Golf in and Around Portland | The Official Guide to Portland

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Golf in and Around Portland

See why golfers think the Northwest is great with these six Portland-area, public courses.

With temperate weather keeping local links in playing condition year-round, golfers love to “go green” in Portland. Tee it up at these area favorites, which feature stunning landscapes and challenging play.

In Portland

Offering complete facilities amidst the beauty of Crystal Springs Lake and Rhododendron Garden, Eastmoreland Golf Course is the closest course to downtown Portland and is one of Golf Digest‘s top public picks.

arial shot of golf course with lakeEastmoreland Golf Course is just 10 minutes from downtown Portland.

Home of the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club offers stunning landscapes and a pure golf experience just 20 miles northwest of Portland.

Another Golf Digest darling, the public Heron Lakes Golf Course offers varying degrees of difficulty amid namesake lakes and blue herons. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the facility’s two 18-hole courses offer challenges for players of all skill levels.

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More Courses

Find the perfect green in and just outside of Portland.

  • Rose City Golf Course

    With 18 holes and a historic clubhouse, this green oasis in the middle of Northeast Portland is a great escape from the bustle of Portland.

  • Colwood Golf Center

    Colwood Golf Center -winner of the National Golf Course Association Player Development Award- is a sports complex offering a par 3 golf course, a driving range and footgolf, plus lessons.

  • Eagle Landing Golf Course

    Atop Mount Scott, this 27-hole par 3 course offers stunning views of the Cascade Mountain Range and Willamette Valley. This public course has a clubhouse, miniature golf and the area’s first soccer golf course.

  • Stone Creek Golf Club

    This 18-hole course highlights the area’s natural beauty. Between the farmlands of Oregon City and a nature preserve, it boasts spectacular views of Mount Hood, old-growth fir trees, and a 1.75 mi walking trail surrounding the course.

  • Sandelie Golf Course

    Nestled in the beautiful countryside between West Linn and Wilsonville, this 18-hole course is great for beginners and golfers who are looking for a quick, straightforward game.

Outside the City

The home of the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club is a farmland-set pairing of public and private courses that offers stunning landscapes and a pure golf experience just 20 miles northwest of Portland. Open to the public, its par-71 Ghost Creek course is reminiscent of some of the world’s best courses in Great Britain.

Located 25 minutes southwest of Portland in the rolling farmland of Washington County is The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club. Over the years, its two 18-hole championship courses have hosted plenty of pros, who rave over its expertly maintained greens — and the Dungeness crab cakes at the Vintage Room Restaurant.

Langdon Farms Golf Club, an 18-hole public beauty just 30 minutes south of downtown, is well-maintained with wide fairways and rolling hills — not particularly challenging, but an ideal environment for enjoying golf as Mark Twain described it: “a good walk spoiled.”

Fall provides spectacular conditions for duffers at the 27-hole golf course at The Resort at The Mountain, located in the Salmon River Valley of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Its Pine Cone Nine course is the oldest in the region, while Thistle Nine is the best for beginners. Foxglove Nine is narrow and challenging, but all are easy to walk and enjoy.

Golfing Events

Find golf tournaments to golf shows in and around Portland.

Go To Events
College Possible's Teeing Up Futures

College Possible’s Teeing Up Futures

You’re invited to a day out on the green in support of College Possible. Ask your company to sponsor a team, or grab three friends and sign up as a foursome. In addition to a fun round of golf, College Possible will also serve breakfast, have delicious lunch offerings from local food carts, and share…


Take a Look Around

Find more to do outside in these nearby cities.

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Oregon City

The final wagon stop on the Oregon trail, Oregon City welcomes visitors with food, drink, museums and outdoor activities.

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Lake Oswego

Whether you’re hitting the links, shopping designer consignment or sipping drinks on a shore-side patio, you’ll enjoy the tranquility Lake Oswego affords.

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St. Helens

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