Elk Ridge Golf Course

4.4322117647 4.4 stars from 5 (222)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6461 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 222 Reviews
5 stars:
121
4 stars:
86
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

207 out of 215 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens elevation changes bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole scenic views  

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"Fun Course"


gregterranova's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worthwhile course"


jbrown48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"What a Surprise!!"


bcscooter31's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Always a Pleasure"


Jeff3773609's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always Amazing"


u000003940050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course, moved right along,"


jonb000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perhaps a top NW course"


JoshTenk's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No plugging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has been the best wet weather course I have played in PDX/Vanc area this year. The fairways have weeds, but are cut well and still get some roll once ball lands. Greens roll well but are tough. Course is hilly, so not an easy walk, good exercise. I was only one on course in a steady drizzle, 2.5 hour round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"fun course"


tyoung1960's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite the heavy rain we have had in the last week the course was very playable. Being on a hillside allows for very good drainage. I have played it many times and really enjoy the layout. The only negative is the cost. For being so far away from any large population they charge way to much money. They would get more play if they were more reasonable priced.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005837770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bandon in Washington"


19marcus58's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is located in the most beautiful spot in the gorge -stunning views- the greens are huge and very Bandon like.

I would say that the owners need to really concentrate on the weeds and moss as spring approaches. Re rake the bunkers when you travel there, watch out because if you are in in regulation a three putt looms! yds

My favorite public course within 50 miles of portland.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Elk Ridge"


tyoung1960's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Elk Ridge I feel has a really good layout and great views. There are 3-4 holes that are challenging to walk but the rest are pretty flat. Because it is built on a hill it drains pretty well, even though I said it was wet in reality it was just slightly damp even though there has been a lot of rain the day before.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rolling Greens"


u967777676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open course, but those greens! Not a flat spot on them. Scoot past the cup, and you're 15' beyond at least. Great views of the gorge.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"It's a great place to play"


uDWSM1968DW's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Up from Tucson to play! Always try and stop to play this course! Greens are the biggest and hardest I ve ever played! Wish I could play again before going back home! Hot Springs is fun too!

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Links in tjeGorge"


u000006405193's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was a fun round I really like the layout. It is not long but the greens and elevation changes will test your ability I will be back. Staff is friendly and service and food were very good The greens are very good quick but soft and the ball will stop and hold on approach shots. Give this course a try you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u463826043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First Time, Will Play Again!"


JoeMcD44's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Had heard good things about the course and it did not disappoint. Very windy so it was more difficult to play but still enjoyable. Course was in good shape except for the greens having been sanded and they had been verti-cut.

The modest elevation changes coupled with wind offset the fact that many holes were 'side by side'. It made it more challenging.

Definitely and course to play again and again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"beatiful country"


u266159739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Each hole has beutiful features and montainous background. My favorite course in the White Salmon area where I live. From the whites it plays challenging yet possible to get on in regulation every hole...keeps me coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice tract"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the layout and the gorge views. Wind was lighter than some days. Only drawback were that the greens had been grooved and sanded within prior week or so and hadn't yet recovered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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