Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak, in the namesake city of the Greater Portland area, is a simple, yet classic local course established in the 1920s. Modest distances serve as the primary factor in making Oregon City a user-friendly experience for all skill levels and a popular venue among Clackamas County golfers. Furthermore, the course is compact with closely aligned holes and minimal hazardous areas within, so inaccuracy rarely results in lost balls. Despite a fairly basic design, Oregon City offers some fun holes and incorporates a full mix of features, even if in sparing fashion. Tree-lined layouts are about the only constant, but there’s also enough of everything else to constitute Oregon City as a complete test of golf.
Oregon City Golf Club provides a mix of flat and rolling terrain throughout. The first few holes to each side are rather cut-and-dry with flat ground, fairly straight layouts and tree-lined roughs. As you progress, the course has a bit more to offer in the character category. Some of the parametric holes border and/or dogleg around thicker areas of trees. And other man-made features exist, like some fountained water features and well-placed bunkers. But like many Northwest courses, trees are the most likely cause of trouble, mainly of the single-file old growth type, as opposed to wild, wooded areas. Water is present on just a few holes, including the final holes on each side. Sand exists green side only throughout Oregon City GC, with exception of one mid-fairway trap. Overall, the bunkers are fairly shallow and manageable to play out of. The greens are relatively flat with mild and detectable breaks. Coupled with a respectable smoothness, the putting surfaces are favorable to scoring.