Take advantage of golfing amongst the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood Territory offer 15 first class golf courses with views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Beacon Rock. There are challenges for every level, from beginner to expert. Some golf courses are dog friendly — but always call first to check. The 18-hole putting course at Skamania Lodge, called The Little Eagle, will challenge you to help improve your skills on the green. Additionally, you’ll find disc golf courses spread throughout the Gorge and surrounding region. Disc golf is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the U.S. and its popularity continues to increase. Disc golf courses are located in The Dalles, Hood River, Cascade Locks, North Bonneville, Dabney State Park Recreation Area, Milo McIver State Park, Benson State Park and Hartwood Park Disc Golf Course. Grab your disc and check it out!
Did you know… the word golf was first mentioned in writing in 1457 on a Scottish statute on forbidden games as gouf? Possibly derived from the Scots word goulf (variously spelled) meaning “to strike or cuff.” This word may, in turn, be derived from the Dutch word kolf, meaning “bat” or “club,” and the Dutch sport of the same name.