Claremont Golf Course, is a Public, 9 hole golf course located in Portland, Oregon.
Claremont Golf Club first opened for play in 1993. The course was designed by John Slavghter.
The Claremont Golf Club nine-hole course is a regulation 3,077 yd course with two exciting par-5s and two par-3s that require your best strategy. This is a layout with interesting challenges for dedicated players, including risk-reward doglegs and lakes and ponds on several holes. You can play the course twice for a true 18 hole regulation experience.
#1 is a par-4 measuring 361 yards from the back and 309 from the front, is a tough driving hole. Any shot to the right could end up in a lake. Trees could block a shot made to the left. There's a slim margin for error here. Your approach to the green is guarded by a bunker on the left and water to the right.
#2 is the toughest hole on the course. It's a long dogleg right par-5 (playing at 578 yards from the back and 429 from the front). You need to have a long and accurate drive to the top of the hill where you'll have a good view of what lies ahead. Keep your second shot to the left of the trees on the right so that you can make a clear third shot into the green.
#3 requires a long hit off the tee. This par-3 measures 200 yards from the back and 173 from the front. You'll be aiming at a big green with trees left and right.
#4 is a short dogleg right par-4 (300 yards from the back and 275 from the front). Ideally, you want to hit a fade here from left to right. Use a long iron or fairway wood off the tee for good position. Or try to do a fade around the corner. A well-placed drive can win you a birdie on this hole.
#5 plays to 320 yards from the back and 304 from the front, is a risk-reward dogleg left that can be played in a variety of ways. Make a straightaway drive for an easy approach shot to the green or aim over the trees or hit a big hook. The ponds on the right could catch your ball if you hit a slice.
#6 plays to 359 from the back and 333 from the front. You'll find a straightaway par-4 with water to the right and an out-of-bounds area on the left. Making a straight drive here is very important. Take a no-nonsense approach to the green which is guarded by bunkers.
#7 is a challenging par-5 dogleg left (505 yards from the back and 485 from the front). At the corner of the dogleg are water and a bunker. You can take a risk-reward shot over the pond if you wish because if you go down the left side, you can reach the green in two. But most golfers play down the right, making it a three-shot hole. There's also a lake hiding to the left of the green to watch out for. A big bunker front right of the green can catch wayward iron shots.
#8 is a sometimes tricky little par-3 (115 yards from the back and 84 from the front) that requires a carry over a lake to a large green. But a solid wedge shot or 9-iron puts you in good position for a birdie.
#9 is a difficult driving hole, a par-4 measuring 339 yards from the back and 304 from the front. The obstacles here are the water to the right and the out-of-bounds area on the left. You need an accurately placed drive for making the best possible approach to the green. The putting surface is sloped from back to front, making for difficult putting.
The ratings and slopes for 18 rounds from the various tee boxes are: blue tees, 6,154 yards, 70.0/122; white tees, 5,930 yards, 67.6/122; red tees, 5,392 yards, 68.4/124.
Member (cart included), played on Thursday, May 2010 at 6am
I live on this course and play it weekly. It was recently voted the best 9 hole course in the Portland area
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