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4.1
311 Reviews (311)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
159
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
92.8%
Recommend this course
283 out of 311 reviews
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3.9
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
87.5%
Recommend this course
28 out of 32 reviews
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4.1
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6552 yards
Slope 123
Rating 71.7
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Rose City Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Winer Rye Grass
Greens Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Otten (1923)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
311 Reviews (311)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 19
Bunkers 15
Narrow Fairways 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 41
Walkers 35
9-Hole Rounds 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 45
Near the Airport 29
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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3.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

December golfing

I was pleasantly surprised by the conditions of the course. The greens seem to have been lightly sanded and fertilized leaving a my putter sandy and spotted with a white substance. Ball rolled well o the green and never plugged in the fairways. Very good day overall, it’s what I have grown to expect at PDX public courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

The course has a nice a layout

There are enough doglegs to make it intersting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Probably better in the Summer

My dad and I played the course for the 1st time. Course layout was pretty good and the pace of play was good. And that’s pretty much the end of the good things I can say.

The course was in pretty rough shape. Lots of deep cart ruts and soft spots on the course, which didn’t really effect play, but it looked pretty ragged. When we went to check in with the starter, he wasn’t there so we walked up to the tee box. He comes back right before we tee off, so out of courtesy I go to check in. He tells me that he just sent a group in front of us at our start time even tho it was still 10 minutes before our start time and tells me, “well you better hurry up because we have another group coming in,” too bad that group was scheduled to start 10min after our start time.

Honestly, I bet the course is pretty nice in the late spring, summer and, early fall, but for my first impression, I would have liked more. I’ll probably give it another chance in May, tho.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

November 2nd

What a perfect course to play on a beautiful day. The greens were quick, the fairways amazing and the company great! I would have to say it was dry if I ventured off the fairway. Great job overall!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Solid Track

Rose City is a solid track, with some good doglegs to deal with, the staff is friendly and the course was in pretty good condition when we played. They have two temporary greens set up on the back 9 as they are doing work, the one on the par 3 15th was fine, the one on 18 was atrocious to use. They compensate by making the hole the size of a basketball. It's that time of year though, so you can't really complain about that.

My biggest complaint with the course is that they don't have a driving range so I always feel like it takes me a while to get going.

The pace was phenomenal today and we got done in under four hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another great Portland Muni

Great to play Rose City again. Course was in great shape but the greens had been recently sanded and plugged so they were slow and the ball hopped around a lot. Another week or two and it'll be fine.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

needs maintenance BAD

The next time they aerated the greens they need to learn how to either Rick or sweep some of the sand. I have never before had to play on the greens with my sandwich in place of my putter. Horrific

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Greens Maintenance is Needed

Overall - the course layout is OK, Staff is fine.
Needs Improvement - the fairways appeared to not have been mowed in several days, the greens were sand - although having the greens sanded is understandable - BUT - their was an excessive amount of sand on many, and the sand was not evenly spread. On many greens - several areas had sand like it was a bunker! Need to re-think - re-train how the sand is distributed on the greens

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Definitely a Muni Course

This course is probably my least favorite course in Portland. The facilities are lackluster, and the layout is not exciting in the slightest. My recent outing included us being rushed out off the tees even though the group in front of us was still in the middle of the fairway and we were held up for the whole round. Add shirtless man in the group in front of us, and a group of five holding up the round as well. Only play here when there are no other options available.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

The Rose of Rose City

It's been several years since I played this beautiful muni course. There's a wide variety of holes, all surrounded by huge old pine and fir trees. This course can at times be too wet, like almost all Portland courses, but it was firm, fast and rolling today. The greens were in excellent shape, and slightly slow. Pace of play allowed our foursome to finish in 3 hrs and 40 minutes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Day

Enjoyed the course very much. Played with two gentlemen who made the day that much more enjoyable. Overall course was decent, pace of play just right. Will play again. A very enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Late August golf

Water is the key to life and a beautiful golf course. The fairways are in great condition and so are the greens. After recently playing at Pumpkin Ridge, Rose city looked great for the money!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Old Time Pdx Course

I've played this course for over 50 years. They keep it in great shape. We paid in advance online. One of our members had to rush his father to the ER that morning & could not join us. The staff was incredible gracious and gave us a "rain check" for our friend who could not join us. Thank you very much for the gentleman behind the desk for his understanding. Great customer service. Thank You Sir ! I highly recommend this course.
It's well maintained & a great piece of history of Portland.
Thank You !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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