About Us

PGC is dedicated to providing a golf course enjoyable for players of all levels of ability, along with a vibrant and engaging clubhouse experience.

We create superb course conditions while maintaining the classic design and character of the golf course and clubhouse.After over a century of continuous operation, our mission is to carry on tradition, while continually evolving and adapting in order to remain current and relevant. We emphasize friendship and mutual respect for our fellow members, staff, and guests. Our care for the environment and our neighbors, in concert with our stewardship of our club, continues to cultivate PGC’s place in history as one of America’s top championship golf clubs.

Championship Tradition

Portland Golf Club’s championship tradition is evidenced by the legendary players who have graced the greens of PGC. They include Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Cary Middlecoff, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Payne Stewart, Isao Aoki, Paul Azinger, Bob Tway, Kathy Whitworth, Donna Caponi, Nancy Lopez and more. Most recently, PGA tour winner Ben Crane, who grew up learning the game of golf as a PGC junior golfer, is now a third-generation member.

The legendary Ben Hogan shot 65-69-63-64 to win the 1945 Portland Open at PGC.

The 63 (tied by Dr. Cary Middlecoff at the Western Open) stands to this day as the course record. Mr. Hogan returned to PGC the following year to capture his first major at the prestigious PGA Championship in 1946 and the following year led the American team to a near clean sweep of the British team in the 1947 Ryder Cup at PGC. Over the years, PGC has hosted seven Portland Opens, five Portland Classics, the 1969 Alcan Championship, and the 1982 U.S. Senior Open. In addition to golf’s historic legends of the past, PGC has played host to more recent tournaments such as the Fred Meyer Challenge, and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship of 2015.

Major Tournament Listing

1931 Western Amateur

1934 Women’s Western Open

1945 Portland Open

1946 PGA Championship

1947 Ryder Cup

1955 Western Open

Portland Opens: 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1959, 1960, 1964

1969 Alcan Open

The LPGA Portland Classic: 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976 & 1979
1982 U.S. Senior Open

Oregon Amateur: 1921, 1924, 1933, 1937, 1947, 1956, 1965, 1977, 1988 & 2006

1999 U.S. Senior Amateur

PNGA Men: 1928 & 1959

PNGA Women:1976, 1999 & 1985

PNGA Women: 1976 & 1985

Fred Meyer Challenge: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2010

U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

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Club History

Dress Code & Etiquette

We’re delighted to welcome you to Portland Golf Club and know your round will be more enjoyable when you join us in observing the traditions of our Club. We strive to provide a premier club setting and we value the respect our members and guests have for each other and for the atmosphere of the Club.

  • Proper Attire
    • General: The following types of clothing are not permitted at any time in the clubhouse and its decks, in The Wedge, and all golfing areas: clothing that is frayed, tattered, and/or otherwise in distressed or worn-out condition; workout/gym attire; exposed undergarments; clothing that exposes bare midriffs; casual crew neck tee shirts; tank tops; halter tops; cut-off shorts; short shorts; and swimwear.

      Men’s Hats: Hats or visors for men are not permitted in the main clubhouse, card room and the covered section of the outdoor clubhouse deck. Hats must be worn in the conventional manner (not reversed).

      Juniors: Juniors are expected to adhere to the same guidelines as adults. Adults walking on the course with Junior golfers, whether scoring or observing, must adhere to the PGC dress code for golf.

      Golf: Women may wear a sleeveless blouse with a collar or a collarless blouse with a shoulder section of at least three inches wide. Tank tops are not acceptable. The length of tailored shorts or skirts are to be no shorter than five inches above the knee. Men must wear a collared or mock collared shirt at all times. Golf shirts are to be tucked in at all times, while button down tailored shirts, such as Tommy Bahama, may be worn un-tucked. The length of tailored shorts must be at least mid thigh. Denim jeans or shorts are not acceptable on the course, but are welcomed within the clubhouse when in good condition. Hats worn on the course must be worn in the conventional manner (not reversed), and are not to be worn by males inside the clubhouse.

  • Pace of Play
    • Approximately four hours is sufficient time to complete a round of golf at Portland Golf Club. A good reference is that “your place on the course is behind the group in front of you- not in front of the group behind you”; when an entire hole opens ahead of your group, please invite a faster group behind you to play through.

  • Four Cornerstones of Course Etiquette
    • Play “ready golf”.
      Remove all broken tees from the teeing ground.
      Replace all divots and cover with sand mix.
      Repair all ball marks found on a green.

  • Mobile Devices
    • The ringing of mobile phones and mobile phone conversations are a distraction anywhere but designated phone areas within the clubhouse. Therefore it is the policy at Portland Golf Club that the ringer or ring tone of all mobile devices must be set on silent or vibrate at all times. It is forbidden to use your phone in all food locations, the Pro Shop, all practice areas, tees and greens. Even in areas where mobile phone use is allowed, the spirit of our policy is that no one should hear a phone ring or hear anyone talking on the phone.

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