The McMenamins Edgefield Pub Course, in Troutdale, OR, is a laidback pitch-n-putt course and a popular Northwest recreation spot. Owned by McMenamins, the local pub chain and real estate giant, Edgefield has an imaginative and comfortable atmosphere congruent with their other establishments. While it does provide good short game practice, this is truly a place to come with friends or family and simply have a good time. Golfers of age can enjoy some of McMenamin’s fine beers while they casually navigate the Pub Course with just several clubs in tow. Several hillside sections of the course serve well for light exercise, and also provides some nice views of the Columbia and surrounding Cascade foothills. No matter what your objective is, you are assured to have a good time at Edgefield.
Edgefield has two separate pitch-n-putt courses, including a 20-hole course, the West 20 and a 12-hole course, also known as the East 12. The holes range from about 40-80 yards throughout, and there is one set of mat tees for all hitters. The course is built on grounds that extend upon a hillside. This provides for a handful of shots with elevation change. Many natural areas on the course have been preserved and make it a rather pleasant environment. But with the short hole lengths, these areas are ideally not in play. There is not water or sand on the course. Some of the greens are small and tricky to land, but overall, they are mainly flat in shape. The greens remain in okay shape for a frequently used course with an informal purpose.
Edgefield’s other golf amenities are limited due to the nature of this course. However, there is a nice practice green with a lot of break. The proshop is small and upon entering feels like walking into a mini-McMenamins pub. There is beer on tap, and they also sell a few basic golf items like balls and rental clubs.