Portland Parks Golf has been meeting the recreation and golf needs of the Portland community since 1918, while also having a long history of holding various high-profile golf events and tournaments. We are the only municipality in the country to have hosted four USGA national championships, and we have played host to a number of events.
In fiscal year 2023, over 279,000 rounds were played on Portland Parks Golf courses. We are proud to offer lessons by trained golf professionals, meeting and hospitality facilities, and public and private events and tournaments at each of our properties.
Portland Parks Golf is an enterprise fund. It covers its operating costs with user fees paid by public golfers and no tax dollars. Revenue made in excess of costs are placed in the golf fund. The reserve in the golf fund helps mitigate negative impacts to revenue, like poor weather, and for future capital projects.
Forty full-time and part-time City employees maintain the five Portland Parks Golf courses. An additional 260 people work for the clubhouse concessionaires in the pro shops, restaurants, and driving ranges.
Please note that dogs should not be brought onto Portland Parks Golf courses.
Golf Advisory Committee
A volunteer Golf Advisory Committee advises the Parks Director and Commissioner on golf program-related matters.
Objectives of the Golf Advisory Committee's work include the golf program’s strategic plan, operating budget and capital improvement projects, concession sales, management and lease contracts and proposals, marketing of the system, attracting more participants, and any other matter that furthers the public interest toward the development and operation of one of the best municipal golf systems in the country.
Portland Parks Golf is now seeking new members for the Golf Advisory Committee. Application deadline is Friday, September 22, 2023.
The EAGLE Caddie Scholarship Program
The EAGLE Caddie Program (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) is a unique internship program that is a cooperative venture between Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), The Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation, and public and private high schools located within the city of Portland. Qualified students are paid an hourly wage, receive work credit hours, and have a mentor who monitors their progress. In addition, scholarship opportunities are available from their involvement in our program.
Portland Parks & Recreation Golf Courses
Follow these links for additional information and to reserve a tee-time:
- Colwood Golf Center
- Eastmoreland Golf Course
- Heron Lakes Golf Course
- RedTail Golf Course
- Rose City Golf Course
Get into the Game
Junior Golf Programs
- Youth on Course - Juniors can play for only $5
- First Tee - Greater Portland
- Leisure Hour Junior Golf Program
- EAGLE Caddie Program
YA! Golf PDX
YA! Golf PDX is a social golf community for young adults, between the ages of 19 and 29. Whether you’ve never played before, or you’ve been playing for a while, YA! Golf has something to offer for everyone. Join us for social events, discounted golf, and an awesome community of people just like you.
Portland’s golf courses play a crucial role in achieving the City’s Climate Action Plan by delivering ecosystem services, such as improving air and water quality, providing wildlife habitat, and managing stormwater. The open space provided by the golf courses host a diverse range of native species, from great blue herons and salmon to native grasses and legacy trees.
Portland’s public golf courses, covering over 800 acres of green space within our metro area, serve to filter and absorb a vast amount of stormwater, which mitigates local impacts from climate change.
All Portland Parks Golf courses are Salmon-Safe certified, meaning they achieve strict standards to protect the health of our City’s watersheds and restore salmon habitat. Learn more at salmonsafe.org.
Both Heron Lakes and Eastmoreland golf courses are certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries, enhancing the important urban wildlife habitats that golf courses provide. Learn more at auduboninternational.org/acsp-for-golf.
In the spring of 2020, each golf course will host a honey-bee colony, promoting pollination. The first pollinator patches seeded at Heron Lakes are a collaborative project with Oregon State University.
Portland Parks Golf includes maintenance practices include the innovative Greenway Program, that when fully implemented, can reduce chemical inputs by as much as 75%.
All courses follow PP&R Integrated Pest Management Program and City of Portland Urban Forestry best practices.
Heron Lakes was named in honor of the great blue heron rookery that still thrives on-site after over 35 years.
Portland Parks Golf is honored to partner with impactful, local non-profits, including:
- Columbia Slough Watershed Council
- Johnson Creek Watershed Council
- Crystal Springs Partnership
- Portland Audubon Society
- Oregon Bee Project
Programming and Social Impacts
- The Rose City Golf Course clubhouse, built in 1932, is on the National Historic Registry.
- Eastmoreland offers a free small bucket of balls at the driving range for all youth 17 and under - available every day before 9:00am.
- Portland Parks Golf banquet rooms serve as venues for all occasions for our diverse Portland community.
- Portland Parks Golf partners with First Tee - Greater Portland and Leisure Hour Junior Golf Program, providing space for youth development and golf programming.
- Portland Parks Golf is a proud supporter of Youth on Course, a subsidy-based program that gives youth the opportunity to golf for $5.
- Portland Parks Golf is a proud supporter of high school golf, providing access to our local teams.
- Driving ranges provide for a low barrier entry into golf and are a great place for a quick golf experience.
- Portland Parks Golf facilities provide great support for local charities through event coordination, facilitation, and donations.
Golf Programs for Older Adults
Portland Parks Golf provides a great recreation opportunity for adults ages 65 and up. We offer reduced rates for ages 65 to 84 and FREE golf for ages 85 and older. To access rates, please present a valid ID.
2023-2024 Portland Parks Golf Players Card
The Portland Parks Golf Players Card provides a more affordable option for golfers seeking to play a high volume of golf rounds.
Available for purchase beginning Monday, May 10, 2023.
What is the cost and where can I buy a Portland Parks Golf Players Card?
- Card purchase can be by phone or by visiting any of our five golf facilities.
- Card must be picked up in person at the same course card was purchased.
Card benefits listed below valid June 1, 2023 – Expires May 31, 2024:
Peak: March 16 – October 31:
- Discount rate l 18 holes = $18, 9 holes = $9 l valid:
- Mon-Thurs between 12:00 pm – 2:59 pm
- Sat, Sun & Holidays, anytime after 3:00 pm
- Standard rate l 18 holes = $28, 9 holes = $14 l valid:
- Mon-Fri, excluding holidays, anytime outside the “discount rate” times
- Premium rate l 18 holes = $30, 9 holes = $15 l valid:
- Sat, Sun, & Holiday before 3:00 pm
Off-Peak: November 1 – March 15:
- Discount rate l 9 holes or 18 holes = $6.50 l valid:
- Any day after 12:00 pm
- Standard rate l 18 holes = $18, 9 holes = $9 l valid:
- Any day before 12:00 pm
Use at Colwood Golf Center:
- $9 for 9 holes, any day, anytime
- Free small bucket of range balls with paid green fee
- Must present Card and photo ID for use.
- Sharing/fraudulent use of card results in revocation.
- PDX Golf Card rates are valid for ‘daily fee’ green fee discounts and do not apply to tournaments and events.
- Colwood Golf Center, 7313 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97218
- Eastmoreland Golf Course, 2425 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202
- Heron Lakes Golf Course, 3500 N Victory Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97217
- RedTail Golf Center, 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, Oregon 97008
- Rose City Golf Course, 2200 NE 71st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97213
What must I do as a Portland Parks Golf Players cardholder?
- Cardholder must show valid photo ID to use their Players Card
- Cardholder cannot share their card with anyone else
- Card is non-transferable (after card pick up)
- Improper use of the card can result in revocation