse.com/
Big Budget Courses:
Pumpkin Ridge, Ghost Creek – Portland, Oregon
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s par-71, 6,839-yard Ghost Creek layout was crafted by Bob Cupp in the “old” style, leaving the Portland wetlands terrain completely natural. This Portland public golf course is subtle and cunning, featuring a variety of distinct and equally memorable holes framed by lush stands of trees, dramatic mountain vistas and ragged wetlands. The phantom Ghost Creek materializes throughout the golf course, adding to the layout’s stunning beauty.
Contact & Directions: http://www.pumpkinridge.com/ghost-creek