Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club - Ghost Creek Course
March Has Great Twilight Rates After 1. Makes It Reasonable To Play.
April 3, 2013
Great course, but needed work after a busy day
This is a great course with wonderful features - free range balls, large putting green, well laid out course that is challenging and not punishing (although some of the rough gave me a tough time, but that's my fault). However, when my son and I played at "twilight time" on Saturday at the end of Spring Break the course showed signs of wear. Some greens, especially the par 3s, looked like the surface of the moon. Even without the ball marks the greens were suprisingly bumpy. But I attribute that to the week and I certainly will be back.
April 3, 2013
A great track that is best in the summer
IMO, Pumpkin Ridge offers the best 36 holes in the Portland area. Classic courses with subtle design patterns that make differences in pin placement and tee box setup matter. In August, it just doesn't get any better.
These courses have never drained well, so the wet months are sloppy. You will lose balls that should be found in the rough. You will plug in the fairway at times. You will test the waterproofing in your shoes.
The springtime rough is overly penal (in my 10-handicap opinion). This is exacerbated by the lack of an intermediate cut.
April 3, 2013
We really enjoyed the afternoon. The course is well maintained, but a little soft because of recent rains and cool weather. We commented as we were near the end of the round, " Sure enjoy playing this course."
It is not your usual flat Portland area golf course. The changes in elevation and terrain were challenging and enjoyable.
I will definitely put this on my "to play" list!!
March 25, 2013
Great rate through Golf Now.
The course was in good shape considering the weather. The greens were a bit slow, but very true. When I got the right speed the ball tracked straight to the hole. The rough was rough! Deep, thick and wet. I missed a fairway by two paces and never saw the ball again. I guess there's a lesson there.
March 17, 2013
Great when dry
I have had now played this course in dry and wet conditions and have to say there is a huge difference . Played yesterday ( hadnt rained heavy for a few days ) if your shot went off the fairway then you had a 80% chance of it being lost/plugged due to the swamp like conditions. It can be seen that the ground staff are doing a lot to try and prevent this but I think the course build just doesnt allow fro water to drain , also like wise on a large number of fairways . One thing that has to be said though is the greens were in great condition , this shows that where possible the staff are working hard to keep this course playable. I also played this in the summer and it was a plesaure to play , tough but fair and stunning setting and well maintained.
Pro Shop staff yesterday were friendly and good to chat to , very helpful
February 26, 2013
not all grrens were mowed and rolled, very hard to go from green to green with there being different lengths of grass on each.
i thought the course was in good shape, considering the PNW. there were some inconsistencies on the greens which was disappointing. although the greens that had been mowed and rolled that day ran really well.
February 8, 2013
recent rain produced some soggy conditions
greens were in excellent shape
edge of rough was difficult to find ball
rain prevented some mowing of rough
November 16, 2012
This is a beautiful course.
This is a world class golf course, well maintained, very scenic. It is fitting to play this course in autumn because of the name. From tee box to the green was nothing but lush.
November 2, 2012
Just a great Play
Wonderful layout, challenging from the forward tees, very glad we decided to play.
October 4, 2012
Beautiful course. Unfortunately, it took too long to play 18 holes. There was too much waiting for each hole.
September 23, 2012