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+
Designer: Vernon Macan in 1925, Bob Cupp in 1993
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
Accolades: Ranked 8th in Oregon on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
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
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 4th Hole – 181 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 17th Hole – 141 Yards
Best Par 4: 9th Hole – 394 Yards
Best Par 5: 14th Hole – 520 Yards
Birdie Time: 2nd Hole – 347 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 16th Hole – 460 Yard Par 4