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4.0
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
84.2%
Recommend this course
90 out of 107 reviews
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3.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.0
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6615 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.0
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Greenback Course - Heron Lakes
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts must be worn on the premises at all times.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Oregon (2016 #20)

Reviews

4.0
107 Reviews (107)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 13
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 16
Locals 15
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Near the Airport 10

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Spring Condition

The course was in really good shape for mid April since there has been much less rain than usual the last several weeks. The greens were fast and in great condition. The fairways were firm with plenty of roll. Getting to and from the course was a breeze with the light traffic these days.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Goose Poop

I you like to spend hours cleaning your cart and not be allowed in the house before taking your pants off, by all means play here. If not don’t bother. The entire course was covered by goose droppings.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

Layout, fairway and green were good.
Some halls are challenging and it was really fun to play here

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

RTJ Jr Course, Very Good design, but takes a back seat to its Brother

A RTJ Jr design course, very good, but the maintenance is substandard compared to its Brother Great Blue. More Maintenance is needed to elevate to 4 Stars

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aeration

Greens had just been sanded and punched. I understand that this is a necessary evil, but come on now being advised of it until you get to the course is terrible. At that point it’s to late to make plans elsewhere

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough greens

I put this course before, but I’ve had many times for the greens are in much better shape. Golfers on the course do not care about their divots on the green

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Give it a try!

I have played Great Blue many times, but never Greenback. My mistake! It was interesting, had more tress and water hazards. And, it was in great shape. I think I might prefer it over the blue course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

The greenback course was a good and challenging time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Course in Portland!

Heron lakes Greenbacks is in my opinion the best course in Portland. I love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lightning fast greens.

My friend used to work there for a few years and used to play both courses all the time.
Had a blast after not playing here for some years.
And as anyone that's played a lot of golf here it lives up to the saying:
"no break Heron lake".
Some of you know what I'm talking about. lol

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Didn't cost too many greenbacks

I'm not a good golfer, and I tend to play executive courses of about 2000 yds per 9 holes. But I've been striking the ball unusually well lately, and had a $20 Golf Now credit, so I gave this course a try. Friends and past playing partners had recommended it. The fairways were wide, there were no hills, but a number of water hazards and traps did me in. I lost 5 balls during the round It was difficult at times to determine where the greens were on the longer holes, as a first-time player. Other than a few random wet spots, the course was dry and the greens in good shape. I sank a 45-foot putt, but otherwise had nothing good happen. For an average or better golfer, there are enough pitfalls there to offer some challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Wide open and beautiful

This was just what i needed to get my confidence back. A great course in perfect condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice jOb

For March golf in the Portland area the course was in excellent shape and the greens were good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wouldn't bother coming back

Played both courses at Heron Lakes before, but forgot how dingy the facilities have become. Mildew smell from the outdoor carpet, the club house is nothing more than a mobile trailer that is on its last leg, bathrooms were gross, and staff at the pro shop were seemingly inconvenienced by us at check-in. I can say that the course was in decent shape considering it is early March and we are just coming off of a few weeks of snow, greens were better than expected. Worst part of the course is the incredible amount of bird crap. 4 out of 5 balls will come to lie on feces, guaranteed.

For the price, the course is decent, but there are plenty of better courses/club houses/pro shop staffs in the Portland area for the same price. I won't be going back to Heron Lakes until they make some changes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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