Elk Ridge Golf Course

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4.4
234
5 Stars
128
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
99.1%
Recommend this course
219 out of 234 reviews
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4.4
7
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.5
24
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 24 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6461 yards 70.8 127
Blue 71 5949 yards 68.5 122
White 71 5395 yards 66.0 117
Red 71 4732 yards 67.2 116
Scorecard for Elk Ridge Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.8/127 354 414 187 506 426 186 366 407 536 3382 483 376 363 202 331 378 180 382 384 3079 6461
Blue M: 68.5/122 W: 72.8/125 329 393 160 493 392 158 335 387 499 3146 447 340 336 175 302 349 152 356 355 2812 5958
White M: 66.0/117 W: 68.7/120 302 368 129 460 358 128 310 346 454 2855 414 309 302 145 265 318 125 334 328 2540 5395
Red M: 63.4/113 W: 67.2/116 272 340 107 430 324 101 241 314 392 2521 386 271 283 120 192 274 95 304 286 2211 4732
Green M: 62.9/104 W: 65.4/113 224 217 107 430 324 101 241 314 392 2350 386 271 224 120 192 274 95 244 286 2092 4442
Handicap 11 15 17 3 5 13 9 7 1 2 12 18 14 16 10 8 6 4
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 34 70
Handicap (W) 11 5 17 1 7 15 13 9 3 2 12 4 16 14 10 18 6 8

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
234

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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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A Good Choice

I have a Christmas tradition of playing golf (weather permitting) and I made a good course choice. Just a scenic hours drive up to Carson, Wa you will find an excellent winter time (anytime) golf course-Elk Ridge. The course was in great shape for this time of year, balls were not plugging, greens were challenging , undulating and ran smooth. And they allowed the cart on the fairways!! That's how dry and playable this course was at the end of December. Can't recommend it enough. My compliments to the great work of the grounds crew at Elk Ridge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Decent course. Play when windy!

Sunny November Sunday with famous Westerly Gorge wind.

Good - Almost deserted! Course in very nice condition considering. No tough rough, so you can spray 'em except near the occasional ponds. Great views.

Not so good - A bit remote from Portland. Few especially interesting holes. No yardage guidance except poles at 150 (and some were not). On an up/down course like the back 9 here, that was a problem for me.

Overall, I recommend. If there's s no wind, fairly easy I think. The wind makes it fun, though!

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

Nice course

Very quiet course. 2 other players ahead of us , we played in 3 1/2 hours.

$36 for cart , beautiful course , great views too

Wish they could kill the massive amount of dandolins. I mean massive that are on the tee boxes and fairways

They mow them short but really 150,000 dandelions?? They sprayed the turf today but do they not use weed killer ?

They were building a new shed cart but could they spend $1000 to kill the dandelions ?

This place is beautiful and play it once or twice a year because of the price.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome views, great condition. Great Golf!

Grand views of magnificent mountains, all holes! Challenging large greens, fair rough. Condition could not be better. Knowledgeable professional Nick made us feel immediately at home.; Kudos to Dan, their new greenskeeper. Kitchen prepares excellent quality meals all day. We'll always be back and highly recommend golfing in this unique location.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In a word - beautiful!

I love this course - it is a beautiful course with a wonderful open feel. It is well kept, well marked - the greens are fast and fun (but maybe need a little more maintenance?). The practice range is fine - but the range balls are terrible. Newer carts are very nice. Play moved right along. It is on my list to do again!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Played as fast as the wind blew

Only saw one other group on the course all day and we flew around the course, almost literally with how hard the wind was blowing. Greens were huge and difficult but very nice and my only knock was all the clover everywhere. There were thousands of bee's with them all buzzing around you when you try to hit your shots. My wife is allergic so we had to keep moving her ball to an area where there was less clover which was not easy. Maybe spray some weed killer and get rid of it?? If nothing else at least in the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back nine closed

At booking time the staff did not tell us the back nine was closed. Had to play the front twice. Love the course, did not enjoy not playing the back. Drove about 50 miles to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

I love this course. It is in great condition. There is a lot of tall grass which makes it challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worthwhile course

Very good condition. Goon variety of holes. Interesting greens. Wish there were more distance markers. Tough to walk 18 because of elevation changes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a Surprise!!

Didn’t know what to expect, first time playing this course I have never heard of or the city of Carson. First impression was great, the staff was very friendly, not fake friendly like you find at some courses. Nice driving range and putting green, balls were old and tired. I was going to walk the course, glad I rode. Front side fairly flat after #1, however back side was up hill, down hill, up hill...would have been a workout. If you hit a longer ball, play from the back tees, a great challenge but not crazy long. Fairways and tee boxes very nice, greens a little rough and bare in places...it’s still early in the year. Big rolling greens. Overall I loved this course, wish it was closer to home. It’s certainly a hidden gem with some great views!! Definitely will come back!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always a Pleasure

One of the best golf courses anywhere. The scenery is spectacular and the greens are the toughest in the Northwest. The course is unique in every respect. I’ll play there every chance I get.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Always Amazing

I love this course.....the views of the gorge are an amazing backdrop among wide open fairways. I rarely lose my ball, the staff is always accommodating and nice. It can be a bit windy at times but thats part of honing the game isn't it?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Nice course, moved right along,

Course was in nice shape, greens recently sanded so quite fast. Lots of hitting up then hitting down and in the wind so added a good challenge. Not flat so not a extremely easy walk - be forewarned. Nice bartender.

Close to Backwoods Brewing as next stop if you are a beer lover!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perhaps a top NW course

You get views up and down the Columbia Gorge, somewhat distracting from what is a very nice golf course. Most greens are undulating, so not for those don't appreciate that. They have cut down the areas outside the rough; much harder to lose a ball than before. Not many climbs, so an easy course to walk.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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