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Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland, Oregon 97217

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Heron Lakes Golf Course

Course Overview
Heron Lakes Golf Club is conveniently located less than 10 miles north of downtown Portland, between the Willamette River and the Columbia Slough. Designed by renowned golf course architects Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and his son Robert Trent Jones II, Heron Lakes Golf Club offers two distinct championship 18-hole golf courses catering to multiple skill levels.

The 6,615 yard Greenback Course opened in 1971 and has a milder and more flexible layout, featuring large and elevated greens. The parkland-style design incorporates trees, ponds, and numerous bunkers.

The more challenging Great Blue Course, which debuted in 1992, better suits the skilled golfer. At 6,902 yards, the Great Blue Course is complete with narrow fairways that wind through Scottish-style mounds, small greens, and risk-reward opportunities. Both courses at Heron Lakes are carefully maintained and have the reputation of being in the best condition of any public golf course in the area.

The award-winning Great Blue Course at Heron Lakes has hosted the 2000 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, a USGA event won by current PGA TOUR professional D.J. Trahan, and the annual Portland Invitational Tournament, among other tournaments.

In addition, Heron Lakes is home of The First Tee of Portland, which has as its mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational and mentoring programs that incorporate life skills, character development, family values, and personal growth through the game of golf.

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

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. Contact our Head Pro, John Bowen, at 503-289-1818 or at