Heron Lakes Golf Club - Greenback Course in Portland, Oregon, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
192 Reviews (192)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
91.6%
Recommend this course
168 out of 192 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.4%
Recommend this course
34 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6615 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.0
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Greenback Course - Heron Lakes
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts must be worn on the premises at all times.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Oregon (2016 #20)

Reviews

4.0
192 Reviews (192)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 13
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 16
Locals 15
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Near the Airport 10

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Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Step Child Course

The Greenback course can be considered the step-child course when compared to the Great Blue. Both were designed by RTJ Jr, however, the Greenback course always gets lets maintenance.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

(?)

Overall, Course was great but for some reasons Greenback greens were not rolling well at all. Not sure if maybe they air rated their greens or something else. Was a challenge trying to make a 1 foot putt. Hopefully they do fix this.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Tees moved forwrd

The course is in good condition, but they have moved the tees forward and has made the course easier and try to make pase of faster

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 22
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 132
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not recovering from the rains well at all

The greens are in terrible shape, they need to do some serious recovery on these greens before the heat hits them. Bumpy, bald spots and obvious disease issues.
Fairways are still really muddy and thin Coverage

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 47
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 156
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mid winter. Great greens.

Mid week play good pace. Since it was 35 degrees at start. Some areas leading into fairway are soaked and gur. But greens were amazing for this time of year. Fast and smooth! Great job from the crew.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Move the tees bsck

Ever since the pandemic you have moved the tees up. I know you want to increase pace of play but you have taken the challenge of the course out of it

Please move the tees back prior to pandemic times

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Just the right amount.of goose poop

Ha ha. Great course. Long enough. Yes, there are geese

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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