St. Helens Golf Course

2.2593000000 2.3 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 2977 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 34.0
  • Layout

  • 57246 Hazen Rd, Warren, Oregon 97053, Columbia County
  • (503) 397-0358
  • (503) 397-4444
  • sthelensgolfcourse.com
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Year built: 1959
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
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: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 36 2977 yards 34.0 114
Red (W) 36 2668 yards 35.3 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.8 stars from 5
Value: 2.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

12 out of 27 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for 9-hole rounds locals   Challenges include thick rough  

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"Golfnow First"


Irishlefty's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

My wife and attempted to play this course today. We first played this course three years ago shortly after we moved to Portland. While the course and it's conditioning were nothing to shout about, it was a perfect place to take my wife who's learning the game. The course isn't that hard and there weren't a lot of players so she wasn't intimidated. We also love it's rural setting. She really had fun and I enjoyed just trying to hit golf shots on a course. So needless to say we were really looking forward to playing there today. I made our tee time last night after purchasing a "hot deal". Today about 3 hours before are tee time, I received a phone call from the course informing me they were not going to honor my Golfnow tee time. I tried to get an explanation of why, but due to the heavy accent of the gentleman calling it was a challenge just communicating with him. He was becoming aggitated as I was trying to understand what was going on, so I told him I would call golf now and hung up. I called Golfnow and explained the situation. I was informed they would need to contact the course before I could be refunded and placed me on hold. They were unable to reach anyone at the course and restated they would need to do this before I could be refunded. Fortunately I still had the number from the call saved on my cell phone. They were able to reach the gentleman and confirm my story. They were also told that the course claims they are no longer partnering with Golfnow, which was news to them. Needless to say I won't be making any tee times at St Helens in the future. I'm just grateful I was called before we had left. I would have really hated to go through this mess at the pro shop or in the course parking lot.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Would play again"


fazziosh's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I had heard that the course had really been upgraded. It was mowed and in good condition. Greens had lots of character making them a challenge. As nature provides some of the rough was really rough but a lot of it was normal. Many hills and doglegs. This was not a boring course and not an easy course for beginners. It was a nice fall day with lots of pretty fall colors in their sweet gum and silk trees.<br/> Jim, a long time employee made the experience enjoyable as he was friendly and helpful.<br/> Looking forward to playing there again and maybe make the 9 hole course into an 18 as it is challenging enough that it would be like playing a full 18 different holes.<br/> I seldom lose a ball when I play..Today .I lost 2.<br/> Sharon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Where i grew up"


tnoelcke's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course since I was fairly young. It used to be much nice and much better maintained but in recent years ownership has really let it go. IF it were better maintained I would say it was a great course for beginners because in the afternoon even on weekends there isn't much of a crowd and people are fairly friendly. However because the course conditions are not so good if your not very experienced you will probably lose a lot of golf balls. But if you don't care that much about getting a good deal or can get one of the cheaper tee times on golf now its a fun course and you can play it pretty quickly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"For the value this course is good."


gilsgirl49's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

For this course the price is good. The course is dry and littered with leaves/braches so its difficult to see your ball even in-bounds....The people are always friendly...My husband is the golfer...So, if you are just wanting to practice shots and putting this is the course for the price...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"In Poor Condition"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of tall grass along the fairways; golf balls are extremely hard to find. Greens are bumpy and slow; the ball just dies before or after the hole. The sand bunkers are in very poor shape-they appear to have been neglected. Cart paths are rugged. Fairways are okay.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Followed by the Mower"


u454937741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was excited to play this course with my family during the week and take advantage of the Golf Now price. I did not have high expectations because the price after taxes was $7.50 and I have played this course many times in the past. I was just looking for a simple round of golf.<br/> The course is unkept and finding balls among the daisies in the fairway is difficult. I lost two balls on fairway drives and hunted out few more. Losing my ball in the fairway was frustrating but being followed by the mower is why I decided to write a review.<br/> Over the course of the last four holes the mower followed us at a distance of 50 yards and would watch us as we played. I thought this was purely circumtantial after two holes but by the 4th hole I was left wondering why we were followed by the mower.<br/> If you go to this course, invite the mower to play so you will not have to invest thought into the curiosity of his mowing skills.<br/> Pay $10 to walk and go to Wildwood.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A real joke"


