OK, so you didn’t plan your visit to Portland to specifically play golf. We get that! But the cool thing is, you can. If you want. And, when you stay at Hotel Fifty – where downtown meets the river – you’ll be within 15 minutes of two of Portland’s great golfing alternatives.
Heron Lakes Golf Club, located at 3500 N Victory Boulevard (15 minutes; 8.54 miles from Hotel Fifty’s downtown doorstep) offers the best combination of quality and variety of all Pacific Northwest golf courses. It features two distinctive championship courses – the Great Blue Course and the Greenback Course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., each offers players unique challenges. The Great Blue Course was rated 4 Stars by Golf Digest‘s “Best Places to Play” for 2008/2009. Heron Lakes was also rated among Readers Choice Top 50 Public Golf courses by GolfWorld Magazine. To book your tee-times, call 503-289-1818.
Eastmoreland Golf Course is located at 2425 SE Bybee Boulevard (8 minutes; 4.24 miles from Hotel Fifty). This 18 holes of championship golf, covered and lighted driving range and full-line Pro Shop is surrounded by Crystal Springs Lake, Rhododendron Gardens and Johnson Creek. Eastmoreland’s seemingly endless variety of trees and shrubs constantly change color and make it a beautiful setting for golfers of all abilities. Call 503-775-2900 to book your tee times.
So, when the mood strikes (and the area weather cooperates), come out and strike some balls. Put ‘em in play. It’s a grand way to spend time in Portland’s beautiful outdoors. But first, you’ll need to make your guest room reservations at Hotel Fifty!
Ps. If the golf bug bites hard and perhaps unexpectedly during your stay (and you have a rental car), you can travel less than one hour away to The Courses, one of the best and most scenic golf choices in all of Oregon. Nestled in the Salmon River Valley of the Mt. Hood National Forest, these 27 holes are part of Hotel Fifty’s sister property, The Resort at The Mountain. There you can tee off on three distinct nine hole tracks. The Courses is an unmatched golf experience for well-intentioned beginners to seasoned pros. Tee-times may be made by calling 503-622-2216.