Lake Oswego Golf Course

3.9565142857 4.0 stars from 5 (47)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 54
  • Length: 2538 yards
  • Layout

  • 17525 SW Stafford Rd, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034, Clackamas County
  • (503) 636-8228
  • lakeoswegogolf.org
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Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Shirley Stone
Type: Municipal
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Winter Rye
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: No
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 54 2538 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

43 out of 47 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for beginners walkers seniors  

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"Would play again!"


u000006128182's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course was in great shape. Good balance between challenging and easy holes. I like that there is 18 different holes and you don't play the same 9 twice like other par 3's.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun par 3 course"


nastynate1's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked the changes in elevation, the greens had just been seeded so I didn't get the full experience. Looking forward to go again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Poor course terrible conditions"


u000006517920's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Although a sunny day the course was a mud pit I lost multiple tee shots that landed just off the green but disappeared into the ground.. The grass had not been cut anywhere but the greens. Tee boxes had mandatory mats to hit from that were warped and had no way to tee up an iron. The course is a par three which was not evident until arrival. Greens are tiny, extremely slipped and covered in ball marks. It was impossible to putt on them.

Staff was kind and accommodating.

Although it's the off season the course was practically inplayable. Even in good conditions the course would be frustrating with its plain layout and lack of challenge for a decent player.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful place"


Lesterbuck's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful and challenging course. Even though it's just a par 3 course it puts a novice thru their paces. It is a great place to hone your game and improve your skills and it is reasonably priced. I really enjoyed the course and you couldn't beat the fall colors. Definitely will play there a lot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A walk in the Park"


Ingridclancy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful day at the golf course. Staff were real nice and friendly and organize .. Thank you very much!<br/> Aloha!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Warning: Par 3 Municiple Course"


jbowen28's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I wish it had been made more obvious that this course is a par 3 municipal course. I booked a round on GolfNow thinking that this was The Lake Oswego Country Club. Imagine my surprise when I arrived at the course and found out that all the holes were par 3! And this was a municipal course in bad condition with many areas with dead or poorly developed grass. Also, I never saw a course with with two pin flags for each hole before this one. There was a red pin flag with the hole number on it about 20-50 yards away from the actual unnumbered yellow pin flag where the green was. I teed-off at 8:30am and many of the greens were still beginning manual watered. Apparently, the course does not have a automated sprinkler system. If you are a child, an older senior, or have trouble walking a regular course, this course might be great for you. The only positive for me was the fact that it was not crowded on an early Friday morning and I was able to get a practice round in by myself.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"great golf at all levels"


robert2765842's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was developed in the 1950s with funds from a tax levy for children's sports. As such it is a course especially friendly to beginners as well as seniors.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent for par3"


youngyun's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2015
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I expected very short Par 3 course. However, there were many holes that have longer than 170 yard!! It was great for Par3!! I would definitely recommend this couse for the practice before playing regular gold course that definitely give you better score.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not a winter course"


Joey7996404's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

terrible course. They didn't have real tee boxes, they had mats like those from a driving range. There was no fairway to speak of, which might not seem like a big deal for a par 3 course, but the greens were tiny and there wasn't even a fringe to chip from. You were either on the green or in the deep rough. And speaking of deep rough, the drainage was so poor that if you have any sort of loft in your shot and you miss a green, good luck finding your ball. It will not only be lost in the tall grass, it will be plugged. Also no bunkers whatsoever. If you're a golfer avoid this course. If you're not and you want to go hack around, have at it.


Pace of Play: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"good for beginners"


ohkwangseog's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is good place to practice short game. The green are well managed. The one problem is that there are many slow players, so I was waiting for a long time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Played 27 holes"


Brian7617674's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I played this course with a friend visiting from California. We played 18 and were having such a good time that I went back to the Pro Shop for another 9. The course is just coming out of aeration so the putts were picking up some sand. The fairways had more loose grass than I would have expected. A great place to tune-up your short irons.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good course to practice your short game,"


roydavy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starter was very rude! Need to respect all golfer who come to the course, not just the people he knows who play the course regular!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great par 3!"


u000007415515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time with a few friends while discovering this well maintained little course. Got through it in about 3 hours. Not super challenging (some elevation changes and two dog-legs) but overall some well maintained fairways and greens. There is a driving range and putting green onsite in case you need to warm up. Wish I had! Pro shop was reasonably priced and restaurant smelled amazing. Nice little gem in LO!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"fun course"


Reedkirkpdx's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got a lot of Practice with our short game. The greens have a steep drop off so staying on the green was tough. Over all it was a nice open course and we played all 18 in a about 2.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Didn't know it was a par three course."


AlanSlavich's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We wouldn't have played it if we had known it was a par three course. That should be noted when it is listed for play. Wasn't in bad shape, but lots of inexperienced golfers made the play slow and kids running around and making noise was irritating. Wouldn't play it again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good chip and putt"


elastro's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Simple course and easy to walk. Not a lot to go wrong with it.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My favorite public golf course in the area"


u000007993956's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very good public gc for beginners. It is my favorite public gc in the Portland metro area.<br/> Most of the holes are 100-200 ft/par 3, so I use only irons there.<br/> They have a driving range.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Pace of play is too slow"


u000007682341's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You are always waiting for someone when you are done with your hole it is a short course and it takes longer to play then a normal sized course. They need to make there tee times more spread out or have a Marshall going around and makeing sure people are playing at a good pace and let the faster people play through. The only good deals they have are on golf now there prices are way too much for a short course that gets watered to much on the tee boxes they also have a guy riding on a golf cart watering the course while you are playing. They really just need to make the tee times farther apart because people take too long one the course it should not take almost 4 hours to play 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Best Par 3 Course I've Played"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was in Portland on vacation and had some extra time one morning, so we played this course on a whim. Teed off at 8:30am and finished in just over 2 hrs. Very leisurely round. Course was in very good shape and the "greens were in great shape". Elevation changes and varied hole lengths (74 yds. - 179 yds.), allow you to use many different irons. No bunkers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"a challenging par-3 course"


LarryLyps's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2014
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Lake-O many years before and it's not a bad place to practice your 'short game', but the driver rarely comes out of the bag, and since you're typically hitting less shots - for a lower par rating, it seems a bit over priced to play there, including the $25 cart fee. You're done in 3 hrs and typically it's 4 to 5 hours at a full course for about the same or less money.<br/> The greens were in good shape and their speeds were consistent but the layout of the course is confusing and the proximity off fairways to greens and tee boxes is often a little close for comfort. I Also found many shots rolling off the greens due to their small size and the very short layups, so it's not an intermediate-friendly-golfer course. Overall I'd give it a 6 out of 10.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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