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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

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Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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2200 NE 71st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97213

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503-253-4744

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Rose City Golf Course

Course Overview
Rose City has a rich history. The land it stands on was the first landing field for airplanes in the vicinity. It also has been home to the Portland Country Club. The first nine holes of today's golf course was once a racetrack, where the American Legion featured a head-on collision between two locomotives. Today, this golf course features challenging long par 4s and tree-lined fairways.

In 1921, Portland resident and avid golfer A.H. Gould designed an informal 9 holes that locals could play. That same year, Rose City Golf Association formed with the intent of encouraging the City of Portland to convert the property to an official golf course. Their efforts were successful, and in 1923 the first 9 holes of Rose City Golf Course opened for play.  After issuing public utility certificates, funds were secured to build a clubhouse. Herbert A. Angell provided the English-cottage inspired drawings and general contractor B.T. Allyn led construction, which began in 1931. The clubhouse opened in 1932 and joined the National Register of Historic Places Program in 2012. 

Green Fees
Please contact the course pro shop or visit the course website for current greens fees.

Lessons
All of Portland Public Golf's courses offer private and group lessons for men and women of all ages. Our dedicated staff of Teaching Professionals provide helpful instructions to improve your game, regardless of your experience level.

We offer both group and individual lessons. Please contact our Head Pro, Hank Childs, at 503-253-4744 to learn more.