Golf Beaverton: 7 Best Golf Courses & Driving Ranges Near Beaverton
Beaverton—one of Portland's most walkable suburbs—is not widely known for its golf courses, but residents and those familiar with the area know there are plenty of hidden gems. The Portland suburb's proximity to the Beaverton-Tigard Highway and the Sunset Highway makes it easy to get to nearby clubs. The nice thing about Beaverton golf courses is that many are open year-round, depending on the weather; golfers can still get out there, bundled up in a jacket, to hit the links in January and February if they want. If you're a golfer moving to Beaverton, here are seven of the best golf courses near the city.
RedTail Golf Center
The RedTail Golf Center has an 18-hole public golf course, but it's also very well known as one of the best golf training centers in the Portland Metro area. Classes for all levels of golfers take place at RedTail every day of the week, and people can also sign up for private lessons; every first-time player who arrives gets a free one-on-one lesson with a pro. Parents are welcome to bring any children who can swing a club to RedTail for junior classes. In addition to swing and ball flight analysis, new players are invited to see how much a custom club fitting can improve their game.
As for the course itself, it's an 18-hole championship course designed by John Zoller. RedTail measures 7,107 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 135. It costs $66 to play a round of golf here.
Portland Golf Club
The Portland Golf Club is a private, members-only course built in 1914. It is located just outside the Beaverton city limits in the Raleigh Hills neighborhood, which is adjacent to West Portland. This is an excellent course where golfers must pause and think before every challenging swing. The greens are meticulously maintained, and after some minor adjustments in a redesign a few years ago, the course now measures over 7,000 yards from the back tees. The green on the 17th hole, surrounded by sand bunkers and a slope leading to the creek, has made many professional golfers grit their teeth with its unique challenge.
Membership at the Portland Golf Club comes with all the benefits and amenities of a traditional country club. Members-only social and dining events, an elegant clubhouse, a swimming pool, and racquet sports like tennis and pickleball are available.
The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club
The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club is located about 15 minutes west of Beaverton, in the city of Aloha, OR. Some beautiful golf course homes border the club to the north. It has two 18-hole championship courses that rotate between public and private at different times of the month. The North Course is private from the 1st to the 15th of each month, while the South Course is private from the 16th until the end of the month. This 330-acre course was home to the PGA's Fred Meyer Challenge for several years, between 1998 and 2002.
The South Course measures 7,172 yards from the back tees and requires well-aimed shots to avoid the many trees lining the fairways. The North Course is known for its 25 sand bunkers and measures 6,845 yards from the longest tees. The Vintage Room is a public restaurant and bar on the grounds, and the course has its own wine label.
King City Public Golf Course
The King City Public Golf Course is about a 15-minute drive south of Downtown Beaverton (around eight miles). The 9-hole club, constructed in 1966, surrounds a 55+ community of golf course homes in the middle of King City. The King City Course has an excellent groundskeeping staff that keeps the course ready for play 12 months out of the year, weather permitting.
This is one of the most affordable options for a round of challenging golf in the Beaverton area. It costs $14 for the first game and $12 for an additional playthrough. King City Civic Association members can play 18 holes for $22. The course sells seasonal memberships (March through November) for $319 and annual memberships for $419. Cart rentals for a playthrough are just $10.
Summerfield Golf Course
The Summerfield Golf Course is a bit of a hidden gem in the city of Tigard, about 15 minutes from Downtown Beaverton. The course is in the Summerfield Senior Community, which offers some of Tigard's golf course homes for sale. It's a semi-private course for the community members; although the public is welcome to play here, members get preferred tee times and reduced green fees. Residents pay $26 for 18 holes, and the public pays $34. Cart rentals are an additional $15.
Summerfield is a 9-hole, par 33 course dotted with strategic bunkers. It has six par-4 holes and three par-3s, and the fifth and ninth holes have water hazards for added challenges. The year-round course measures 2,353 yards from the blue tees. There is no on-site restaurant, but the pro shop sells snacks and beverages.
Meriwether National Golf Club
The Meriwether National Golf Club is 10 miles west of Downtown Beaverton, in the city of Hillsboro. This public course is next to the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club mentioned above. It has a par-72, 18-hole course and a shorter 9-hole, executive par-30 course. The club opened in 1961 with nine holes, with an additional nine added the following year. The Par 30 Short Course was added in the 1990s.
The 18-hole course at Meriwether presents solid challenges for seasoned golfers. It has doglegs, mature trees, water hazards, and strategically placed bunkers. The Short Course is recommended for less experienced golfers and those short on time.
The Short Course costs $18 for a round on weekdays and $22 on the weekends, while the 18-hole course costs $34 on weekdays and $40 on the weekends. Cart rentals cost extra, and monthly tickets for unlimited rounds of golf are also available. The course has a grill and dining lounge that is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the golf course homes for sale in Hillsboro are within walking distance. There's also a well-stocked pro shop, and the course offers golf lessons for a fee.
Claremont Golf Club
The Claremont Golf Club is a beautiful 9-hole public course in a community of single-family golf course homes. The course is technically in Northwest Portland, but it's about a 10-minute drive (seven miles) north of Downtown Beaverton. The course is a par-36 that measures 3,068 yards from the back tees. The course is open for public play, but residents who live in the Claremont community have access to exclusive tee times, as do people who purchase annual memberships.
In addition to a fun little course with two par-5s, Claremont has a putting green and one practice hole for players learning the game. There is no club restaurant, but the course serves snacks, light pub foods, beer, and wine. Nine holes of golf at Claremont costs $18 on weekdays and $20 on the weekends for members of the public. The course is open through the winter months, weather permitting.
Enjoy Year-Round Golf in Beaverton, OR
With the exception of the occasional snowfall, which tends to melt off quickly, Beaverton—one of the best Portland-area suburbs—has excellent options for the year-round golfer. Whether a player is just learning the game or a seasoned golfer looking for a new challenge, there are many options within a 20-minute drive from Downtown Beaverton. If a player doesn't mind driving up to an hour, a whole range of additional courses is just a short distance away.
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