RedTail Golf Course is a long, challenging course in Beaverton, OR, and a very popular facility for golfers of Portland’s west side suburbs. Formerly known as Progress Downs, this city course was renamed as RedTail in 1999 after a significant course renovation, and other changes. What was once moderately difficult is now one of the toughest public courses in Oregon. The renovation transformed RedTail from a traditional, municipal course with simple and flatter landscapes, to one that has more shape and better incorporates the rolling hills of its terrain. There is a lot of natural beauty despite it’s busy suburban surroundings. This course is enjoyed by all types of golfers, but it’s downright tough. Sharpen your game at RedTail, and you will enjoy the results when you visit the next golf course. Utilizing RedTail’s practice facilities, which are arguably the best available to Portland’s public, is highly recommended and will likely seem like a no-brainer after playing a round here.
RedTail Golf Course has a bit of everything in regards to challenging features and trouble areas. The holes here are very long. There are several large water features providing danger for over half of the holes. Much of the course is lined with large trees and plotted with fairway traps. Some of the more open holes are arguably the toughest, due to tough layouts amid water and sand. Many of the greens are guarded by deep set bunkers, knolls and steep sides. They can become very firm in the summer, and roll moderately smooth for the amount traffic they support. A few notable holes at RedTail, includes the 589 yard Par 5 7th, and the Par 4 11th and 15th that average 421 yards; all three bend around or cut through water hazards and are filled with trees and sand. Considering its purpose and heavy usage as a municipal course, RedTail is kept in fair shape and can be a beautiful place to play during peak season.
As an overall golf facility, RedTail Golf Course really shines. The double decker driving range is very wide, providing space for two long rows of hitters. They have a large putting green near #1. They also have a very nice chipping green near #9, as well as another little putting green. An additional short game area is in the works. The pro shop is large and has a big selection of equipment and merchandise. They also have a quality club fitting station off the pro shop at the end of the range. In the summer, they have outdoor tent sales. At the turn, Bunkers Bar & Grill is a great place to grab food while you’re golfing. The Stockpot, a classic local restaurant and RedTail’s unofficial 19th hole, has excellent food, drinks and company.