Portland, Oregon
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Heron Lakes Golf Course

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3500 N Victory Blvd
Portland, OR 97217-7723, United States

Heron Lakes Golf Course is a public facility managed by KemperSports, with two courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.: The Green Back course dates to 1971, while the Great Blue course debuted in 1993.

Rates are slightly higher for the Great Blue 18, where standard walking rates are $33 on Mondays through Thursdays, $43 on Fridays, weekends, and holidays (carts are $13/person).

Course Details
GPS Mapped:Yes what is this?
General Manager:Randy Morrison
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:No Tanktops or Cuttoffs
Season Start:Year-round, weather permitting
Reserved Tee Times:Online & Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker
Water Hazards:Moderate
Sand Bunkers:Heavy

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  vsargenti - 7/1/13
Great Blue is one of the best municiple courses on earth. Robert Trent Jones designed a true test of golf. The greenback course is a wonderful tree-lined course where anyone can enjoy a nice round of golf. Great Blue is a good name for the championship course. It plays like a PGA tour venue. There is heaps of hardcore trouble out there, water, long grass, sand everywhere and long. I love it! One of my favorite courses of all-time. The teaching staff is excellent and straightened out my swing in a hurry. The wildlife is a vast array of amazing birds and critters, because the course sits close to the nexus of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, it is a refuge area for all kinds of raptors and especially the Great Blue Heron who sometimes seems to follow me around the course. It's an amazing place. The crowded days suck! Plan around them as you might get clogged up in a 6+hr. round!! Worth the hassle, if you don't mind relaxing. Heron Lakes is one of the greatest muni golf layouts ever built! The city of Portland did it right!
  bkking - 10/31/12
This is a beautiful course. I played the Great Blue course last week after 10 straight days of rain and it was still in great shape except for wet bunkers. The greens were true, even though there were a lot of leaves due to the rain. The staff could not have been more professional and accommodating--even gave me a ride back to the train station.
  MoleHarris - 6/17/12
I've played the Blue and Green courses, and they are both solid courses, and have a high level of difficulty. The courses are well maintained during peak season, but leaves a lot to be desired during winter in spring as they don't see to drain well. I've played there when they were very very swampy. It's a little on the pricy side in comparison to other courses in the area, but it is very well run.
  Wes11point5 - 5/2/11
The green back is a nice course but I wish it was better maintained. The bunkers are HORRIBLE and need to be redone or at least raked every now and again.
  iNorv9 - 7/20/09
Played the Greenback. Enjoyed the landscape and wandering through the trees. Wide variety of hole design tests a diverse range of shot-making skills. Don't expect country club greens; not awful but at times it was almost like putting on Teflon. Overall a very good value for a muni course, especially on weekdays.
  PatDGolf - 8/18/15
  Schen - 7/7/14
  bcap - 5/10/13
  jimmyrudig - 2/27/13
  Bobcat Tabbs - 7/22/12
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Best Score: 67
Green Back / Blue

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Score Golfer Date
71 davidgruetz 6/24/16
71 mhauth 5/29/08
71 Alohadrew 7/19/16
74 GolfDoggie 2/11/12
37* vincel 6/18/09
75 Bryanh13 7/7/13
77 djendro 12/3/09
*9-holes played
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