Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club - Ghost Creek Course
This is an excellent course that is well run and in great shape. Solid practice facility that was included in our round was great, we arrived early enough to take advantage of it and warm up. Tee boxes, fairways, were all in great shape. The greens are very challenging but make for a fun round. Loved the course layout too, worth the visit.
November 21, 2013
You Get What You Pay For!
One of the most expensive public courses in the Portland area, but worth it for that special occasion and especially if you get a GolfNow Hot Deal or Reward. We caddied here for several years for the LPGA Pro-AM and had wanted to play it. We finally got the chance. It was freezing cold and rained part of the time, but you would never know it by how it played. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were immaculate and despite it being a winter day, we got roll and had a great round. Beautiful, interesting layout, cannot say enough good about this place.
November 19, 2013
course is fun to play
The course is Peaceful, relax,and fun to play. The greens and fairways are well kept. And it had a good scenery.
October 11, 2013
Poor conditions on the day we played. Ball plugged on almost every shot. Mother nature also did not cooperate. Foggy for the first 12 holes. Tough when playing for first time.
October 7, 2013
Worst experience in 48 years of playing golf
My son and I traveled from LA area to Portland to play both Pumpkin Ridge and the Reserve. We had a 740 tee time at Pumpkin but when we arrived the computer system was down causing us to pay cash and not get off until 800. They were putting groups off both 1and 10 and we were paired with a twosome who had traveled from San Diego. It was very foggy but we played through it on the front 9. On 10 tee the marshall drives us and tells us we have to finish the back in 1 hr 30 min. The rushing was a problem with our entire 4some's game. On 14 the marshall returns and tells us to skip 14 and 17. We knew nothing about a tournament and were disgusted.
After the round we all went into the pro shop to ask for a refund only to be told that we knew about the tournamnet and they weren't going to do anything. The staff was dismissive and the lack of any interest or concern was palpable. They took our names and numbers and were told we woukd get a call to disccuss the matter. No one called.
Don't play here, for the money the Reserve is a much better round.
October 5, 2013
course totally overrated, not in a good condition. Average
August 16, 2013
First time playing here. Picked up Kviser from the airport fresh out of So Cal. We had lunch halfway to the course, then drove over and walked the blues (6386/72.0/139) in 4.5 hours on a prepaid GolfNow deal for $59.
Beautiful course, very challenging layout, not as tight as I expected. I hit one 3 iron and one 3 wood off the tee, otherwise I felt comfortable with driver on the par 4's and par 5's. #9 & #18 are both signature type holes. They are both well over 400 yard par 4's with lakes guarding the front and one side of the green. Numerous holes have diagonal yellow hazards that run across the fairways, making accurate yardage measurements very important on club selection. I attribute the 139 slope from the blues to the thick rough, specifically the lost ball type native rough, the severity of the greens and especially the sight lines... All the diagonal yellow hazards running @ 60 or 70 degrees through numerous fairways is something most golfers rarely encounter, and here it is about every 3rd or 4th hole.
The greens were firm, smooth, medium fast and putted well. They are big for the most part, undulating and you need to get the ball on the right tier of several greens, or it's a likely 3 putt. 9/10.
The sand traps were very well maintained with thick, fluffy sand and well trimmed around the lips. 9/10.
The fairways were mowed close, the ball really ran on several fairways. However, many had "hot spots" where the grass was discolored and obviously needed watering. You usually had good lies, not fluffy lies, but not tight either. 7/10.
The rough is thick and usually lush. It is punitive, you cannot hit longer clubs out of this stuff. The native areas are calf to knee deep, an almost sure lost ball or unplayable lie. The rough around the greens is very punitive. I rolled through 18 green 3 inches into the rough green side and could barely advance the ball onto the green for fear of getting too much ball out of the deep stuff and going into the lake just on the other side of the pin. 8/10.
The tees were well maintained, I liked the way the grass was cut close. Several had hot spots and a decent amount of divot damage, but were very good to excellent overall. 8/10.
To me, great course, loved the layout overall. However, this course still isn't worth the $90 - $125 they charge @ full rack rate to walk, but it is well worth playing if you can get a deal.
August 15, 2013
Very Nice Course..BUT
Everything went well until hole #10, where 3 groups were stacked up. This made the second nine play unbelievably slow. Two players of the foursome two groups in front of us decided to get something to eat and held up everyone behind them. I blame course management for this. The stack-up was clearly visible by the young men working the bag drop-off and club clean-off and they did nothing to intervene. It was plenty busy for a Monday, so a little course marshaling would have been appreciated. A very nice course, but the lack of interest on pace of play and attitude of staff that day was disappointing.
August 8, 2013