The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, in Aloha, OR is one of the Portland area’s finest, and unrivaled for its combination of completeness and quality. The Reserve offers two 18-hole courses of championship caliber that rotate biweekly in terms of accessibility to the public. This semi-private club and former host of the Jeld-Wen Tradition and Umpqua Bank Challenge is comprised of the North and South courses, designed by separate architects. Both sides are equally special yet rather different in style. The South Course at The Reserve plays longer and straighter with many tree lines and loads of sand, while the North Course requires more target golf along its shorter layout through rolling wetlands. No matter which course you play, you will encounter plenty of challenges and points of appreciation. The grounds at The Reserve are beautifully landscaped and impeccably maintained throughout both courses and beyond. Upon entering The Reserve’s long vineyard-lined driveway, and pulling up to the prominent chateau-style clubhouse, the tone is appropriately set for a first-rate golf experience.
The North Course
The North Course, open to the public during the second half of every month, is one of two superb golf courses on The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club’s grounds. Using rolling hills, tall grass and water as its primary characteristics, The North Course requires both brawn and craft to navigate successfully. From the tee box, you will initially noticed the well crafted grounds of the course. Tee shots require precision, and smart golf is a must. Wetlands run throughout the course, presenting ample opportunity to lose your golf ball. Greens on the North Course generally include catch areas, penalizing errant approach shots. Once on the putting surface, balls will roll fast and hold their line. The greens however are very difficult, and can be hard to read. Notably, The North Course features the areas only triple green, making up the 1st, 8th and 17th holes finale.