Eagle Creek Golf Course, located in Eagle Creek, OR is a simple rural course built among farmland and old wagon trails. Located between Clackamas and Estacada, this wallet friendly course truly exemplifies the term "you get what you pay for". At only $1 a hole on weekdays in the summer, you will not find a course as inexpensive as Eagle Creek in the Portland area. However, the course has challenges, which are hard to over look. First and foremost, finding the course is almost impossible if you don't have a map or a GPS to guide you. Eagle Creek is not on a major road, and signage is non-existant, even in front of the course. The clubhouse is very limited, consisting of a few snacks and beverages. When making the turn, you do not make it back to the clubhouse, so be sure to stock up on liquids before your round, as there is no water or cart service on the course.
From tee to green, Eagle Creek Golf Course plays fairly short. The fairways and rough tend to be under-watered. Shots just off the mark can stray wildly once hitting the hard-panned surface off the fairway, so accuracy is important, although the fairways have their challenges as well. In contrast, the greens are generally over-watered. This leads to plugged balls near the green, even on the hottest days of the year, and slower greens. Among the other quirks of the course include the Par 4 9th, where you must navigate two parallel streams passing through the fairway, and the Par 3 12th, in which the green is completely protected by a tree. Since the course was built into grounds without much preexisting character, the quirkiness of the back 9 in particular seems to be placed as a means of creating unnecessary challenges to the golfer. If you are looking for a cheap round of golf in an area steeped in history, Eagle Creek can provide this. However, come prepared with your beverage of choice, and remember, you get what you pay for.
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25805 SE Dowty Rd.
Eagle Creek, OR 97022
Plays along an old route of the Oregon Trail
One of the least expensive 18 Hole courses in Portland
Quirky holes exist throughout the Back 9