Estrellangelica's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Went with a deal on golfnow. The staff was terrible, aggressive as soon as we showed our deal. Then, I was playing with my daughter, and he said we couldn't play with only one bag. I said I was caring the 6,8 irons with me as always not to provoke any delays (done that in many 'fancy' golf courses and they never said anything despite the fact that they have way more traffic) but he refused to let us go and wanted me to pay 13$ to rent an old extra set of clubs. 13$ is more than what i payed for one person. So no, I refused and said my daughter would play alone... Good way to enlighten the mood and enjoy an afternoon of golfing. The worst is that NO one was on the course, like 3 reservations for the whole afternoon (no one was in front or behind us during the whole time), what I pointed out but he obviously just wanted to bother us and get more cash. As if it wasn't enough, he followed us all around with his cart...Awesome behavior! Apparently lots of time to loose instead of actually do something useful for the course, in very poor condition. Well we will NEVER come back again because this course is very poorly managed and has the worst grass Ive ever seen. It looks like backcountry lands where they just cut the grass... Ive been traveling and playing in many public golf courses, that one is a pure joke. Heres a picture of a bunker, just for fun... One word ; AVOID!! The good ratings must be from them because I don't see how anyone could enjoy ; 1) been aggressed by the staff 2) play on that farmer land full of bad grass and bugs...<br/> Next week, Im back to Merrywether where I can actually enjoy golfing in family... Cheers golfers :)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Rough, Rough, Rough"


Chipman2u's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very Poor customer service when checking in with Golf Now Voucher. The guy wanted to hassle me for no real reason.

Course is very poorly maintained. Fairways not watered consistently. Ground very hard. Poor maintenance on greens. Bathroom on course closed by order of county inspector.

Save your money.. many better values exist.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Cheap but not good!"


davidfsiri's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time my friend & I played this course. We had always heard that it was nothing special but good. Well, maybe it used to be a good course, but we found out that it has passed hands recently and the new owner doesn't really know how a golf course should be run! We probably will not spend our time or money on this course again.


I don't recommend this course


"Great course for the price, friendly staff!"


aliciam923's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here but I really enjoyed it. Not too crowded, super friendly staff. For the price, you really can't beat it!


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"stay away!!!"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Better off heading into the cow pasture across the street, You will loose fewer balls in what is called a fairway.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Beware!"


phillbri's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

I arrived ready to play on Saturday, May 24th with the deal purchased from Golfnow the night before. I was immediately greeted by Jim with the words, "we have a problem". I was told the owner would not honor the purchased deal and we would have to pay full price. Then we would need to contact Golfnow to receive a refund. I was told the reason was because that tee time was never supposed to be issued. There were literally four cars in the parking lot and nobody waiting to play but they still wouldn't honor the deal. After calling Golfnow for a refund, we went to play at Wildwood instead. I will never be back to the St. Helens Golf course.


I don't recommend this course


"Great community course"


u000006515994's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time. Staff was very friendly and welcomed a first timer. He walked with me outside and give me a course lay out and advice for playing. The course is nice with rolling knolls and well maintained greens. The fairways were cut nicely and the course played well. Great value with no crowds. Definitely will return.


I recommend this course


"Employee bad attitude"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were not allowed the second nine. Add misrepresented, staff could care less if we ever came back and was obviously unconcerned with Golf now. I would recommend dropping this one


Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"St. Helens golf course review"


u721260531's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course needs a lot of improvement. Some parts of the rough are foot long grass and the greens are in rough shape . This course would be fine if it wasn't overpriced. It would be worth it if it was 10 dollars for nine holes but it is 14 for 9 holes which is more expensive than wildwood in Scappoose which is far superior to St. Helens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Much better than last time I played there."


Creaky's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I played at St. Helens a couple of months ago, the course needed some earnest mowing and trimming. This time it was in much better condition. Cold weather has caused them to move a couple of tees forward, and when we played, a couple of greens were still frozen at midday (land a high approach shot on them and--whee!). Overall, its a serviceable place for a winter workout at modest prices.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The terrain forces some interesting shots."


u000006517579's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was the only person on the books in the morning and it was great to explore the entire course. I enjoyed the doglegs and big dips and that created different shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rural 9-hole course with lots of exercise if you walk it."


tstanley's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/5/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways consist of rolling ravines and flats. The fairways are well maintained but the rough is thick along the sides. Using a motorized cart is well advised to conserve energy for the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"None"


ebercy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was horrible. I wish I could get my money back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice rural course"


u000006325804's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

nice course, friendly staff, good greens, some interesting holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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