Summerfield Golf Course, located in Tigard, OR, is an executive style course that weaves through the retirement community of the same name. Consisting of six Par 4’s and three Par 3’s, you get the opportunity to play every club in your bag, which is not always the case at an executive course. The Par 4’s at Summerfield play on the short side, with the longest coming in under 350 yards, allowing the longest of players ample opportunity to attack the green from the tee box. Summerfield Golf Course is built with the members of its surrounding community in mind, but has moments that provide a stiff challenge. In fact, some of the tightest fairways you will encounter in the Portland area reside on Summerfield’s grounds. On theses holes, a straight play and target golf is at a premium.
At the tee box, Summerfield Golf Course boasts two tee boxes with a twist. While many nine hole courses offer multiple tee boxes, Summerfield alternates the distance between the two, meaning they play to similar distances, but each provide a different look. On odd numbered holes you play the back tee, while on even numbered holes you play the front. When playing the “back nine” these are reversed. Water features play a role as you get to the back half of the course, and in one instance you play over water on your tee shot and approach on the same hole. Sand is prevalent throughout the course, primarily in the form of green side bunkers. The greens at Summerfield are average in speed, but generally roll well.