Portland is a city famous for its eccentricity but it offers something for visitors of all ages and tastes. There are great local wines and food, plus, you can golf year-round. Whether you pack your own clubs or rent them, here are our top golf course recommendations for the Portland area.
If you want to hit up a course near downtown Portland, you can't get any close than this top rated public course. Set amongst Rhododendron Garden and Crystal Springs Lake, this course is as beautiful as it is challenging.
2425 SE Bybee Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202
Green Fees: $16 - $40
Located just minutes north of downtown Portland, Heron Lakes has two 18-hole courses that offer varying degrees of difficulty. Both courses utilize the surrounding landscape, including their namesake lakes. You might even see a blue heron or two as it is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary!
3500 N. Victory Boulevard,
Portland, OR 97217
Green Fees: $20 - $45
Home of the 2003 U.S. Women's Open, this lush, farmland-set golf club offers both public and private courses. These stunning landscapes and views of mountain vistas are located just 20 miles northwest of Portland. Ghost Creek course, open to the public, is reminiscent of some of the world's best courses in England. It utilizes the natural wetlands terrain as Ghost Creek materialized throughout the course.
12930 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Road
North Plains, OR 97133
Green Fees: $40 - $100
This gorgeous golf resort offers three 9-hole courses located in the Salmon River Valley of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Each hole has a little something different to offer. Thistle Nine is great for beginners while Foxglove Nine is for the golfer that wants a challenge. If it's history you are looking for Pine Cone Nine is the oldest course in the region.
68010 East Fairway Avenue
Welches, Oregon, OR 97067
Green Fees: $18 - $105
Located just 25 minutes southwest of Portland, this two 18-hole championship courses have hosted many pros over the years. Set in rolling farmland, the expertly maintained greens of both courses offer diverse experiences--the South Course offers a traditional American layout while the North Course is links-style. Bonus: Everyone raves over the Dungeness crab cakes at the Vintage Room Restaurant.
4805 SW 229th Avenue
Aloha, OR 97007
Green Fees: $40 - $99