Tri-Mountain Golf Course is a links course in Ridgefield, WA, and provides a well-maintained track built to serve all golfers. For being affordable and close-in, the grounds are kept in great shape and the greens are healthy and smooth. Tri-Mountain is a good scoring course for serious golfers, with it’s large targets and true putting surfaces. The same reasons make it friendly for casual golfers to gain more experience on a regulation course. Perhaps under-utilized by Portland residents, Tri-Mountain is a fantastic course to frequent, and is popular among many SW Washingtonians. It’s conveniently located near I-5, which is visible on some of the holes, but doesn’t distract from an overall pleasant setting. Rolling terrain and nice views that include the namesake panorama of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood, tops off what is a great golf course.
Tri-Mountain Golf Course has a very open layout, with wide targets and minimal trees. The course is built amid shapely rolling terrain, but the overall topography is flat. Tri-Mountain plays relatively short given it’s ample layout, so longer hitters will want to play the blue tees. Despite providing generous landing spaces, there are plenty of challenges that do exist, namely, water and bunkers. There are a lot of green side ponds that will drink up inaccurate approach shots or errant lay-ups. And closer in, all of the greens are guarded by lots of sand traps and grass bunkers. A sand landing is often favorable, as some of the rough, specifically near green-side collection areas, can get very thick. The greens, which also provide ample landing area, are a standout quality at Tri-Mountain. They’re not extremely difficult to read, but they are in superb shape, and offer a very true roll. The wonderful condition of the greens also contribute to fast speeds in season.
Tri-Mountain is also a good course to practice the game of golf, or hang out after a round of 18. A cool, unique feature about Tri-Mountain’s practice facilities is the aqua-range, in which you drive your practice shots into a body of water with distance targets. They also have a great short game facility with a standard putting green, but also, a nice chipping green with steep bunkers. In addition, they have a miniature golf course, with real turf surfaces. The clubhouse is solid, with a full pro shop and merchandise, as well as a restaurant and dining area. They also have a large deck off the back for 19th Hole mountain views.