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.

Test your skills at disc golf, a popular and fun alternative to traditional golfing

photo by Jim Drake

Elk Ridge Golf Course is the most playable golf course year-round in the Pacific Northwest

Elk Ridge Golf Course


Elk Ridge Golf Course, built on an ancient sand deposit, makes this the most playable course year-round in the Pacific Northwest. Our links-style course offers beautiful hills with an excellent view of the Columbia Gorge. Our rolling hills and 40 bunkers offer golfers an exciting challenge. We are a par 71 golf course, making Elk Ridge Golf Course the perfect place for all golfers, with its beautiful vistas and challenging but attainable 18-hole layout.

1 St. Martin’s Springs Road, Carson, WA     509-427-0127     visit website

Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington brings new golf courses to the Columbia Gorge amidst magnificent views

Skamania Lodge


Twisting between the tall timbers in Stevenson, WA, our courses incorporate all the best natural elements of golfing at Skamania with magnificent views of two sparkling lakes and the Red Bluff and Cascade Mountains. Deserving of its breathtaking location in the Columbia River Gorge, our new 9-hole short course The Gorge 9, the 18-hole putting course The Little Eagle 18 and 18 holes of disc golf, are purposely designed to provide the impact of a BIG golf feel for all players.

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA     844-432-4748     visit website