Played on February 27, 2015.
15 Holes, more or less.
When I played the course holes three and four were closed for construction, which would’ve been nice to know,
because it got really confusing. Luckily a local finally pointed me in the right direction. The course was somewhat
intuitive, once I realized what holes I needed to skip, but even then signage to the next hole... you know, arrows, maps,
tape on the baskets – pretty much anything – would’ve been nice.
Almost every hole was fairly short, even from the alternate tee pads,
some less than two hundred feet. To their credit, they were very creative with those short holes, such as number one
which used the parking lot as OB, and if you went long, it was quite a drop, or – maybe eight? – which was an
“island” in the middle of a field. But then there was 12... or 14... hard to tell... which, for no apparent
reason, was 598 feet long – pretty much straight across a field. They must've run out of baskets.
All told, it’s not a bad
course, and would be worth playing again... but only if I’m going to that part of town to begin with, especially with
Pier Park being less than three miles from our regional office.
Directions: From the HGP
regional headquarters in North Portland, take I-5 South and go about 8 miles. Take Exit 297 / SW Bertha Ave. / Terwilliger
and go about a mile or so west-ish. Take a left on Vermont. In a couple of blocks, take a left as if you were
going to the Greater Portland Bible Church – just follow the signs. You’ll wind through an apartment complex
and the church grounds – just keep heading for the Guest Parking. The first tee is in the top parking lot near
a pretty pathetic-looking windmill.
And from there I went to Greenway in Beaverton.