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Columbia Edgewater (Portland, Oregon)

Columbia Edgewater logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield



The Takeaway:  A classic course that stands as one of Portland’s premier clubs with good design elements and outstanding conditioning, Columbia Edgewater is a course you could happily play everyday and not get frustrated. Going under the radar nationally, don’t miss playing this course if given an invite.  Grade B

Quick Facts

Designer:  Vernon Macan in 1925, Bob Cupp in 1993

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (503) 285-8354

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Columbia Edgewater's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 2220 NE Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon  97211 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Columbia Edgewater

What to Expect:  Columbia Edgewater is one of the most relaxing and subtle courses I’ve ever played which caused me to be focused only nothing more than enjoying the game of golf. Resting near the edge of the Columbia River on the north side of Portland near the Washington border, Columbia Edgewater in one word is pure. It is a pure golf experience featuring some of the best conditioning and greens I’ve ever played while offering an intimate routing that is comfortably walkable for virtually any patron that so desires. The ease of the routing spills golfers from one green to the next tee effortlessly and exudes the qualities that the Golden Era of golf architecture typifies. A variety of species of trees (mostly evergreens) frame the holes and provide the golfer with a clear vision of the playing corridors and angles. The terrain is mostly flat with some gentle contours around the greens that are both inviting and challenging. The LPGA played here for several years and was a favorite among the players on tour; and with good reason given how well the course suits both men and women. With the addition of the Pumpkin Ridge courses in the early 90s, the Bandon Resort courses from 1999 – 2010, and the Pronghorn courses during the boom of the mid-2000s, Oregon has had a lot to rave about with their golf courses. But the underrated Columbia Edgewater is a timeless track that will forever be recognized as one of the finest Golden Age courses in the Pacific Northwest.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 71 6823 73.2 137
Green 71 6578 72.0 135
Blue 71 6380 71.1 135
White 71 6004 69.6 126
Gray 71 5729 68.1 123
Red (Women) 71 5386 71.5 127

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  4th Hole – 181 Yard Par 3

4th Hole at Columbia Edgewater (181 Yard Par 3)
4th Hole at Columbia Edgewater (181 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  17th Hole – 141 Yards

17th Hole at Columbia Edgewater (141 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Columbia Edgewater (141 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  9th Hole – 394 Yards

Best Par 5:  14th Hole – 520 Yards

Birdie Time:  2nd Hole – 347 Yard Par 4

2nd Hole at Columbia Edgewater (347 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at Columbia Edgewater (347 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  16th Hole – 460 Yard Par 4

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