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Top 7 Public Golf Courses Around Portland, OR

Portland is a fabulous part of the country for people who love to golf. With our lush, green landscapes, beautiful streams, and stunning forests, a round of golf delivers more than just exercise. If you’re new to this neck of the woods, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best public golf courses around Portland, OR. Take a look, snag a tee time, and grab your clubs to head out for some fun.

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Without further ado, here are our top seven public golf courses around Portland, OR.

Note: All hours and fees are as of publication, July 2022.

1. Chehalem Glenn Golf Course

4501 E Fernwood Rd, Newberg, OR 97132 * (503) 538-5800

There are many excellent public golf courses around Portland, OR.

Located in the stunning wine country outside Portland proper, Chehalem Glenn offers an 18-hole, par-72 course. With beautiful scenery, rolling hills, and enough challenges to keep you interested, Chehalem Glenn is a great spot to enjoy a round of golf. 

If you aren’t up for a full round, check out their fun putting course. For a small fee, you get all-day access.  

Chehalem offers discounted rates for locals. If you live in the Chehalem Parks and Rec District, a round of nine holes will only cost you $17 Monday through Thursday. That goes up to $22 on the weekends. Playing 18 will cost you $28 or $41, depending on the day.

If you aren’t a resident, you’re still welcome! Expect to pay $20 for nine holes during the week and $27 on the weekend. If you add the back nine, your rate will be $34 ($50 on the weekend).

Chehalem Glenn offers golf instruction for adults and summer camps for kids. They also rent golf carts, pull carts, and clubs to ensure you have what you need for a day on the links. 

2. Glendoveer 

14015 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97230 * (503) 253-7507

NE Portland is home to the popular Glendoveer public course.

Glendoveer is home to two lush 18-hole courses. If you like a challenge, try the East Course. Tight, unforgiving fairways and plenty of water will motivate you to play your best game. If you’re a beginner or more casual player, head for the West Course. You’ll find generous fairways with fewer bunkers and only one hole where water comes into play.

This Northeast Portland course is open to the public. Summer greens fees for 18 holes are $37 during the week or $43 on weekends. Glendoveer offers discounts for kids and seniors, discounted rates after 2:00 pm, and SUPER discounted rates after 5:00 pm.

They have power and pull cart rentals, golfboards, and rental clubs to make your golf adventure more enjoyable.

3. Claremont Golf Club

15800 NW Country Club Drive, Portland, OR 97229 * (503) 690-4589

This lovely public course sits in the Bethany neighborhood and offers a great pace of play. Claremont is a nine-hole course, so you can choose to go through twice for a full round. If you decide Claremont is a perfect fit for you, you can consider an annual membership that allows you to enjoy unlimited golf for the year.

4. Wildwood Golf Course

You'll enjoy the beautiful and affordable courses around PDX.

21881 NW St. Helens Rd, Portland, OR 97231 * (503) 621-3402

Take a short drive north and west of the Portland Metro area to find this amazing golf course. If you like broad, rolling fairways with lots of room to play it loose, Wildwood is for you. This course sits next to the impressive Forest Park and offers a gorgeous spot for a round of golf.

Wildwood strives to provide a fabulous golf experience at reasonable prices. And if you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get their daily deals delivered to your inbox for even more savings. 

Non-members can play nine holes for around $25 on a weekday and $29 on the weekend. Playing the whole course will cost anywhere from $40 to $50. Member rates are not public on the site. Ride-alongs are $5, and no one under eight is allowed on the course. 

After your round, head to the bar for some food and drinks. And during the summer, the bar patio hosts live music on Fridays and Saturdays in case you feel like putting on your dancing shoes.

5. Eagle Landing Golf Course

10220 SE Causey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086 * (503) 698-8020

Portland courses get a lot of visitors in the spring, summer, and fall, so be sure to grab your tee time early.

How’s your short game? If you aren’t a big hitter but want to enjoy a fun round of golf, you have to head to this adorable, all-par-three course. With 27 holes, you’ll get a full round and then some. And since Eagle Landing is ADA-approved, it’s an accessible experience for all golf lovers.

The course is open from 9 am to 8 pm daily, and you can play nine holes for just $13. Eighteen holes costs $17 or play all 27 for $23. Rent a pull cart or clubs for just $5. And to sweeten the experience, you get a free round of golf on your birthday!

Eagle Landing also offers a 36-hole miniature golf course and a unique soccer-golf course of 18 holes. There is plenty to keep your group busy. 

6. Heron Lakes Golf Club

3500 N. Victory Blvd. Portland, OR 97217 * (503) 289-1818

Heron Lakes offers two championship courses and is on the GolfWorld list of the top 50 public courses in the US. The traditional par-72 Greenback Course includes six ponds, nearly 90 bunkers, and trees lining the fairways. It’s ideal for new golfers and those desiring a more gentle outing.

Enjoy a day at Heron Lakes Golf Club, and you just may see its namesake flying by.

The Great Blue Course is also a par-72 but offers a bigger challenge. At more than 7000 yards and with water hazards on nearly every hole, this course will stretch your skills.

Play 18 holes for $43 on weekdays or $50 on weekends. Heron Lakes offers discounts for juniors, seniors, and those starting during twilight hours. Power carts, pull carts, and clubs are available to rent.

7. The Reserve Vineyard and Golf Course

4805 SW 229th Ave., Aloha, OR 97007 * (503) 649-8191

This gorgeous golf course sits on the west side of Portland and offers the best of both worlds. Membership is available for those who want more access and benefits, but the courses are also open to the public. 

The challenging North Course has a coastal dune feel, while the American-style South Course provides a more rolling terrain. Only members and their guests can use the North Course from the 1st to the 15th of each month. The same restriction applies to the South Course from the 16th through the end of each month.

The Reserve also boasts a great restaurant with beautiful views of the property. It’s a popular spot for weddings, reunions, and other special events.

Many golf courses also have space for events like weddings and reunions.

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The Portland Metro area is a great place to live, and we’re here to help you find your perfect home or sell the one you’re in as you prepare for something different. Reach out today to connect and get started.

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