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Portland Parks Golf

Portland Parks Golf offers affordable, quality golf to Portland's residents and visitors. Our five golf courses are conveniently located around the metro area to offer unparalleled access to our nationally recognized courses.

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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.

Every year, over 330,000 rounds are 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. 

The current fund balance is $965,000.

In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the Parks Golf courses made $517,000, its most profitable year in over five years.

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. 

341,000 rounds were played at Parks Golf courses in FY 2019.

 A 10-member, volunteer Golf Advisory Committee advises the Parks Director and Commissioner in Charge of Parks on golf program-related matters.


COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

For the health of visitors and staff alike, please follow these guidelines at all Portland Parks Golf courses:

  1. Keep at least 6 feet away from others at all times.
    Please maintain 6 feet of social distance - while waiting in line, in the parking lot, at the driving range, and on the golf course. To avoid waiting at golf course, call ahead or get a tee time or reserve a golf cart online.
  2. Golf carts are for single riders only.
    One person per cart. Any golfer in breach of single rider guidelines will forfeit the use of the golf cart with no refund. The only exception to the single rider policy is if you live in the same household.
  3. At the driving range
    Follow directions given by staff.
  4. On the golf course
    Please allow 6 feet of distance from others at all times. Refrain from touching flag sticks. Wash your hands after using the restroom.
  5. Food and beverages are available for takeout only.
    Limited menu selections are available. Ask staff for details. 
  6. Merchandise
    Please do not touch items prior to purchase.

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Portland Parks & Recreation Golf Courses

Follow these links for additional information and to reserve a tee-time:


Get into the Game

Beginning and Group Lessons

Women

Junior Golf Programs

Junior Golf Camps and Lessons

YA! Golf PDX

  • 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 awhile, YA! Golf has something to offer for everyone. Join us for social events, discounted golf, and an awesome community of people just like you.

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Environmental Stewardship

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 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 https://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 https://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.

Parks Golf includes maintenance practices include the innovative Greenway Program.  When fully implemented, chemical inputs can be reduced 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.

Parks Golf is honored to partner with impactful, local non-profits, including:

  • Columbia Slough Watershed Council
  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council
  • Crystal Springs Partnership
  • Salmon-Safe
  • 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 driving range and boxed cereal for all youth 17 and under.

During the summer, golf is free on Mondays before 3 pm at Colwood and Eastmoreland for youth 17 and under.Parks Golf banquet rooms serve as venues for all occasions for our diverse Portland community.

In 2019, Parks Golf hosted over 800 banquet events.

Parks Golf partners with The First Tee of Greater Portland and Leisure Hour Junior Golf Program, providing space for youth development and golf programming.

Parks Golf is a proud supporter of Youth on Course, a subsidy-based program that gives youth the opportunity to golf for $5.

Parks Golf is a proud supporter of high school golf, providing access to our local teams.

Parks driving ranges provide for a low barrier entry into golf and are a great place for a quick golf experience.

Parks Golf facilities provide great support for local charities through event coordination, facilitation and donations. 

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Golf Programs for Seniors

Parks Golf provides a great recreation opportunity for seniors, contributing to their social and physical well-being.

Parks Golf offers reduced rates for ages 65 to 84 and FREE golf for ages 85 and older.


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.

What are the benefits of the Portland Parks Golf Players Card?

Benefits are valid from June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021

March 16—October 31
Play 18 holes for $20 | 9 holes for $10
$5 golf times (Monday through Thursday, between 12PM—3PM, and Saturday through Sunday, after 3PM)

November 1—March 15
Play 18 holes for $10 | 9 holes for $5
$5 golf times (Any day of the week, after 12PM)

Plus, at Colwood Golf Center
$5 for 9 holes, any day, any time during open hours
FREE small bucket of range balls with paid green fee

What is the cost of the Portland Parks Golf Players Card?

$675

How long do I receive Portland Parks Golf Players Card benefits?

From June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020

Where can I buy Portland Parks Golf Players Cards?

  • 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

Facilities:

  • Colwood Golf Center
  • Eastmoreland Golf Course
  • Heron Lakes Golf Course
  • RedTail Golf Center
    • 503-646-5166
    • 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, Oregon 97008
  • Rose City Golf Course

What must I do as a Portland Parks Golf Players Card holder?

  • Cardholder must show valid photo ID to use their Players Card
  • Cardholder cannot share their card with anyone else
  • Card is nontransferable (after card pick up)
  • Improper use of the card can result in revocation

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