Heron Lakes Golf Club - Greenback Course
|White (W)||72||5952 yards||74.2||132|
|Black M: 72.0/132||536||408||176||369||506||404||207||377||392||3375||499||397||428||503||205||318||178||356||379||3263||6638|
|Blue M: 69.6/127 W: 75.6/136||512||384||151||339||486||364||178||355||354||3123||465||389||372||477||188||292||144||332||359||3018||6141|
|White M: 67.7/124 W: 73.4/131||480||368||125||317||460||344||152||335||343||2924||450||368||349||461||167||273||105||314||339||2826||5750|
|Yellow M: 65.1/115 W: 70.2/127||461||346||100||268||425||309||139||303||335||2686||417||345||319||386||149||263||92||283||329||2583||5269|
|Orange M: 60.4/106 W: 62.5/108||382||282||61||208||317||239||95||244||225||2053||285||230||230||355||110||220||75||200||255||1960||4013|
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Best Course in Portland!
Heron lakes Greenbacks is in my opinion the best course in Portland. I love this course.
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
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.
Wide open and beautiful
This was just what i needed to get my confidence back. A great course in perfect condition.
For March golf in the Portland area the course was in excellent shape and the greens were good.
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.
Played white tees. Driver not needed for most holes. Short course, make sure you know where the end of fairway is on dog legs so you don't hit through them. Greens is great shape- besides multiple ball marks not repaired on every green. Greens vary- some are flat, others have undulations. Most are generous in size. Fairways in great shape! Bunkers are good as well. Some fairways and a couple greens have goose turds...very organic. I like this course...kinda laid back muni-style, but with some class and challenge. Will return over and over.
Fall is in the air.
Leaves are on the ground but the course is In great shape. The tee boxes have been moved around to change the feel of the holes and length making it feel like the first time playing here.
Greenback Sunday review
I was able to get a convenient tee time at 8:00 am. I was matched with a terrific twosome that were fun to play with and matched my twosome’s ability. 18 holes, walking, took 4 hours. We had a great time.
Nice day - Great Round
Beautiful day/ Morning for golf! Only issue due to the prior and upcoming heat of the day the conditions were wet as things were over watered.. Biggest issue was in the sand as it was damp and packed. Otheriwse if I stayed out of the traps it was fine!
always fun to play.. needs more water, though pretty hot days...
snack cart sells things too expensive ;(
What a Disappointment!
I used to live in Portland and played this course often. I have not played it in over 20 years until today and was flabbergasted by the overall experience. There was no starter or greeter, the carts are old and in poor condition, and the course itself is not well maintained.
Fairways were dry and hardpan, fairway bunkers were poorly maintained (one broken rake for a large bunker!), and on-course "amenities" were non-existent. There is no bathroom on the front nine at all, limited drinking water throughout the course, and large flocks of geese -- with all of their waste -- litters the course.
Clearly, there is no pride in the way this course is being presented to the public. It gets a lot of play, but any positive reviews are ill deserved. I now live in the Palm Springs, CA area and play at least three rounds a week at a variety of well maintained course around the desert -- paying between $45 and $80 in season, and as low as $25 in the heat of our summer there.
I paid $20 for a "Hot Deal" time. I would never pay any more than that for this course.
Awesome course and has lots of wildlife and amazing veiws.
Absolutely love this course and great blue. I shot the best round of my life with a 79. Staff is very friendly and course was in great condition. Will definitely be playing there again!
Couse in great shape
Greens were firm and fast and would hold a good short iron from the fairway. Pace was excellent, finished in just over 4 hours. Fairways had a few browned out areas but at least the sprinkler heads had yardage to the center (per peeve of mine.) Hot deal worked out well and they honor "youth on course" discount for my son!