Panoramic view from Elk Ridge Golf Course
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4.4
273 Reviews (273)
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
101
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
93.7%
Recommend this course
255 out of 273 reviews
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4.3
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 28 reviews
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4.4
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6461 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.8
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Elk Ridge Golf Course at Carson Hot Springs
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Sheehan (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.4
273 Reviews (273)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Watching the Game 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 43
Elevation Changes 35
Bunkers 31
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 39
Locals 28
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 48
At a Resort 16
Near Local Attractions 8

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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1.0
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Previously Played

Double Booked Tee Time

Every time we’ve played here this summer (4-5 times) tee times have been double booked. I’ve even contacted the pro shop to confirm the GolfNow times. My two groups ended up having to go off the back, but couldn’t complete the round when the turn to the front was too stacked up. While the pro shop acknowledged that “there’s a problem with the system”,, they were unaccommodating when it can to resolving the mess. Bad experience for my two groups & handled poorly be the staff. A full refund would have been appropriate.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Almost heaven

This may be the most beautiful course we play here in the greater Portland area. Conditions were great but the greens are challenging. Wish we could play here more often so we'd know the holes better but at about an hour away we only get here once or twice a year. The restaurant was closed and not everyone wore masks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
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
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

UNSAFE

The course layout is good, some great views. Greens are good.
The 1 Star rating is because the Management does NOT care about their Customers. They do not wear masks. Which means they do not care if they give you COVID.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, Great Price, Fun Day

My son and I played the course and had a great day of golf to go along with really nice weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great scenery

We got a great deal on Golfnow that included a cart. Course is in great shape and one of the most scenic courses around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Beautiful setting

Every holes has view of the majestic Columbia gorge, and you can just tell the great care and feeding of the golf course, tidy fairways and smooth greens. Highly recommended and I can’t wait to come back (shot 90 but knowing I could do a lot better). BTW, I was late half hour on a Hot Deal teetime but no problem with getting a new teetime with no additional charge or waiting, I really appreciated that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spectacular!

Beautiful setting with a well designed layout. Course official was friendly and accommodating, great way to spend the day despite the windy weather. We’ll be back for more!
Two areas for improvement:
1)more bathroom Facilities along the course and
2)pull carts that are more stable. My partner’s rented cart toppled over about 7-8 times with flat surfaces and wind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always an enjoyable round

Great course and was easy to work with staff. Snack cart always around and easy to check in and get out and play. Seems like a lot of new people working on the staff which wasn’t a bad thing. Worth driving from Vancouver for an hour versus playing closer by or heading to Oregon for a shorter trip. The views are amazing and the greens are as challenging as always. Great experience even on a busy Father’s Day. Will never stop playing this course! Well done.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
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 Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem, But SLOW PLAY

The layout, course conditions, views make this course a Hidden Gem. However - here are the "downers":
Slow Play - most likely by the locals that have a very slow pace.
The Greens have LOTS of curves and turns (almost Mickey Mouse in places), which make putting very challenging/difficult - but rewarding when the very rare putt occurs.
Little to no stuff on course, but that is most likely due to the COVID restrictions. Speaking of COVID - they could (or should) do a better job of prevention techniques.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Elk Ridge Golf Course

This course is the hidden gem of the Columbia River Gorge.
It is a little east of the beautiful Skamania Lodge and the town of Stevenson in the little town of Carson.
It has a new owner and the course has great drainage for winter play and is well taken care of.
It would be hard to find a more beautiful setting to play golf!
Not a very long course, but quite challenging with undulating greens.
Very impressed with the new staff and restaurant!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Elk Ridge

Course was in great shape. Not a bad lie in the fairway. Fairways were in great shape, as good as any I have played. Greens were good.

No wind!!! a nice cloudy day.

Great views. Great golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Elk Ridge

Course continues to be in great shape. Firm greens. Ball rolls well and true when putting.
I would play here 2X/wk if the course was 20 miles closer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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