Chehalem Glenn Golf Course, in Newberg, OR, is a young gem for Portland area golf and the best facilities available for nearby residents. Chehalem Glenn is a traditional, championship-style course will challenge the best of golfers, while remaining an adequate place for all. With solid practice amenities, and a front 9 that is arguably friendlier than the back 9, even newcomers have many reasons to visit. The grounds are well manicured and natural beauty is abundant despite it’s central location and some neighboring residences. Many environmental areas were preserved in the golf course’s construction, and no corners were cut with its imaginative design. Much like most modern Northwest courses, Chehalem Glenn was successfully built to withstand the weather and flow with the surrounding elements of nature.
Chehalem Glenn Golf Course is built within a rolling hill landscape and has a nice mix of open spaces and forested protected areas. The course is well-maintained with short fairway cuts, and plush rough. Favorably, the first several holes provide an open layout and ample room for error. Beyond that, trees and out-of-bounds areas increase along the way. Many tee shots and approach shots require carrying marked hazards, especially from the back tees, where the course plays notably longer. The back 9 features many of these scenarios, and is quite hazardous in general. It even has a few large ponds that come into play, unlike the front 9 which is mainly dry. There are droves of bunkers plotted throughout Chehalem Glenn, some large and glaring while others are tucked away between knolls. The greens are very large, but tend to look deceivingly small from a distance, thanks to shapely surrounding terrain. In season, the greens are true and fast and fall right in line with the overall nice conditions of Chehalem Glenn.
Chehalem Glenn has a great practice facility, making it a popular destination among Newberg and other surrounding communities. There is a full outdoor driving range with grass and mat-surfaced hitting; it’s surrounded by forest and is a pleasant setting for practice. The putting green is large and provides big breaks, like you will find on some of the course’s greens. Superior to the norm, Chehalem Glenn also has a huge chipping green, with bunkers, for an array of close-in shots to practice. The clubhouse is a simple manufactured building with merchandise and a snack shop.