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Colwood Golf Center wins National Player Development Award

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Outdoor photo of a busy driving range.
Colwood Golf Center, part of Portland Parks & Recreation, received the 2022 Player Development Award this week from the National Golf Course Owners of Association (NGCOA).

Colwood Golf Center, part of Portland Parks & Recreation (Portland Parks Golf), received the 2022 Player Development Award this week from the National Golf Course Owners of Association (NGCOA). The award recognizes a select group of facilities at the national level for their dedication and contribution to golf instruction and growing the game of golf.

Colwood Golf Center offers a variety of golf instruction opportunities to all skill levels, taught by certified PGA golf professionals. Programs include private 1-on-1 lessons, group lessons, junior golf camps, clinics for women, introductory golf classes, and much more. The property features a 9-hole, par-3 golf course, expansive driving range with multiple targets and custom yardage features, and a 6-hole practice course where players can work on their short game or play the short course in a pitch and putt fashion. These features, along with the dedication and spirit of its professional staff, allow Colwood to produce nationally a recognized, best-in-class player development program. 

About Colwood Golf Center

Located in Northeast Portland, minutes from PDX International Airport, downtown Portland, and Vancouver WA, Colwood Golf Center is a great venue for hosting golf outings. Our facility features a 9-hole Par 3 golf course, 18 hole footgolf course, driving range, and spacious clubhouse with large event space. Colwood Golf Center is a great location for your next golf outing! Click here to learn more. 

The banquet and meeting facilities, restaurant, pro shop, and new driving range are open for business! For more information, call 503-254-5515.

About Portland Parks Golf

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. Portland is the only municipality in the country to have hosted four USGA national championships and has played host to a number of significant golf 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. 

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.


Colwood Golf Center

Golf Course
Park Location or Entrance
7313 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97218